Phung Thi Viet Bac received her Ph.D. degree in Mathematical and Physical Science from Kanazawa University, Japan, in 2009. She also holds M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Physical Chemistry from Vietnam National University, obtained in 2005 and 2002, respectively. Throughout her career, Dr. Viet Bac has held various positions, including Executive Secretary of the VinFuture Prize Foundation (2021-2023), Research Scientist and Lecturer at Vietnam Japan University (2018-2023), Assistant Professor at the University of Fukui, Japan (2013-2017), and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Japanese National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology AIST (2010-2012).
Her current research focuses on computational materials design for sensing devices and energy storage and conversion applications, with a particular emphasis on sustainable materials and their contribution to the Sustainable Development Goals. In 2022, Dr. Viet Bac was honored with the Outstanding Scientist Award of Vietnam National University in Science and Technology Research and Innovation. She has authored or co-authored over 30 papers published in international journals and conference proceedings. Additionally, she is a member of the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Materials Research Society (MRS).