VinFuture foundation hosts public dialogue about "Renewable energy & new materials for the future" with Nobel-Winning professor
VinFuture Foundation will hold its Online Science Dialogue series’ second installment discussing “Renewable energy and new materials for the future" on November 12th, 2021. The Dialogue will see the attendance of world-class scientists, most notably Professor Konstantin (Kostya) Sergeevich Novoselov, a Nobel Prize laureate in Physics. The event is aimed at bringing science and technology closer to the general public with solutions that have high real-world applicability.
HANOI, VIETNAM - Media OutReach - 8 November 2021 - This
November, VinFuture's Dialogue is titled "Renewable energy and new materials
for the future" and centers around foundational knowledge and applications
of new energy and materials in humanity's response to the global energy crisis.
As part of the program, young scientists will also have chances to converse
with world-leading scientists, and to discuss the opportunities and challenges
they encounter in their start-ups, thereby bringing research projects into
industrial production and out into the world.
in VinFuture's Dialogue on "Renewable energy and new materials for the future"
Most notably, leading the discussion on "Future materials"
will be the Nobel Prize laureate in Physics - Professor Konstantin (Kostya)
Sergeevich Novoselov. As the youngest scientist to have been awarded the
Nobel Prize in Physics since 1973, Prof.
Novoselov has a global influence in condensed matter physics and
nanotechnology. His achievements with graphene - the strongest
ultra-thin material in human knowledge - promise to deeply change the fields of
Science and Technology, Industry, and Medicine. Prof.
Novoselov is currently a Fellow of the Royal Society, a member of the US
National Academy of Science, as well as the National University of Singapore's Tan Chin Tuan Centennial Professor and Director of the
Institute for Functional Intelligent Materials. Since 2014, Prof. Kostya
Novoselov has always been featured as one of the most cited scientists globally
and as part of the world's top 0.01% in the field of Science and Nanotechnology
Professor Nguyen Thuc Quyen, Director for Polymers and Organic Solids,
Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University
of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), will speak at the Dialogue on the topic of
solar energy. With more than 418 research projects and 24 patents on renewable
energy, electronic - organic devices, solar cells and photovoltaics, etc.,
Prof. Thuc Quyen was one of the world's most influential scientific minds and
Top 1% Highly Cited Researchers in Materials Science according to Thomson
Reuters and Clarivate Analytics for 5 consecutive years, from 2015 to 2019.
Hoven, Founder and CTO of Next Energy Technologies, will bridge the gap
between scientific research and practical application. His company has
successfully commercialized smart windows that can generate electricity for
high-rise buildings using solar energy.
VinFuture's Science Dialogue series aims
to provide a space for open dialogue with the public, spreading the values of
"science at the service of humanity" and contributing to the United
Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Dialogue gives special
attention to undergraduates, postgraduates, scientists, and young technology
entrepreneurs in Vietnam and around the world. They will have the opportunity
to share new perspectives, discuss breakthrough ideas, and raise their concerns
about research topics or start-up projects and innovations in order to be
discussed and addressed by the guest speakers.
Mai Lan, Vice Chairman of Vingroup and Representative of VinFuture
Foundation, shared: "Through the public
dialogue series, we hope that leading scientists and researchers around the
world can share their great contributions to the public in easy-to-understand
language, turning science into a familiar and inseparable part of people's
lives. At the same time, we would like to inspire youth to take on
responsibility for pressing global issues, thereby encouraging them to pursue
scientific research to find solutions."
Previously, in September 2021, the first
dialogue titled "How Science is Changing Global Health?" was successfully
organized by VinFuture Foundation with the participation of world-leading
scientists in the field of health management, such as Prof. Ezekiel Emanuel
(Vice Provost for Global Initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, USA),
Professor Alta Schutte (Principal Theme Lead of Cardiac, Vascular and Metabolic
Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at the University of New South
Wales, Sydney, Australia),...
VinFuture Foundation is an independent and
non-profit foundation operating in Vietnam. It was founded with the vision of
creating meaningful changes in people's daily lives through the celebration of
global technological innovations. The Foundation's core activity is awarding
the annual VinFuture Prize for breakthrough scientific and technological
innovations that have made or have the potential to create meaningful changes
in people's lives. In addition, the Foundation will conduct many activities to
accomplish its mission, such as funding research projects, collaborating in
academic development, and promoting STEMM education.