I am currently an ICTAS doctoral scholar and a graduate research assistant leading to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Crop and Soil Environmental Sciences at Virginia Tech. I started my study at Virginia Tech in Fall 2015 and expect to graduate in Spring 2019. My hometown is Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. I completed a Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences from Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Hanoi in 2011. In 2013, I came to the United States of America for my Master degree in Biological and Environmental Sciences at Troy University in Troy, Alabama.
I have a strong interest in emerging contaminants, especially antibiotics. I am also very interested in analytical and organic chemistry and their application. My research focuses on (1) understanding the occurrence of antibiotics in surface runoff water, surface runoff sediment, and soil following animal manure application in the field; and (2) develop a better manure management plan (including manure application methods, manure application timing, manure treatment methods, manure application seasons) to reduce negative impact of antibiotics to the surrounding environment.