Plenary Speaker

Prof. Daisaku Sakaguchi

✧ Affiliation: Dean of School of Engineering & Graduate School of Engineering, Nagasaki University
✧ Email: daisaku [at]

Prof. Daisaku Sakaguchi specializes in turbomachinery, particularly utilizing multi-objective optimization design methods using artificial intelligence and genetic algorithms, and conducts development research on compressors, pumps, and turbines in collaboration with companies. Since 2020, he has developed a smart buoy equipped with a tidal current turbine and is currently conducting demonstration tests in Goto Island. He hopes to contribute to knowing, using, and protecting the oceans with smart buoys developed to monitor ocean conditions over a long period of time by utilizing tidal current energy. From 2021, he has served as Deputy Director of the Nagasaki University Marine Future Innovation Organization and was involved in the establishment of the Master’s Course in Marine Future Since April 2023, he has concurrently served as Dean of the Graduate School of Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the Nagasaki University.

Keynote Speakers

Prof. Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai

✧ Affiliation: Vice President of University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hochiminh City
✧ Email: nttmai [at]

Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai is a Professor in Medicinal Chemistry at University of Science, VNUHCM, where she has been since 1996. She received her PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Toyama, Japan in 2005. From 2013 to 2021 he served as Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry. Since 2021 she is Vice President of University. Her research interests focus on Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry, in which she studies the elucidation of structure and biological activities of isolated compounds from Vietnamese medicinal plants. Prof. Thanh Mai has nearly 90 peer-reviewed research papers and developed some dietary supplementary products to support human health.

Prof. Hisayuki Suematsu

✧ Affiliation: Nagaoka University of Technology
✧ Email: suematsu [at]

Hisayuki Suematsu is a Professor of Extreme Energy-Density Research Institute and Nuclear System Safety Engineering at Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. He earned his B.S. in Inorganic Materials from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1986 and M.S. and Dr. Eng. degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the same university in 1988 and 1991, respectively. He joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as a post doc in 1991 and then moved to National Institute of Inorganic Materials, Japan in 1993.  From 1995, he was a Research Associate at Tokyo Institute of Technology.  Since 2000, he has worked at Nagaoka University of Technology.

Dr. Suematsu is a Fellow of the Ceramic Society of Japan and has been a member of The American Ceramic Society’s Engineering Ceramics Division’s executive committee. 

Dr. Suematsu has various research interests including development on new material/compound synthesis methods under extreme conditions, novel high-Tc superconductors, applications of pulsed particle beams, and production of medical radioactive isotope. 

He has authored or co-authored over 240 archival publications and has given more than 30 invited/plenary/keynote talks in the field of materials. He has received many awards and fellowships including Ceramic Society of Japan Award for Achievements in Ceramic Science and Technology, Ceramic Society of Japan (1997), Global Star Award, American Ceramic Society (2014), Global Ambassador Program Award, American Ceramic Society (2016), Nuclear Education Award, Kanto-Koetsu Office, Atomic Energy Society of Japan (2016), Poster Award (2018), Fellow  in Ceramic Society of Japan (2020), Fellow, American Ceramic Society (2021), Academician, World Academy of Ceramics (2022), and Best Paper Award (2022).

Prof. Hirofumi Fujii

✧ Affiliation: Japan Radioisotope Association / Division of Functional Imaging, National Cancer Center, Japan
✧ Email: hifujii [at]

Hirofumi Fujii is a diagnostic radiologist and nuclear medicine physician and he is interested in oncology. He graduated from Keio University, School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan in 1987. After his residency at the university hospital, he worked at several hospitals as a radiologist. In 1996, Dr. Fujii moved to Department of Radiology, Keio University as an assistant professor and started research in the field of nuclear oncology. He was engaged in the study to evaluate the chemosensitivity of breast cancer using Tc-99m sestamibi and received Ph.D. degree in 2000. Then he studied cancer screening using F-18 FDG PET tests and sentinel lymph node mapping of various kinds of cancer including alimentary tract tumors using Tc-99m labelled radiocollides. In 2005, Dr. Fujii joined a laboratory of Hematology and Oncology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA as a visiting professor and he investigated the optimal design of coded aperture for sentinel node mapping under the leadership of Dr. John Frangioni. In 2006, he came back to Japan and opened a laboratory to study functional imaging tests at National Cancer Center as a chief. He studied molecular imaging tests to diagnose and treat intractable tumors using nuclear medicine scanners dedicated for small animal imaging and an MRI scanner with the magnetic field as high as 9.4 T. In 2022, he was appointed as executive director of Japan Radioisotope Association. Dr. Fujii now working mainly at Japan Radioisotope Association and at National Cancer Center as a part-time project researcher.

Prof. Kohei Soga

✧ Affiliation: Chair Professor, Department of Medical and Robotic Engineering Design, Tokyo University of Science.
✧ Email: mail [at], soga [at]

Prof. Soga started his research on rare-earth-doped luminescent materials in 1990 as a graduate student of the University of Tokyo. He later explored the potential applications of photonic materials, especially those relating to optical communication. Driven by the desire to observe the deeper region of the intricacies of biological systems, he has been challenged to develop biophotonic systems under near infrared (NIR) excitation since 2004.  NIR light is located between the UV and (mid) IR wavelength range, where a valley is formed in optical loss spectra of biological tissues. By utilizing this NIR transparent wavelength range for bio and medical photonics, he could take advantage of transparency. He is an inventor for various NIR bioimaging systems. The advance of this technique has potential to revolutionize our understanding of fundamental physiological processes and pave the way for innovative interventions in fields such as oncology, neurology, and regenerative medicine. 
He has authored and co-authored many journal papers and presented many presentations. (227 papers, 130 invited lectures, over 718 presentations).

Prof. Roger Palmer

✧ Affiliation: Konan University, Kobe. Japan
✧ Email: roger [at]

Roger Palmer is originally from the UK but now resides in Japan. A graduate of the University of London, he is Professor at the Hirao School of Management, Konan University in Japan, where he has been working since 2009. He is the author of EFL/ESL textbooks for Pearson ELT and Cengage for learners of English throughout Asia. Among his conference presentations, he has been Featured Speaker at the Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom (Japan), Keynote Speaker at the UiTM Blended Learning Colloquium (Malaysia), and Plenary Speaker at TEFLIN (Indonesia). As part of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), Roger has played an active role in teacher training seminars for the Teachers Helping Teachers (THT) Special Interest Group in Kyrgyzstan, Laos and Vietnam. In recognition of his efforts over many years as THT delegate leader to Kyrgyzstan, the title of Honorary Professor at Bishkek State University was conferred upon him in 2018. His research interests include content-based language instruction, genre-based pedagogy, ICT, materials development, and social semiotics.

Prof. Takafumi Gotoh

✧ Affiliation: Hokkaido University
✧ Email: gotoh [at]

Takafumi Gotoh is a professor who belongs to the Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere of Hokkaido University in Japan. He is also president of the Society of Farm Animal in Infectious Diseases, vice president of the Japan Society for Sustainable Meat Production, and a 25th-26th adjunct member of the Science Council of Japan. He received his B.Sc, M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees in the Department of Animal Science from Kyushu University, Japan in 1988, 1990, and 1997, respectively. He is studying functional anatomy, nutritional physiology, meat science of Japanese Black cattle (Wagyu), and ICT & satellite management of grazing cattle. His unique research topic is “creation of a grass-fed Wagyu beef production system by using metabolic programming effect during fetal and neonatal periods. He worked as an associate professor (for 16 years) at Kuju Agricultural Research Center, Kyushu University (University Farm), and then as a professor (for 5 years) at Kagoshima University. He was awarded by the Japanese Society of Animal Science for a thesis entitled “Histochemical Properties of Skeletal Muscles in Japanese Cattle and Their Meat Production Ability” in 2001.

Prof. Hosoda Akira

✧ Affiliation: Yokohama National University
✧ Email: hosoda-akira-jh [at]

Dr. Akira Hosoda received the Ph.D. degree in civil engineering from the University of Tokyo and is currently working as a professor in concrete laboratory, the Institute of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University (YNU). His professional interests focus on concrete material technology, construction and maintenance management. He is currently conducting practical research on social systems, inspection technology, material development, etc. to ensure the durability of concrete structures. Several of his ongoing projects are the research on quality assurance of concrete structures, the research on maintenance management, the research on the durability of concrete structures and the research on regional disaster prevention. In addition, he serves as the director of the YNU disaster prevention center and is the general secretariat of the concrete committee of Japan Society of Civil Engineers (JSCE). 

Prof. Hideko Shibasaki

✧ Affiliation: Nagaoka University of Technology
✧ Email: shibalea2000 [at]

Doctoral Program, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, specializing in Japanese language education, second language acquisition research, and   reading comprehension. Director of the Japan America Society of New York (1991-1996), lecturer and coordinator at NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Japanese Language Teacher Training Course (1997-2001), visiting scholar at Carnegie Mellon University in the United States (2011-2012), professor at Nagaoka University of Technology (2005-2020). Recent research papers: Survey of Attitudes toward the Atomic Bombings and Nuclear Issues among International Students, American Students, and Japanese Students” (2021). A Survey of Peace Awareness among International Students: Seeking the Interface between Japanese Language Education and Peace Education (2019). A Study of Peace Consciousness among International Students Studying Engineering in Japan (2019).

Prof. Jun Miyake

✧ Affiliation: Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
✧ Email: jun_miyake [at]

Dr. Jun Miyake is a Professor Specially Invited, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University. He got the degrees of BS, MS, and Ph.D. (1980) at School of Science, Osaka University. He had been a governmental officer of International Trade and Industry as an officer/scientist who chaired the Institute of Cell Engineering, AIST (2007-2009).  He was appointed as a professor, School of Engineering Science, Osaka University (2009-2017). During 2017-2020 he has been a specially appointed professor, Global Center for Medical Engineering and Informatics, Osaka Univ. Invited professorships are: School of Engineering, Univ. Tokyo (2001-2010), Medical School of Osaka University (2001-2005), Institute of Fronteer Science, Kyoto University (2003-2004)  and Operating Agent, IEA-HIA Annex21/34 (2005-2010). He is professor emeritus of Cruise-Napoca University of Technology. His research has been covering from bio-energy, protein chemistry to robotics/human cognition. His is now focusing on artificial intelligence for medical applications. His achievements are: over 500 publications and 100 patents. He has been prized by Minister of Science and Technology Agency Award, Minister of International Trade and Industry Award, and Akira Mitsui-Memorial Award from International Association of Hydrogen Energy, etc. His personal Interests are bicycle and modern arts. 

Prof. Eiji Haramoto

✧ Affiliation: Yamanashi University
✧ Email: eharamoto [at]

Eiji Haramoto is a Professor at Interdisciplinary Center for River Basin Environment (ICRE), University of Yamanashi, Japan. Dr. Haramoto received his Doctor of Engineering degree at Department of Urban Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Japan, in March 2007. Between April 2007 and August 2008, he worked at Department of Water Supply Engineering, National Institute of Public Health, Japan, as a Research Fellow of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), and then he was employed at University of Yamanashi as an Assistant Professor in September 2008 and promoted to an Associate Professor in January 2015 and to a Professor in March 2020. His research interests include a wide variety of topics in the field of health-related water microbiology, such as development of concentration/detection methods for waterborne pathogens (viruses, protozoa, and bacteria), spatial and temporal prevalence of waterborne pathogens and their indicators in aquatic environments, reduction of waterborne pathogens during water/wastewater treatment processes, microbial source tracking (MST) using host-specific microbial genetic markers to identify fecal contamination sources of water, and wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE) to estimate the incidence of infectious diseases in communities. Dr. Haramoto has published more than 140 peer-reviewed papers and is now serving as a Management Committee Member of International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Group Health Related Water Microbiology.

Prof. Nguyen Van Thu

✧ Affiliation: College of Agriculture and Biology, Can Tho University, Department of Animal Science
✧ Email: nvthu [at]

Professor Nguyen Van Thu is the head of Division of Ruminant production, Dept. of Animal Science, College of Agriculture and Biology, Can Tho University, Vietnam. He finished PhD program in Animal Nutrition in 2000 from Swedish University of Agriculture Sciences, Sweden. His major is ruminant nutrition and production especially goats, cattle and buffaloes. Professor Nguyen Van Thu has authored more than 7 books and 230 publications in International and national journals, proceedings and etc. He is also a member of Vietnam Professor Council of Animal production, Veterinary Medicine and Aquaculture in the term from 2014-2019.

Prof. Tran Dang Xuan

✧ Affiliation: Center for the Planetary Health and Innovation Science (PHIS), The IDEC Institute, Hiroshima University
✧ Email: tdxuan [at]

Professor Tran Dang Xuan is an expert in the fields of plant breeding, genome analysis, weed science, sustainable agriculture, organic chemistry, chemical analysis, and biomass energy. Professor Tran Dang Xuan is working at the Center for the Planetary Health and Innovation Science (PHIS), The IDEC Institute, Hiroshima University, where he is the Head of the Plant Physiology and Biochemistry Laboratory.

Professor Tran Dang Xuan has a prolific publication record, with over 200 articles in international scientific journals. He is credited with the discovery of the anticancer and anti-diabetic properties of two valuable compounds, momilactones A and B, found in rice. Professor Tran Dang Xuan has successfully supervised the graduation of 20 doctoral students and over 70 master’s students. 

In recognition of his contributions, Professor Tran Dang Xuan received the Kusunoki Award from Miyazaki Prefecture in 2008, the Best Paper Award in Weed Management and Biology from the Weed Science Society of Japan in 2008, and the Phoenix Outstanding Researcher Award in 2017 and 2018 from Hiroshima University. In 2023, recognized Professor Tran Dang Xuan as one of Japan’s top 1% outstanding scientists in the discipline of Plant Science and Agronomy (ranked 61st nationwide).

Invited Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Pham Nam Hai

✧ Affiliation: Tokyo Institute of Technology
✧ Email: pham.n.ab [at]


Pham Nam Hai is an associate professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology with expertise in spintronics. His research interests include ferromagnetic nanoclusters, ferromagnetic semiconductors, ferromagnet/semiconductor hybrid systems, topological insulators, topological semimetals, and their applications to advanced spintronic devices. His group developed one of the most efficient spin current source using BiSb topological insulator for spin-orbit torque applications. He is currently a research director for the Japan Science and Technology Agency – CREST research program “Spin-orbit-torque magnetic memories utilizing topological surface states”, and a visiting associate professor at Center for Spintronics Research Network (CSRN), the University of Tokyo. He also leads various collaboration projects with top tier electronic companies, including TDK, Kioxia, SamSung, and Western Digital. He received the SSDM Young Researcher Award (‘09), the Ando Memorial Award (‘14), the Marubun Research Award (‘17), the German Innovation Award (Gottfried Wagener Prize) (‘19), Asian Scientist 100 (‘20), and the MSJ Outstanding Research Award (‘20).

Asst. Prof. Nguyen Tuan Hung

✧ Affiliation: Tohoku University
✧ Email: hung [at]


Nguyen Tuan Hung is an assistant professor at the Frontier Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Sciences, Tohoku University, Japan. He received a Ph.D. with a Joint Program for Leading Graduate Schools from Tohoku University in March 2019 with a shortened period. He was awarded the Aoba Society Prize for the Promotion of Science from Tohoku University in 2017, Research Fellowships for Young Scientists from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) in 2018, and Tohoku University Prominent Research Fellow in 2021. His research interests are in the theory and simulation of energy materials with applications to thermoelectricity, all-solid-state batteries, photovoltaics, and artificial muscles. He also was an author of the textbook “Quantum ESPRESSO Course for Solid-State Physics”.

Assist. Prof. Eka Lutfi Septiani

✧ Affiliation: Hiroshima University
✧ Email: eka-septiani [at]


Eka Lutfi Septiani, Ph.D is an accomplished academic and researcher who currently holds the position of Assistant Professor at the Department of Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering at Hiroshima University, Japan. She completed her Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering at the Institute of Technology of Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) in Indonesia, provided by a scholarship from ITS. She then pursued a Doctorate in Engineering at Hiroshima University, Japan, supported by the prestigious MEXT Scholarship. Before beginning her doctoral program, she served as a certified lecturer, recognized by Indonesian Education Ministry, in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the International University of Semen Indonesia. Her research interests revolve around particle technology and fluid dynamics simulation. Her work in these areas has earned her multiple awards and accolades, including the Award for Promising Researchers from the Hosokawa Powder Foundation in Japan, the 2022 Graduate School of Advanced Science and Engineering Academic Encouragement Award in Japan, the Best Paper of the Master Conference in 2018 in Indonesia, and the 5th ACMME Conference Best Presenter Award in Japan. In addition, she has publication record, including 8 papers indexed in SCI and SCIE. She has also authored 15 papers published in other indexed peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Ngo Huynh Thien

✧ Affiliation: NIMS
✧ Email: ngohthien [at]


Chemistry, Materials Science, Sensors, Nanoscience
2022-present Expert at R&D Center Saigon High Tech Park (Vietnam)
2017-2022 Research associate at National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.
2013-2016 ICYS-MANA researcher at National Institute of Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Japan.
2015-2019 Invited Lecturer “Nanochemistry”,University for Science and Technology of Hanoi (USTH), HCM University of Science, Vietnam
2011-2013 Postdoctoral Alexander von Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany (Prof. Dr. Hans-Ulrich Reissig).
2006-2010 Ph.D. research at KULeuven, Belgium

2023 Guest researcher at The National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
2016 Guest researcher at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
2015 Guest researcher at Texas A&M, USA
2012 Guest researcher at IECB-CNRS-Bordeaux 1, France
2010 Guest researcher at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2009 Guest researcher, Università di Messina, Italy
2008 Guest researcher, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2005 Erasmus exchange, Università di Messina, Italy

  • over 40 international peer reviewed papers and book chapters (4)
  • over 30 invited talks

Dr. Ngo Minh Chu

✧ Affiliation: National Institute of Advance Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
✧ Email: minhchu25 [at]


Dr. Ngo Minh Chu studied my Master and Ph.D. program from 9/2017 to 3/2022 at Nagaoka University of Technology in Niigata prefecture. His research was synthesis of nanoparticles by Pulsed wire discharge method during master course and production Mo-99 nuclear isotope used in medical purposes. He started his work in AIST from 4/2022 as Postdoctoral researcher for NEDO project (JPNP22005) and focus on developing evaluation methods for next ceramic generation used in high power devices and electric vehicles. Dr. Ngo Minh Chu has published 13 peer reviewed papers (7 papers as the first author). Some awards that he has received are the best paper award by The Journal of American Ceramic Society, Young Researcher Award in ICEP2023 by IEEE EPS, the excellent Ph.D. student by the president of Nagaoka University of Technology, and the best presentation for a Master thesis defense. He is now a member of the American Ceramic Society, Japan Society of Applied Physics, IEEE, and BOD member of Vietnamese Academic Network in Japan (VANJ).

Assoc. Prof., Dr. Dao Thi Ngoc Anh

✧ Affiliation: Nagasaki University
✧ Email: anh.dao [at]


Dr. Dao received a Master’s degree and a PhD degree in School of Materials Science, Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in 2011 and 2014, respectively. During 2014-2017, she worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Graduate School of Advanced Science and Technology, JAIST, Japan and a Researcher of JST-ImPACT Project, Japan. From 2018 until 2022, she worked at Tohoku University as an Assistant Professor, and was promoted to Associate Professor at Nagasaki University in 2022. Her research focuses on noble metals, biopolymers and nanostructures, for the applications of biosensing, diagnostic, and cancer therapy. Dr. Dao received various awards including: Shiseido Female Scientist Research Grant 2021, Tanaka Encouragement Award for Research Related to Precious Metals 2020, Young scientist fellowship to participate in the 67th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting, Lindau, Germany, 2017; JSPS fellowship for attending 7th HOPE Meeting with Nobel Laureates, Tokyo, Japan, 2015; Outstanding Performance Award for Master Course and Doctoral Course of Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Ishikawa, Japan, 2011 and 2014, respectively; and Best Poster Award at E-MRS Spring Meeting, Lille, France, 2014.

Dr. Anjaneyulu Dirisala

✧ Affiliation: Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (iCONM), Kawasaki Institute of Industrial Promotion
✧ Email: dirisala-a [at]


Dr. Dirisala ( completed two master’s degrees in complementary disciplines, Master of Technology (M. Tech.) in Medical Biotechnology and Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Biochemistry, from The University of Hyderabad and Andhra University (India). 
He completed his Ph.D. in Bioengineering under the esteemed supervision of citation laureate Prof. Kazunori Kataoka ( at The University of Tokyo (Japan) in 2014, where his work focused primarily on the development of bioresponsive gene delivery systems towards systemic applications.
He then went on to join the Innovation Center of NanoMedicine (Japan), where his research focuses on the biochemically programmed poly(ethylene glycol)-block-polypeptides for biomedical applications of nucleic acid drugs, mainly messenger RNA. 
From 2018 to 2023, he was awarded three successive JSPS Early-Career Scientist Grants to work on in situ transient stealth coating of the liver reticuloendothelial system to retarget the nanomedicines. 
He was selected for the “Interstellar Initiative” award promoted by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) of Japan and the New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) of the US. 
In total, he has published 34 peer-reviewed research papers in internationally highly acclaimed Angewandte Chemie Intl. Ed., Science Advances, Biomaterials, etc. (h-index 27). 
He is an inventor of five patents. 

Dr. Cong Quang Vu

✧ Affiliation: Nano Life Science Institute, Kanazawa University,
✧ Email: congvu [at]


Cong Quang Vu is a specially-appointed Assistant Professor at Nano Life Science Institute (NanoLSI), Kanazawa University, Japan. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the Graduate School of Frontier Biosciences at Osaka University, Japan, in September 2021. Following that, he moved to Arai Lab at the NanoLSI to work as a post-doctoral researcher. In December 2021, he was promoted to the position of specially-appointed Assistant Professor. His research interests include the development of genetically encoded fluorescence lifetime biosensors and thermogenetics for controlling cellular functions.

Assist. Prof. Mohan Amarasiri

✧ Affiliation: Kitasato University
✧ Email: mohan [at]


Mohan Amarasiri was born in Sri Lanka and completed his undergraduate education from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in 2011. Then he joined the Water Quality Control Engineering Laboratory of Hokkaido University as a MEXT Scholar of the English Education Program. After successful completion of M.Eng. course and obtaining a Ph.D. in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. Daisuke Sano, Dr. Amarasiri joined the Environmental Water Quality Engineering Laboratory as an assistant professor and conducted research until 2020. Currently, Dr. Amarasiri is affiliated with the Laboratory of Environmental Hygiene, Kitasato University as a junior associate professor. His main research interests include the human health risks of antimicrobial resistant bacteria and their genes in aquatic environments, wastewater-based epidemiological surveillance, behavior of human enteric viruses in aquatic environments, low-cost sanitation, and environmental DNA/RNA based pathogen vector monitoring. He serves as an associate editor for PLOS Water and JWET journals.  

Assist. Prof. Shotaro Torii

✧ Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
✧ Email: torii [at]


Shotaro Torii earned his Ph.D. in urban engineering from the University of Tokyo in March 2021. After obtaining his Ph.D., he joined the School of Architecture, Civil, and Environmental Engineering (ENAC) at Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. He served there as a JSPS Overseas Research Fellow (postdoctoral fellow) until March 2023. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Engineering, School of Engineering, at the University of Tokyo. His primary research interest lies in environmental virology and disinfection, and he has over 6 years of experience in this field.

Dr. Jatuwat Sangsanont

✧ Affiliation: Chulalongkorn University
✧ Email: Jatuwat.s [at]


Jatuwat Sangsanont is a lecturer at the Department of Environmental Science, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. Before joining Chulalongkorn University, he worked as a research associate at the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Tokyo. Currently, his research focuses on wastewater surveillance for waterborne pathogens, water disinfection, and microbial risk assessment. His study aims to prevent illnesses associated with human exposure to viral contaminated water and to quantify disease risks and burdens.

Dr. Edward Narayan

✧ Affiliation: University of Queensland
✧ Email: e.narayan [at]


Edward‘s current research program seeks to bolster animal resilience through a multifaceted approach, involving physiology, behavior, and management practices. He is at the helm of the Stress Lab and holds the position of affiliate Senior Research Fellow of the Queensland Alliance of Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI). His dedication extends to practical applications, forging connections with livestock farmers and wildlife conservation groups across Australia. Currently, his focus is on Merino sheep and koala welfare improvements through industry-funded research. Beyond the academic sphere, Edward is a beacon of ethical and humane treatment of animals. He was honored with the 2016 Young Rural Innovator Award, with funding received from Meat and Livestock Australia, for his work on stress and shade in spring lamb meat quality. As if his academic and research achievements were not enough, Edward’s devotion to animal welfare and conservation extends to his role as a Category B member of the UQ Animal Ethics Committee (NEWMA). He also represents the University of Queensland as a LINK member for the Universities Federation of Animal Welfare (UFAW).

Dr. Quan Nguyen

✧ Affiliation: Carbon Friendly
✧ Email: quan.nguyen [at]


Experienced project manager with 10+ yrs of experience in environmental management including recycling organic wastes, soil fertility & quality, GHG emissions mitigation strategies. Proficient in data management, visualization and modelling using R software; systems analyze and applying Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) within biological production systems. Professional skilled in soil biological processes, bio-fertilizers values, nitrous oxide emissions, carbon sequestration and bioenergy production.

Assoc. Prof. Tran Ngoc Dang

✧ Affiliation: Acting head, Department of Environmental Health, Vice head, Grant and Innovation Center, University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City
✧ Email: ngocdangytcc [at]


Dr. Tran Ngoc Dang, is currently a lecturer in Department of Environmental Health, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Ho Chi Minh City (UMP HCMC). He obtained his bachelor degree in Public Health from UMP HCMC in 2010. He got the Japanese Government scholarship (MEXT) to pursue his master of Public Health degree, majoring in molecular epidemiology; and the doctoral degree majoring in environmental epidemiology at the university of Tsukuba in 2014, and 2017 respectively. Dr. Dang is a public health researcher, with his interest in investigating the effects of air pollution, climate change, and health as well as the interaction between environmental and genetic factors in disease’s mechanism. So far he has published about 60 peer-reviewed publications in ISI/Scopus journals, including prestigious journals such as Nature Climate Change, Lancet Planetary Health, Environmental Health Perspective, American Journal of Public Health, Plos Neglected Tropical Diseases, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, International journal of epidemiology, Environment International. Dang won several awards and scholarships, such as the first ranking award in the National conference for young researchers in medical science in Vietnam in 2016, and 2018 respectively, the Golden Globe in Science Award 2022 of the Ministry of Science; and he got the title Associate Professor in Medicine in 2023 (one of the youngest Associate Professor in Medicine in Vietnam). Dang has the expertise and solid skills in biostatistics, environmental health risk assessment, environmental epidemiology. He is involving in several projects funded by Vietnam (NAFOSTED, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science), Australia (NHMRC), Europe (HORIZON 2020), America (USAID), in which he plays a role as a main investigator. To response to COVID 19, Dang is doing research and innovative solutions in preventing COVID 19 in Viet Nam.

Assist. Prof. Le Nguyen Tra Mi

✧ Affiliation: Hiroshima University
✧ Email: lenguyentrami [at]


Le Nguyen Tra Mi graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016. In September 2020, she graduated with a Ph.D. degree in Dental Science from Hiroshima University, Japan. Since 2021, she has been working as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Bacteriology, Graduate School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, Hiroshima University and Collaborative Researcher at Antimicrobial Resistance Research Center, National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan. Her studies focus on (1) isolation of drug-resistant bacteria, elucidation of pathogenicity and drug-resistance factors, and epidemiological studies, (2) elucidation of pathogenicity and adherence mechanisms of bacteria in the oral cavity and intestinal tract, (3) elucidation of oral microbiome (bacterial flora) formation mechanisms, and (4) investigation of potential alternatives to antibiotics for treatment of multidrug-resistance pathogens. She also participated in some collaboration projects between Japan and Vietnam, including the improvement of surveillance system for Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria using the JANIS surveillance system, or Global surveillance on ESBL-producing E. coli using a One Health approach. 

Dr. Norio Ohmagari

✧ Affiliation: Disease Control and Prevention Center, National Center for Global Health and Medicine
✧ Email: nohmagari [at]


Dr. Norio Ohmagari is acting as Director, AMR Clinical Reference Center and Director, Disease Control and Prevention Center of National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan. Dr. Ohmagari has completed his clinical fellowship in Infectious Diseases at University of Texas-Houston. After serving as chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases at the Shizuoka Cancer Center, in 2011 Dr. Ohmagari moved to NCGM which is one of six national medical centers in Japan with infectious diseases as main objective. At NCGM, Dr. Ohmagari has been acting as Director of the Disease Control and Prevention Center since 2012. He also serves as the director of AMR Clinical Reference Center, which is commissioned by Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan. Dr. Ohmagari is engaged in the care, prevention and research of infectious diseases from a global perspective. As a physician, Dr. Ohmagari is directly involved in the clinical management of patients with infectious diseases. Dr. Ohmagari is also actively working on activities with controlling antimicrobial resistance in Japan. At the same time, Dr. Ohmagari is working on the on-site response in infectious disease crisis management in Japan.

Infectious Disease prevention and research from the local to global perspectives

In terms of One Health, there is much scope for collaboration between Vietnam and Japan. Research on the relevance of AMR issues is ongoing in the areas of human medicine, animals, food safety and the environment. In this context, genomic information is also being used. New knowledge on these issues can be gained in collaboration with both countries through the sharing of information and joint analysis of specimens.
In terms of preparedness for emerging infectious diseases, organizing a research network to rapidly produce diagnostics, therapeutics and vaccines in the event of another emergency is important. For example, the Japanese vaccine is being developed in the form of an international joint clinical trial involving Vietnam and Japan. A well established research network and system will ensure that diagnostics and medicines are rapidly available in both countries during the next infectious disease emergency.

Dr. Sangnim Lee

✧ Affiliation: Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research; the Centre for Japan Pre-Entry Tuberculosis Screening Quality Assessment, at the Research Institute of Tuberculosis (RIT), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA)
✧ Email: lee [at]


Sangnim Lee is a senior scientist and Migration and Health Specialist at the Department of Epidemiology and Clinical Research as well as the Centre for Japan Pre-Entry Tuberculosis Screening Quality Assessment at the Research Institute of Tuberculosis (RIT), Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association (JATA). She earned her M.P.H. from University of New South Wales, Sydney and Dr. Medicine degrees from Juntendo University. 

She is also a visiting researcher at Department of Respiratory Medicine, at the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM). She is one of the founding members of TB Action Network established with Vietnamese community in Japan, and has served as a representative. She has currently served as a principal investigator for the research project for developing risk communication on infectious diseases for Vietnamese migrants in Japan: tuberculosis response by digital health approach. She has been involved in research projects on migration and health, especially tuberculosis responses, and multicultural healthcare services for migrants living in Japan. Previously, she worked for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as a health advisor for overseas projects in Southeast Asia region including Vietnam. She is a big fan of Vietnamese foods such as Bun Cha. 

Dr. Truong Thien Phu

✧ Affiliation: Head of Microbiology Department, Cho Ray Hospital, Viet Nam
✧ Email: truongthienphu78 [at]


Academic profile: 

  • Graduated General Practitional at University of Medicine and Pharmacy at Ho Chi Minh city in 2001
  • Graduated with PhD degree in University of Tsukuba in Japan in 2015.

Research interest: 

  • Infectious disease.
  • Bacteriology and Antimicrobial resistance
  • Molecular technology.

Member of American Society for Microbiology.

Dr. Yanty Wirza

✧ Affiliation: The Education University, Indonesia
✧ Email: yantywirza [at]


Yanty Wirza is currently a faculty at English Language Education Study Program at Indonesia University of Education (UPI). She earned a PhD from Ohio State University, Columbus, USA in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Language Education. Her research interests include ELT, L2 identity, literacy education, teacher education and professional development. She is currently involved in several institutional and international research projects on higher education learning outcomes and assessment (CALOHEA with Erasmus + Asia and ASEAN University Network), language education and policy (with SEAMEO QITEP in Language/SEAQIL), EMI, TEFL, and teaching of Indonesian to foreign speakers (BIPA). She has published articles and book chapters on student and teacher’s identity, literacy sponsorship, EMI, and ELT topics.

Dr. Marcela Lopez Bravo

✧ Affiliation: Florida International University, Miami, USA
✧ Email: mlopezbr [at]


Dr. Marcela Lopez Bravo holds a Ph.D. in International Culture and Communication Studies from Waseda University and Master degrees in Linguistics and in Asian Studies from Florida International University (FIU). She has over ten years of experience teaching at the university level in the US, China, and Japan. Currently, she teaches at FIU’s Asian Studies Program and History Dept. Dr. Lopez Bravo has been recognized with multiple excellence in teaching awards including: Waseda University 11th eTeaching Grand Prize Award, FIU 2022 RETI Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018 Faculty Choice Award in Creative Tool Design and Usage: Virtual Reality, and the 2018 Faculty Award for Excellence Teaching. Her research includes cultural geography, virtual reality applied to teaching culture, languages, and literature, and intercultural communication.

Assoc. Prof. La Tuan Nghia

✧ Affiliation: National Plant Resources Center, Vietnam
✧ Email: latuannghia [at]


La Tuan Nghia is currently working as a Senior Researcher and Scientific Advisor at the National Plant Resources Center in Vietnam. In 2000, he obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics and Plant Breeding from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), the Philippines. From 2001 to 2003, he worked as a JSPS Postdoctoral Researcher at the National Agricultural Research Center in Japan. With 43 years of experience in the field of agriculture, he has made significant contributions to the development of agriculture in Vietnam and international collaboration. Notably, he spent 13 years as the Director General of the National Plant Resources Center, contributing to the conservation and utilization of agricultural plant resources in Vietnam.

Assist. Prof. Sugimoto Koichi

✧ Affiliation: Tsukuba-Plant Innovation Research Center, University of Tsukuba
✧ Email: [at]


2008 March Ph.D. in Life Science, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

2002 Apr-2004 Mar Teaching Assistant, School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
2004 Apr-2005 Feb Scientific Assistant, Research Institute for Biological Science Okayama
2005 Apr-2007 Sep Research Assistant, Graduate School of Life Sciences, Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences
2007 Oct-2008 Mar Pre-doctoral Research Assistant, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
2008 Apr-2012 Mar Postdoctoral Researcher, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
2012 Apr-2015 Mar JSPS fellowship, Center for Ecological Research, Kyoto University
2013 Oct-2018 Aug Postdoctoral Associate, MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory, Michigan State University
2018 Sep-2020 Jun Project Research Assistant Professor, Science Research Center, Yamaguchi University
2020 Jul-Present Assistant Professor, Institute of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba

Dr. Pham Thi Dung

✧ Affiliation: Faculty of Biotechnology, Vietnam National University of Agriculture
✧ Email: ptdung.cnsh [at]


PhD. Pham Thi Dung is a full-time lecturer (since February 2009) and Deputy Dean (since December 2021), Faculty of Biotechnology (FBT), Vietnam National University of Agriculture (VNUA).

      She earned the Bachelor degree in Biotechnogy at Hanoi University of Agriculture*, Hanoi, Vietnam, with the thesis topic: “Investigation of Gerbera gene transformation using Agrobacterium tumefaciens, in October 2008. She got the Vietnamese Government Scholarship for studying abroad at University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, USA, then, she achived the Master of Science Degree in Dept. Molecular Biosciences & Bioengineering, with the thesis project: “Transcriptome analysis, Biochemical characterization and Tissue culture regeneration of Leucaena leucocephala”, in December 2013. As the Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (MEXT) scholarship recipient, she graduated the Doctor of Philosophy in Agriculure/ Biotechnology/ Global Food Security Program, Biosphere Resource Science and Technology, Graduate school of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan in September 2020, with the thesis project: “Developmental and Molecular Biological Dissection of a Heat Tolerant Tomato Mutant HT7”.

      Her research focuses on (i) Genetic diversity; (ii) Improving the resistance/ tolerance to abiotic/ biotic stresses on plants; (iii) Interaction plant – microbials; (iv) Food security in issue of global warming and climate change.

Dr. Artik Elisa Angkawijaya

✧ Affiliation: RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science
✧ Email: artikelisa.angkawijaya [at]


Artik Elisa Angkawijaya is a Research Scientist at the RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science in Yokohama, Japan. Originally from Semarang, Indonesia, she obtained her bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya in her home country, where she graduated with honors. Her academic achievement paved the way for her to receive a Ph.D. fast-track program scholarship in Chemical Engineering from the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), where she researched complexation studies to mitigate metal toxicity using phytochemicals and explored plant metabolite valorization into value-added material.

With her high fascination for plant metabolite research, Artik sought postdoctoral training in plant lipid metabolism at the Institute of Plant and Microbial Biology, Academia Sinica, Taipei, where she was awarded a Fellowship. During this time, she focused on understanding the relationship between plant nutrition, adaptive response, and lipid metabolism to enhance plant adaptive resilience against macronutrient deficiency. In 2019, she started her independent career as a Project Assistant Professor at the Graduate Institute of Applied Science and Technology, NTUST. As a Principal Investigator in research projects funded by the Ministry of Science and Technology Taiwan, she also has initiated successful collaborative projects with researchers from Indonesia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Vietnam. To date, she has published an impressive 85 SCI research papers across various fields, including Chemical Engineering, Material Synthesis, Environmental Science, and Plant Biology.

In her current role at RIKEN, Elisa is actively involved in a diverse range of projects that reflect her research interests in Plant Nutrition and Lipid Metabolism, Agro Waste Valorization, and Eutrophication Mitigation.

Dr. Johan Hunziker Inrae

✧ Affiliation: Agrocampus Ouest, Université de Rennes
✧ Email: johan.hunziker [at]


Dr. Johan HUNZIKER INRAE completed his Ph.D. program in the laboratory of Pr. Hiroshi EZURA, at the Grad. School of Life and Environmental Sciences of the University of Tsukuba in Japan, he worked on the improvement in carotenoid content in tomato fruits. To accomplish this objective, in combination with traditional breeding, he also worked on the application of genome editing tools, and more especially Target-AID, to introduce several point mutations on different genes, simultaneously. After his graduation, he moved to the University of Kobe, at the laboratory of Pr Keiji NISHIDA, where he continues to develop base editing tools for plant improvement, on lettuce and tomato. Currently at the INRAE, he continues to work on the development and application of genome editing tools for potato, and more especially on Prime editing for improvement of potato virus resistance, based on protoplast transfection and regeneration.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Trung Nhan

✧ Affiliation: University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
✧ Email: ntnhan [at]


Nguyen Trung Nhan is an Associate Professor in Organic Chemistry at University of Science, VNUHCM, where he has been since 1996. He received his PhD in Pharmaceutical Science from the University of Toyama, Japan in 2004. From January 2009 to September 2022 he served as Head of Department of Organic Chemistry. Since January 2022 he is Dean of Faculty of Chemistry. He research in Natural products and organic synthesis. His group are strong in isolation, elucidation of structure and biological activities of isolated compounds from Vietnamese medicinal plants. Until now, Assoc. Prof. Trung Nhan has nearly 80 peer-reviewed research papers and developed some products to support human health.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Tuyet Phuong

✧ Affiliation: University of Science, Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City
✧ Email: ntphuong [at]


Phuong Tuyet NGUYEN (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 1981) received a BA and a MSc in Chemistry from the University of Science – Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh City (VNUHCM-US), and subsequently obtained a PhD from Roskilde University, Denmark. In 2012 she joined back VNUHCM-US as a lecturer and in 2019 she became an associate professor of chemistry. Her research interests include photovoltaics especially dye-sensitized solar cells (DSC) and perovskite solar cells, surface modification, inorganic materials for applications in energy conversion; catalysis; biomaterials, ect. She has had over fifteen year experience in DSC with more than thirty high impact publications focusing on fundamental and practical issues helping to develop new eco-friendly materials for DSC scale-up and commercialization. These achievements led her to The second Prize of Ho Chi Minh City Creative Award in 2019, and the young affiliate of The World Academy of Science 2013 – 2017.

Assist. Prof. Ryosuke Mitani

✧ Affiliation: Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University
✧ Email: rmitani [at]


Dr. Ryosuke Mitani was a bachelor’s and a master’s student at Osaka Prefecture University from April 2014 to March 2020. He earned his Ph.D. in Engineering from Osaka Prefecture University in March 2023. He is currently a Project Assistant Professor at the Graduate School of Science and Technology, Keio University from April 2023. He is a lab member of Environmental Chemistry Lab, Department of Applied Chemistry, Keio University. His major is chemical engineering and his research interests are powder technology, dry powder inhalers, aerosol dynamics, and numerical simulation of particles. In particular, he is actively researching toxic and drug aerosol particle motion in the human lung.

Dr. Truong Lam Son Hai

✧ Affiliation: Faculty of Chemistry, University of Science, Viet Nam National University Ho Chi Minh City
✧ Email: tlshai [at]


Dr. Truong Lam Son Hai received his bachelor’s degree in Analytical Chemistry in 2009 and a master’s degree in 2013, from VNU Ho Chi Minh city – University of Science, Vietnam. He obtained my Ph.D degree in the Department of Chemistry, Pusan National University, South Korea, in 2021, and continued as a postdoc researcher fellow at the Offshore Plant Resources R&D Center, Korea Institutre of Industrial Technology, South Korea (02/2021 – 02/2022). His research have focused on research to apply the basic investigations of gas hydrate to industry and the technologies of metal recovery from electronic waste. His recent research have focused on the development of hydrate-based water treatments, synthesis cellulose materials for metal recovery from electronic waste, and in-situ Raman spectroscopy to monitor the oil/gas/water at the micro and macro-level. In 2022, He has received the Golden Globe Science and Technology co-organised by the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union and the Ministry of Science and Technology.

Assoc. Prof. Fubin Zhang

✧ Affiliation: Jiangsu University/ The University of Tokyo
✧ Email: zhangfubin [at]
zhangfubin [at ]


Dr. Fubin Zhang obtained his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and doctoral degree in structural engineering (2015) from Nanjing Tech University, and he engaged in postdoctoral research at Tongji University (2020-2023), he is now a visiting scholar at the department of architecture, University of Tokyo (2023-2024). His main research topic is low-carbon materials and low-carbon construction technology (recyclable low-carbon concrete materials, FRP materials and composite structures, BIM technology and applications, key waterproofing technologies for prefabricated structures, etc.). He hosted more than 10 vertical and horizontal projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation Youth Fund and the China Postdoctoral Foundation, and published more than 20 academic papers.

Dr. Wang Dianchao

✧ Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
✧ Email: wdc [at]


Wang is a researcher in the Department of Architecture of The University of Tokyo. His research focuses on the accelerated carbonation of cement-based materials and the industrial application of rapid carbonation of recycled aggregates. He proposed the concept of heat-moisture-gas coupling to accelerate the carbonation of cement-based materials and found the solid-gas direct carbonation reaction under high temperatures. Moreover, he built the CO2 sequestration model of recycled aggregate carbonation. Based on the research results, he has been authorized by 1 Japanese patent and 4 Chinese patents and has published more than 20 SCI-index papers. He was granted as the Principal Investigator of several research projects, like the Young Scientists Fund of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc.

Dr. Kurihara Ryo

✧ Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
✧ Email: ryo.kurihara [at]


2021.4~present Graduate school of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
2017.4~2021.3 Graduate school of environmental studies, Nagoya University (Doctor)
2015.4~2017.3 Graduate school of environmental studies, Nagoya University (Master)

Dr. Vu Minh Chien

✧ Affiliation: Detomo Inc.
✧ Email: vumichien1692 [at]


Vu Minh Chien is an accomplished researcher with a deep interest in landslides and their socio-economic impact, especially in loess regions. His exploration into this phenomenon highlights the complex interplay between topographic conditions, earthquakes, rainfall patterns, and human interventions. One of Chien’s profound studies during his Ph.D. tenure at Tohoku University focused on the aftermath of landslides. He keenly observed that landslides often lead to the generation of massive volumes of sludge, posing significant challenges to the swift recovery of affected areas and disrupting the daily lives of the local populace. Traditional methods utilizing Portland cement, though effective, required extended durations to achieve the necessary strength for recovery operations. In pursuit of a more efficient solution, Chien delved into the potential of Geopolymer cement. Renowned for its rapid strength acquisition, water-curing elimination, and eco-friendly attributes, Geopolymer cement emerged as a promising alternative to conventional Portland cement. Chien’s meticulous research involved assessing the strength development of sludge with varying Geopolymer content. He discovered that by incorporating paper debris, sludge specimens achieved the desired strength targets in significantly reduced time frames. Beyond his academic pursuits, Chien has made significant contributions as a Machine Learning Researcher, leveraging AI to solve real-world challenges.

Assoc. Prof. Nguyen Gia Minh Thao

✧ Affiliation: Shimane University
✧ Email: nguyenthao [at]


Nguyen Gia Minh Thao obtained the B. Eng. (honors) degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, in 2009, and the Dr. Eng. degree in electrical engineering and intelligent control from Waseda University, Japan in 2015. From November 2015 to August 2020, he was a Postdoctoral Researcher in Waseda University and Toyota Technological Institute. From September 2020 to September 2023, he was an Assistant Professor in Nagoya University and Toyota Technological Institute, Japan. Dr. Thao is currently an Associate Professor in Shimane University, Japan, where he is the person in charge of the Electric Motors and Energy Systems Lab. He is also a Senior Member of the IEEE, and an Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Industry Applications. His research interests include advanced control methods, electric motors and drives, power electronics, electromagnetic analysis and evaluation, renewable energy, computational intelligence, and mobile robots.

Assist. Prof. Nguyen Binh Minh

✧ Affiliation: The University of Tokyo
✧ Email: nguyen.binhminh [at]


Nguyen Binh Minh received the B.S degree from Hanoi University of Science and Technology, the M.S and Ph.D. degree from the University of Tokyo. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Department of Advance Energy, the University of Tokyo. His interests include electric vehicles, flying vehicles, energy systems, control engineering and motion control. Dr. Nguyen was the recipient of Paper Awards in IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics 2015, and IEEE Vehicular Power and Propulsion Conference 2012. He is the recipient of the 2021 Kurata Award of the Hitachi Foundation. Dr. Nguyen is an Associate Editor for the Automotive Electronics topic of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Magazine. Since 2021, he has served as an Editor of the Journal of Measurement, Control, and Automation (Vietnam Automation Association). Since 2023, he has been a member of the Technical Committee on Vehicle Power Propulsion, IEEE Vehicular Technology Society.

Dr. Le Hong Lam

✧ Affiliation:

Department of Electrical Engineering, The University of Danang – University of Science and Technology
✧ Email: lhlam [at]


Dr. Lam Le obtained Doctor’s degree in electrical engineering at Politecnico di Milano in
2017 and did post-doctoral research here from 2017 to 2019. He is an expert in the
electricity market, renewable energy, and power system consultant. With more than 15
years of experience in researching and working in many locations around the world such
as Vietnam, Taiwan, and Italy, he has participated in many international conferences and
projects on the electricity market and power system. He also has many research articles
published in prestigious international journals in IEEE, Elsevier, MPDI, etc. He has
worked in many different working environments and projects at different positions, this
proves that he is ability to work in a team.

Dr. Do Minh Thang

✧ Affiliation: Meteodyn
✧ Email: [at]


Dr. Minh-Thang DO received the Engineer degree from Hanoi University of Science & Technology (HUST), Vietnam in 2008 and the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble (INPG), France in 2009. He obtained the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering at Université des Sciences et Technologies de Lille (USTL), France in 2012 for evaluating the reliability of the power system with a high penetration of wind power. He has more than 15 years of experience working for several companies and institutes of research in the field of renewable energy and the power system. He has worked at Meteodyn as a Research Engineer since 2016. Currently, he is Head of Energy and Data Science Division, which deals with the wind resource assessment, the analysis of wind turbine performance and the forecasting of renewable production.

Dr. Phung Quoc Huy

✧ Affiliation: Carbon Capture System (CCS) deployment in APEC Southeast ASIA
✧ Email: huy.phung [at]


Phung Quoc Huy holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (Vietnam), a Master’s and doctoral degrees in Earth Resources Engineering from Kyushu University (Japan).

He worked as a researcher at the Institute of Mining Science and Technology (Vietnam) from 1999 to 2019. He has participated in various research projects on methane gas emissions, mine ventilation, coal mine gas explosion, spontaneous combustion in coal mines, risk management and assessment, mine safety, greenhouse gas emission, carbon sequestration, and energy policies.

In 2020, as a researcher at the Faculty of Engineering (Kyushu University), he conducted a research project on measuring CO2 flux from the soil surface to develop a threshold line for alerting carbon leakage possibility from geological storage sites.

He has been working as a Senior Researcher at the Asia Pacific Energy Research Center since 2021. He is interested in the coal market, clean coal technology, fossil fuel energy, energy policies, carbon capture, utilization and storage, carbon emission monitoring, critical materials, circular carbon economy, and low-carbon emissions technologies.