Dr Giang Nguyen

Associate Professor

School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Research Interests

  • Constitutive modelling of engineering materials (soils, rocks, concrete, metals, composites).
  • Computational solid mechanics & Micromechanics of failure in engineering materials.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2017 Associate Professor The University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2016 Senior Lecturer The University of Adelaide
    2012 - 2013 Research Fellow & Lecturer The University of Sydney
    2009 - 2011 University of Sydney Postdoctoral Fellow University of Sydney, Sydney
    2007 - 2008 Postdoctoral Researcher University of Sydney, Sydney
    2005 - 2007 Postdoctoral Researcher University of New Mexico, Albuquerque
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2001 - 2005 University of Oxford United Kingdom DPhil
    1996 - 1998 University of Liege Belgium M.Eng
    1991 - 1996 Ho Chi Minh City University of Architecture, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam B.Eng

Competitive grants

  • 2019-2021: Ha H Bui & Giang D Nguyen, Internal soil erosion: from grain-scale insights to large-scale predictions, ARC Discovery Project DP190102779, $325K.
  • 2017-2019: Giang D Nguyen, Ha H Bui, Jose Andrade, Liquefaction of silty soils: micromechanics, modelling and prediction, ARC Discovery Project DP170103793, $277K.
  • 2017-2019: Andrei Kotooussov, Giang D Nguyen, Arcady Dyskin, Elena Pasternak, Phillip Dight, Dr Jie Pan, Dr Ha Bui, Wenhui Duan, Chun Wang, Pier Marzocca, Martin Veidt, Nangallage Fernando, Vinh Dao, Cara MacNish, Stuart Wildy, Bridging time/size scales in strain measurements with advanced DIC facility, ARC LIEF LE170100079, $267K.
  • 2015-2017: Murat Karakus, Giang D Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, David Goodchild, A new damage model for rock burst in hard rocks during deep mining, ARC Linkage Project LP150100539, $184K.
  • 2015-2018: Giang D Nguyen, A kinematically and micromechanically enriched constitutive modelling framework for failure of geomaterials, ARC Future Fellowship FT140100408, $607K.
  • 2014-2016: Luming Shen, Giang D Nguyen, Abbas El-Zein, Federico Maggi, A multi-scale theory of unsaturated porous media under extreme loading, ARC Discovery Project DP140100945, $405K.
  • 2011-2013: Giang D Nguyen & Pierre Rognon, The micro-mechanics of faulting and fluid flow in porous reservoir rocks, ARC Discovery Project DP110102645, $308K.
  • 2010-2012: Giang D Nguyen, A computational approach to fracture of quasi-brittle materials across the scales, ARC Discovery Project DP1093485, $280K.

Internal/Industry grants

  • 2019-2020: Murat Karakus, Giang D. Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, Ha H. Bui, Management of coal bursts and pillar burst in deep coal mines, The Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP), Project C27020 extension, $123K.
  • 2018-2019: Murat Karakus, Giang D. Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, Ha H. Bui, Management of coal bursts and pillar burst in deep coal mines, The Australian Coal Industry’s Research Program (ACARP), Project C27020, $257K.
  • 2016: Mark Jaksa, An Deng, Murat Karakus, Giang Nguyen, Abbas Taheri, Brendan Scott, Paul Grimshaw, Richard Kelso, Andrei Kotousov, Steven Grainger, Tien-Fu Lu, Will Robertson, 2016 Research Equipment and Infrastructure Round, The University of Adelaide, $145K.
  • 2015: Andrei Kotousov, Benjamin Cazzolato, Zonghan Xie, Erwin Gamboa, Maziar Arjomandi, Hamid Sheikh, Brian Ng, Murat Karakus, Giang D Nguyen, Sarthok Sircar, Anthony Roberts, New Experimental Facility for Temperature, Defect and Stress Managing, 2015 Research Equipment and Infrastructure Round, The University of Adelaide, $50K.
  • 2014: Giang D Nguyen, Andrei Kotousov, Terry Bennett, Mark Jaksa, Phillip Visintin, Abdul (Hamid) Sheikh, An Deng, Abbas Taheri, Mohamed Ali, Brendan Scott, Erwin Gamboa, Reza Ghomashchi, Zonghan Xie, Establishment of a cross-disciplinary facility for experimental analysis of engineering materials and structures with 3D Digital Image Correlation Technique, University of Adelaide, Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences, 2014 Research Support Scheme, $59K.
  • 2013: Giang D Nguyen, Start-up grant, School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering - University of Adelaide, $10K.
  • 2013: Giang D Nguyen, Development of a multi-scale constitutive modelling framework, University of Sydney research support grant, $30K.
  • 2012: Luming Shen, Rachel Gelet, Irene Guiamatsia & Giang D Nguyen, , Civil Engineering Research Development Scheme (CERDS), The University of Sydney, $26K.
  • 2012: Irene Guiamatsia, Yixiang Gan, Rachel Gelet & Giang D Nguyen, A Particle-based Virtual Engineering Laboratory, ICT 'Pebbles' Research Funding, University of Sydney, $50K.
  • 2009: Giang D Nguyen, A nonlocal approach to the modelling of rock fracture, University of Sydney research support grant, $20K.
  • Strength of Materials, 2019, The University of Adelaide, Course Coordinator.
  • Structural Engineering Design, 2014, The University of Adelaide, Course Coordinator & Lecturer in charge of steel design lectures.
  • Strength of Materials, 2014, The University of Adelaide, Course Coordinator.
  • Structural Engineering Design, 2013, The University of Adelaide, Lecturer in charge of steel design lectures.
  • CIVL 3411 Geotechnical Engineering, 2012, The University of Sydney, Course Coordinator.
  • CIVL 3411 Geotechnical Engineering, 2011, The University of Sydney, Assistant Lecturer.
  • Introduction to the Finite Element Method, 2001, Open University (HoChiMinh city, Vietnam), Visiting Lecturer.
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  • Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2020 Principal Supervisor Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics Simulations of Flow Through Porous Media Considering Strain Localisation Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Mr Thanh Nhan Nguyen
    2018 Principal Supervisor Development of New Structural Systems Using Novel and Eco Efficient Materials Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ali Fallah Pour
    2018 Co-Supervisor Damage Plasticity for Cool Burst By Numerical and Experimental Analyses Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Ugur Alkan
    2017 Principal Supervisor A micromechanics-based constitutive model for unsaturated soils fro anlaysis of geotechnial failure Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gia Dat Phan
    2016 Principal Supervisor Development of A Micromechanics based Failure Model for Rock Burst Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Rupesh Kumar Verma
    2015 Co-Supervisor Constitutive Modelling of Tyre-Derived Cement Composites Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Chengjun Yu
  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor The Performance of Fully Grouted Rock Bolts Subjected to Combined Pull and Shear Loads Under Constant Normal Stiffness Condition Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Mahdi Saadat
    2016 - 2019 Co-Supervisor Experimental investigation of damage evolution during strain burst in brittle rocks for deep mines Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Selahattin Akdag
    2015 - 2019 Principal Supervisor A Mechanism-based Approach to Constitutive Modelling of Quasi-Brittle Geomaterials with and without Fibre Reinforcement Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Linh Anh Le
    2015 - 2016 Co-Supervisor Effect of 3D Stress States at Crack Front on Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue Phenomena Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Zhuang He
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Investigation of the Damage Process in Hard Rock with Application to Rockburst Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Thomas Daniel Bruning
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Cement Sheath Integrity Assessments Subject to Pressure and Temperature Variations Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Elaheh Arjomand
    2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor A Thermodynamic Approach to Modelling Brittle-Ductile and Localised Failure of Rocks Using Damage Mechanics and Plasticity Theory Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Arash Mir
    2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor A Kinematically Enhanced Constitutive Model for Progressive Damage Analysis of Unidirectional Fiber Reinforced Composites Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Van Duc Vu
  • Other Supervision Activities

    Date Role Research Topic Location Program Supervision Type Student Load Student Name
    2011 - 2015 Co-Supervisor A micro-mechanical study of cemented granular materials The University of Sydney PhD Doctorate Full Time Alessandro Tengattini
    2009 - 2013 Principal Supervisor A theoretical study of grain crushing induced compaction localization in porous sandstones The University of Sydney PhD Doctorate Full Time Arghya Das
    2008 - 2012 Co-Supervisor Breakage mechanics in large granular flow problems The University of Sydney PhD Doctorate Full Time Chunshun Zhang
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  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2016 - ongoing Editor Materials and Design
    2015 - 2015 Associate Editor Materials and Design
  • Position: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 83132259
  • Email: g.nguyen@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 4359
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering North, floor 1
  • Room: 1 55a
  • Org Unit: School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

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