Address:  422 - C1, Hanoi University of Science and Technology,
                No. 1, Dai Co Viet, Hai Ba trung, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Phone:   +84 24 3 8680109

The Department of Physical Chemistry was founded in February 1958. After more than 60 years of growth and development, the Department of Physical Chemistry has a rich history in contributing to chemical science and keep its long tradition of excellence in teaching, training, and scientific research.

Currently the Department of Physical Chemistry has a total of 12 active faculty members, 2 staffs. Of these, 13 have doctorate degree and 1 has master degree. Faculty members with doctorate degrees were trained in the Netherlands, France, Japan, Austria, the US, and Vietnam. The Department serves the physical chemistry majors and has an extensive teaching service in the undergraduate program of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physical Chemical Engineering, etc. In addition, the Department also offer courses for graduate students in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering as well as PhD students majoring in Theoretical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry

The Department of Physical Chemistry has been collaborated across sectors with research institutions in Vietnam and across the world. In Vietnam, the Department has a strong partnership with the other two Department of Physical Chemistry of the Hanoi National University of Education and the Vietnam National University in Hanoi. In addition, the department has built connections with the Institute of Tropical Technology and the Institute of Chemistry under Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST), University of Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), Center for Environmental Technology and Sustainable Development (CETASD) – VNU University of Sciences. The Department also collaborates with international universities, such as Nagaoka University (Japan), Kyoto University (Japan), University of Paris 7 and Paris 11 (France), Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia..., NCTU (Taiwan). Annually, active faculty members published numerous articles in prominent national and indexed international journals (ISI and SCOPUS) and have many reports at specified conferences such as Conferences of catalysis and adsorption, AWPP conference, ASAM conference, Analytica conferences...

Presently, the Department of Physical Chemistry had ability to tap the full breadth of funding agencies such as 06 Nafosted Projects (04 projects have been accepted, 02 projects are on progress), 03 ministerial projects (accepted), and many other projects are being carried out as well as other HUST-sponsored projects.



- Nanomaterials, plasmonic materials, inorganic-organic hybrid materials applied in: biomedical sensors, environmental treatment, energy conversion.

- High performance rubber and polymer composite materials.

- Modified cellulose composite materials.

- Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering - SERS.

- Purification and Application of natural essential oils.

- Research on reaction mechanism and kinetics by quantum chemistry calculation method.

- Computational chemistry (using DFT and WFT methods), applied in studying Mechanism of chemical reactions in gas, liquid, and solid phases.

- Research on transition metal complexes by quantum theory and experiment: Synthesis, structure, characterization.

- Treatment of surface water and wastewater, building an environmental management model

- Homogeneous complex catalysis and heterogeneous catalysis applied in photochemical reactions.

- Application of ionic liquids as solvents in spin exchange reactions.

- Micro/Nano-electromechanical systems MEMs, NEMs, microfluidic chips.

Training Programs

Training courses:

  • Undergraduate programs: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry Technology 
  • Graduate programs: Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Theoretical Chemistry & Physical Chemistry, integrated bachelor-master programs
  • Doctorate: Theoretical Chemistry & Physical Chemistry

Training courses:

a. Undergraduate programs

  • Physical chemistry for Chemical engineering: Physical chemistry 1 (CH3051); Physical chemistry 2 (CH3061)
  • Physical chemistry for Chemistry: Physical chemistry 1 (CH3042); Physical chemistry 2 (CH3061)
  • Physical chemistry for Bioengineering and Food Technology/Engineering, (CH3081).
  • Physical chemistry for Environmental Engineering and for Textile Technology (CH3071).
  • Physical chemistry for Printing Engineering (CH3008)
  • Physical chemistry Lab: CH3052; CH3062; CH3082; CH3072; CH3007
  • Methods of waste water treatment (CH4328)
  • Surfactants chemistry (CH4338)
  • Physical chemical and Physical Methods for Studying on Matter Structure (CH4332)
  • Application of informatics to chemistry (CH4340)
  • Laboratory of Applied Informatics in Chemistry (CH4341)
  • Colloid chemistry (CH4800)
  • Catalysis engineering (CH4801)
  • Process of Electrochemistry (CH4330)
  • Solid state chemistry (CH5450)
  • Application of Surfactant Chemistry (CH5462)
  • Chemical Technology for Energy Conversion and Storage (CH5463).
  1. Higher education
  • Surface Chemistry and Colloids CH6021
  • Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis CH6031
  • Quantum chemistry methods CH6703
  • Chemistry of Soft Matter CH6704
  • Physico- chemical Methods for Waste Water Treatment Processes CH6241
  • Catalytic Reactions in New Technologies and Protection of the Environment CH6251
  • Chemistry for Renewable Energy and Energy Storage CH6709


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