Representative Research Groups (Update: 3/2019)

# Name Field of research Contacts Outstanding scientific and technological results (in recent 5 years)
School of Business
1 Behavior Studies and Entrepreneurship Management

1. Organizational Behaviors 
2. Leadership 
3. Entrepreneurship
4. Tourism Development 
5. Interorganizational Relation 
6. Tourist/Consumer/Employee Behaviors 
7. Business Ethics 
8. Organizational change 

Email: (Assoc.Prof. Mai Ngọc Khương)


Dr. Trần Tiến Khoa, Dr. Hồ Nhựt Quang, Assoc. Prof. Mai Ngọc Khương, Dr. Nguyễn Ngọc Duy Phương, Dr. Hà Minh Trí, Dr. Trịnh Việt Dũng, Dr. Lê Đình Minh Trí, Dr. Lê Văn Chơn, MSc. Phan Thanh Huyền, MSc. Nguyễn Trần Nguyên Khai, MSc. Nguyễn Duy Yến Linh


1. Mai Ngoc Khuong, Pham Thanh Huyen, Nguyen Tran Nguyen Khai, Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong, Nguyen Thoai Ngoc: The International Tourists' Destination Satisfaction and Developmental Policy Suggestion for Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events (August 2018). 

2. Mai Ngoc Khuong, Ngo Thi Kim Chau: The Effect of Event Sponsorship on Customer’s Brand Awarness and Purchase Intention - A Case Study of Toyota Vietnam. Review of European studies 9(1): 148-157 (March 2017). 

3. Phung Thai Minh Trang, Mai Ngoc Khuong: Personality Traits, Perceived Risk, Uncertainty, and Investment Performance in Vietnam Global Business & Finance Review 22(1): 67-79 (March 2017). 
4. Nguyen Ngoc Duy Phuong, Nguyen Tien Dat, Tran Quoc Cuong: On Application of Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modeling in Understanding Customer Purchase Intention of Supplementary Food Global and Stochastic Analysis 5(6): 383-394 (June 2018).

5. Le Dinh Minh Tri, Hien Vo: Consumer attitude towards website advertising formats: a comparative study of banner, pop-up and in-line display advertisements. International Journal of Internet Marketing and Advertising 11(3): 202 - 217 (October 2017). 


1. Le Dinh Minh Tri, Linda Robinson, Angela Dobele: Understanding high school students use of choice factors and word-of-mouth information sources in university selection. STUDIES IN HIGHER EDUCATION (January 2019).  

2. Le Dinh Minh Tri, Angela Dobele, Linda Robinson: Information sought by prospective students from social media electronic word-of-mouth during the university choice process. JOURNAL OF HIGHER EDUCATION POLICY AND MANAGEMENT 41(1): 18-34 (November 2018). 

3. Le Dinh Minh Tri, Angela Dobele, Linda Robinson: WOM source characteristics and message quality: the receiver perspective. MARKETING INTELLIGENCE & PLANNING 36(4): 440-454 (April 2018).

School of Computer Science and Engineering
2 Khai thác dữ liệu
3 Future Internet and Smart Networking (FISN)
4 Software engineering and experimental data science - SEEDS
5 Computer Vision and Image Processing Lab
School of Electrical Engineering
6 Control & Observation Systems

The control and observation systems team is interested in
(1) Research on control theory for Electronic and Telecommunication Systems, Physiology.
(2) Apply the estimation algorithm for controlling, monitoring and measuring in industrial systems.

Dr. Vo Tan Phuoc
School of Electrical Engineering, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 

- 01 technology transfer project

1. Tran Quang Huy, Huynh Huu Tue, Ton That Long, Tran Duc Tan: Deterministic compressive sampling for high-quality image reconstruction of ultrasound tomography. BMC MEDICAL IMAGING 17: (May 2017). 
2. Quang-Huy Tran, Duc-Tan Tran, Huynh Huu Tue, Ton That Long, Linh-Trung Nguyen: Influence of Dual-Frequency Combination on the Quality Improvement of Ultrasound Tomography SIMULATION-TRANSACTIONS OF THE SOCIETY FOR MODELING AND SIMULATION INTERNATIONAL (February 2016). 
3. Ton That Long, Zhengtao Ding: Adaptive Lipschitz Observer Design for a Mammalian Model Asian Journal of Control 16: 335-344 (March 2014). 

7 Nhóm nghiên cứu về mạng cảm biến không dây IoT và giải pháp công nghệ cho Đô thị thông minh
8 Nhóm nghiên cứu Siêu cao tầng
School of Biotechnology
9 Nhóm nghiên cứu Proteomics
10 Các Chất Có Hoạt Tính Sinh Học từ Nấm và Nấm Nhầy
11 Bioproducts Research and development
12 Genomic Reprogramming and Regenerative Biomedicine
13 Drug design and simulation

Groups focus on applying modern biology such as genomics, proteomics, pharmacogenetics ... into pharmaceutical design. The group has successfully carried out many research projects for influenza A and type II diabetes.
Main research directions:
(1) Clarify causes of drug resistance and design new drug, vaccine using bioinformatics approach.
(2) Development of new drugs from rich herbal sources in Vietnam.
The novelty in the group's study is the application of a modern pharmaceutical development process, which combines multiple methods at once, like “in silico” (computer simulation) with “in vitro” (in test tubes) and “in vivo” (on animals).

Assoc. Prof. Le Thi Ly
School of Biotechnology, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 

- Publish over 30 scientific journals in prestigious international journals.
- 01 VNU-HCM project
- 02 NAFOSTED projects
- 02 projects funded by the Global Naval Research Fund

14 Plant Biotechnology
15 Multi-Scale Modeling & Simulation Laboratory

(1) Development of detailed kinetic models for combustion of biologically-derived fuels for process optimization.
(2) Design new materials or catalysts for complex chemical processes.
(3) Investigation of naturally-derived compounds for anti-cancer drug development using multiscale modeling and simulation.
(4) Development of computational algorithms/tools for multiscale modeling and simulation.

Assoc. Prof. Huynh Kim Lam
Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Biotechnology, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 

- No. of done and on-going projects (x-x format): 1-1 NAFOSTED, 2-2 DOST-HCMC, 1-0 VNU and 1-0 AOARD
- No. of published papers at SCI journals in 5 yrs: 22
- No. of scientific software: 4.
- No. of talks: 20+
DOST-HCMC: Dept. of Science & Technology of HCMC
AOARD: Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

16 Food Technology Research Group
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
17 Automation and Optimization in Operations Management

(1) Provide Automation and Optimization solutions for contemporary issues such as transportation, production management, inventory management, logistics and supply chain, facility layout, etc.
(2) Software development for optimization solution in different fields of production and service.
(3) Provide solutions for Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), lean and just-in time in production and operation.

Dr. Nguyen Van Hop
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 

Dr. Nguyễn Văn Hợp.
Dr. Đào Vũ Trường Sơn.
Dr. Hà Thị Xuân Chi.
Dr. Nguyễn Huỳnh Trâm
MSc.Nguyễn Ngọc Minh
MSc. Nguyễn Trường Nguyên

- Modeling and software development for gateway assignment – Tan Son Nhat airport.

18 Logistics and Supply chain management

Building, training and improving skills for management staffs in the field of logistic and supply chain 

Dr. Nguyen Van Hop
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 


Dr. Nguyễn Văn Hợp.
Dr. Phan Nguyễn Kỳ Phúc
MSc. Nguyễn Phát Nhựt
MSc. Nguyễn Hoàng Huy
MSc.Dương Võ Nhị Anh

- Supply chain design for Vietnam’s agricultural products such as Ngoc Linh Panax, etc.
- Improve fresh produces supply chain design for Saigon Coop.

19 Smart factory

Develop solutions to automatically collect data, classify and control production processes 

Dr. Nguyen Van Hop
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 


Dr. Nguyễn Văn Hợp.
Dr. Đào Vũ Trường Sơn
MSc. Nguyễn Phát Nhựt
MSc. Nguyễn Trường Nguyên
MSc. Nguyễn Ngọc Minh

- Proposal for Smart Warehouse at TBS.
- Smart House prototype

Department of Biomedical Engineering
20 Biomedical Instrumentation
21 Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine

The group focuses on studying and producing products/therapies to enhance treatment using (synthetic or natural) biomaterials and cell, such as:
(1) antibacterial products to prevent infection
(2) stop bleeding materials used as first aid treatment
(3) artificial skin 
(4) artificial bone
(5) artificial blood vessels
(6) products for dental treatment
(7) peritoneal anti-adhesion gel/membrane
(8) cell culture and harvesting methods/devices providing clean and safe cell source for medical treatment and scientific research
(9) mechanism of common diseases in Vietnam
(10) mechanism to control biofunctions of extracellular matrix protein "


Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hiệp


Department of Biomedical Engineering
Room O1- 412

Internantional University, VNU-HCM

1. Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hiêp
2. Dr. Huỳnh Chấn Khôn
3. MSc. Đặng Ngọc Thảo Nhi
4. MSc. Nguyễn Thị Thanh Ngọc
5.  Hồ Hiếu Minh
6. Trần Minh Phương Nam
7.  Đỗ Bùi Thuận Thiên
8. Nguyễn Thị Phương Nghi
9. Nguyễn Vương Hoàng Long
10. Nguyễn Lê Mỹ An

Dr. Nguyễn Thị Hiệp won the  2018 L’Oréal-UNESCO for Women in Science – International Rising Talents Award. 

International publications

1. Phong A.Tran, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Philip J.Hubbard, Hoang PhucDang, Dietmar W.Hutmacher: Mineralization of plasma treated polymer surfaces from super-saturated simulated body fluids. MATERIALS LETTERS (November 2018). 
2. Ngoc The Nguyen, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Minh Thanh Vu, Van Thu Le, Xuan Anh Nguyen, Tram Chau Nguyen , Thi Bich Tram Nguyen: Novel amphiphilic heparin-pluronic P123 copolymers exhibiting a great potential for Cisplatin delivery. Journal of Materials Science (September 2018). 
3. Hieu Minh Ho, Bui Quoc Bao, Ngoc Hoang Le, Diem Huong Tran Nguyen, Tuong Vi Tran, Linh Phuong Tran Pham, Long Giang Bach, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Dai Hai Nguyen: Evolution and present scenario of multifunctionalized mesoporous nanosilica platform: A mini review. Material Science Engineering C (July 2018). 
4. Tra Thanh Nhi, Ho Hieu Minh, Tran Minh Phuong Nam, Do Bui ThuanThien, Nguyen Thi Thu Hoai, Thai Van Phuoc, Do Minh Thai, Nguyen Dai Hai, Vo Van Toi, Nguyen Thi Hiep: Optimization and characterization of electrospun polycaprolactone coated with gelatin-silver nanoparticles for wound healing application. Materials Science and Engineering: C 91: 318-329 (May 2018). 
5. Nguyen Thanh Truc, Ho HieuMinh, Ly LoanKhanh, Vo MinhThuy, Vo Van Toi, Tran Van Man, Huynh Cong NhatNam, Tran Ngoc Quyen, Nguyen Thi Hiep: Modification of type I collagen on TiO2 surface using electrochemical deposition Surface and Coatings Technology (March 2018). 
6. Vu Minh Thanh, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Tuong Vi Tran, Uyen-Thi Phan Ngoc, Minh Nhat Ho, Thi Thinh Nguyen, Yen Nguyen Tram Chau, Le Van Thu, Ngoc Quyen Tran, Cuu Khoa Nguyen, Dai Hai Nguyen: Low systemic toxicity nanocarriers fabricated from heparin-mPEG and PAMAM dendrimers for controlled drug release. Materials Science and Engineering: C (September 2017). 
7. Thao Nguyen Le Thi, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Dong Quy Hoang, Tuong Vi Tran, Ngoc Thuy Nguyen, Dai Hai Nguyen: Development of new magnetic nanoparticles: Oligochitosan obtained by γ-rays and –coated Fe3O4 nanoparticles. Applied Surface Science (June 2017). 
8. Nguyen Thi Tram Chau, Nguyen Cuu Khoa, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Tran Ngoc Quyen: Highly lipophilic pluronics-conjugated polyamidoamine dendrimer nanocarriers as potential delivery system for hydrophobic drugs. Materials Science and Engineering: C (March 2016). 
9. Huynh Chan Khon, Marianna Gyenes, Cornelis P. Hollenberg, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Vo Van Toi, Volker R. Stoldt: Fibronectin unfolded by adherent but not suspended platelets: an in vitro explanation for its dual role in haemostasis. THROMBOSIS RESEARCH 136(4): 803-812 (August 2015). 
1. Huynh Chan Khon, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, Tran Ngoc Quyen, Vo Van Toi, Marianna Gyenes, Volker Stoldt: Leu33Pro (PlA) polymorphism of integrin beta3 modulates platelet Src pY418 and FAK pY397 phosphorylation in response to abnormally high shear stress BLOOD COAGULATION & FIBRINOLYSIS (June 2018). 
2. Le Hang Dang, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Ha Le Bao Tran, Vu Nguyen Doan, Tran Ngoc Quyen: Injectable Nanocurcumin–Formulated Chitosan-g-Pluronic Hydrogel Exhibiting a Great Potential for Burn Treatment. Journal of Healthcare Engineering (May 2018). 
3. Luong Thu Hien, Nguyen Thanh Truc, Vo Van Toi, Huynh Chan Khon, Bui Chi Bao, Vo Van Thanh Niem, Mai Ngoc Tuan Anh, Nguyen Dai Hai, Pham Dinh Chuong, Nguyen Thi Hiep: Evaluation of the Morphology and Biocompatibility of Natural Silk Fibers/Agar Blend Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF POLYMER SCIENCE 2018(5049728): 7 (January 2018). 
4. Tran Phong, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Kate Fox, Nhiem Tran: In vitro cytotoxicity of iron oxide nanoparticles: Effects of chitosan and polyvinyl alcohol as stabilizing agents. Materials Research Express (January 2018). 
5. Dinh Chuong Pham, Nguyen Thi Hiep, Uyen Thi Phan Ngoc, Ngoc Thuy Trang Le, Tuong Vi Tran, Dai Hai Nguyen: Preparation, Characterization and Antifungal Properties of Chitosan-Silver Nanoparticles Synergize Fungicide Against Pyricularia oryzae JOURNAL OF NANOSCIENCE AND NANOTECHNOLOGY (December 2017). 
7. Nguyen Thi Hiep, Huynh Chan Khon, NDHai, LBTaek, Vo Van Toi: Biocompatibility of PCL/PLGA-BCP porous scaffold for bone tissue engineering applications. Journal of Biomaterials Science, Polymer Edition (March 2017). 
8. Nguyen Thi Hiep, Luong Thu Hien, Huynh Chan Khon, Vo Van Toi, Nguyen Dai Hai, Tran Anh Hien: Investigate the Effect of Thawing Process to the Self-assembly of Silk Protein for Tissue Applications. BIOMED RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL (March 2017). 

22 Systems for Acquisition and Processing of Biomedical Signals and Images

Our group focuses on the development of systems that are able to collect biomedical signals and images such as ECG, EEG, fundus images...automatically analyze these signals and images for medical diagnosis. For hardware, we are interested in developing portable and low-cost devices for developing countries. For software, we focus on Artificial Intelligence for signal and image analysis. The goal is to create diagnosis systems that can be used in clinical practice for disease screening and diagnosis purposes.

1. Acquisition and Processing of ECG signal for Stroke prediction
2. Acquisition and Processing of Fundus Images for Eye Disease Diagnosis
3. Acquisition and Processing of EEG signals and retinal images for Alzheimer's Disease Diagnosis
4. Acquisition and Processing of Polysomnography Data for Sleep Disorder Diagnosis
5. Acquisition and Processing of Gene Data for Cancer Diagnosis

Dr. Ngô Thanh Hoàn


Department of Biomedical Engineering
Room A1- 412

International University, VNU-HCM


Dr. Ngô Thanh Hoàn

Dr. Hà Thị Thanh Hương

Recent ISI publications:

1. P Vohra, P Strobbia, Ngo Thanh Hoan, WT Lee, T Vo Dinh: Rapid Nanophotonics Assay for Head and Neck Cancer Diagnosis. Scientific Reports 8(1): 11410 (July 2018). 
2. Ngo Thanh Hoan, Elizabeth Freedman, Ren Abelard Odion, Pietro Strobbia, Agampodi Swarnapali De Silva Indrasekara, Priya Vohra, Steve M Taylor, Tuan Vo-Dinh: Direct Detection of Unamplified Pathogen RNA in Blood Lysate using an Integrated Lab-in-a-Stick Device and Ultrabright SERS Nanorattles. Scientific Reports 8(1): 4075 (March 2018).

Department of Civil Engineering
23 Innovative solutions for management and mitigation the risk of water related disaster and pollution
24 Research group on dynamic analysis and control of structures under wind and seismic loadings
25 Computational Mechanics
Department of Mathematics
26 Theory of optimization and applications

1. Convex analysis and convex programming: “Rough” convex functions, optimality conditions, regularity, properties of solution sets. 
2. Farkas-type results for systems involving DC (difference of two convex) functions and their applications convex/non-convex optimization problems.
3. Algorithms for variational inequalities, equilibrium problems and optimal control problems with phase constraints.
4. Qualitative research on optimization problems, including equilibrium problems, bilevel and MPEC problems, convex/non-convex problems.   
5. Computational geometry.

Associate Professor Nguyễn Định


Department of Mathematics
Room O2 – 610

International University, Vietnam National University - HCM

Members: Assoc. Prof. Nguyễn Định (leader), Assoc.Prof Nguyễn Ngọc Hải, Dr. Trần Hồng Mơ, PhD Student Đặng Hải Long

- 02 NAFOSTED research project
- 03 VNU-HCM Project
- More than 20 ISI publications

27 Differential Equations and Dynamical systems
28 Applied Mathematics and Computations
Department of Physics
29 Astrophysics, Space Science and Applications
Department of Environmental Engineering
30 Environmental Engineering

1. Waste treatment

2. Monitor, analyse, and surveil  the environment and pollutants including inorganic and organic pollutants, pathogenic microorganisms; as well as antibiotic resistance

3.  Renewable energy and sustainable development.

4. Climate change adaptation and mitigation

5.  Assess risks posed by organic pollutants for the environment, animals and humans

6. New materials for environmental pollution treatment

Members and contact information:

Assoc.Prof. Trần Tiến Khôi (
Dr. Lê Thái Hoàng (
Dr. Trần Thanh Tú
Dr. Ngô Thị Thuận
Dr. Nguyễn Ngọc Vinh
Dr. Nguyễn Nhật Huy

Department of Enivronmental Engineering

Room A2-513

International University, VNU-HCM

Nhóm nghiên cứu KTMT-ĐHQT với nòng cốt là những giảng viên thuộc Bộ môn KTMT- trường ĐHQT, Đại học Quốc gia TP. HCM. Tất cả giảng viên đều có trình độ tiến sĩ và tốt nghiệp tại những nước phát triển như Anh, Thụy sĩ, Nhật bản, Hàn quốc, Đài loan, và có nhiều năm kinh nghiệm giảng dạy và nghiên cứu chuyên sâu về các vấn đề liên quan đến môi trường.

Một số công bố quốc tế của các thành viên:

1.Laurence Haller, Hongjie Chen, Charmaine Ng, Le Thai Hoang, Tse Hsien Koh, Timothy Barkham, Mark Sobsey, Karina Yew-Hoong Gin : Occurrence and characteristics of extended-spectrum β-lactamase-and carbapenemase-producing bacteria from hospital effluents in Singapore. SCIENCE OF THE TOTAL ENVIRONMENT (February 2018)
1.Tran Thanh Tu, Shinichiro Fujimori, Toshihiko Masui: Realizing the Intended Nationally Determined Contribution: The Role of Renewable Energies in Vietnam. Energies 9(8): (July 2016).
1. Tran Thanh Tu: Mitigating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Passenger Transport Sector in Megacities: A case of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Chemical Engineering Transactions 72: 85-90 (February 2019)

Department of English
31 Research group on the development and the testing of second language acquisition

Building a system of criteria for the evaluation of academic essays by measuring syntactic and semantic elements

Dr. Pham Huu Duc
Department of English, International University – VNUHCM
Quarter 6, Linh Trung Ward, Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City 

Research Project:
1.    VNU – leveled C project (2010-2012): Building and applying electronic English corpus in teaching and learning.
2.    VNU-leveled C project (2014-2016): Initial development of computer-based scoring system for TOEFL iBT writing
Scientific Publication:
1.    Pham Huu Duc: A Computer-Based Model for Assessing English Writing Skills for Vietnamese EFL Learners. The Asian EFL Journal 95: 4-20 (October 2016).
2.    Pham Huu Duc, Nguyen Ngoc Tu: Assessment Model for Language Learners’ Writing Practice (in Preparing for TOEFL iBT) Based on Comparing Structure, Vocabulary, and Identifying Discrepant Essays. International Journal of Advanced Computer Science and Applications (IJACSA) 5(7): 148-153 (June 2016).
- Supervising 04 TOEFL graduates, & 02 doctoral candidates on computerized-based natural language processing.

32 The research group on the acquisition of English relative clauses by Vietnamese learners