The 1st WORKSHOP on ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH – Towards some feasible solutions for Vietnam

The 1st WORKSHOP on

ENERGY, INFRASTRUCTURE & ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH – Towards some feasible solutions for Vietnam

Date: 15 JAN 2020  (7am to 4pm)


Room 204 B8, Faculty of Geology and Petroleum Engineering (GEOPET) , Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology (HcmUT) – VNU-HCMC-Vietnam.

268 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Dist. 10, Ho Chi Minh City


  • National Key Lab for Digital Control and System Engineering (DCSELab)- Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCMC)
  • Faculty of Geology and Petroleum Engineering (GEOPET) )- Hochiminh City University of Technology (HcmUT)


  • To raise awareness of, and to sustain high quality in Energy, Infrastructure and Environment Research (EIER);
  • To foster collaboration, provide early-career researchers with opportunities to interact with senior scholars, academics in Vietnam and Australia;
  • To further research engagement, and to work with responsible stakeholders towards some feasible solutions to the burning issues in Energy, Infrastructure and Environment in Vietnam.

Organizing Committee:

  • A/Prof. Nguyen Tan Tien – Director, DCSELab – VNU-HCMC: Host and Chairman
  • Dr. Ta Quoc Dung – Dean, GEOPET – HCMUT – Co-Chairman
  • Dr. Bui Trong Vinh – GEOPET
  • Dr. Nguyen Minh Trung DCSELab
  • A/Prof. Dau Van Ngo – Director – BKTECS
  • A/Prof. Nguyen Viet Ky – HCMUT
  • Dr Hiep Duc Nguyen- OEH
  • A/Prof. Quang Ha – UTS

Workshop Coordination

  • A/Prof. Quang Ha – UTS
  • Dr. Bui Trong Vinh – GEOPET

Tentative Program:

1. Opening: Chair Hiep Duc

  • 7:00-7:30 arrival
  • 7:30-8:00
  • Welcoming from Director DCSELab Nguyen Tan Tien – VNU-HCMC
  • Welcoming from IAMI- General Director Truong Nguyen Vu
  • Introduction- Quang Ha

2. Keynotes 1: Chair Hiep Duc/Co-chair Nguyen Tan Tien

  • 8:00-8:20  Tuan Nguyen (Garvan Inst.): “Environmental Health”
  • 8:20-8:40  Merched Azzi (CSIRO): “Energy and air quality management”
  • 8:40-9:00  Nguyen Hong Quan (WAAC-IER-VNU): “Surface water pollution and health risk assessment of urban flood related in Ho Chi Minh and Can Tho cities”
  • 9:00-9:20  Ho Quoc Bang (APAC-IER-VNU): “Air pollution causes and its impact on public health in HCMC, Vietnam”
  • 9:20-9:40  Ngo Xuan Quang (DEMT-ITB-VAST): “Green house gases influence nagatively to benthic biodiversity in the Mekong estuarine system”

Coffee Break – networking

  • 9:40-10:00

3. Keynotes 2: Chair Truong Nguyen Vu/ Co-chair Bui Trong Vinh

  • 10:00-10:20  Quang Ha (UTS-Australia): “Surface Inspection with Swarm Control and Summit Navigator” / “Towards smart cities: microgrids management system for enhanced reliability”/ “Indoor air quality monitoring”
  • 10:20-10:40  Hiep Duc (OEH-Ton Duc Thang Univ): “Black carbon emission and dispersion from biomass burnings and anthropogenic sources using remote sensing and WRF-Chem modelling in Vietnam.”
  • 10:40-11:00  Ho Quoc Bang (APAC-IER-VNU): “Nano particle and its composition in Vietnam”
  • 11:00-11:20  Ta Quoc Dung (GEOPET-HCMUT): “Marine Geology for Sustainable Development of Energy Infrastructure and Environment”
  • 11:20-11:40  Bijeesh Veettil (Duy Tan Univ): “Coastal vegetation changes and shoreline analysis in Southeast Asia using remote sensing: a case study from Quang Nam Province, Central Vietnam”

4. Invited Talks Open Discussion & Meet Professors: Facilitator Quang Ha

  • 11:40-11:50  Nguyen Van Lanh (Thai Nguyen Univ) “PhD proposal: Learning Control for Agricultural Mobile Robots”
  • 11:50-12:00..Nguyen Huynh Duy (Cantho Univ) “PhD proposal: IoT-enabled Cooperation of UGVs and UAVs for Enhanced Information Gathering”
  • 12:00-12:10.. Tran-Hiep Dinh (UET-VNU) “Making the best out of your HDR candidature”

All early-career researchers (ECR), potential postdocs or Higher Degree Research (HDR) students at universities and institutes around are invited.

  • To attend for networking,
  • To interact with established researchers in Vietnam and Australia,
  • To present your research outcomes,
  • To discuss about your own research topic, or just
  • To get inspired and motivated.
  • Reserved seminar: how to survive a HDR candidature and to write quality research papers-Quang Ha.

Sandwich Lunch – networking 12:10-13:30

5. Round Table Discussion:

  • 13:30-15:30

Enhancing Research Quality, Fostering Research Collaboration  &  Engagement

Panelists: Nguyen Hong Quan, Ho Quoc Bang, Ngo Xuan Quang, Nguyen Tan Tien, Truong Nguyen Vu, Bui Trong Vinh, Hiep Duc Nguyen.

Convenor: Tuan Nguyen

6. Conclusion: Quang Ha

  • Outstanding Scientist Honoring
  • 15:30-16:00

Inspiring Performance & Meditation:

  • 16:00-16:30: Le-Tuyen Nguyen
  • Thanking & Closing


  • Booklet of workshop abstracts will be forwarded to participants
  • Selected presentations will be invited to submit to peer-reviewed journals.

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