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Assoc. Prof. Pham Thanh HUYEN

IMG 0826Assoc.Prof. Dr. PHAM THANH HUYEN
Head, Communication and Branding Office - HUST
Assoc.Prof., School of Chemical Engineering - HUST
Leader of Materials group, Vietnam – Japanese International Institute for Science of Technology
Managing Editor - Vietnam Journal of Catalysis and Adsorption
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o 1991-1996: Engineer (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
o 1996-1998: Master of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
o 1999-2004: Doctor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering), Hanoi University of Science and Technology, VIETNAM
o 10-12/2002: Visiting researcher, Vienna University of Technology (Austria) (OeAD scholarship)
o 11-12/2007: Visiting researcher, Trento University (Italy) (North- South Dialog Fellowship)
o 9-10/2013: Visiting Academic, University of Valencia (Spain) (Erasmus Mundus fellowship)
o 6-8/2014: Visiting Academic, University of Newcastle (UK) (British Council Researcher Links Travel Grant)
o 6-8/2015: Visiting Academic, University of Queensland and Murdoch University (Australia) (Endeavour Executive Fellowship)
o 6/2016: visiting academic, Unversity of Bucharest (Romania)
o 6/2016: visiting academic, Babes-Bolyai Unversity (Romania) (Erasmus + fellowship)
o 5/2017: Visiting professor to Rostock University, Germany (ROHAN summer School)
o 8/2017: Visiting professor to Strathclyde University, UK (Newton fund Institutional Link Project)
o 5/2018: Visiting professor to University of Valencia (Spain) (Erasmus+ fellowship)
o 11/2018: Visiting professor to Rostock University, Germany

Courses taught:
o CH4040: Petrochemical Processes (undergraduate)
o CH4030: Catalysis and Catalytic kinetics (undergraduate)
o CH3452: Simulation of chemical processes (undergraduate)
o CH4017: English for Careers Oil and Gas (undergraduate)
o CH6074: Industrial Catalysis (Post-graduate)
o CH6144: 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, hydrocracking, hydroisomerization...
• Adsorption and catalytic Materials: SBA-15, SAPO-34, zeolite, alumina, MOF, perovskite…
• Petrochemical processes, Simulation of Chemical Processes
• Green technology for the environment, Waste treatment
• 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.  Pham Thanh Huyen*, Vu Dinh Trinh, M. Teresa Portilla, Cristina Martínez, Influence of boron promotion on the physico-chemical properties and catalytic behavior of Zn/ZSM-5 in the aromatization of n-hexane, Catalysis Today, Volume 366, 15 April 2021, Pages 97-102 (Q1, IF 6.766, ISSN 09205861),
  2. Doan T., Dang A., Nguyen D., Dinh K., Dam P., Vuong T.H., Le M.T., Huyen P.T.*, Influence of Aluminum Sources on Synthesis of SAPO-34 and NH3-SCR of NOx by as-Prepared Cu/SAPO-34 Catalysts. Catalysis in Industry 13(1) (2021) 27-37. DOI: 10.1134/S2070050421010098
  3. Thi To Nga Phan , Hong Lien Nguyen, Van Tuyen Le, Chi Nhan Phan, and Thanh Huyen Pham,Mesoporous LaFeO3: Synergistic Effect of Adsorption and Visible Light Photo-Fenton Processes for Phenol Removal from Refinery Wastewater, Journal of Chemistry, Volume 2021, Article ID 5841066, 11 pages
  4. Akihiro Matsuno, Zafar Muhammad Junaid, Takeshi Saito, Huyen Thi Thanh Dang, Pham Thanh Huyen, Tran Thi Viet Nga and Ken Kawamoto, OIL/WATER SEPARATION TECHNIQUES USING HYDROPHOBIZED/OLEOPHILIZED GRAINS: A REVIEW OF RECENT STUDIES, International Journal of GEOMATE, May., 2021, Vol.20, Issue 81, pp28-34, ISSN: 2186-2982 (P), 2186-2990 (O), Japan, DOI:
  • 2020
    Graziella Liana Turdean*, Ordered mesoporous silica incorporating platinum nanoparticles as electrode material for paracetamol detection, Electroanalysis 32 (2020) 1-14, (Q2, IF 2.544, ISSN:1521-4109)
  2. Thi Thanh Hien NGO, Ioana Carmen FORT, Thanh Huyen PHAM*, Graziella Liana TURDEAN*, Paracetamol detection at a modified electrode based on Platinum nanoparticles immobilised on Al-SBA-15 composite material, Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai Chemia 2020, 65(1), 27-38. DOI:10.24193/subbchem.2020.1.03
  3. Tuan Doan, Phong Dam, Khang Nguyen, Thanh Huyen Vuong, Minh Thang Le, Thanh Huyen Pham*, Copper-Iron Bimetal Ion-Exchanged SAPO-34 for NH3-SCR of NOx, Catalysts 2020, 10, 321; doi:10.3390/catal10030321 (Q2, IF 3.520)
  4. Chitra Sarkar, Subhash Chandra Shit, Duy Quang Dao, Jihyeon Lee, Ngoc Han Tran, Ramana Singuru, Kwangjin An, Nguyen Dang Nam, Quyet Van Le, Prince Nana Amaniampong, Asmaa Drif, Francois Jerome, Pham Thanh Huyen, Thi To Nga Phan, Dai-Viet N. Vo, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Quang Thang Trinh, Matthew P. Sherburne, John Mondal, Efficient Hydrogenation Catalytic Model Hosted in Stable Hypercrosslinked Porous-Organic-Polymer: From Fatty Acids to Bio-based Alkanes Diesel Synthesis, Green Chemistry 2020, 22, 2049-2068 (Q1 - IF 9.405),
  5. Tuan Doan, Khang Nguyen, Phong Dam, Nga Pham, Quan Vu, Thanh Huyen Vuong, Thanh Huyen Pham, Minh Thang Le. Zeotype SAPO‐34 Synthesized by Combination of Templates for the Gasification of Biomass. Chemical Engineering & Technology, 2020, 43, No. 4, 731–741, DOI: 10.1002/ceat.201900598 (Q2)
  • 2019
  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 5.455) -
  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) - Q2)-
  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 (ISSN: 2070-0504 (Print), 2070-0555 (Online) (DOI: 10.1134/S2070050419010069) (
  • 2014 - 2018
  1. 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) (Q1 IF 6.766, ISSN: 0920-5861)
  2. 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 5.19)
  3. 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, Q1, IF 3.338)
  4. 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, Q1, IF. 6.002) 
    DOI: 10.1039/C6CY00358C.!divAbstract
  5. 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.
  6. 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)
  • Book chapter
  1. 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 ( )
  2. Quang Thang Trinh, Arghya, Banerjee, Khursheed B. Ansari, Duy Quang Dao, Asmaa Drif, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Dang Thanh Tung, Phan Minh Quoc Binh, Prince Nana Amaniampong, Pham Thanh Huyen, Minh Thang Le, Upgrading of Bio-oil from Biomass Pyrolysis: Current Status and Future Development, BIOREFINERY OF ALTERNATIVE RESOURCES: TARGETING GREEN FUELS AND PLATFORM CHEMICALS, Springer, 2020
  3. Tuan Thanh Dang, Thi Le Anh Nguyen, Khursheed B.Ansari, Van Ha Nguyen, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Thi To Nga Phan, Thanh Huyen Pham, Dinh Thi Thuy Hang, Prince Nana Amaniampong, Emmanuela Kwao-Boateng, Quang ThangTrinh, Chapter 7 - Perovskite materials as photocatalysts: Current status and future perspectives, "Nanostructured Photocatalysts: From Fundamental to Practical Applications", Elsevier, 2021 ( 

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