Dr. Ngoc Lieu Le
Dr. Ngoc Lieu Le is currently a lecturer and faculty member at the School of Biotechnology at International University, Vietnam National University HCMC. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering from the National University of Singapore in 2014. After completing her Ph.D., she joined the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia as a postdoctoral fellow until 2017 before returning to Vietnam.
Dr. Ngoc’s research has covered a wide range of interdisciplinary research fields focusing on the areas of energy generation from renewable sources such as biofuels and ocean energy, waste water treatment to be recycled and/or to reduce environmental impacts, utilization of food waste or by-products as a resource to produce value-added products, and utilization of under-valued agricultural plants to produce biodegradable materials to replace plastics.
Dr. Ngoc is a recipient of IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Award from the Institution of Engineering in Singapore in 2010 in recognition of an outstanding engineering project which has made significant contributions to Singapore’s development. She is also a recipient of the Green Talents award by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research in 2013 in recognition of her outstanding achievements in making the society more sustainable. She has also received numerous national awards. Dr. Ngoc’s work was selected to present its findings on breaking the wall of green energy at the final Falling Walls Lab Competition in Germany in 2014. She has 17 peer-reviewed papers published in prestigious journals (Q1), one book chapter published by Elsevier and one filed U.S. patent (with the total citation of 800 and h-index of 14). She was also invited as a speaker at scientific seminars at universities in Germany and the United Kingdom.