January 2012 I have been working as a full-time academic lecturer at Monash University in Australia. Prior to this, I worked as a postdoctoral scholar in computational
geomechanics at Department of Civil Engineering, Ritsumeikan University,
working with Professor Fukagawa. I've been extending my previous
research on the large deformation and failure flows of geomaterials
using the smoothed particle hydrodynamics (SPH) method, and also
learning about many new continuum/discontinuum numerical techniques.
I've also been doing research on lunar mechanics where I used discrete
element method (DEM) to investigate the effects of partial gravity
conditions on bearing characteristics of lunar soil and rover
performance on the lunar surface. I've also been doing research on
developments of advanced material, field monitoring system, and multi-phase computational fluid mechanics.
been collaborating on a number of different research projects with my research partners at
Ritsumeikan University, Tohoku University, Hakogata Yoheki Company, and
Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT) of Vietnam.
completed my Doctoral Degree in Computational Geomechanics at
Ritsumeikan University in March 2007. For my thesis, I worked with
Professor Fukagawa in the Geomechanics Laboratory. Our work focused
on developing a new numerical approach, namely smoothed particle
hydrodynamics (SPH), for computational model of large deformation and
failure flow of geomateirals.
this research, we have been recognized as the first research group who
successfully developed SPH for elasto-plastic computation of
geomaterials. We also looked at many side projects such as simulation of
granular flows using DEM, soil excavation, and lunar mechanics.
started my Master's Degree in Civil Engineering at
Ritsumeikan University in September 2002 and completed two years afterward. For my
thesis, I worked with Professor Fukagawa in the Geomechanics
Laboratory. My work focused on developing a computer code for the
discrete element method (DEM), and then applying this code to
investigate mechanism of soil excavation under the partial gravity
conditions. My DEM code was written in FORTRAN and has been completely
extended to three dimension. Parallel computation using OpenMP was also
implemented in to the DEM code to speed up the computational time.
Background and interests
1997-2002, I studied at Ho Chi Minh University of Technology (HCMUT) in
Vietnam, and completed my undergraduate degree in Aeronautical
Engineering. For my thesis, I worked in the airplane design group and
focused on the stability control system. I then worked as a lecture assistant at HCMUT for six months before going to Japan for pursuing my higher education.
- I am originally from Phu Tho Province in the North of Vietnam, where
every year a thousands of people come to this place to commemorate the
dynasty of Hung Kings,
considered the founder fathers of Vietnam. When growing up, I moved to
the south of Vietnam with my family and lived in Dong Nai Province. I spent most of my summer there, going on hills, forests, and lakes.
coming to Japan, I have traveled around a lot of Japan. I climbed up
the Fuji Mountain, started at 18:00PM and arrived at around 5:00 AM in
the early morning on the next days. I've also been fortunate
enough to visit Egypt, China, Taiwan, India, Austria, England, Germany,
and most recently Leuven in Belgium.