Honda Y-E-S Award in Vietnam
Partnership with The National Institute for Science and Technology Policy and Strategy Studies (NISTPASS) and Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd.
* Information concerning affiliation/profile of the awardee is current at the time he/she received the award.
Y-E-S Award Plus Recipient
Phan Tri Hoa
Vietnam National University,
Hanoi, University of Science
Host institution/organization in Japan:
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences
The University of Tsukuba
The internship at the research lab of Prof. Adachi at University of Tsukuba is an amazing experience for me because this is the first time that I have ever worked in a research lab in Japan. Before the internship, I had mixed feelings. I was nervous because I did not know how the life in Japan and how I can overcome the language barrier while I felt excited because I would have a chance to work with excellent professors in the famous university in Japan. However, after a week, I felt more comfortable and happy in the lab as well as in the daily life. Professors and students in the lab helped me a lot and they were my professional interpreters any time I needed help. In research, my project was the study of electrokinetic potential of nanomaterials and I enjoyed experiments a lot. I did learn a lot of knowledge as well as skills which are useful for my scientific career. In fact, I personally prefer doing research in Japan to in US because I can saw the strong connection between professors and students scientifically and socially, which is not what I observed in my lab in US. In daily life, I have a lot of friends in Tsukuba and they showed me how to explore Tsukuba. It was a memorable experience in Tsukuba that I will never forget. I had a great internship in Japan and I am honor to be sponsored by Honda Foundation. I couldn’t have such a successful internship in Japan without the huge support from Honda Foundation and the staff.