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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/)

Fields of Research (FoR)

  • 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 )

Research interests
(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

Professional memberships
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-

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

USQ Research affiliations

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

Currently teaching courses/programs
*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

Teaching experience(Tertiary)
5 Years

Teaching experience(Other)
3 Years

Administrative responsibilities
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)

Research most recent
Le, N. T. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Nguyen, A. and Chan, T. H. T (2019) A new method for locating and quantifying damage in beams from static deflection changes. Engineering Structures, 180 (2019). pp. 779-792. ISSN 0141-0296

Chen, Z. and Chan, T.H.T. and Nguyen, A. and Yu, L. (2019) Identification of vehicle axle loads from bridge responses using preconditioned least square QR-factorization algorithm. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 128. pp. 479-496. ISSN 0888-3270

Jayasundara, N., Thambiratnam, D and Chan, T. and Nguyen, A. (2019) Vibration-based dual-criteria approach for damage detection in arch bridges. Structural Health Monitoring. ISSN 1475-9217


Research most notable
Nguyen, A and Chan, T.H.T. and Thambiratnam, D.P. and King, L. (2015) Development of a cost-effective and flexible vibration DAQ system for long-term continuous structural health monitoring. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 64-65 (Article 3857). pp. 313-324. ISSN 0888-3270

Wickramasinghe, W.R. and Thambiratnam, D.P. and Chan, T.H.T. and Nguyen, A. (2016) Vibration characteristics and damage detection in a suspension bridge. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 375. pp. 254-274. ISSN 0022-460X

Kodikara, K. A. T. L. and Chan, T. H. T. and Nguyen, A. and Thambiratnam, D. P. (2016) Model updating of real structures with ambient vibration data. Journal of Civil Structural Health Monitoring, 6 (3). pp. 329-341. ISSN 2190-5452


Publications in ePrints

Miranda, Mari and Thorpe, David and Nguyen, AndyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 (2022) Can Bamboo Become a Sustainable Building Material in Australia? In: 8th International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society Conference (SEEDS 2022), 31 Aug - 2 Sept 2022, Bristol, United Kingdom.

Sharry, Thomas and Guan, Hong and Nguyen, AndyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 and Oh, Erwin and Hoang, Nam (2022) Latest Advances in Finite Element Modelling and Model Updating of Cable-Stayed Bridges. Infrastructures, 7 (1):8. pp. 1-30.

Gharehbaghi, Vahid Reza and Farsangi, Ehsan Noroozinejad and Noori, Mohammad and Yang, T. Y. and Li, Shaofan and Nguyen, AndyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 and Malaga‑Chuquitaype, Christian and Gardoni, Paolo and Mirjalili, Seyedali (2021) A Critical Review on Structural Health Monitoring: Definitions, Methods, and Perspectives. Archives of Computational Methods in Engineering. pp. 1-27. ISSN 1134-3060

Yu, Yang and Rashidi, Maria and Samali, Bijan and Mohammadi, Masoud and Nguyen, AndyORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 (2021) Computer vision-based classification of cracks on concrete bridges using machine learning techniques. In: 10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure: Advanced Research and Real-World Applications (SHMII-10), 30 June - 2 July 2021, Porto, Portugal.

Le, N. T. and Thambiratnam, D. P. and Nguyen, A.ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8739-8207 and Chan, T. H. T. (2021) Damage identification in concrete gravity dams using static and dynamic measurement data. In: 10th International Conference on Structural Health Monitoring of Intelligent Infrastructure: Advanced Research and Real-World Applications (SHMII-10), 30 June - 2 July 2021, Porto, Portugal.

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Research supervisor in the area of:

  • 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 )