Plenary Speaker

Prof. Minoru Terano
President, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan

Prof. Terano started his research career on Ziegler Natta catalysts during his graduate time at Tokyo Institute of Technology from 1976-1981, then joined Toho Titanium Co., Ltd. and worked as a leader of the catalyst R&D group to develop industrial catalysts until 1993, then became a full Professor at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) to continue his work in all aspects of polyolefin technologies. He actively acts as (co-)organizer for several series of international symposiums, for example, the Asian Polyolefin Workshop, the International Colloquium on Heterogeneous Ziegler Natta Catalysts, the International Conference on the Reaction Engineering of Polyolefin, the International Conference on Polyolefin Characterization, the International Workshop on Polymer Degradation and Stability, and many more. Prof. Terano has co-authored for more than 300 patents and a similar number of scientific papers. Within a quite broad range of achievements and contributions, two representatives may deserve to be especially highlighted: the presently operating and highly active Ziegler Natta catalyst based on his synthesizing procedure using magnesium ethoxide in industry, and the academically established stopped-flow polymerization technique accessing active sites of complicated heterogeneous catalysts in olefin polymerization. From 2014-2020 Prof. Terano served as a Trustee and Vice President, as Executive Trustee from 2016-2020, and now as President of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. As a President, he has continued to devote for the development of education, science and technology, and especially to the collaborative relationship between JAIST and Vietnamese Universities.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. MD. Tomohiro Tada
CEO, AI Medical Service Inc, Japan

Dr. Tomohiro Tada is the CEO of AI Medical Service Inc., the director of “Tada Tomohiro the Institute of Gastroenterology & Proctology”, and a part-time lecturer at the Department of Surgical Oncology, Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Tada has received his Ph.D. in 2005 and M.D. in 1996 in surgery from the University of Tokyo School of Medicine. He trained in colorectal surgery at the University of Tokyo Hospital.

Prof. Toru Namerikawa
Chair Professor, Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Yokohama city, Japan

Toru Namerikawa received the B.E., M.E and Ph.D of Engineering degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Kanazawa University, Japan, in 1991, 1993 and 1997, respectively. In 2009, he joined Keio University, Yokohama city, Japan, where he is currently a Chair Professor at the Department of System Design Engineering, Keio University, Japan. He held visiting positions at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1998, University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001 and 2008, University of Stuttgart in 2008 and Lund University in 2010. He received the 2014 Pioneer Technology Award from SICE Control Division and 2017 Outstanding Paper Award from SICE. He was a Keynote Speaker at the 2021 IEEE International Symposium on Electrical and Electronics Engineering (ISEE 2021) held in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. His main research interests are robust control, distributed and cooperative control, mechanism design and their application to power network systems and intelligent transportation systems.

Assoc. Prof. Yafei Wang
Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China

Yafei Wang received the B.S. degree from Jilin University, Changchun, China, the M.S. degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, and the Ph.D. degree from The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.  From 2013 to 2016, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher with The University of Tokyo. He is currently an Associate Professor with the School of Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China. His research interests include state estimation and control for connected and automated vehicles, and he works closely with Chinese local industrial partners such as SAIC, CIMC, CONCH, CATL, Huawei, ZTE, etc.

Prof. Yoshimasa Yamamoto
The United Graduate School of Drug Discovery and Medical Information Sciences, Gifu University, Japan

Dr. Yoshimasa YAMAMOTO has been serving as a guest professor of The United Graduate School of Drug Discovery and Medical Information Sciences, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan, since 2021. Dr. YAMAMOTO has been Emeritus Professor of Osaka University, Osaka, Japan, since 2011 and Honorary Professor of Thai Binh University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Thai Binh, Vietnam, since 2015. After receiving PhD in medical sciences from Tokyo University in 1980, he worked at Meiji College of Pharmacy, Tokyo, Japan, Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan, and University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL, USA, as an Associate Professor, in medical microbiology.  He was a Professor at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine from 2003 to 2011, and then the Director General of Osaka Prefectural Institute of Public Health, Osaka, Japan, until 2017. As a principal investigator, he conducted the SATREPS program project for 5 years in Vietnam on issues related to the spread of drug-resistant bacteria in the community. He has organized drug-resistant bacteria study projects as a principal investigator of many Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research projects. Dr. Yamamoto was awarded the People’s Health Achievement Memorial Medal by the Ministry of Health of Vietnam in 2017. His recent work is to study resistance genes by metagenomic analysis of the intestinal microbiota.

Prof. Manh-Huong Phan
Department of Physics, University of South Florida, USA

Dr. Phan is Full Professor of Physics at the University of South Florida. He received a Ph.D. degree in Engineering Physics from Bristol University, United Kingdom in 2006. He is a leading expert in the development of magnetocaloric and magnetoimpedance materials for energy-efficient magnetic refrigeration and smart sensor technologies. Recently, his group has discovered the new atomically thin van der Waals quantum magnets at room temperature that have potential to transform the fields of spintronics and quantum computation. He has published more than 300 peer-reviewed journal papers (over 11,800 citations, h-index: 54 from Google Scholar), 7 review papers, 5 book chapters, and 1 text book. Presently, he serves as Managing Editor for the Journal of Science: Advanced Materials and Devices, the Editor for Applied Sciences, and the Editorial Board Member of Scientific Reports. He was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by Vietnam National University – Hanoi (2021), the recipient of The USF Outstanding Faculty Research Achievement Awards (2017, 2019, 2021), the recipient of The USF Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award (2018, HM), and the recipient of The Honorary Medal by Vietnam National University – Hanoi (2018). Most recently, he was awarded a Certificate of Merit for the Development of Physical Sciences in Vietnam by the Minister of Science and Technology of Vietnam (2021). He has delivered plenary, keynote and invited talks at professional meetings on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM, ICM, APS, MRS, INTERMAG, TMS, ICAM, ICAMR, ISAMMA, IcAUMS, etc.), chaired and organized several international conferences on Nanomaterials, Energy, and Nanotechnology.

Invited Speakers

Dr. Muhammad Naveed Iqbal Qureshi
University of Toronto, De Beers Group Canada, Canada

Dr. Qureshi is working as a Data Scientist with De Beers group Canada. Prior to this he was working as Senior Clinical Data Analyst at the Center for computational medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Canada.
Prior to these professional appointments, he was working in the academic sector as a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of computational neuroscience, in the department of neuroscience and mental health at the Peter Gilgan Research Center of the Hospital of Sick Children, University of Toronto, Toronto. Previously, he was a FRQS fellow at the McGill center for Studies in Aging at McGill University, Montreal and won prestigious FRQS fellowship grant of Quebec Government for three years right after his PhD in Biomedical Science and Engineering with focus on AI and ML from Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea.

Prof. Ted Katagi
CEO of Kenja and Professor, NUCB Business School, Japan

Professor Ted Katagi is a Harvard Business School graduate and CEO of Kenja, the blockchain-powered visual certification layer for energy, food, and enterprise. Kenja also delivers digital transformation solutions and consulting to enterprises and governments. Prior to this venture, he was the CMO for Vodafone Japan and Verizon Wireless (West), Head of Fidelity’s Japan Private Equity Group, and Head of Japan Telecom Enterprise Business Unit. He’s also a former Bain & Company and IBM executive. Ted is teaching Digital Transformation and Digital Marketing at the NUCB Business School, the #1 MBA program in Japan.

Dr. MD. Dao Viet Hang
Lecturer, Internal Medicine Faculty, Hanoi Medical University (HMU), Vietnam
Vice Director, Endoscopy centre, Hanoi Medical University hospital (HMUH), Vietnam
Senior Researcher, Institute of Gastroenterology and Hepatology (IGH), Vietnam

Dr. Dao Viet Hang graduated from the Hanoi Medical University (HMU) in 2011 and got her PhD degree in 2016. Hang is an experienced gastroenterologist and hepatologist, and a lecturer at the HMU. Hang is interested in gastrointestinal endoscopy, liver cancer, motility disorders, application of IT in medical field. She is now the principle investigator of the national grant to develop AI algorithms in GI endoscopy in Vietnam. As an active and enthusiastic scientist, she would like to expand her research network and contribute to the improvement of GI endoscopy training, especially in primary care level settings in Vietnam.

Dr. Hoan Thanh Ngo
Lecturer of School of Biomedical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Founder of Medical AI Co., Ltd
Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, USA

Dr. Hoan Thanh Ngo graduated with his Ph.D. at Duke University, USA with specialization in Biophotonics in 2011. Under supervision of Dr. Tuan Vo-Dinh, he conducted doctoral research on development of novel nanobiosensors and integrated devices for molecular diagnosis of infectious diseases and cancer. He then did postdoctoral training with Dr. Joseph Izatt at Duke BME and Dr. Cynthia Toth at Duke Eye Center on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) for ophthalmology.
In 2018, he went back to Vietnam to serve as Vice Chair of BME Dept. and then Chair of the Medical Instrumentation Department and Co-head of the Clinical Engineering Laboratory, School of Biomedical Engineering, International University, Vietnam National Universities in Ho Chi Minh City.
Dr. Hoan’s research interest is concerned with the development of technologies and systems for precision medical diagnosis and treatment by leveraging advances in Biosensors, Biophotonics, Lab-on-a-chip, and Artificial Intelligence-for-Health. Dr. Hoan’s works have been published on Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group), Biosensors and Bioelectronics, Nanoscale, Analytical Chemistry…and cited more than 800 times by researchers from all over the world (as of Oct. 2021).
Currently, Dr. Hoan is Postdoctoral Fellow at Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA.
Dr. Hoan is also founder and CEO of the Medical AI Co., Ltd. The company is developing its first product, a mobile app called Skin Detective for the detection of acne and skin diseases using smartphone’s camera and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Hoang Van Cuong
Managing Director, FUNiX Japan, Japan

Hoang Van Cuong graduated from the Foreign Trade University (Vietnam), majoring in International Trade. Cuong is well-known as the leader of Globalization programs at FPT University where he served as an International Program Manager then Dean of FPT Education Global from 2012 to 2020. Under his leadership, FPT University is one of the most active universities in Vietnam for globalization with over 1,000 international students from 20 countries. Cuong also led overseas projects of FPT University including FPT’s campus in Laos and an IT Lab in Brunei. Since early 2021, Cuong serves as the Managing Director of FUNiX Japan – a branch in Japan of FPT Corporation to offer online education services to Japanese universities and corporates.
Awards: Top 100 employees of FPT Corporation (2016), Top 13 Under 35 FPT (2017), FPT Chairman’s award for excellent achievements (2017)
Research areas: Internationalization in higher education, University-Industry collaboration
Research experiences: Member of the research project on “Australian students’ learning in and engagement with the Indo-Pacific” funded by the Australian Research Council.

Mr. Chikahisa Sumi
Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund, Japan

Chikahisa SUMI was appointed as the Director of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), International Monetary Fund, on September 28, 2016. He has worked on Asia and the Pacific countries for seven years in the IMF, including leading missions to the Philippines, Singapore, New Zealand and Fiji. He also headed the Financial Sector Surveillance Group of the Asia and Pacific Department (APD), and led the Future of Asia’s Finance project, including the publication of “The Future of Asian Finance” book in 2015.
Before returning to the IMF, Mr. Sumi held key positions in the Japanese Government, including Deputy Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, and Deputy Commissioner of the Financial Services Agency. He also headed Japan’s Debt Management Office, and acquired many friends among financial market participants through intensive dialogue with them.
Born in Osaka, Japan, Chikahisa holds a LL.B. from the University of Tokyo (1982) and an MBA from Harvard University (1986), where his friends started to call him Chuck. Married, one daughter, and enjoys various types of fishing.

Dr. Nguyễn Bảo Huy
Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Bao-Huy Nguyen received the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the Université de Lille, Lille, France, and the Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, QC, Canada, within a France–Québec Collaboration Program, in 2019. From 2013 to 2019, he was a Researcher with the Centre for Technology Innovation, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam. Since then, he has been with the Control Techniques and Innovation (CTI) Laboratory for Electric Vehicles (EVs), School of Electrical Engineering, Hanoi University of Science and Technology. He has also been a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Université de Sherbrooke since 2019. His research interests include control engineering, power electronics, machine drives, and their applications for electric and hybrid vehicles.

Dr. Vo Duy Thanh
Lecturer, Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam

Thanh Vo-Duy received M.S. degree in Automation Engineering and Ph.D. in Control Engineering and Automation from Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Hanoi, Vietnam in 2007 and 2019, respectively. From 2005 to 2006, he was a researcher on robotics with Meijo University, Japan. Since 2006, he has been a lecturer with Department of Industrial Automation, School of Electrical Engineering, HUST. He has also worked as a researcher with Control Techniques and Innovation (CTI) Laboratory for Electric Vehicles (EVs) since 2009. His research interests include embedded systems, control of electric vehicles, control of power electronics and electric drives, system modeling and simulation. Dr. Vo-Duy was a recipient of the Best Paper Award of the IEEE VPPC 2018 in Chicago, IL, USA. Recently, he is a member of VPP Technical Committee.

Dr. Tran Huynh Ngoc
Deputy Director of TR&D Center, Power Engineering Consulting J.S. Company 2, Vietnam

Tran Huynh Ngoc received B.E degree (first-class honor in the field of electrical engineering) at HCM City University of Technology (HCMUT), Vietnam. After that, he became a lecturer at Power Systems Department, HCMUT, in 2003. He finished Ph.D. program in Power Systems Engineering at The University of Tokyo in March 2015. From May 2015 to March 2016, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Department of Advanced Energy, Graduation school of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo. Since April 2016, he spent more than 4.5 years working at Control System Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute, Nagoya, Japan as a postdoctoral researcher and a commissioned scientist. Currently, he is Deputy Director of TR&D Center, Power Engineering Consulting Company 2 (PECC2), Vietnam.
His research topics include Power system protection, Power system control and stability, Distributed Control in Power system, Voltage control in distribution system, Combined Heat and Power system Optimization, Vehicle-to-Grid Optimization, P2P power trading in Microgrid and Renewable Energy Forecasting.

Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong
Lecturer, Vietnam National University, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Viet Cuong is a researcher and lecturer in the International School at Vietnam National University, and Mekong Development Research Institute in Hanoi. Dr. Cuong obtained PhD and MSc degrees in Development Economics from Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He is a member of Scientific Committee of National Foundation for Science and Technology Development 2019-2021, and a member of Vietnam National Wages Council 2021-2015. He has expertise on impact evaluation, poverty analysis, education and climate change. His studies have been published in refereed journals, including American Political Science Review, Journal of Development Economics, European Economic Review, World Bank Economic Review, Health Economics, World Development, etc.

Assoc. Prof. Bui Thanh Trang
Dean, School of International Business & Marketing, UEH University, Vietnam

Trang is currently Dean of School of International Business Marketing, UEH University. He is a senior lecturer who teaches in the fields of marketing, commerce, international business, and supply chain management.
His research has been published focusing on the issues such as consumer goods marketing, real estate, entertainment services, retail sector, franchising, import and export management. He is also a business strategy consultant for SMEs, and a member of GIBC-Global Integration Business Consulting.

Assoc. Prof. KASUGA Ikuro
The University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr. Kasuga Ikuro is an associate professor in Department of Urban Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan. He obtained his Ph.D from The University of Tokyo in 2005. He worked as a research fellow at National Institute of Public Health in Japan in 2005. Since 2006, he has worked at the University of Tokyo. From September in 2018 to March 2021, he was dispatched to VNU Vietnam-Japan University in Hanoi as a JICA expert to support Master’s Program in Environmental Engineering. His research interests include water supply system, biological water treatment, and antimicrobial resistance in water environment. Currently, he has been involved in several research projects on antimicrobial resistance in wastewater and water environments in Vietnam.

Dr. Le Huy Hoang
National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Vietnam

Dr. Le Huy Hoang is a researcher at the Bacteriology Department, National of Hygiene and Epidemiology (Vietnam). Dr. Hoang obtained a Ph.D. degree in Animal Resource Sciences from the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan in 2020. His Ph.D. study referred to AMR in some zoonotic bacterial, which were isolated from small mammals, and those articles were published in the Journal of Veterinary Medical Science. Currently, his research is focusing on AMR in Streptococcus Pneumoniae, which causes Pneumococcal diseases in humans, especially in children under 5 years old. He is also interested in aerobic bacteria such as Clostridium botulinum and Clostridium difficile.

Dr. Pham Minh Duc
Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Ulsan, South Korea

Minh-Duc Pham was born in Di Linh, Lam-Dong, Vietnam, in 1992. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology and Education, Vietnam, in 2014. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from The University of Ulsan, South Korea, in 2021. Minh-Duc Pham is a Member of the Korean Institute of Power Electronics (KIPE) and the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers. His current research interests include power electronics, renewable energy, and hybrid ac/dc microgrid systems.

Dr. Anh Tan Nguyen
Department of Electrical Engineering, Yeungnam University, South Korea

Anh Tan Nguyen received his B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam and Yeungnam Universiry, Gyeongsan, Korea in 2014 and 2021, respectively. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in Yeungnam Universiry, Gyeongsan, Korea. His current research interests include machine drives and wind power generation.

Assist. Prof. Triet Nguyen-Van
Department of Intelligent and Mechanical Interaction Systems, University of Tsukuba, Japan

Triet Nguyen-Van received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in system control engineering from the University of Tsukuba, Japan, in 2010, 2012, and 2015, respectively. He is currently an Assistant Professor with University of Tsukuba. Before joining the University of Tsukuba, he was a Project Assistant Professor with The University of Tokyo. His research interests include sampled-data control, nonlinear control, power control, and smart-grid. Dr. Nguyen-Van is a senior member of IEEE.

Assist. Prof. Nguyen Gia Minh Thao
Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

Nguyen Gia Minh Thao obtained B.Eng. (honors) and M.Eng. (first class) degrees in Electrical and Control Engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HCMUT) in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He obtained a Dr.Eng. degree in Electrical Engineering from Waseda University in 2015. From April 2009 to August 2012, he was a Lecturer in the Department of Electrical Machines and Apparatus, HCMUT, Vietnam. From November 2015 to August 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Waseda University and Toyota Technological Institute, Japan. He was an Assistant Professor in Nagoya University, Japan. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Engineering, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan. His current research interests include advanced control systems, electric motors and drive systems, motor core loss evaluation, electromagnetic characterization, power electronics converters, and renewable energy.

Assist. Prof. Jiuhui Han
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University, Japan

Dr. Jiuhui Han is currently an Assistant Professor and Prominent Research Fellow at the Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University. He received his Ph.D. in Materials Science from Tohoku University in 2017. His research focuses on the development and characterization of advanced nanoporous materials for energy-oriented applications and the exploration of novel electrochemistry using in situ transmission electron microscopy.

Assist. Prof. Satoshi Iihama
Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University, Japan

Satoshi Iihama received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 at Tohoku University, Japan. He then joined spintronics research center at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology as JSPS postdoctoral fellow. Then, he joined Professor Stéphane Mangin group at Institute Jean Lamour (Nancy, France) during postdoctoral fellow as a visiting researcher. He then joined Prof. Shigemi Mizukami group at Advanced Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University. He is currently Assistant Professor at Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences (FRIS), Tohoku University. His research topics are photo-spintronics, magnetic physics studied via magneto-optical effects, photon-driven spin dynamics using ultrashort laser pulse.

Dr. Dinh Loc Duong
Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, IBS, South Korea

Dinh Loc Duong received his Ph.D. from the Sungkyunkwan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (SAINT) in 2012. After his first postdoc period in the same lab from 2012 to 2014, he joined Max-Planck-Institute for Solid State Research in Kern’s department from 2014 to 2016 as a junior scientist. He was a research professor at IBS Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics (CINAP), Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) from 2016-2019. He was promoted as an assistant professor of Department of Energy Science, Sungkyunkwan University in 2019. He is leading the 2D magnetism group in CINAP. His current research interests are magnetic, superconducting, and topological properties of 2D materials, including their growth, characterization, and applications.

Dr. Nguyen Duy Khanh
RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science, Japan

Dr. Nguyen Duy Khanh is currently a researcher at Strongly Correlated Materials Research Group at the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS). He obtained PhD and MSc degrees from Department of Physics, Tohoku University, and carried his postdoctoral research at RIKEN and The University of Tokyo. His research focuses on exploring emergent phenomena in quantum materials, especially in systems with non-trivial topological spin and electronic structures. Parts of the study have been published in peer review journals, including Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Physical Review B, Applied Physics Letter, etc.

Dr. Van-Nam DO
Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study, Vietnam

Dr. Van-Nam Do has been working for the Phenikaa University in Hanoi, Vietnam, as an associated professor. He also takes the head position of the Phenikaa Institute for Advanced Study. His research envolves the development of computational methods including the non equilibrium Green’s functions method and the kernel polynomial method to study the electronic, optical and transport properties of quantum materials and quantum devices.

Dr. Pawin Padungtod
Senior Technical Coordinator
Emergency Centre for Transboundary Animal Diseases
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Pawin Padungtod obtained his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Faculty of Veterinary Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand in 1993 and his PhD in Veterinary Epidemiology from Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA in 2002.
In 2009, he joined the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific as the Regional Project Coordinator and later worked as the Director of Animal-Human Interface Program of the U.S. Center of Disease Control, Southeast Asia Regional Office in Thailand from 2012 to 2015. He rejoined FAO country office for Viet Nam in 2016 as a senior technical coordinator and team leader for the Emergency Center for Transboundary Animal Diseases.
Pawin has more than 15 years of experience working on antimicrobial resistance, animal, and zoonotic diseases. In Viet Nam, he has been conducting surveillance, develop risk reduction interventions and facilitate multisectoral collaboration to minimize health threat along animal value chain using One Health and inclusive approach.

Dr. Tran Xuan Hanh
Deputy General Director, The National Veterinary Joint Stock Company – NAVETCO, Vietnam

Dr. Tran Xuan Hanh is Deputy General Director and in charge of R&D section of the National Veterinary Joint Stock Company (NAVETCO) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
He graduated from Agricultural University No 1 in Hà Nội in 1979 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and got PhD in Veterinary Medicine from The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia in 2002.
During his time at NAVETCO, he has chaired and participated in many research projects funded by ACIAR, Vietnamese Government. And from these projects, many vaccine products have been successfully developed and commercialized, such as HS, PRRS. AI vaccines..etc. Recently he has involved in research and development of a vaccine for African swine fever using strain G-delta-I 177 L.

Dr. Kenjiro Inui
Consultant on swine diseases
Regional Office of Asia and Pacific, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Ken Inui is currently working as FAO consultant leading the FAO Regional Expert Group on Swine Diseases (REG-SD) that is the technical discussion forum for various hot issues of swine diseases in ASEAN region.
He graduated from Agricultural University No 1 in Hà Nội in 1979 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and got Previously he worked in Syria and Iraq 1987-1991 on rinderpest eradication program (FAO), in Thailand 1996-1998 on classical swine fever (JICA), in Uruguay 1998-2001 on reproductive disorders of cattle (JICA), in Vietnam 2002-2005 on classical swine fever (JICA), in Vietnam 2006-2019 for avian influenza emergency program (FAO).
His main interest is animal viral diseases, transmission and movement, clinical and laboratory diagnosis, monitoring and surveillance, and control methods.

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Lam
Can Tho University, Vietnam

Dr. Nguyen Thanh Lam graduated from Can Tho University, Can Tho, Vietnam in 2008 with a degree in Veterinary Medicine. Following this, he enrolled the master course in agriculture and life sciences at the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Japan for the period 2010 – 2012. In 2015, Lam moved to Japan to fulfill his PhD degree for four years with the program for Fostering Global Leaders in Veterinary Science for Contributing to One Health at Hokkaido University. Dr. Lam PhD’s study focuses on virological and epidemiological basis for the control of H5 highly pathogenic avian influenza. Currently, Dr. Lam is a lecturer at the Department of Veterinary Medicine, Can Tho University and his research interest is about surveillance, epidemiology and bioinformatics to explore interaction between host, pathogen and environments of animal infectious diseases. Dr. Lam had good understanding and experience for working in the field and communication with local authorities and farmers.

Dr. Satoshi Ito
Universidad Completeness Madrid, Spain

Dr. Satoshi Ito graduated from Rakuno Gakuen University, Hokkaido, Japan in 2016 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and the PhD in Veterinary Medicine from Hokkaido University in 2020. For one year out of his PhD study, he was involved in finishing his PhD studies at Universidad Complutense Madrid (UCM), Spain. Since October 2020, he has been working as a postdoctoral fellow in UCM under the EU-funded VACDIVA project to develop a vaccine for African swine fever. Current his research interests are mainly focusing on veterinary epidemiology. Especially, he works on spatio-temporal epidemiology and risk assessment of transboundary swine diseases in Europe and Asia.