Professor Nguyễn Thị Kim Thanh, FRSC, FInstP, FIMMM FRSB ( held a prestigious Royal Society University Research Fellowship (2005-2014). She was appointed a Full Professor in Nanomaterials in 2013 at University College London. She leads a very dynamic group conducting cutting edge interdisciplinary and innovative research on the design, and synthesis of magnetic and plasmonic nanomaterials for biomedical applications.

In 2019, she has been honoured for her achievements in the field of nanomaterials, and her impactful project proposal and was awarded  highly prestigious Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Medal. 

She published 116 research papers, book chapters, theme issues, proceedings. Among them 11 papers were featured in cover pages. With total  11000 citations, h index 33,  i10 index of 58 and over 14 papers with over 100 citations among them 1 attracted over 2400 citations.

She has been Visiting Professor at various Universities in France, Japan, Singapore. She has been invited to speak at over 250 institutes and scientific meetings. She has been chairing and organising over 40 high profile international conferences.

She is Editor-in-chief of the Royal Society of Chemistry book Series, Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. She edited 4 theme issues: The Royal Society (2016), Interface Focus, “Multifunctional nanostructures for diagnosis and therapy of diseases”; The Royal Society Chemistry, RSC (2014), Faraday Discussions, “Physical Chemistry of Functionalised Biomedical Nanoparticles”; RSC (2013) Nanoscale, Special issue “Functional Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications” and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A (2010), “Nanoparticles”. She is the sole editor of two seminal books on Magnetic Nanoparticles from Fabrication to Clinical Applications ( and Clinical Applications of Magnetic nanoparticles ( 


Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications

Offering the latest information in magnetic nanoparticle (MNP) research, Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications provides a comprehensive review, from synthesis, characterization, and biofunctionalization to clinical applications of MNPs, including the diagnosis and treatment of cancers.

Translational research on tailored magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications spans a variety of disciplines, and putting together the most significant advances into a practical format is a challenging task. Balancing clinical applications with the underlying theory and foundational science behind these new discoveries, Magnetic Nanoparticles: From Fabrication to Clinical Applications supplies a toolbox of solutions and ideas for scientists in the field and for young researchers interested in magnetic nanoparticles.

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