Opening Ceremony Center of LED Agri-Bio Fusion Technology Research (LAFTRC) with Chonbuk National University (CBNU, Korea)

Published on 06 April 2016

Opening Ceremony

Center of LED Agri-Bio Fusion Technology Research (LAFTRC)

by CBNU (Korea) and VNU-HCMUS (Vietnam) in Vietnam


Earlier on Mar 29, 2016, VNU-HCMUS (Vietnam National University Hochiminh City – University of Science) conducted the inauguration ceremony of LAFTRC (LED Agri-Bio Fusion Technology Research Center) at Hall B, Linh Trung Campus (second campus). This center is the result of collaboration between Chonbuk National University (CBNU, Korea) and VNU-HCMUS since 2015.

The delegates of CBNU (Korea) are Prof. Moon Sik YANG (Vice President), Prof. Kwang Min CHO (Deputy Head, Office of Intl Academic Affairs),Prof. Chang Hee HONG (Director, LAFTRC); Dr. Sun Ki KIM and Dr CAO Dinh Hung (Researchers, LAFTRC); Mr. Kwang Kyung KIM (CEO, ES LEDs Co.) and Mr. Frank (Seung Ho) LEE (CEO, Hi-Cityfarm Co.)

For Vietnam side, there were many VIPs from Vietnam National University HCMC,University of Science (VNU-HCMUS), Saigon High-Tech Park, Binh Duong City Government also came for this event.

Also, aside from honorable delegates as above, attended the ceremony were Deans and Vice Deans from 03 faculties of VNU-HCMUS (Physics & Engineering Physics, Biology & Biotechnology, Materials Science), as well as 200 students, and representatives from AHTP (Agri High-Tech Park), Univ. of Agri-Forestry, Nguyen Tat Thanh Univ., Groupama Co. Vietnam, etc.




Fig. 1. (From left) Prof. TRAN Linh Thuoc, Prof. Moon Sik YANG, Prof. NGUYEN Thanh Nam performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony.


The ceremony also featured seminar on LED Agri-Bio Fusion Technology Research, with 05 invited talks in Physics and Biotechnology fields.


1. Introduction about LAFTRC –CBNUby Prof. Chang Hee HONG, CBNU (Korea)

2. LED-light for plant production by Dr. CAO Dinh Hung, CBNU (Korea)

3. The study of Plant Physiology by Dr. DO Thuong Kiet, VNU-HCMUS (Vietnam)

4. The study of LED structures for Plants by Prof. NGUYEN Van Hieu, VNU-HCMUS (Vietnam)

5. Can you make a profit with aquaponics? by Dr. HO Thanh Huy, VNU-HCMUS (Vietnam)


VNU-HCMUS signed MOA with CBNU in Sep 2015 with 02 international activities: LAFTRC technology transfer and joint training program. In this program, CBNU supported laboratory facilities for LAFTRC with the aim for producing organic and fresh vegetables with GAP standard, a stepping stone for further farming methods in the future.

Using LED in agriculture is a new trend that helps stimulate crops in the best way compared to normal lights. Also, it helps saving power and maximize benefit.

Speaking at the ceremony, Prof. TRAN Linh Thuoc, the presient of VNUHCM- University of Science, hoped that the collaboration between the two universities will open a future for international relations between Vietnam and Korea.



Fig. 2 (From left) Invited talk from Prof. Chang Hee HONG, and Prof. NGUYEN Van Hieu


The third section featured 02 MoU signing ceremonies between four research partners.



Fig.3 (From left) MoU signing ceremony between VNU-HCMUS and Binh Duong Cityfarm; between LAFTRC and SHTP




Fig.4. Delegates, researchers and students took a lab tours in CBNU-VNUHCM LAFTRC.


The ceremony ends with lab tours at labs of LAFTRC and labs for Electronic Engineering in Linh Trung Campus, VNU-HCM University of Science.



Source: VNU-HCMUS: Ms. Cam Tu and Ms. Rosaline