Nanotechnology experts gather in Ba Ria-Vung Tau

More than 250 academic researchers and industrial experts from 20 countries are attending the second International Workshop on Nanotechnology Application 2009 which opened in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on November 12.

“Nanotechnology is considered a strategic technology for the world’s future economy, and is expected to virtually affect every branch of science and engineering,” Phan Thanh Binh, director of the Vietnam National University in HCM City, told the participants.

The three-day event was jointly held by the university’s Laboratory for Nanotechnology and the Micro-Nanotechnology Innovation Centre (Minatec), a European research centre on nanotechnologies in France with assistant from the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology.

A total of 210 papers will be presented at the conference, covering important issues in nanotechnology, ranging from fundamental research, nanomaterials and processing to nanofabrication, nanodevices and applications.

As part of the workshop, the Forum on Business Opportunities in the Micro-Nanotechnology Industry in Vietnam will be held for scientists, researchers and business community on November 14.