Department of Civil Engineering
International University, Vietnam National University HCMC
Linh Trung, Thu Duc, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam



·       Ph.D. in Geotechnical engineering, Korea University, South Korea, 2017

·       Master of Engineering in Civil engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam, 2011

·       Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, University of Transport and Communications – HCM campus, Vietnam, 2009

Research interests:

·       Unsaturated soil mechanics.

·       Landslides, slope stability analysis and warning system for landslides.

·       Image-based analysis of pore and particle structure.

·       Thermal-Hydraulic-Mechanical coupling models for porous media.

·       Apply machine learning to geotechnical problems.

Research projects:

1.     Apply machine learning in estimating the unsaturated soil properties.

-       Time: 2020 – present.

-       Fund: International University.

-       Role: Principal investigator.


Pham, K., Park, S., Choi, H, Won, J.. Data-driven framework for predicting ground temperature during ground freezing of a silty deposit. Geomechanics and Engineering 2021, 26. 10.12989/gae.2021.26.3.000

Lee, D., Pham, K., Kang, M., Park, S., & Choi, H. (2020). Stepwise DE/FE combined approach for estimating effective thermal conductivity of frozen spherical particulate media. Computers and Geotechnics, 128, 103837.

Pham, K., Kim, D., Park, S., Choi, H. Ensemble learning-based classification models for slope stability analysis. Catena 2021, 196.

Kim, D., Pham, K.,  Park, S., Oh, J-Y., Choi, H. Determination of effective parameters on surface settlement during shield TBM. Geomech Eng 2020; 21:153–64.

Pham, K.,  Kim, D., Lee, I-M., Choi, H. Hydraulic-Mechanical Properties of Unsaturated Granite-Weathered Residual Soil in Korea. Vadose Zo J 2019; 18:0.

Won, J., Lee, D., Pham, K.,  Lee, H., Choi, H. Impact of Particle Size Distribution of Colloidal Particles on Contaminant Transport in Porous Media. Appl Sci 2019; 9:932.

Pham, K.,  Kim, D., Yoon, Y., Choi, H. Analysis of neural network based pedotransfer function for predicting soil water characteristic curve. Geoderma 2019; 351:92–102.

Pham, K.,  Kim, D., Choi, H., Lee, I-M., Choi, H. A numerical framework for infinite slope stability analysis under transient unsaturated seepage conditions. Eng Geol 2018; 243:36–49.

Pham, K.,  Lee, H., Kim, D., Lee I-M., Choi, H. Influence of hydraulic characteristics on stability of unsaturated slope under transient seepage conditions. Landslides 2018:1–13.

Pham, K.,  Choi, H., Lee, D., Kim, K., Choi, H. Effect of Biot’s coefficient and fluid properties on isothermal HM coupled consolidation analysis of porous media. KSCE J Civ Eng 2016; 20:2355–64.

Park, S., Lee, S., Lee, H., Pham, K.,  Choi, H. Effect of borehole material on analytical solutions of the heat transfer model of ground heat exchangers considering groundwater flow. Energies 2016; 9.

Choi, H., Park, S., Lee, H., Pham, K.,  Ryu, H., Choi, H. Optimum operation of open-loop ground heat exchanger considering subsurface temperature gradient. Int J Energy Res 2016; 40.