2022 NCKU OVERSEAS WEEK
National Cheng Kung University Overseas Hub in Vietnam (NCKU OH) always endorses the latest trends, with the mission of spreading latest knowledge and furthering connections with other countries in the world. NCKU works as a “golden bridge” to connect Southeast Asia, Europe, and other areas together, to create educational values, and to contribute to society. With an aim to share latest studies and spread inspiration so on December 8th, NCKU OH jointly launched an event “2022 NCKU Overseas Week” on main following catalogues: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Applying Information Technology in our life. with distinguished guests from National Cheng Kung University, University of Danang – University of Science and Technology (DUT), School of Engineering and Technology - Hue University (HUET).
The event was held successfully and received lots of attention from 71 participants in Cisco and 240 views from Facebook Livestream. The participants came from various occupations including 57% from Students, 25% from University Staff, 4% from Industry, 6% from Hospital/Clinic and 4% from Government and 4% others. The high percentage of Graduated students, University Staff and Industrial companies joining the event led to confirmation and increased the prestige of National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), NCKU Overseas Hub in Vietnam and the quality of the Webinar.
In this Webinar, all participants will be exposed to the hottest study topic from Vietnam - NCKU Joint Research team. This event is honored to have the presence of the following delegate and credentialed Speakers: Prof. Hsin-Yi Hung (Institute of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, NCKU) and Dr. Ta Ngoc Ly (Faculty of Chemistry, DUT); Prof. Meng-Hsun Tsai (Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, NCKU) and Dr. Tran Van Lic (Department of Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering, DUT); Prof. Kuan-Zong Fung (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU) and Dr. Nguyen Ba Kien (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, DUT); Prof. Guan-Da Syu (Department of Biotechnology and Bioindustry Science, NCKU) and Ms. Huynh Thi Thuy Linh,. Msc (HUET); Prof. Pai-Chun Wei (Department of Materials Science and Engineering, NCKU) and Dr. Le Dai Vuong (HUET).
Beside the presence of honor speakers, this Webinar was pleasure to have the delegate moderator Dr. Ngo Thi Minh Hien (Director of NCKU OH in Vietnam) started the event by thankfulness to all the Speakers and Participants had accompanied with NCKU OH in this Webinar. Also, she expressed her thankfulness to two sister hubs: Malaysia and Thailand; also engaged in the Webinar “How the world is coping with the new normal of massive flooding” of NCKU OH in Malaysia. Dr. Hien ended the opening remarks by hoping that the Participants will be updated with the latest studies, and the case studies that have brought about success will be provided through this Webinar with many valuable sessions and experiences from Speakers.
Dr. Minh Hien (Director of NCKU OH)
At the end of the Opening Remarks, Dr. Minh Hien invited our participants to turn on their camera to have a memorial group photo with our guests.
The Group photo
Team Prof. Hsin-Yi Hung and Dr. Ta Ngoc Ly kicked off the Webinar with the topic “Anti-quorum Sensing and Anti-biofilm Activity of Sterculia Lychnophora Extract”. Prof. Hsin-Yi Hung started with an introduction about herself and her main research on: Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products and Drug Discovery.
Then she carefully gave an overview of the drug discovery process and her team’s target. Dr. Ta Ngoc Ly continued the presentation with his resumé and research interest: Natural Products, Drug Discover and Biomaterial. Prof. Hung and Dr. Ly focus on extracting and identifying biological compounds capable of inhibiting QS signals and studying the mechanism of these compounds on the biofilm formation of bacteria. The results of the study can be used as a basis for the development of anti-dry cough drugs specifically for post-Covid cough symptoms.
Prof. Hsin-Yi Hung and Dr. Ta Ngoc Ly with his topic “Anti-quorum Sensing and Anti-biofilm Activity of Sterculia Lychnophora Extract”
Continuously, Prof. Meng-Hsun Tsai and Dr. Tran Van Lic gave a presentation about the product of “Remote Patient Tracking and Monitoring System in Hospital Based on Lorawan Wireless Technology” project. Dr. Tran Van Lic is the presenter for his team’s section. He firstly explained why he chose the topic and a chart that compares the LoRaWAN with other technologies.
In this project, they will apply the new wireless technology, LoRa/LoRaWAN has been effectively tested for many IoT applications with the main advantages of long-range and low power consumption, which has solved the above problem and is very popular. It is suitable for patient location monitoring and monitoring systems that can be used in large hospitals, helping to reduce the human load for patient monitoring and monitoring and ensuring safety and efficiency of treatment.
Team Prof. Meng-Hsun Tsai and Dr. Tran Van Lic shared to all participants the topic: “Remote Patient Tracking and Monitoring System in Hospital Based on Lorawan Wireless Technology”
The following team speakers are Prof. Kuan-Zong Fung and Dr. Nguyen Ba Kien. Their presentation was titled “Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries (ZIBs) for Grib Scale Storage” and “MoS2 as potential cathode materials for ZIBs”. Dr. Nguyen Ba Kien and Dr. Le Quoc Huy firstly gave the participants an overview of MoS2 structure and why they chose the MoS2 as potential cathode materials for ZIBs.
They also introduced their team members and lab’s facilities. In conclusion, for large-scale storage, an ideal rechargeable battery, composed of inexpensive and eco-friendly materials, would safely deliver a large reversible capacity with good rate capability under a wide variety of operating conditions. Owing to their high energy density, lightweight, and long cycle life, lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) are used to power most portable electronic devices.
The speech with the topic “Aqueous Zinc-ion Batteries (ZIBs) for Grib Scale Storage” by Prof. Kuan-Zong Fung and Dr. Nguyen Ba Kien
Prof. Guan-Da Syu and Ms. Huynh Thi Thuy Linh began the presentation with the study of “Research and Development of The Electrochemical Sensor Device for Detecting White Spot Syndrome Virus in Farmed Shrimp”. Ms. Linh presented the block diagram of an electrochemical biosensor system including: Biological recognition element, Transducer and Signal processing system. In this research, they use an electrochemical biosensor to detect white spot disease in shrimp caused by WSSV (White Spot Syndrome Virus). Ms. Linh also showed the primary results and Prof. Guan-Da Syu gave some comments that will help Ms. Linh’s studies are better. Measurements will be made not only at room temperature but also at outside temperature. The final results show that the sensitivity of the device is compared to the PCR results of the same sample at both room temperature and outside temperature. And then, the solution to increase sensitivity is proposed.
Prof. Guan-Da Syu and Ms. Huynh Thi Thuy Linh with their topic “Research and Development of The Electrochemical Sensor Device for Detecting White Spot Syndrome Virus in Farmed Shrimp”
Last but not least, team Prof. Pai-Chun Wei and Dr. Le Dai Vuong delighted in sharing their research “Fabrication of (K0,48Na0,48Li0,04)(Nb0,95Sb0,05)O3 lead-free ceramics using Reactive Templated Grain Growth Method”. KNLNS ceramics synthesized by the reactive-templated grain growth methods to achieve enhancements in the piezoelectric response of ceramics suitable for applications. The effect of parameters in the technological process on the texture degree and the dielectric, piezoelectric and ferroelectric properties of textured KNLNS ceramics will be systematically investigated. The optimal lead-free KNLNS ceramics can be selected for application directions in the future. Therefore, this project will develop the new fabrication of ceramic materials with good piezoelectric properties.
Prof. Pai-Chun Wei and Dr. Le with their topic “Fabrication of (K0,48Na0,48Li0,04)(Nb0,95Sb0,05)O3 lead-free ceramics using Reactive Templated Grain Growth Method”
The Q&A session followed the speakers' presentations: the group of Prof. Hung and Dr. Ly received questions from participants: can you explain how FAS control EGFR; whether you think your research can support Western medicine research; will the post-Covid symptoms can be recognized by your research? the group of Prof. Tsai and Dr. Lic received a remarkable question: is there any limit in the operation of this system; I would like to ask in case the patient’s situation is alarming, does your system do anything to support them? Team Prof. Fung and Dr. Kien’s research had caught interesting questions: is it any difficulty in material design or any other steps if we make wide manufacturing of ZIBs; Is the ZIB easy to flammable; So how about in Malaysia for MoS based is difficult to do in the industry; the group of Dr. Kien and Dr. Huy recceived the questions: how you determine parameters in design of MoS2 material in detail? the group of Prof. Syu and Ms. Linh also received questions from our participants: Does the detection WSSV system cost a reasonable price for the farmers; Is it suitable for applying this technique widely? Finally, the group of Prof. Wei and Dr. Vuong still received supportive questions: What parameter does it affect the performance of lead-free ceramics? Why do you choose (K0,48Na0,48Li0,04)(Nb0,95Sb0,05)O3 lead-free ceramics as your main research orientation but not the others?
Delegated Speakers in Panel Discussions
The Webinar “2022 NCKU Overseas Week” has accumulated significant outcomes: This workshop attracted international viewers from Taiwan, United States, Japan, France, Australia, Thailand, South Korea, Philippines, etc.
Viewers of Countries
The Webinar successfully provided a lot of useful information and updated knowledge about interesting fields such as: Chemistry, Biotechnology, Electrical area and Applying Information Technology in Healthcare.
NCKU OH is very grateful and delighted for all the support of NCKU OH’s family. In 2023, NCKU OH will bring more and more positive contributions to the community, especially creating more educational onsite events. So, follow NCKU OH for our further events. Goodbye and see you in 2023!
The Webinar “2022 NCKU Overseas Week” has also received enthusiastic support from the NCKU Overseas Hub in Malaysia, as well as the following Facebook community groups: VietPhD.org, HCMUT K20, etc.