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Assoc. Prof. Pham Thanh HUYEN

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Name:Assoc.Prof. Dr. Pham Thanh Huyen
Present position:
- Head, Communication and Branding Office - HUST
- Assoc.Prof. Department of Organic Synthesis and Petrochemical Technology
- Leader of Materials group, Vietnam – Japanese International Institute for Science of Technology
- Managing Editor - Vietnam Journal of Catalysis and Adsorption
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    • 1991-1996: Engineer (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
    • 1996-1998: Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
    • 1999-2004: Doctor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
    • 10-12/2002: Visiting researcher, Vienna University of Technology (Austria) (OeAD scholarship)
    • 11-12/2007: Visiting researcher, Trento University (Italy) (North- South Dialog Fellowship)
    • 9-10/2013: Visiting Academic, University of Valencia (Spain) (Erasmus Mundus fellowship)
    • 6-8/2014: Visiting Academic, University of Newcastle (UK) (British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant)
    • 6-8/2015: Visiting Academic, University of Queensland and Murdoch University (Australia) (Endeavour Executive Fellowship)
    • 6/2016: visiting academic, Unversity of Bucharest (Romania)
    • 6/2016: visiting academic, Babes-Bolyai Unversity (Romania) (Erasmus + fellowship)
    • 5/2017: Visiting professor to Rostock University, Germany (ROHAN summer School)
    • 8/2017: Visiting professor to Strathclyde University, UK (Newton fund Institutional Link Project)
    • 5/2018: Visiting professor to University of Valencia (Spain) (Erasmus+ fellowship)
    • 11/2018: Visiting professor to Rostock University, Germany

Courses taught:

    • CH4040: Petrochemical Processes (undergraduate)
    • CH4030: Catalysis and Catalytic kinetics (undergraduate)
    • CH3452: Simulation of chemical processes (undergraduate)
    • CH4017: English for careers Oil and Gas (undergraduate)
    • Industrial Catalysis (Post-graduate)
    • Project Management for Oil and Gas Project (Post-graduate)

Present Research and Activity:

    • Heterogeneous Catalysis for partial oxidation of hydrocarbons and complete oxidation of VOCs.
    •  Adsorption and catalytic Materials: zeolite, alumina, MOF…
    • Petrochemical processes
    • Waste treatment
    • Sustainable energy,
    • Green technology for the environment
    • Simulation of Chemical Processes
    • Mineral Processing (beneficiation, modification and application of bentonite, sericite, copper ore...)


  1. The promoter of Nafosted 104.05-2018.306 Projects funded by National Foundation for Scientific and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) from 2019-2021 on Synthesis of bimetal ion-exchanged chabazite-type zeolites for the low-temperature selective catalytic reduction (SCR) of NOx with NH3
  2. The promoter of Nafosted 104.05-2014.21 Projects funded by National Foundation for Scientific and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) from 2015-2018 on Pt supported catalysts for hydroisomerization of n-paraffin

  3. The promoter of the B2015-01-111 project funded by Ministry of Education and Training from 2015-2017 on waste plastic to oil

  4. The promoter of the Scientific and Technological project funded by Thanh Hoa city from 1/2014-6/2015

  5. Scientific Secretary of Basic Research Projects No 104.03-2013.47 and No 104.05-2013.11 funded by National Foundation for Scientific and Technology Development (NAFOSTED) from 2013-2016

Selected Publications:

  1. C. Rizescu , B. Cojocaru, N.T. Thanh Hien , P.T. Huyen*, V.I. Parvulescu*, Synergistic B-Al interaction in SBA-15 affording an enhanced activity for the hydro-isomerization of heptane over Pt-B-Al-SBA-15 catalysts, Microporous and Mesoporous Materials, 281 (2019) 142-147 (ISSN: 1387-1811 Q1 IF 4.182) -
  2. Tuan Doan, Khang Nguyen, Phong Dam, Huyen Vuong, Minh Thang Le, and Huyen Pham Thanh*, Synthesis of SAPO-34 Using Different Combinations of Organic Structure Directing Agents, Journal of Chemistry, Article ID 6197527, Volume 2019 (2019) (10 pages)  (ISSN: 2090-9063 (Print), ISSN: 2090-9071 (Online) - SCIE)-
  3.  Ngo Thi Thanh Hien, Pham Trung Kien, Nguyen Anh Vu, Pham Thanh Huyen, Direct Synthesis of Al-B-SBA-15 and Its Application in Preparing of Bifunctional Platinum Catalyst for Hydrogenation of Tetralin, Catalysis in Industry, 2019, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 59–64 (Scopus– ISSN: 2070-0504 (Print) 2070-0555 (Online) (DOI: 10.1134/S2070050419010069) (
  4. Pham T. Huyen, Le T.H. Nam, Tran Q. Vinh, Cristina Martinez, Vasile I. Parvulescu, ZSM-5/SBA-15 versus Al-SBA-15 as supports for the hydrocracking/ hydroisomerization of alkanes, Catalysis Today 306 (2018) 121-127(DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2017.03.040) (IF 4.312,  ISSN: 0920-5861)
  5. Book chapter: Huyen, Pham Thanh. "Clay Minerals Converted to Porous Materials and Their Application: Challenge and Perspective."Applied Environmental Materials Science for Sustainability_Takaomi Kobayashi (editor).IGI Global, 2017. 141-164. Web. 29 Dec. 2016. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-1971-3.ch007 ( )
  6. Pham Thanh Huyen, Marko Krivec, Marijan Kočevar, Ioana C. Bucur, Cristina Rizescu, Vasile I. Parvulescu, Hydrogenation of condensed aromatic compounds over Pt-Al-SBA-15 and -Al-MCM-41 mesoporous bifunctional catalysts following a Diels–Alder adduct pathway, ChemCatChem, 2016 8, 1–12 (DOI:10.1002/cctc.201501295) (Online ISSN: 1867-3899, Q1 SCIE paper, IF 4.724)

  7. Pham T. Huyen, T.D. Dang, Mai T.Tung, Nguyen T.T. Huyen, T.A. Green and S. Roy, Electrochemical copper recovery from galvanic sludge, Hydrometallurgy, 164, 2016, 295–303 (ISSN: 0304-386X, IF 2.6)

  8. Trinh, Quang Thang; Nguyen, Anh Vu; Huynh, Dang Chinh; Pham, Thanh Huyen; Mushrif, Samir, Mechanistic insights into the catalytic elimination of tar and the Promotional effect of Boron on it: First principles study using Toluene as a model compound, Catalysis Science & Technology, 2016, 6, 5871 – 5883 (ISSN 2044-4753, SCIE, IF. 5.287)  DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00358C.!divAbstract

  9.  Pham Thanh Huyen, Emanuela Callone, Renzo Campostrini, Giovanni Carturan, Tran Thi Hong, Hoang Nam Nhat, and Huynh Dang Chinh, Preparation of mesoporous MgO: phenomena occurred during the calcination, The European Physical Journal Applied Physics (2013) 64: 10405.

  10. Hue, D.T.M. ; Manh, T.V.; Anh, L.H. ; Hong, L.V. ; Phan, M.H. ; Huyen, P.T. ; Chinh, H.D., Sol–Gel Synthesis, Characterization, and Magnetic Properties of Double-Layered Perovskite Manganite La1.25Sr1.75Mn2O7, IEEE Transactions on Magnetics.Volume: 50 , Issue: 6, Part: 1 (2014)

  11. Do Thi Thanh Ha, Nguyen Anh Vu, Nguyen Hong Lien and Pham Thanh Huyen, Influence of Pt on Co/g-Al2O3 catalyst for the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis. The 15th International Symposium on Eco-materials Processing and Design (ISEPD2014), (2014), pp.170.

  12. Ta Ngoc Don, Pham Thanh Huyen and Nguyen Khanh Dieu Hong. Synthesis, characterization and application of nanozeolite NaX from Vietnamese kaolin.Adv. Nat. Sci.: Nanosci. Nanotechnol. 4 (2013) 045018 (12pp)

  13. Dang Ngoc Long, Do Thi Thanh Ha, Nguyen Viet Linh, Nguyen Anh Vu, Nguyen Hong Lien, Pham Thanh Huyen, Characterization and catalytic activity of MOF-Co for the Fischer Tropsch Synthesis, Vietnamese Journal of Petroleum, 4/2013, p.36-41

  14. Nguyen Hong Lien, Do Thi Thanh Ha, Nguyen Anh Vu, Pham Thanh Huyen, Study on conversion of syngas into liquid fuel over modified Co/g-Al2O3 catalyst, The 5th AUN/SEED-Net Regional Conference on New/Renewable Energy (2012), p368-372.

  15. Tran Ngoc Cong, Nguyen Thi Minh Hien, Pham Thanh Huyen (2012), Simulation of EDC and VC process, Vietnamese Journal of Petroleum, 9/2012, p38-44

  16. Pham Thanh Huyen, Ngo Le Lam, Nguyen Huy Chinh, Huynh Dang Chinh (2011), Influence of precursor on the synthesis of mesoporous MgO, Vietnamese Journal of chemistry, T. 49(2), 240-245.

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