Le Ngoc Truyen was a standout high school student at APU – Saigon, especially within Natural Sciences subjects. Truyen’s strengths included researching and challenging himself to continually do better. After earning distinction as APU’s valedictorian of 2012, Truyen Le was accepted to study in the United States and went to explore the boundless world of science.
Truyen chose Chemistry as the way to challenge his passions, and he transferred to the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities for a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry. The University of Minnesota has a remarkable history. Founded in 1851, it is the second largest university in the Big Ten Conference in the Midwestern United States. It is part of the 6th-largest university systems in the US overall. Each year, more than 50,000 students from around the world study at the University of Minnesota.
At university, Truyen joined the polymer research lab for 2 years and co-operated on a scientific study on Renewable Polymers. The research was published in the Research Journal of Engineering Chemistry & Industry. This success has partly motivated Truyen to continue on the path of further research in this scientific field.
In 2017, Truyen graduated from the University of Minnesota and continued to study for his Master’s Degree in Chemistry. This time his destination was the University in California-Berkeley, ranked #4 in US News & World Report’s 2021 Best Global Universities ranking.
Recently, Truyen achieved the Master of Science degree in Chemistry from Berkeley, further establishing himself as an elite scholar.
Currently, Truyen works for Lygos, a leading company in the field of sustainable organic acid specialty chemicals and Biotechnology based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lygos was founded by a team of synthetic biotechnology specialists at UC Berkeley.
APU International School congratulates Truyen Le’s tremendous success and wishes all APUers to always step firmly on your career paths, using your passion to serve this life better and better.