UK-Vietnam Network for Hydrogen & Related Technologies

Green hydrogen is identified as a key solution to achieve the Net Zero future. With abundant renewable energies, Vietnam has considerable potential to significantly decarbonise its economy using green hydrogen to meet its COP26 commitments while maintaining its business strength and improving the wellbeing of people, and act as a hydrogen hub for neighbouring countries, joining the global’s efforts in combating the climate change and contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 13.

We are creating a UK-Vietnam network for Hydrogen and Related Technologies that connects internationally recognised academics in hydrogen from top universities in UK and Vietnam with experts in industry and policymaking to discuss challenges and opportunities ranging from hydrogen production, developing effective and reliable infrastructure for hydrogen storage and distribution, and utilising hydrogen for industrial decarbonisation (such as steelmaking, cements and chemicals) to developing transitional business models for a hydrogen economy. 

As part of this network development, we will organise:

1) An one-day short course on hydrogen with focus on (i) hydrogen production, (ii) design and evaluation of hydrogen infrastructure, (iii) use of hydrogen for industrial decarbonisation (such as steelmaking and cements). 

2) A scientific symposium to discuss important aspects related to advances and challenges in green hydrogen production, infrastructure, decarbonisation and business model development.

3) Industrial visit

Time: 10-12, September, 2024

Location: Hanoi, Vietnam

If you are interested in participating the activities, please express your interest here:

Network Chairs:

Dr Minh-Son Pham - Imperial College London

Assoc. Prof. Thi-Anh-Tuyet Nguyen - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Assoc. Prof. Dinh-Tien Vu - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology


Dr. Thi-Thu-Huong Nguyen - Hanoi Univ. of Science & Technology

Advisory board

Prof. Anthony Kucernak, Imperial College London, UK

Prof. Anh Phan, Univ of Newcastle, UK

Assistant Prof. Viet-Bac Phung, VinUni, Vietnam

Associate Prof. Hong-Quan Nguyen, VNU-HCM, Vietnam

Prof. Baptiste Gault, Imperial College London (UK) and Max Planck Institute for Sustainable Materials (Germany)

Associate Prof. Dinh-Phong Tran, University of Science and Technology of Hanoi, Vietnam


We thank the UK's International Science Partnerships Fund for providing financial support via a grant managed by the Academy of Medical Sciences (NGR1\2090).

We also thank tremendous support provided by colleagues at the Hanoi University of Science and Technology (Vietnam) and Imperial College London (UK)