Binh (Thanh Binh Nguyen) received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Natural Sciences in Hochiminh city, Vietnam in 2004.
After having completed his Master of Science at the Université du Maine - Le Mans - France as a fellow of the Scholarship program of the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, he stayed in the same University to perform his graduate studies in the laboratory of Dr. Gilles Dujardin, obtaining his Ph.D. in the end of 2008 for the development of new methods for the 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of nitrones.
From 2009-2011, Binh was a postdoctoral fellow in the group of Dr. Françoise Guéritte at the Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles - Gif-sur-Yvette - France. His postdoctoral work focused on the development of phosphoric acid-catalyzed enantioselective reduction of o-hydroxyphenyl ketimines and on the one-step synthesis of bioactive flavonoidal alkaloids. After having obtained a research associate position (Chargé de Recherche) of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in 2011, he joined the group of Dr. Almourabit in the same institute. His main research interest is the development of new synthetic methods for carbon-nitrogen bond formation with a strong emphasis on using elemental sulfur, molecular iodine and iron–sulfur catalysts.