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Teaching faculty

  • Academic Coordinators
  • Dr. Ho Xuan Thinh
    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); Researcher at Christian Michelsen Research, Norway (2009-2010); Research Fellow at National University of Singapore (2014-2017); joined VGU since 2017 Field expertise:
    Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC); Multiphase flows; Meshfree Particle methods (SPH) for fluid flows; Non-Newtonian fluid mechanics (yield stress and thixotropic fluids)
    Taught courses:
    Fluid Mechanics; CFD; Meshfree Particle Method; Heat and Mass Transfer; Internal Combustion Engines
  • 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.
  • Lecturers
  • 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)
  • 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
  • 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:
    Undergraduate courses
    - Engineering mechanics (Statics, Dynamics)
    - Fluid mechanics
    - Automatic control systems
    - Industrial robots
    - Machinery mechanics

    Graduate courses
    - Structural Dynamics
    - Smart materials and structures
    - Dynamic structures and Adaptronics
    - Fundamental and Advanced robotics
    - Modern control systems
    - Engineering Optimization
    - Advanced manufacturing process
  • 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
    Tran Tuan Minh holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechatronics from CanTho University, Vietnam (2008); a Master of Science in Computational Engineering from Vietnamese German University, Vietnam and Ruhr Univesity Bochum, Germany (2011); and a Doctor of Engineering in Material Mechanics from Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (2019).

    He has diverse experience working with students nationally and internationally throughout teaching the Bachelor and Master level course in Statics, Continuum Mechanics, Solid Mechanics, and Dynamics, and supervising students in topics of mechanical modelling and simulations.
    Field expertise:
    Minh's research interest surrounds deeply investigating material model, which simulates and explains the underlying mechanism of crystalline structure behaviour of metals undergoing various mechanical tests: tensile, torsion, bending, or indentation. Recently, He is developing a new research direction in metamaterials; structural design using robust topology optimization algorithms.
    Taught courses:
    Mechanical Engineering bachelor program:
    61MEN102: Mechanics - Stereostatics
    61MEN108: Mechanics - Strength of materials
    61MEN203: Mechanics - Dynamics
    61MEN205: Computer science and engineering (part2)

    Computational Engineering master program:
    61COM503: Mechanics of Solids
    61COM506: Finite Element Methods in Linear Structural Mechanics
    61COM501: Introduction to Computational Science and Engineering
  • 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.)
  • Dr. Thanh Nguyen Xuan
    • BSc: Chemical Engineering
    Technological University of Ho Chi Minh City
    • MSc, PhD: Chemical Engineering
    The University of Queensland, Australia

    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)
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