Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh FRSC FInstP FIMMM FRSB leads a dynamic group conducting cutting-edge interdisciplinary and innovative research on the design, and synthesis of magnetic and plasmonic nanomaterials for biomedical applications. She has held a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2005–2014) and was appointed Full Professor in Nanomaterials in 2013 at University College London. Currently, she is Vice Dean for Innovation and Enterprise at UCL’s faculty of mathematical and physical sciences.
In 2019, Professor Thanh was honoured for her achievements in the field of nanomaterials, and her impactful project proposal was awarded the prestigious Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Medal. She was awarded the 2023 Thomas Graham Lectureship.
Professor Thanh is Editor-in-chief of the RSC book series Nanoscience & Nanotechnology. She has edited several themed issues. She was a member of the Joint Committee of the RSC Colloid & Interface Science Group and SCI Colloid & Surface Chemistry Group (2008–2017). She was also a representative member of the Joint Colloids Group at the RSC Faraday Division Council (2013–2016).
Professor Thanh was a co-founder and is an alumna of the Global Young Academy. She also founded and is chair of the advisory board of the Vietnam Young Academy.