Scientific representation

Characterization and sources of elemental carbon, organic carbon and mercury in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in the Southern Key Economic Zone of Vietnam

Time: Thursday, April 20, 2023 (14:20 - 14:45)

Venue: The 2nd floor, SECC center, 799 Nguyen Van Linh Street, Dist. 7, HCMC

Assoc.Prof.Dr. To Thi Hien

Assoc. Prof. Dr. To Thi Hien is currently Head of Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Environment, University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM) and a member of IGAC-MANGO (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry Monsoon Asia and Oceania Networking Group). 

Hien obtained her PhD in Environmental Chemistry from Osaka Prefecture University, Japan in 2007. She has 18 years working experiences on research and education on Environmental Chemistry and a leader of the research group “Air, water pollution -  Public health – Climate Change” of VNUHCM. Her research interests focus on sources, fate and behavior of contaminants in environment as well as its effects on human health. Specifically, her researches focus on toxic organic compounds, heavy metals, microplastics,… in air and water environment, as well as research on treatment methods.

She has published 45 international and 40 national peer-reviewed scientific papers. She has conducted, as PI or co-PI, over 20 international and national research projects. With her supervision, there are 41 master graduated who are working around the country. Her research works have played an important role in research and education at her university.