Teaching faculty

  • Frieder Keller
    Diploma in Electrical Engineering (1983), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Employee at Robert Bosch GmbH, Corporate Research (1988-1994); since 1994: Professor at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany; Interests: Automotive Electronics, Chassis Control, Vehicle Dynamics Systems, Electronically Controlled Braking Systems, Safety and Reliability of Electronic Control Units
  • BA Nguyen Thi Thuy Trang
    BSc in English Linguistics, 2012, Ho Chi Minh University of Social Science and Humanity.
  • Dr. Luu Tran Le
    Bachelor (2006) in Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science;
    Master (2010) in Organic Chemistry, Ho Chi Minh University of Science, PhD. (2015) in Environmental Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea.
    Teaching in Environmental Process Technology, Physical Chemistry, Physic, Sensor Fabrication. Research Interests: Water and wastewater treatment technology, Water and gas sensors, Environmental Monitoring, Energy production by renewable energies, esp photovoltaics, biofuel.

    Email: luu.tl@vgu.edu.vn
    Field expertise:
    Electrochemical water treatment (kinetic and system design for electrooxidation, electrocoagulation, electroflotation…): using BDD, PbO2, SnO2, RuO2, IrO2, TiO2, Al, Fe electrodes…

    • Electrocatalyst for oxygen and chlorine evolution (chlor-alkali process): thin film deposition by thermal decomposition, sol-gel, electrodeposition, chemical bath deposition with the assistance of green chemistry (microwave, sonication).

    • Advance oxidation process (O3/H2O2, Fenton, Electro-fenton…).

    • Absorption for water and gas treatment: clay, active carbon, iron oxide, zeolite, MOF, polymer…

    • Nanoparticle for environmental toxicity and photocatalyst (AgNP, TiO2, Cu…).

    • Nanostructure material for environment and energy application (porous, nanorod, nanosheet…).

    • Catalyst for biomass conversion to renewable energy (biofuel).

    • Membrane technology: RO, MF, UF, FO…

    • Redox flow battery and sensor.
  • 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)
  • Can Le Duy
    Name: Le Duy Can
    Email: can@vgu.edu.vn
    Received diploma mathematics from at University Dalat Vietnam in applied mathematics.
    Studied at University of Applied Sciences Munich
    (Bayern/Germany) in electrical engineering, data and information
    technology. Graduation: Electrical Engineer.
    Studied at University Kassel (Hessen/Germany) in Information Technology
    Field expertise:
    Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN)
    Sensor and Automation application in industry and research.
    Control engineering
    FPGA hardware design
    Algorithms for machine learning, reinforcement learning.
  • Hans-Werner Dorschner
    Diploma (1976) in Electrical Engineering, University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Dr.-Ing. (1980) in Electrical Engineering (mathematic modelling and automation), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Senior (1983-2003) in different national and international companies (Wireline Schlumberger: "petroleum exploration" (4 years), Siemens Karlsruhe: Managing Director "imaging technology" (10 years), WIKA Klingenberg/Main: Managing Director "process automation" (6 years), BMG Bad Urach: Managing Director "Mechatronics" (3 years)); since 2003: Professor for Automation, Electrical Engineering and Software Engineering at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany Interests: Modern methods of automation, neural networks, fuzzy logic
  • Helmut Scherf
    Prof. Helmut E. Scherf
    Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (1988), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; 8 years of industrial experience in the fields of digital signal processing, automation and control engineering; since 1996: Professor for control systems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany Interests: Modelling and simulation of dynamic systems, controller design, real time controller application, current research project: HSI (hot surface ignition): replacing the spark plug by a glow plug in a combined heat and power plant requires a real time ignition timing control system
  • Hien Tong Duy
    Ph.D in Materials Science, Sensor Technology, Micro/nano fabrication at MESA Research Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands; June 2004.
    Postdoc at BIOS - Lab-on - a - Chip Group, MESA Research Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Twente, The Netherlands; 2007-2009.
    Co-founder and CTO of Nanosens Research B.V, The Netherlands, 2005-2017.
    Vice Director of Institute for Nanotechnology, Vietnam National University in Ho Chi Minh, 2008-2013.
    Researcher at Institute for computational science (INCOS), Ton Duc Thang University, 2017-2019.
    Lecturer in Materials Science and Technology of Sensors, Coordinator of Materials Science program at Vietnamese German University since April, 2019.


    Field expertise:
    Combination of Materials Science, Computation and Micro-Nanotechnology for solving problems in Healthcare, Energy, and Environment:
    Health care: New materials, Micro-nanowies, Micro-Nanomechanics ,Micro-nanomembrane , and Nanoparticle based systems for early diagnosing of diseases.
    Environment: New forms of materials like Nanowire, Micro-nanomembranes and Nanoparticles for toxic detection in water and clean water purification.
    Energy Starvation: High efficient solar and electrochemical cells.
    Taught courses:
    Sensor technology
    Micro-nanotechnology in general
    Materials Science in General
    Specific micro/nano fabrication for sensors
    Specific micro/nano fabrication and utilization of integrated devices and systems
  • 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 (former at HCMUT) Field expertise:
    Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (SOFC); Multiphase flows (gas-liquid flows, transport of polydisperse particles); Meshfree Particle methods (SPH) for fluid flows; Non-Newtonian fluids (yield stress and thixotropic fluids)
    Taught courses:
    Heat and Mass Transfer; Meshfree Particle Method; Internal Combustion Engine; Physics; Fluid Mechanics (at HCMUT)
  • 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
  • Prof. Dr. Ing Karl-Robert Graf
    Diploma in Industrial Engeneering (1981), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Graduation Dr.-Ing. in Mecanical Engeneering (1994), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany - Startegic Simulation Studies in Operations Management; 8 years consultant with main focus on international business, financal and strategic operations management; 5 years professor in production- and material management, Hochschule Heilbronn, Technik-Wirtschaft-Informatik; since 1999 Professor in process- and production management; Hochschule Karlsruhe, University of Applied Science, Germany, Department of Computer Science and Business Information Systems. Interests: Design and develpopment of discrete event evaluation simulation software and models
    Field experience and taught courses
    - Supply Chain Management (GPEM)
    - Production Management
    - Operations Management
    - Project Management (MSST)
    - Lean Management
    - Systems Engineering
    - Simulation Development, -Research and -Application
  • Jan Hoinkis
    Prof. Dr. Jan Hoinkis conducted a doctorate in thermodynamics at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany (now Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in 1989. After completion of his thesis he moved to the Swiss company Ciba-Geigy, where he was working as head of a R Field expertise:
    water treatment and reuse, sensor
    Taught courses:
    Basic Chemistry
    Physical Chemistry
    Environmental Process Technology
  • 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)
  • Peter Giesecke
    Study of Mechanical Engineering and Physics, Promotion in the field of Nuclear Reaktor Materials, 15 years practical experience as head of the department for mechanical design and sensor development at Schenck company in Darmstadt, three years experience as freelancer for the projecting of special equipment for the development of airplanes (windtunnels, turbine testing facilitys, fatigue testing of wings etc.) all over the world, but mostly in Indonesia. Twenty years lecturing at the University for applied sciences in Frankfurt (Germany): Industrial measuring technic, sensor application, mechatronic philosophy, sensors and actuators, development of smart sensors. Now retired but not tired, teaching at the German Jordan University in Amman, at two Universities in Äthiopia (Addis Abeba and Mekele, and at the Vietnamese German University in Ho Chi Minh City.
    Teaching in Vietnam, Jordan, Shanghai, Äthiopien, Oman.
    Taught courses:
    Advanced sensortechnology
  • Dr. Phu Do Xuan
    Do Xuan Phu received the B.S and M.S degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Ho Chi Minh city University of Technology (BKU), Vietnam, in 2005 and 2008 respectively. He received the Ph.D degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Inha University, South of Korea, in 2015. He was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Singapore University of Technology and Design-MIT from 2015 to 2016.
    Dr. Phu joined the Department of Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology at Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam, in 2017. He is also a lecturer of Hochshule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany. His research areas include intelligent control, mechanism and actuators, smart materials and structures for robotics, medical robotics and devices.
    Dr. Phu is founding director of MediRobotics Laboratory at Vietnamese-German University, Vietnam.
    My citations are listed here: https://scholar.google.com.vn/citations?user=GMmGI5kAAAAJ
    Field expertise:
    Intelligent control, mechanism and actuators, smart materials and structures for robotics, medical robotics and devices
    Taught courses:
    1. Automation Control (GPEM - VGU)
    2. Control Lab (MSST - VGU)
    2. Control Theory (MSST - VGU)
    3. Modern Intelligent Control Technology (MSST - VGU)
    4. System Identification (MSST - VGU)
    5. Matlab
  • PhysRalf Herwig
    Prof. Dr. Ing. Dipl. Phys Ralf Herwig
    University Diploma in Physics (1971), Phillips University, Marburg, Germany; Dr. –Ing in Electrotechnics (1984), University Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany; Since 1993: Professor for physics, microcomputers and microsystems at Hochschule Karlsruhe - University of Applied Science, Germany; Interests: Microelectronics, soil moisture sensors, self organizing networks
  • Stefan Bleiweis
    Dr. Stefan Bleiweis
    Professor for Corporate Management
    Faculty of Management Science and Engineering
    - Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences
    - Flying Faculty of VGU (Mechatronics and Sensor Systems Technology, M.Sc.)
    - Guest Lecturer/Visiting Professor in Taiwan, Brazil, Mexico, USA and GB
    - International Consulting Projects with Corporations
    - CFO at Freudenberg SpA, Milan, Italy
    - Freudenberg Headquarters, Weinheim, Germany
    - PhD in International Business Economics from Nuremberg University
    - Siemens International Acounting (Germany, France, Australia, Singapore)
    - Master in Business Management, Nuremberg University, Germany
    - Undergraduate Studies of Business Economics and Philosophy, Universities in Würzburg, Germany, and New York, USA"
    Taught courses:
    Business and Management
  • 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
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