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learn.connect & collaborate. ‘Meet my Lab’: “Improving the Resilience of Infrastructure in Storms”

EURAXESS ASEAN presents ‘Meet my Lab’ – a virtual meeting point for researchers in ASEAN and across the world to learn from, to connect & to collaborate with each other.

This session will focus on “Improving the Resilience of Infrastructure in Storms” with speakers from the Vietnamese-German University (Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam), Ton Duc Thang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), and the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom).

This ‘Meet my Lab’ session will take place on 16 October 2020 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm Vietnam time (GMT+7).

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learn.connect & collaborate. ‘Meet my Lab’: “Improving the Resilience of Infrastructure in Storms”

EURAXESS ASEAN presents ‘Meet my Lab’ – a virtual meeting point for researchers in ASEAN and across the world to learn from, to connect & to collaborate with each other.

This session will focus on “Improving the Resilience of Infrastructure in Storms” with speakers from the Vietnamese-German University (Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam), Ton Duc Thang University (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam), and the University of Nottingham (United Kingdom).
This ‘Meet my Lab’ session will take place on 16 October 2020 from 3.00pm to 4.30pm Vietnam time (GMT+7).

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‘Meet my Lab’ is a virtual meeting point profiling research teams working in the same field. The research teams will share their research work and present opportunities for collaboration. The focus is on interactivity – audience members can ask questions and engage with the presenter(s) and with each other.

Who can participate?

‘Meet my Lab’ is open to researchers in all career stages and of all nationalities. Researchers who are active directly in the research field featured in this session are invited to join this session, as well as researchers working in related fields, e.g. climate-related disaster preven­tion, applications of computer simulation in climate research, etc. To ensure optimal interac­tion, the session will be limited to 80 participants. Participation is free of charge and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

The Topic

Many typhoons occur each year in the South China Sea causing widespread damage to structures, infra­structure, transport networks and even loss of lives in countries in this area, e.g. Vietnam. Indeed, wind is one of the natural hazards leading to the largest losses for civil structures in Vietnam. Predicting typhoons, design of structures against windstorm and wind resilience, along with the Vietnamese Wind Code, are not fully established in this rapidly developing country and urgently need to be improved.

In this talk we will introduce IRIS, a three-year project to improve the resilience of slender structures to windstorms in Vietnam. The project also aims to improve wind engineering research in the country through a long-term collaboration between an established group in Computational Wind Engineering (CWE) at the University of Nottingham and a leading Vietnamese research group in environmental wind simulation at the Vietnamese-German University.

This project uses the latest developments in computer simulation and modelling to address challenges in typhoon simulation, aero-elastic instability and risk-based design against typhoon winds. This will provide a much deeper understanding of complex and challenging problems that are both scientifically attractive and of real importance. The project has also been contributing to the development of research in this field in Vietnamese Universities, training of Vietnamese Engineers and establishing new connections between engineers, meteorologists, government authorities and researchers.

Specific research questions will include the following:

  •     Typhoon tracks simulations in the North West Pacific Ocean
  •     A typhoon-based design wind speed map for Vietnam
  •     Models of aeroelastic behaviour for slender structures
  •     A risk-based resilience model of poles in typhoons in Vietnam

Speakers:

  •     Dr John S Owen, Associate Professor, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  •     Dr Cung Nguyen, Research Fellow, Faculty of Engineering, University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
  •     Dr.-Ing. Jörg FRANKE, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering, Vietnamese-German University, Thu Dau Mot City, Vietnam
  •     Dr Quoc-Bao Bui, Associate Professor, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Ton Duc Thang University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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Jumpstart new research year with 2 events from VGU

As a research university, VGU always wants to support our students, researcher, staff, and lecturer in their projects. As the fall semester of the academic year 2020-2021 has started, and the new research opportunities are coming, we would like to kick start and motivate the interest among the community with two special events.

Event 1: Introduction and experience sharing: The Research Funding Sources

The first event aim toward the lecturer and researcher of VGU, whose concern the most in their project about the funding and budget. The RF in VGU are many and vary; still, not everyone knows about it. This training course to efficiently and effectively support the VGU faculties: information channels, donors, project management, proposal writing, documentation, best practices, how to manage and allocate the research budget appropriately. These skills are needed for everyone, and we would like to invite you to the event with the following details:

Date: 7 October 2020
Time:  9:00 – 16:00
Venue: B008, VGU Binh Duong Campus
Agenda:

Time Activities/Content Presenter/Moderator
9:00-9:30 Check-in/Registration
9:30-9:40 Welcome remarks Prof. Dr. Tomas Benz
9:40-9:45 Opening speech RMD
9:45-10:30 European funding programs and experience sharing successful funding applications Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Minh Tan [Hanoi University of Science and Technology]
10:30-10:45 Q& A session RMD
10:45-11:00 Tea break
11:00-11:30 Vietnamsese Fundings/Nafosted Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Quoc Hung [VGU]
11:30-11:45 Q& A session RMD
11:45-12:00 Group photos & Contact networking RMD
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-14:45 Asian funding programs and experience sharing Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sameh Kantoush [Kyoto University]
14:45-15:00 Q & A session RMD
15:00-15:15 Tea break
15:15-16:00 Round table: Hints and Tips for Writing Successfully a Research Grant proposal All experts & participants
16:00 Wrap Up & Close RMD

Event 2: VGU Student Research Congress

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How to encourage students to do research more? How to pass the torch between different research generations, between the lecturer and students? Can freshman involve in the process of research? The main objectives of this event are to motivate the students’ research interest, especially the freshman, to introduce and disseminate the VGU student research funding and status as well as to build connections among students, research department, and lecturer/researchers.

So, all concerned students of VGU, let join our event to explore your research capacity. Details from it can be found as follow:

Date: 16 October 2020 (Friday)
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 am
Venue: B008, VGU Binh Duong Campus
Agenda:

Time Activities/Content Presenter/Moderator
9:00-9:30 Check-in/Registration
9:30-9:35 Welcome remarks Prof. Dr. Tomas Benz
9:35-9:40 Quick introduction of RMD’s function Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pham Van Song
9:40-9:55 The first presentation (Robot arm) Pham Van Thanh Giau
9:55-10:10 The second presentation (Honda EMC) Doan Quang Minh
10:10-10:25 Third presentation (Satellite ground station) Nguyen Van Hoa Vu
10:25-10:40 Q & A
10:40-10:50 Tea break and postering session
10:50-11:00 Award students with outstanding achievements in student contests in 2019-2020 Dr. Ha Thuc Vien
11:00-11:20 Introduction of student research regulations and current status Dr. La Vinh Trung
11:15-11:45 Roundtable Discussion Guide – Student Research at VGU: Frequent Q&A Dr. Trung, Dr. Thanh GPEM, Mr. Thinh, Mr. Nhu, Tri & 01 student
11:45:12:00 Wrap up and Closing

Throughout the years, VGU has proved to be a model research university in the country and the region. Research activities are focused and accounted for at least 50% of the required workload of each lecturer. The University facilitates the academic staff to be able to complete the task in the most favorable way.

From 2013 to 2019, VGU hosted 71 research projects on engineering and economics fields at all levels, including 15 international funding projects, 12 NAFOSTED projects, 17 ministerial-level research projects, 9 provincial research projects, 15 industrial partner collaborative research projects and 03 VGU-level projects. For the last 3 years, our publications on prestigious journals (ISI/Scopus) are at the average of 01 paper/lecturer/year – remarkably increase in 2019 (1.22 papers/lecturer/year).