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Prof. Le Minh THANG

le-minh-thangLe Minh Thang
Prof., Doctor of Chemistry
Position: Lecturer, Chair of University Council
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  1. Natural and Petroleum Gas Processing (Undergraduate Program of Petrochemistry),
  2. Synthesis of Materials (Advanced Undergraduate Program of Materials Science and Engineering),
  3. The direct conversion of light hydrocarbons (Msc Program of Chemical Technology),
  4. The homogeneous and heterogeneous processes (PhD of Petrochemistry and Catalysis)

Research directions

  • - Selective oxidation of hydrocarbons: propylene/propane to acrolein, methane to methanol/ethylene...
  • - Hydroformylation on SILP and nano Au catalysts
  • - Catalysts for the treatment of exhaust gases: CO, hydrocarbons, VOCs, NOx...
  • - Photocatalysis for the treatment of waste water

Research Projects

  1. Synergy effect in the bismuth molybdate catalysts for the selective oxidation of propylene into acrolein – Cooperation research project HUST-VLIR (Belgium), 2005-2008
  2. Synthesis of acrylic acid and the intermediates for the painting production, Ministry of Education and Training, 2006-2007
  3. Synthesis and characterization of several mesoporous materials as catalyst and support in petrochemical industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2006-2008
  4. Attractive routes for selective oxidation of hydrocarbons – Cooperation research project HUST – DTU (DANIDA, Denmark), 2007-2010
  5. Searching for novel catalysts for the treatment of motor bikes’ exhaust gases – Cooperation research project HUST-VLIR (Belgium), 2009-2012
  6. Synthesis of nano and mesoporous zirconia for petrochemical industry, Ministry of Education and Training, 2009-2010
  7. Novel bismuth molybdate based catalysts for the selective oxidation of propylene to acrolein, Nafosted, 2011-2013
  8. Synthesis technology of multi porous materials from natural minerals, Ministry of Education and Training, 2014-2016
  9. Hydroformylation of ethylene on nano Au and SILP catalysts, Nafosted, 2018 – 2021
  11. Catalysis – adsorption processes for the treatment of POPs in the exhaust gases from rubber pyrolysis plan, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2019 - 2021

International journal publications

  1. “Bismuth molybdate catalysts synthesized using Spray drying for the selective oxidation of propylene”, M. T. Le, J. Van Craenenbroeck, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 249, 2003, pp. 355-364.
  2. “Influence of organic species on surface area of bismuth molybdate catalysts in complexation and spray drying methods”, M. T. Le, W. J. M. Van Well, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, Appl. Catal. A-Gen., 267, 2004, pp. 227-234.
  3. “Spray drying, a versatile synthetic method to control purity in single phases and mixed phases of bismuth molybdates”, M. T. Le, W. J. M. Van Well, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, Can. J. Chem. Eng, 83(2), 2005, pp. 336-343.
  4. “Phase composition and charge transport in bismuth molybdates”, M. Hartmanova, M. T. Le, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, F. Kundracik, Russ. J. Electrochem., 41(5), 2005, pp. 455-460.
  5. “Synergy effects between bismuth molybdate catalyst phases (Bi/Mo from 0.57 to 2) for the selective oxidation of propylene to arcrolein”, M. T. Le, W. J. M. Van Well, P. Stoltze, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, Appl. Catal. A – Gen., 282 (2005) 189 - 194.
  6. “A time resolved in situ investigation into the formation of bismuth molybdate catalysts prepared by spray dried methods”, A. M. Beale, M T. Le, S.Hoste, G. Sankar, SOLID STATE SCIENCES 7 (10), 2005, 1141-1148.
  7. “Pulsed laser deposition and dip coating techniques in the fabrication of bismuth molybdate gas sensors”, M. T. Le, M. Kovanda, V. Myslik, M. Vrnata, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, Thin Solid Film, 197, 2006, pp. 284.
  8. The influence of the calcination conditions on the catalytic activity of Bi2MoO6 in the selective oxidation of propylene to acrolein, Willy J.M. van Well, Minh Thang Le, Niels Christian Schiodt, Serge Hoste, Per Stoltze, Journal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical 256 (2006) pp1–8.
  9. M. Hartmanova, M. T. Le, I. Van Driessche, S. Hoste, F. Kundracik, Electrical conductivity of bismuth molybdates prepared by spray drying technique, Proceeding of the 9th Asian Conference on Solid State Ionics, pp.677-684.
  10. The synergy effect between gamma and beta phase of bismuth molybdate catalysts: Is there any relation between conductivity and catalytic activity?, Minh Thang Le, Luong Huu Bac, Isabel Van Driessche, Serge Hoste, Willy J.M. Van Well, Catalysis Today, Volume 131, Issues 1-4, 29 February 2008, Pages 566-571.
  11. M. Hartmanov, M. T. Le, M. Jergel, V. Smatko, and F. Kundracik, “Structure and Electrical Conductivity of Multicomponent Metal Oxides Having Scheelite Structure”, Russian Journal of Electrochemistry, 2009, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 621–629.
  12. Duc Truong Duc, Hanh Nguyen Ha, Rasmus Fehrmann, Anders Riisager & Minh Thang Le, Selective oxidation of propylene to acrolein by silica-supported bismuth molybdate catalysts, Research on Chemical Intermediates, Vol. 37, Issue 6, July 2011, 605-616
  13. Baldovino-Medrano, Victor G.; Minh Thang Le; Van Driessche, Isabel; Bruneel, Els; Gaigneaux, Eric M., Influence of Graphite as a Shaping Agent of Bi Molybdate Powders on Their Mechanical, Physicochemical, and Catalytic Properties, INDUSTRIAL & ENGINEERING CHEMISTRY RESEARCH Volume: 50, Issue: 9 Pages: 5467-5477, MAY 4 2011.
  14. Tien The Nguyen, Thang Minh Le, Duc Duc Truong, Rasmus Fehrmann, Anders Riisager and Isabel Van Driessche, Synergy effects in mixed Bi2O3, MoO3 and V2O5 catalysts for selective oxidation of propylene, Research on Chemical Intermediates: Volume 38, Issue 3 (2012), Page 829-846.
  15. Characterization and parametrical study of Rh-TPPTS supported ionic liquid phase (SILP) catalysts for ethylene hydroformylation, Hanh Nguyen Thi Ha, Duc Truong Duc, Thang Vu Dao, Minh Thang Le, Anders Riisager, Rasmus Fehrmann, Catalysis Communications 25 (2012) 136–141, 5august 2012
  16. Deposition of a Cu/Mo/Ce catalyst for diesel soot oxidation on a sintered metal fiber filter with a CeO2 anti corrosion coating, E. Bruneel, J. Van Brabant, M.T. Le, I. Van Driessche, Catalysis Communications, Volume 25, 5 August 2012, Pages 111–117.
  17. Minh Thang Le, The Tien Nguyen, Phuong Thi Mai Pham, Els Bruneel, Isabel Van Driessche, Activated MnO2-Co3O4-CeO2 catalysts for the treatment of CO at room temperature, Applied Catalysis A: General 480 (2014) 34–41, 20 June 2014.
  18. Phuong Thi Mai Pham, Minh Thang Le, Tien The Nguyen, Els Bruneel, Isabel Van Driessche, The Influence of Deposition Methods of Support Layer on Cordierite Substrate on the Characteristics of a MnO2–NiO–Co3O4/Ce0.2Zr0.8O2/Cordierite Three Way Catalyst, Materials 2014, 7, 6237-6253.
  19. Le Minh Thang, Isabel van Driessche, Catalytic Activities of α, β, γ - Bismuth Molybdates for Selective Oxidation of Propylene to Arcrolein, Materials Science Forum 804 (2014) 225-228.
  20. V.G. Baldovino-Medranoa, M.T. Le, I. Van Driessche, E. Bruneel, C. Alcázard, M.T. Colomerd, R. Morenod, B. Farina, E.M. Gaigneauxa, Role of shaping in the preparation of heterogeneous catalysts: Tableting and slipcasting of oxidation catalysts, Catalysis Today, Volume 246, 15 May 2015, Pages 81-91.
  21. Phuong Thi Mai Pham, Thang Le Minh, Tien The Nguyen and Isabel Van Driessche, CeO2 Based Catalysts for the Treatment of Propylene in Motorcycle’s Exhaust Gases, Materials 2014, 7, 7379-7397
  22. Tien The Nguyen, Phuong Thi Mai Pham, Thang Minh Le, and Isabel Van Driessche, Co3O4 Catalysts on CeO2-ZrO2 Supports and Co3O4-CeO2Catalysts on Al2O3/SiO2 Supports for the Oxidation of Propylene, Journal of Chemistry, Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 912905, 8 pages
  23. Phuong Pham Thi Mai, Nguyen The Tien, Thang Le Minh, Isabel Van Driessche, The Application of High Surface Area Cordierite Synthesized from Kaolin as a Substrate for Auto Exhaust Catalysts, JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY, June 2015, 62 (6), 536-546, 2013
  24. Minh Thang Le, Van Hung Do, Duc Duc Truong, Els Bruneel, Isabel Van Driessche, Anders Riisager, Rasmus Fehrmann, Quang Thang Trinh, Synergy Effects of the Mixture of Bismuth Molybdate Catalysts with SnO2/ZrO2/MgO in Selective Propene Oxidation and the Connection between Conductivity and Catalytic Activity, Industrial and Engineering Chemistry research, 2016, 55 (17), pp 4846–4855 April 12, 2016
  25. Minh Thang Le, Van Hung Do, Duc Duc Truong, Ngo Nghia Pham. Sol–Gel Synthesis of Bismuth Molybdate Catalysts for the Selective Oxidation of Propylene to Acrolein: Influence of pH Value and Theoretical Molar Atomic Ratio, JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 64, 1326–1332, 2017
  26. Le Minh Thang, Nguyen Hong Lien, Anh-Tuan Vu, Nguyen Van Chuc, Jeffrey C. S. Wu, Synthesis of TiO2 on different substrates by chemical vapor deposition for photocatalytic reduction of Cr(VI) in water, JOURNAL OF THE CHINESE CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 2019, DOI: 10.1002/jccs.201800492.
  27. Tuan Doan, Khang Nguyen, Phong Dam, Huyen Vuong, Minh Thang Le, Huyen Pham, Synthesis of SAPO-34 Using Different Combinations of Organic Structure Directing Agents, Journal of Chemistry, 2019 Journal of Chemistry, vol. 2019, Article ID 6197527, 10 pages, 2019.
  28. 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, First published:04 February 2020,


  1. ‘Mixed oxide catalytic converter on cordierite ceramic to treat exhaust gases of internal engines and the method to produce this catalytic converter’, Vietnam Patent No 20257, 27/11/2018
  2. ‘Catalyst filter for poisoning protect mask’, Vietnam Patent No 20771, 12/03/2019

International Book Publication:

  1. Minh Thang Le, Bismuth Molybdate-Based Catalysts for Selective Oxidation of Hydrocarbons, Bismuth – Advanced Applications and Defects Characterization (Editor: Ying Zhou), Chapter 9, pp. 181 – 202, 2018, IntechOpen, London, United Kingdom, ISBN: 978-1-78923-263-9, Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-262-2, DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71174
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