<p>Ahn Hung Mai, have studied in the university of pedagogy and the University of<br />
science, both in Vietnam. Later, studied in the University of Leuven and currently<br />
is doing a Marie Curie fellowship, working in the ISSFLOW project.</p>

Ahn Hung Mai, have studied in the university of pedagogy and the University of science, both in Vietnam. Later, studied in the University of Leuven and currently is doing a Marie Curie fellowship, working in the ISSFLOW project.

Scientific background

  1. 2002-2006: BSc in Chemistry (HCMC University of Pedagogy, Vietnam)
  2. 2007-2010: MSc in Organic Chemistry (HCMC University of Science, Vietnam)
  3. 2010-2015: PhD in Organic Chemistry (University of Leuven, Belgium)
  4. 2015-ongoing:Marie Curie Fellowship – ISSFLOW project (PolymerExpert SA, France)

Expertise

  1. Organic synthesis:
    1. Design & synthesis
    2. Batch/flow processes
    3. Small/large scale synthesis
    4. Small molecule synthesis
    5. Polymer synthesis
    6. Catalyst
    7. Surfactant
    8. Organogelator/hydrogelator
  2. Analytical techniques
    1. NMR
    2. MS
    3. UV
    4. IR
    5. Chromatography
    6. Microscopy
    7. Rheology
    8. Surface tension

Skills

  1. Lab scale and pilot scale synthesis
  2. Devise and perform multi-step synthesis to synthesize complex products
  3. Structure elucidation and confirmation of synthetic compounds, polymers, surfactants, peptides, and natural products via 1D NMR (1H, 13C, DEPT, 31P, 15N), 2D NMR (HSQC, HMBC, COSY, TOCSY, NOESY, ROESY, DOSY), IR, and MS
  4. Manipulation and control of advanced synthetic and analytical instruments:
    1. Batch/Flow reactors
    2. UV reactor
    3. Parr hydrogenation apparatus
    4. NMR spectrometers
    5. IR spectrometers (liquid and solid samples)
    6. GC-MS system
    7. LC-MS system (integrated with UV detector and/or ELSD detector)
    8. (prep)-HPLC (with normal phase and reversed phase columns)
    9. MPLC (flash chromatography).
  5. Effectively doing general organic synthesis tasks (extraction, distillation, chromatography, lyophilisation, …)
  6. Working under the extreme conditions, such as: inert atmospheres (using Schlenk line technique), high/low temperatures (using oven/cryostat), vacuum or high pressure (using hydrogenation Parr apparatus), …

Role in the project Industrial processability and scale-up:

  1. Scale-up of novel rheology modifiers
  2. Processability of rheology modifiers in finished products