Nguyen Tan Cuong

nguyen tan cuong engineering
School: School of Science & Technology
Department: Robotics and Mechatronics Engineering
Position: Lecturer
Location: RMIT Saigon South
Email: cuong.nguyentan@rmit.edu.vn

Dr. Cuong Tan Nguyen received his Ph.D. and M.S degrees in Mechanics, Uncertainty and Simulation in Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin.

His research expertise is in computational mechanics, wave propagation and inverse problems. His recent research projects involve the application of data-driven approach to a variety of problems in applied mechanics.

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Mechanics, Uncertainty and Simulation in Engineering), The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
  • Master of Science (Mechanics, Uncertainty and Simulation in Engineering), The University of Texas at Austin, U.S.A.
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Silver Medal Graduation (Structural Engineering – Honor program), Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (VNU-HCMC), Vietnam.
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Robotic Systems
  • Computational Mechanics
  • Wave propagation
  • Inverse problems
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • Ngoc M. La, Cuong T. Nguyen, Minh N. Dinh, Transformed Newton's method with a fixed-point iteration for highly nonlinear problems in structural mechanics, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods, vol. 8, pp. 221-235, 2021. 
  • Bang X. Trinh, Cuong T. Nguyen, The finite element method for inverse wave scattering in rods, Proceedings of the International Conference on Computational Methods, vol. 8, pp. 208-220, 2021. 
  • Cuong T. Nguyen, John L. Tassoulas, Transient analysis of full-space unbounded domains by reciprocal absorbing boundaries, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, vol. 44, pp. 3-18, 2020 (Q1). 
  • Cuong T. Nguyen, John L. Tassoulas, Reciprocal absorbing boundary condition with perfectly matched discrete layers for transient analysis of SV-P waves in a layered half-space, International Journal of Solids and Structures, vol. 155, pp. 89-108, 2018 (Q1).
  • Cuong T. Nguyen, John L. Tassoulas, Application of reciprocal absorbing boundary condition to transient analysis of acoustic wave propagation, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, vol. 329, pp. 55-74, 2018 (Q1). 
  • Cuong T. Nguyen, John L. Tassoulas, Reciprocal absorbing boundary condition with perfectly matched discrete layers for the time-domain propagation of SH waves in a layered half-space, Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, vol. 99, pp. 44-55, 2017 (Q1). 
  • Cuong T. Nguyen, John L. Tassoulas, Reciprocal absorbing boundary condition for the time-domain numerical analysis of wave motion in unbounded layered media, Proc. R. Soc. A 473: 20160528 (Q1).
  • Principal Investigator, Project: Computational modelling and simulation of advanced engineering materials using data-driven approach enhanced by machine learning, Internal Research Grant, RMIT University Vietnam, 2021.
  • Member, Project: Development and application of a combined boundary element method and moving element method BEM-MEM for the dynamic analysis of very large floating structures, Research Grant Class B, Vietnam National University-HCMC, 2018.

Master Theses:

  • Data-driven approach to gradient elasticity. 
  • Data-driven approach to finite-strain elasticity. 
  • Semi-analytical finite element analysis of wave guides in initially-prestressed elastic rods. 
  • Wave scattering inversion for rods: a comparison between Tikhonov regularization and Bayesian inference. 
  • Transformed Newton's method with fixed point iteration for highly nonlinear problems in biomechanics.
  • Best Lecturer Award, Vietnamese-German University, 2019.
  • Graduate Dean's Prestigious Fellowship, The University of Texas at Austin, 2015.
  • Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship, Ph.D. program in USA, Fall 2013.
  • Australia Development Scholarship, Ph.D. program in Australia, Spring 2013.
  • Exemplary Young Lecturer Award, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (VNU-HCMC), 2012.
  • Golden Medal in the National Mechanics Olympiad, Vietnamese Association for Mechanics, 2009.
  • Thien-An consulting company
  • Viet-Space consulting company
  • Namacs consulting company
  • 2020-current: Lecturer, RMIT University Vietnam
  • 2018-2020: Lecturer in Mechanics, Vietnamese-German University
  • 2013-2017: Research and Teaching Assistant at The University of Texas at Austin
  • 2010-2013: Lecturer, Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (VNU-HCMC)