Staff Profile

Dr NGUYEN, Quoc Viet, Research Scientist, email: tslnqv@nus.edu.sg


Background
I was born in 1976 in Nha Trang City, the beautiful coastal region of Khanh Hoa Province, in the Southern of Central Vietnam. I first studied Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and obtained the bachelor degree from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, 1999. After graduation, I had one year (2001 – 2002) of study in Germany to improve my professional knowledge in FEM and CAD at Trier University of Applied Sciences. Subsequently, I obtained the MSc in Mechanics of Construction from University of Liège, Belgium, 2003, and Ph.D. degree in Advanced Technology Fusion from Konkuk University, South Korea, 2008. I started my career as a Lecturer in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam, from 1999 to 2005, and Research Associate in Konkuk University, South Korea, from 2008 to 2012. I joined Temasek Laboratories in September 2012. I am interested in photography, traveling, and swimming.


Professional Affiliations
Committee member, Annual Conference of Vietnamese Young Scientists in Korea (from 2010)
Committee member, International Symposium on Engineering Physics and Mechanics (ISEPM 2011)
Member, Journal of Bionic Engineering (from 2010)


Research Activities
Piezo-electric composite actuator
Flapping-wing driven by LIghtweight Piezo-electric Composite Actuator (LIPCA)
Bird-mimicking flapping-wing
Insect-mimicking flapping-wing
Aerodynamics of flapping-wing


Research Interests
Biomimetic robots: bird- and insect-mimicking robots.
CFD for flapping-wing flight
Aerodynamics and flight dynamics


Awards
Best paper award: The International Symposium on Nature-Inspired Technology 2008, October 2008, Nanjing, China.

Best paper award: The 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence, November 2007, Pohang, Korea.

Ph.D. Scholarship at Konkuk University, South Korea, 2005-2008.

One-year scholarship supported by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), 2001-2002.

Four-year scholarship of Japan-Vietnam Scholarship Society, 1996-2000.

Best Student Award of Ho Chi Minh City Union of Technology and Science, 1997-1998.

Best Student Award of Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, 1995-1997.


Selected Publications
N.S. Ha, Q.V. Nguyen, N.S. Goo, and H.C. Park. Static and dynamic characteristics of an artificial wing mimicking an Allomyrina Dichotoma beetle’s hind wing for flapping-wing micro air vehicles, Journal of Experimental Mechanics, 2012, DOI 10.1007/s11340-012-9611-7.

H.V. Phan, Q.V. Nguyen, Q.T. Truong, V.T. Truong, H.C. Park, D.Y. Byun. Stable vertical take-off of an insect-mimicking flapping-wing system implementing inherent pitching stability, Journal of Bionic Engineering, in print.

Q.T. Truong, Q.V. Nguyen, V.T. Truong, H.C. Park, DY. Byun, and N.S. Goo. A modified blade element theory for estimation of forces generated by a beetle-mimicking flapping wing system, Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 2011, 6 (036008).

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Quang-Tri Truong, Hoon Cheol Park, Nam Seo Goo, and Doyoung Byun. Measurement of force produced by an insect-mimicking flapping-wing system, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 7, S94-S102.

Prasetiyo Radius Bhayu, Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, Nam Seo Goo, Doyoung Byun. Artificial cambered-wing for a beetle-mimicking flapper, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 7, S130-S136.

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, Nam Seo Goo, and Doyoung Byun. Characteristics of a beetle’s free flight and a flapping-wing system that mimics beetle flight, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 7 (1), 77-86.

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, Nam Seo Goo and Doyoung Byun. Aerodynamic force generation of an insect-inspired flapper actuated by a compressed unimorph actuator, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2009, 54(16), 2871-2879.

Q.V. Nguyen, M. Syaifuddin, H.C. Park, D.Y. Byun, N.S. Goo, K.J. Yoon. Characteristics of an insect-mimicking flapping system actuated by a unimorph piezoceramic actuator, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2008, 19(10), 1185-1193.


Other Publications
Q.V. Nguyen, and H.C. Park. Design and demonstration of a locust-like jumping mechanism for small-scale robots, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2012, 9(3), 271-281.

H.V. Phan, Q.T. Truong, Q.V. Nguyen, H.C. Park, D.Y. Byun, and N.S. Goo. Demonstration of stable vertical takeoff of an insect-mimicking flapping-wing system, Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems, 2012, 18(2), 76-80.

Nanang Mahardika, Quoc-Viet Nguyen and Hoon Cheol Park. Effect of outer wing separation on lift and thrust generation in a flapping wing system, Journal of Bioinspiration and Biomimetics, 2011, 6 (036006).

Q. T. Truong, Q. V. Nguyen, H. C. Park, D. Y. Byun and N. S. Goo. Modification of a four-bar linkage system for a higher optimal flapping frequency, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 2011, 22.

Azhar Muhammad, Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, Do Y. Hwang, Doyoung Byun, Nam Seo Goo. Improvement of artificial foldable wing models by mimicking the unfolding/folding mechanism of a beetle hind wing, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 7, 134-141.

Ai Hong Ji, Hoon Cheol Park, Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Jang Woo Lee, Young Tai Yoo. Verification of beam models for ionic polymer-metal composite actuator, Journal of Bionic Engineering, 2010, 6 (3), 203-310.

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, Nam Seo Goo and Doyoung Byun. An insect-like flapping-wing device actuated by a compressed unimorph piezoelectric composite actuator, in Intelligent Unmanned Systems: Theory and Applications Studies in Computational Intelligence, 2009, 192, 101 - 117.

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Hoon Cheol Park, and Nam Seo Goo. Performance analysis of a piezoceramic unimorph actuator under compressive mechanical load and electric field, Journal of Korean Physics Society, 2007, 51, S56-S61.

Quoc-Viet Nguyen, Seungsik Lee, and Hoon Cheol Park. Behavior of lightweight piezoceramic composite actuator under compressive load, Key Engineering Materials, 2006, 326-328, 1403-1406.