Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thanh Son is an alumnus of the Faculty of Biology, General University of Ho Chi Minh City (now restructured into several departments under the Vietnam National University Ho Chi Minh city, VNU-HCM). He received a Master’s degree in Biology from the University of Natural Sciences, VNU-HCM, and did his Ph.D. in biology, specializing in ecology at Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. In April 2018, he was appointed Associate Professor.
After many years working as a researcher at the Institute of Tropical Biology and working at the Institute of Environment and Natural Resources, Dr. Dao Thanh Son became a faculty member at Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, where he has been teaching from 2014 until now.
He is devoted to research, with his primary interests including biodiversity and phytoplankton ecology, the ecotoxicity of pollutants, surface water quality and water safety for humans, as well as the relationship between phytoplankton and human emissions in the context of climate change. So far, he has chaired or participated in more than 20 scientific projects, funded by domestic and foreign organizations, such as the National Foundation for Science and Technology Development (NAFOSTED), the VNU-HCM, Denmark’s Development Cooperation (DANIDA), and the French Research Institute for Development (IRD). As a teacher, he also supports groups of students in executing scientific research ideas.
Over the past ten years, he has authored/co-authored more than 40 articles published in international journals and conference proceedings, including more than 20 articles in the ISI catalog, along with more than 40 articles in national journals and conference proceedings. His work is cited in more than 70 presentations at domestic and international scientific conferences. He is currently a member of the Editorial Board of the Thai scientific journal SSSTJ, and was also invited to review articles for a number of other international journals.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Dao Thanh Son is co-author of a monograph and a reference book on freshwater cyanobacteria and ecotoxicity, published in 2014. Besides working at the University of Technology, he also gives lectures at many schools including the University of Natural Sciences and Ho Chi Minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment. He is also a guest lecturer of a study abroad program of students from Loyola University, Chicago, USA in Ho Chi Minh city.