Teaching faculty

  • Dr. Ho Xuan Thinh
    Education: BE in ChemEng at HCMUT, Vietnam (1998); MSc in Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer at INPG, France (2002); PhD at University of Bergen, Norway (2009)
    Academic Career: Researcher at Christian Michelsen Research, Norway (2009-2010); Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (2014-2017); joined VGU since 2017 (formerly at HCMUT)
    Field expertise:
    Fluid flows involving chemical reactions (SOFC, hydrogen storage); Multiphase flows (gas-liquid flows, transport of polydisperse particles); Meshfree Particle methods (SPH) for fluid flows; Non-Newtonian fluids (yield stress and/or thixotropic fluids)
    Taught courses:
    Physics; Heat and Mass Transfer; Internal Combustion Engine; Meshfree Particle Method; Fluid Mechanics (at HCMUT)
  • Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl
    Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Klaus Hackl
    Academic Career: Dipl. Mathematics (1985) at University of Heidelberg; Dr. rer. nat. (1988) at RWTH Aachen; Habilitation (1997) at Graz University of Technology; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum since 1999.
    Field expertise:
    Theory of materials; Numerical methods in mechanics and structural mechanics.
  • Dr. Binh Nguyen Thien
    My research focuses on numerical methods and analysis for hyperbolic partial differential equations for conservation laws and their implementation on high-performance computing supercomputers. I am also interested in applications of PDEs in science and engineering, in particular, numerical fluid dynamics. Field expertise:
    High-order numerical methods for hyperbolic PDEs: WENO, CENO finite differce/finite volume methods

    High-order explicit/implicit time-stepping methods: RK, IF, ETD, BDF, SDIRK, Rosenbrock

    Smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) methods and applications

    Numerical solvers for fractional differential equations

    Stiff problems with singular perturbation analysis
    Taught courses:
    School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia
    - Computational Linear Algebra (Course tutor)

    Department of Mathematical Sciences, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea
    - Numerical Analysis (Teaching assistant)
    - Introduction to Partial Differential Equations (Teaching assistant)
    - Calculus I and II (Teaching assistant)

    UNIST Education Center for Gifted Students, Ulsanl National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, South Korea
    - Research and Education Program (Instructor)
  • Dr. Cuong Nguyen Tan
    Field expertise:
    Structural Dynamics, Wave Propagation, Finite Elements
    Taught courses:
    Mechanics of Solids, Linear Finite Element Methods in Structural Mechanics (Computational Engineering program)
    Mechanics A, B, C (Mechanical Engineering program)
  • Prof. Detlef Kuhl
    iploma in Aeronautics and Astronautics (1992), TU-Stuttgart; Dr.-Ing. (1996), TU-Stuttgart; Research associate Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, Department of Aeronautics, London (1997); Research associate, Ruhr-University Bochum (1998-2007); Professor at University Kassel since 2007;

    Research Interests: Nonlinear stuctural dynamics, Galerkin time stepping methods, multi-field problems, tensegrity structures.
  • Dr. Duong Pham Thanh
    Name: Duong Thanh PHAM
    Citizenship: Vietnamese
    Email: duong.pt@vgu.edu.vn (or ptduong01@gmail.com)
    Telephone: (084)(0)39 487 3087

    Academic Career: Postdoctoral candidates, Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn University, Germany (2011 – 2013); PhD in Mathematics, the University of New South Wales, Australia (2011); Master in Mathematics and Education, La Trobe University, Australia (2007); B.Sc. in Mathematics and Education, Pedagogy University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam (2004).
    Field expertise:
    - Numerical Analysis
    - Computational mathematics
    - Finite element, boundary element and meshless methods
    - Pseudodifferential equations on the sphere
    - Numerical methods for stochastic partial differential equations
    - Boundary integral equation methods
    Taught courses:
    Undergraduate course:
    - Fundamental Engineering Mathematics I,II
    - Advanced Mathematics
    - Computer Science Mathematics
    - Test AS preparation

    Graduate course
    - Mathematical Aspects of Differential Equations - tutorials
    - Boundary Element Methods
    - Variational Calculus
  • Dr. Han Tran Duc
    - PhD in Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas at Austin, 2010
    - MSc in Mechanics of Construction, University of Liege, 2001
    - BSc in Civil Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, 1997
    Academic career
    - Senior Lecturer at Vietnamese-German University, 2014-present.
    - Postdoc at University of New Mexico, USA, 2011-2013
    - Teaching Assistant at University of Texas at Austin, USA, 2005-2010
    Field expertise:
    Numerical methods (FEM, BEM, MPM);
    Computational fracture mechanics;
    Sea ice modeling.
    Taught courses:
    Finite Element Methods in Linear Structural Mechanics;
    Advanced Finite Element Methods;
    Mechanics of Solids;
    Fracture Mechanics;
    Mechanics A;
    Application of FEM Technology.
  • Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hung Nguyen Quoc
    - B.E. in Mechanical Engineering (1997) Polytechnic University of Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam;
    - European M.Sc. in Mechanics of Construction (2001), University of Liege, Belgium;
    - PhD in Solid Mechanics and Manufacturing Engineering (2009), Inha University, South Korea.
    Field expertise:
    Smart materials and structures, Fluid Mechanics, Structure Optimization, Vibration control, Intelligent Control Systems, High frequency jetting dispenser.
    Taught courses:
    1) Vector mechanics (Statics, Dynamics)
    2) Fluid mechanics
    3) Automatic control systems
    4) Modern control systems
    5) System dynamics
    6) Structural dynamics and vibration
    7) Technical English
    8) Strength of materials
    9) Industrial robots
    10) Linear algebra
    11) Digital engineering
    12) CNC machining
    13) CAD/CAM technology
    14) Machinery mechanics
    15) Introduction to Mechanical Engineering
    16) Advanced Engineering Maths
    17) Manufacturing Process
    18) Hydraulics and Pneumatics systems
  • Dr. Loc Khieu Huu
    The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (MI, US): PhD '12, MSE '07
    Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (Vietnam): BE '04
    Field expertise:
    • Rarefied Gas Dynamics
    • Compressible Flows
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Finite Elements in Fluid Mechanics
    Taught courses:
    • Engineering Mathematics I–IV (Mechanical Engineering)
  • Dr. Minh Tran Tuan
    Senior Research and Teaching Assistant
  • Tamara Nestorović
    Diploma (1994) and Scientific degree Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Control Systems (2000), both at University of Niš, Serbia; Dr.-Ing. (2005), Otto-von-Guericke University, Germany; Professor at Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, since 2008.
    Field expertise:
    Controller design for smart structures and systems
    Active vibration control
    Modeling of active materials for smart structures
    Parameter and system identification
    Reconnaissance in mechanized tunneling
    Taught courses:
    Engineering Mechanics: Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics (Mech. Eng., Sales Engineering & Product Management)
    Dynamics and Adaptronics (Computational Engieneering)
    Fundamentals of Active Structural Control (Mech. Eng.)
    Advanced Control Methods for Adaptive Mechanical Systems (Computational Engieneering)
    Fundamentals of Machine Dynamics (Mech. Eng., Sales Engineering & Product Management)
    Fundamentals of System Dynamics (Mech. Eng.)
  • M. E. Thang Le Duc
    Research interesting in: Applied Optimization; Smart materials and structures; design and simulation in structures
  • Dr. Thanh Nguyen Xuan
    Mobile phone: 84938224738

    • BSc: Chemical Engineering
    Technological University of Ho Chi Minh City
    • MSc, PhD: Chemical Engineering
    The University of Queensland, Australia

    • Fortran and C programming
    • Unix operating system

    Working as Chemical Engineer at Vietnam Petroleum Institute (VPI), PetroVietnam. Holding several Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions at the University of Queensland, Australia; the University of Oklahoma, USA; National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore.
    The main research focuses on

    1. Molecular modeling and simulation (density functional theory, Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics methods) of nanoporous materials, equilibrium and dynamics of adsorption and separation processes, and nanoparticle based drug delivery systems.

    2. Synthesis of lightweight materials (cellulose aerogels and aerogel composites etc).

    3.Geochemical evaluation of source rocks and source rock-oil correlations for petroleum exploration and production. Identity of oil-spill source.
    Field expertise:
    1. Petroleum geochemistry

    Application of biomarker fingerprint for oil-oil and oil-source rock correlations; Wax and asphaltene-deposition problems.

    2. Molecular sieving separation

    The use and/or modification of commercial micro- and meso- porous adsorbents (zeolites, activated carbons etc.) to separate diamondoids and biomarkers for compound-specific isotope analysis (CSIA).

    3. Molecular Modeling and simulations

    Application of density functional theory, Monte Carlo, and molecular dynamics simulations to model microstructure of nanomaterials for predicting properties and behaviors of the materials in engineering systems and processes; heat transfer modelling of ligand-capped metallic nanoparticles to cellular environments to maximize photothermal enhancement of chemotherapy in cancer treatment.
    Taught courses:
    Basics of Materials Module I
    Basics of Materials Module II
    Basics of Chemical Engineering
    Smart Materials
  • M. Sc. Tung Le
    BSc in Mathematics and Computer Science, Ho Chi Minh City University of Science, Viet Nam (2012); Master in Applied Mathematics, University of Tours, France (2014). Field expertise:
    Numerical Analysis, Computational Mathematics, Adaptive Finite Element Methods, Partial Differential Equations
  • Dr. Van Nguyen Hai
    BE in Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Hanoi University of Science and Technology (HUST), Vietnam (2009). MSc in Computational Engineering, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany (2011). Dr.-Ing in Computational Engineering, Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany (2018).
    Field expertise:
    Numerical methods in mechanics
    Taught courses:
    - Continuum mechanics (TA)
    - Mathematical Aspects of Differential Equations and Numerical Methods (TA)
    - Numerical Methods
  • Dr. Joerg Franke
    1987-1994 studied Mechanical Engineering at University Karlsruhe (TH), 1994 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (Dipl.-Ing.) at University Karlsruhe (TH), 1998 Dr.-Ing. University Karlsruhe (TH), 1998-2000 Lecturer University Siegen, 2000-2012 Senior Lecturer University Siegen, 2008-2011 Interim Chair of Fluid Mechanics University Siegen, 2012-2017 Lecturer cum Academic Coordinator at VGU, since 2017 Senior Lecturer cum Academic Coordinator at VGU Field expertise:
    Fluid Mechanics; Computational Fluid Mechanics; Computational Wind Engineering; Verification, Validation and Uncertainty Quantification in Scientific Computing
    Taught courses:
    University Siegen:
    1998-2012 Computational Fluid Dynamics (Diploma, MSc), 2000-2012 Computational Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (Diploma, MSc), 2008-2011 Fluid Mechanics (Diploma, BSc), 2009-2012 Applied Fluid Dynamics (BSc), 2009-2012 Gas Dynamics I (Diploma, MSc), 2009-2012 Computer Methods in Fluid Technology (BSc), 2009-2011 Advanced Fluid Dynamics I (MSc)

    VGU, since 2012:
    Fluid Dynamics (MSc, COM) (since 2019 Thermo-Fluid Dynamics), Computational Fluid Dynamics (MSc, COM) (since 2020 Computational Thermo-Fluid Dynamics), Computational Wind Engineering (MSc, COM), Verification, Validation, and Uncertainty Quantification (MSc, COM), Numerical Simulation (MSc, MST), Fluid Mechanics (BSc, MEN), Basics of Fluid Machinery (BSc, MEN)

    Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB), since 2016:
    Simulation of incompressible turbulent flows with the Finite Volume method (MSc, CompEng)
Are you sure you want to delete?