-Thanh was invited to Women Champions in Science event by Professor Lesley Yellowlees MBE FRSE FRSC President of Royal Society of Chemistry in Nov 2012
-Thanh undertook an academic secondment at BIS (UK Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills) to review the support for EU funding programmes for FP7 and Horizon 2020 (2014-2020).
-Thanh was nominated by the Royal Society to represent the Society at "Voice of the Future 2012" event in the House of Commons, March 2012 . A unique opportunity for young scientists and engineers to participate in a Science Question Time with the Minister of Universities and Science, Rt hon David Willets MP, and the Shadow Minister for Innovation and Science, Chi Onwurah MP
- Thanh was very happy to be selected to take part in The Royal Society and Government Office for Science Civil Servant-Scientist Pairing Scheme 2011 on EU and International Innovation Policy, Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills
- Thanh was the lead exhibitor of the "Nanoscale
Science: A Giant Leap for Mankind" exhibit at 350th celebration of the
Royal Society at their 2010
Summer Science Exhibition
in London, UK. New Scientist picked our exhibition as
one of the best of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition
- Thanh was nominated by The Royal Society to represent The Society at the Interacademy Panel (IAP) confererence of young leader in STI at the world economic forum's "Meeting of the New Champions 2008" in Tianjin, China, September 2008. She was invited to be a discussion leader in "The Next Wave for Nanotechnology" panel at the conference.
In November 2007, Thanh was paired with Mr Andrew Miller, Chair of the Commons Science & Technology Select Committee, Labour MP for Ellesmeer Port and Neston
Mr Miller has spent a day to synthesise nanoparticles in Thanh's lab. He said: “The research on magnetic nanoparticles and their properties and potential applications in biomolecular and medical research being undertaken by Dr Nguyen T. K. Thanh and her team is, for many lay people, very hard to comprehend. I doubt whether more than a handful of my Parliamentary colleagues realise the potential benefit to human health arising from this research and it is vitally important that more is done to inform the whole society of its value."
Nanomagic exhibit at British Association Festival of Science, Liverpool, September, 2008:
Thanh is invited by the Royal Society to UK research: building bridges, building prosperity discussion between the Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable MP, the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, with President of the Royal Society, Sir Paul Nurse, and Roland Aurich, Chief Executive of Siemens in the UK as they consider the strength of UK research, the role it can play in driving the future prosperity of the UK and the important related issues of worldwide mobility of talent, openness of data and freedom of speech, July 2012, The Royal Society, London, UK
Thanh was invited to Global Challenges Solutions from Science, RSC’s Parliamentary Links Event, June 2011, The house of Commons, London, UK
Thanh was invited to UK Launch of the International Year of Chemistry, January 2011, Palace of Westminster, London, UK
Thanh was invited to RSC Women Sharing a Chemical Moment in Time. This event forms part of International Year of Chemistry, January 2011, London, UK
Thanh demonstrated how to make nanoparticles to public on Family Fund Day (4/2010) and Member Day (5/2010) at Royal Institution of Great Britain
Thanh gave a Christmas Biology Lecture entitled: "NanoMagic" to sixth-form students, School of Biological Sciences, University of Liverpool, December 2008.
Thanh gave a lecture at The Association for Science Education (AES) annual conference in January, (2008)
Thanh supervised 10 summer high school students organised by Nuffield Foundation, (2007-2010)