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Curriculum Vitae

Huynh N. Nguyen


Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department of Human Evolution
Deutscher Platz 6
D-04103 Leipzig, Germany

Citizenship: Vietnamese



April 2005
September 2009

PhD student in Faculty of Applied Sciences, Univ. of Liege (Belgium)
Thesis title: Development of solid-shell element for large deformation simulation and  springback prediction   

October 1998
December 2000

Master of Continuum Mechanics, Inter-Universities: Hanoi University of Technology (Vietnam)  & University of Liege (Belgium)
Thesis: Application of stiffened plate method in calculating the floating gate   
Awarded MSc with Distinction

September 1992
June 1997

Engineer of Metal Forming, Hanoi University of Technology, Vietnam
Thesis: Technical process and die design for some complex-shaped metal parts
Qualification: Good


Employment History

September 2011

Junior researcher, Department of Human Evolution, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig (Germany)
Research direction: Application of the finite element method to analyze functions of hard tissues

September 2008
August 2011
Post-doctoral researcher of Inst. of Bioengineering & Biomechanics Laboratory - Aachen Univ. of Applied Sciences / Juelich Campus - Germany
Project: Development of a technology for the production of functional biohybrid ureter
November 2001
January 2005
Researcher of Metal Forming Dept. - Hanoi Univ. of Technology, Vietnam
Project 1: Research, design and manufacturing 400 tons Hydraulic press controlled by PLC
Project 2: Analysis of Locking gate and Sluice gate in Tacthu (Vietnam)
September 1997
November 1998
Engineer of Metal Forming Section, Goshi - ThangLong Auto-Parts Ltd., Vietnam Work: Stamping metal blanks for production lines
July 1997
September 1997
Vocational Training Stage, Siam Goshi Manufacturing Co.,Ltd., Thailand
Work: Operating machines in production lines


Research Grants

Vietnamese Fellowship for PhD in University of Liege (Belgium), from 2005 to 2008


Teaching Experience

2003 - 2004

Graduate Course Instructorships, Hanoi Univ. of Technology (Vietnam),
Tribology and lubrication in metal forming



Masters thesis
2009-10 CELEPCI Serhat

"Finite Element Analysis of Biaxial Bulge Tests of Biological Soft Tissues"
Labor Biomechanik, FH Aachen (Germany)

2008-09 HU Hai Yong "Video-based biaxial testing of soft tissue"
Labor Biomechanik, FH Aachen (Germany)


Research Interests

  • Finite element technology
  • Material models for soft tissues; growth and remodeling
  • Biomechanics of hard tissues