Ahead of the international day of women and girls in science in February 2023, VIS UK & Ireland Professor Nguyen TK Thanh was named as one of the 12 honoured recipients of the prestigious Distinguished Women in Chemistry/ Chemical Engineering Award by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).
Initiated in 2011, this award is created to promote and acknowledge the work of women in the field. It is bestowed on individuals with demonstrated excellence in research, teaching or leadership in chemical sciences.
In her distinguished career, which is recognised by the award committee, Professor Nguyen TK Thanh has an advanced fundamental understanding of chemical syntheses and their application in cancer diagnosis and treatment.
The award presentation will be made in August 2023 during the IUPAC World Chemistry congress.