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NIMS-IMS VAST Workshop was held in Hanoi, Vietnam

2012.02.03 - 04
(2012.02.14 Update)

(Feb. 3-4, 2012) – The 1st NIMS-IMS VAST workshop on Materials for Human Society was held at Institute for Materials Science IMS in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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Group Photo

The workshop was planned to accelerate research collaboration and researcher exchange between the two institutes which concluded Comprehensive Collaborative Agreement (CCA) last December. The founder of IMS, Academician Prof. Nguyen Van Hieu and Director Prof. Nguyen Quang Liem were among the participants. In the first day of workshop around 60 people attended and both sides made presentations on High Temperature Materials, Metal Corrosion, Optical materials, Photovoltaic Materials in addition to 6 presentations on various subjects, including rare earth materials, explanation about NIMS programs for invitation of overseas researchers, joint / cooperative graduate schools and working as a post-doc, and lab tour of IMS. On the second day detailed discussions on the concrete research collaboration and researcher exchange were carried on between the participants from both institutes.

Although many research collaborations and researcher exchanges have been going on already, possibility of several new collaborations was identified during the workshop, indicating great prospects of the more active collaboration between NIMS and IMS.

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