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Dr Andy Nguyen

Dr Andy Nguyen
Name Andy Nguyen
Position Senior Lecturer (Structural Engineering)
Section School of Engineering
Office B425
Location Springfield Campus
Phone +61 7 3470 4711
Extension 4711
Email
Qualifications BEng NUCE , MEng NUCE , PhD QUT
Homepage https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=fbFaxREAAAAJ&hl=en
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Dr Nguyen is currently a Senior Lecturer in Structural Engineering and Program Convenor for BENS/BENH (Civil) at USQ. He researches in the broad area of Civil Engineering with a focus on Monitoring and Infrastructure Technologies such as Structural Health Monitoring, Resilient and Intelligent Infrastructures, and Innovative Materials. Detail of recent research work of his group and other related activities can be found in 'Research' area. He can also be found via LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-nguyen-8b32583b/)


  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management ( 400508 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )

(1) Dr Nguyen leads the Monitoring and Infrastructure Technologies (MIT) group with the following current research focuses:
* Vibration-based Structural Health Monitoring
* Digital Twin (DT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Civil Infrastructures (road pavement, bridges & tunnels, sewers and pipelines)
* Novel Materials for Civil Infrastructures
(we welcome the participation of industry partners who are interested, topics are available for research candidates and final-year students who are encouraged to get in touch with Dr Nguyen for more details)

(2) Current research and consultancy projects as Chief Investigator
* AI-powered Automated Condition Assessment of Civil Infrastructure (A$11k, USQ Capacity Building Grant 2021, with Dr J. Brown, Mr V.R. Gharehbaghi, Prof A. Manalo and external collaborators)
* UAV-BIM Integrated Solutions for Structural Health Monitoring of Queensland bridges (A$15k, USQ Capacity Building Grant 2020, with Dr Z. Gharineiat, Dr A. Heravi and Dr W. Lokuge)
* Development of Quay Quarter Tower vibration monitoring system (A$23k, Consultancy Services to Kasina Consultants, 2020)
* Development of an innovative Structural Health Monitoring system for USQ Engineering building in Springfield Campus (>A$30k, School, faculty and DVA co-funding)

(3) Past research/consultancy projects as Team Member
* Development of an innovative Structural Health Monitoring system for P block Building at Gardens Point (A$75k)
* Development of Intelligent Structures that can Self-evaluate Deterioration (A$360k ARC DP project)
* Investigation of critical sections of brick masonry arch bridges under operating train loads ($134k commercial research for ARTC)

(4) Key collaborators
* Dr T.H.T. Chan, Dr D.P Thambiratnam of QUT (http://qut.edu.au/)
* Dr H. Guan of Griffith University (https://griffith.edu.au)
* Dr Y. Yu of UTS (https://uts.edu.au)
* Dr E. Noroozinejad Farsangi of Graduate University of Advanced Technology, Iran (https://en.kgut.ac.ir/)
* Dr T. Khuc, Dr N.T. Le of Hanoi University of Civil Engineering (https://en.huce.edu.vn/)
* Mr V.R. Gharehbaghi of Kharazmi University, Iran (https://khu.ac.ir/en)

(5) Research students under Dr Nguyen's supervision
Current research students
* Mr V. Nsanabo (DPHD, USQ)
* Mr B. Gill (DPHD, USQ)
* Ms M. Miranda (MRES, USQ)
* Mr S. Crawford (DPEN, USQ)
* Mr T. Sharry (DPHD, Griffiths U)

Former research students
* Dr T. Kodikara
* Dr K.-D. Nguyen
* Dr Y. Wang
* Dr B. Monavari
* Dr N. Jayasundara
* Dr N.-T. Le
* Dr S. Jamali

(6) Research impact and recognitions
* Undergraduate student Lucinda Sterling won 2021 IPWEAQ Future Challenges award
* 2020 Research Publication Award (1st position in School)
* Best paper nominee (Damage quantification in beam-like structures from modal flexibility change, with first author Dr T. Le, presented at SHMII-8)
* Best paper nominee (Output-only modal testing and monitoring of civil engineering structures: Instrumentation and test management, presented at SHMII-8)
* Citation indices: https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?hl=en&user=fbFaxREAAAAJ

(7) Editorial, scientific and outreach events
* Upcoming events:
- Dr Nguyen and his team will be delivering the seminar titled "Structural Health Monitoring and its applications" for Engineers Australia (Qld) on 19th July 2022
- Dr Nguyen will lead the USQ Open Day's Engineering Facilities Tours for prospective students on 14th Aug 2022

* Guest editor journal issues: International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics 20 (10), 2002002-1; Structural Health Monitoring- An international Journal 18 (1), 3-4
* Editorial board: International Journal of Life-cycle Performance Engineering (since 2020)
* Conference session chairs: SHMII-8 and ACMSM25 conferences


Co-Chair, Oceania Division of Early Career Researcher’s Committee, International Society for Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure (ISHMII), 2019-
Executive Committee Member, Australian Network of Structural Health Monitoring (ANSHM), 2014-


Member, International Association for Bridge Maintenance and Safety (IABMAS)


  • Centre for Future Materials (CFM)
  • Institute for Advanced Engineering and Space Sciences (IAESS)

*As Examiner:
CIV2503 Structural Design I
CIV8801 Code Based Structural Design

*As Course Team Member/Moderator
CIV4508 Structural Design II
CIV3906 Civil Materials Practice
CIV3907 Civil Systems Practice
ENG4111/2 (Honours Engineering Research), ENG8411/2 (Masters Engineering Research)
CIV2502 Structural and Building Technology


5 Years


3 Years


Program Convenor (BENS/BENH - Civil), Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences (May 2022 - )
Assistant Associate Head (O&E Springfield), School of Engineering (Jan 2022 - )
Employability Academic Lead, School of Engineering and Surveying (Sep 2020 - Dec 2021)


  • Structural Engineering ( 090506 )
  • Construction Materials ( 090503 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering and Asset Management ( 090505 )
  • Construction Materials ( 400505 )
  • Infrastructure Engineering And Asset Management ( 400508 )
  • Structural Engineering ( 400510 )
  • Civil Engineering ( 400500 )