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Foundry’s Yaghi Lends Expertise to Emerging Vietnamese Chemistry Program

Four years ago, Le Quang Minh and Hoang Zung decided to create a cutting-edge chemistry research center at Vietnam National University. The center would also help train the next generation of basic scientists. But neither Minh, VNU’s vice president of international relations, nor Zung, the director of its science and technology department, could think of a domestic researcher with the scientific heft to lead the center. So the two men launched a global search, and on a visit to UCLA, they found someone who seemed to fit the bill. His name was Omar Yaghi (center), who is now the director of Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry. More>

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