Dr. Cung Nguyen

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Cung Nguyen received a PhD degree in Wind Engineering from University of Genoa in 2013, where he continued as a postdoctoral researcher. Later, he won a grant from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Newton Fund to spend a year at the University of Bristol.  Prior to joining the University of Salford, he was working at the Universities of Nottingham and Southampton during the period 2018 – 2021. Cung was also a visiting scholar at various universities such as Tokyo Polytechnic University (Japan), Tamkang University (Taiwan), University of Leeds.

Cung’s research is aligned to Wind Engineering and Structural Dynamics. Much of his works has focused on modelling of typhoon wind field, wind loading, wind-induced structural vibrations and resilient infrastructure to wind hazards. His main approaches include analytical and probabilistic modelling, wind tunnel testing and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulations with the aim of better understanding of structural behaviour and employing it to real engineering applications. His research was funded by various research bodies such as the Royal Society, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Newton Fund, UK Turbulence Consortium.


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  • Structure scope

Research Interests

  • Wind engineering
  • Structural Dynamics
  • Risk and resilience of infrastructure to extreme winds