Hoang Quoc Anh, a third-year UGAS-EU student, was presented with the SETAC JAPAN AWARD at the 28th Symposium on Environmental Chemistry, which was held in Saitama city of Saitama Prefecture(June 12–14, 2019).
The award is for studies from a global perspective that contribute to developing environmental chemistry, or for continuing studies by international students after returning to their country that contribute to environmental chemistry.
The award is given for an outstanding oral presentation.
This time the study on environmental chemistry by Hoang is highly rated and he was presented with SETAC JAPAN AWARD.
Hoang Quoc Anh’s supervisor Shin TAKAHASHI was also presented with a merit award by JEC for his continuing dedication in the field of environmental chemistry focusing on persistent organic pollutants (POPs).
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Comment from Hoang Quoc Anh
I’m Hoang Quoc Anh, UGAS-EU PhD student in the field of Environmental Science. I have conducted studies on the contamination status, emission sources, and risk assessment of organic micro-pollutants under the supervision of Prof. Shin Takahashi. Our studies focused on areas affected by rapid urbanization–industrialization processes and informal waste recycling activities in Vietnam and other developing countries. At this conference, I presented on the contamination status, emission sources, and human health risk related to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and their methylated derivatives (PAHs and Me-PAHs) in road dust from Vietnam. These pollutants are of concern because of their widespread abundance and high toxicity including carcinogenicity. Unexpectedly, I was presented with an award for my oral presentation by SETAC. My supervisor was presented with a merit award by JEC for his continuing dedication in the field of environmental chemistry focusing on persistent organic pollutants (POPs). This is an unforgettable conference for me.