The event attracted 530 scientists, including more than 200 leading international experts, from countries such as Japan, France, the Netherlands, the US, the Republic of Korea, Australia, the UK, Cuba, Denmark, India and Thailand.
They presented over 400 reports on advanced materials and nanotechnology and introduced the latest research projects in the field.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Tran Viet Thanh emphasised that the workshop provided a good opportunity for domestic and overseas scientists to share experience of the essential requirements for developing advanced materials and nanotechnology research in Vietnam..
Thanh said Vietnam has made significant achievements in science and technology in recent times and has established several research groups whose qualifications are up to international standard.
Vietnam ranks 19th in the world and first within ASEAN nations in applied mathematics, and 64th and third in physics respectively, Thanh said, adding that 2012 marks the 10th year of research into nanotechnology in Vietnam.
A number of cooperative agreements between Vietnam and partner countries are expected to be signed during the three-day workshop.