Nanotechnology has been identified as one of the key research areas for the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-tech Zone.
The other areas are IT, biotechnology, microelectronics, precision engineering, optical-electronics and automation.
The HCM City based National University is planning at least 20 nanotechnology research projects and will also train at least 2000 students to masters and doctorate levels in nanotechnology each year.
Current research at The Faculty of Material Science and Technology, HCM City University of Technology includes nanomaterials that resist radar and electromagnetic waves. It is hoped that this research will lead to fabrics that can protect against harmful radiation.