Dr Binh Le

Senior Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Engineering , Artificial Intelligence , Internet of Things

Research Supervision:Yes

Dr Binh Le is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Faculty of Science and Engineering. He holds a PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from City, University of London.

binh.le@aru.ac.uk

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Background

After completing his PhD, Binh worked as Post-doctoral Research Fellow at City, University of London. Before joining ARU, Binh worked as Head of Civil Engineering Lab in Ho Chi Minh city, University of Transport.

Binh's main interests are tunnel and shaft construction, application of digital twin, building information modelling (BIM), smart monitoring, internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) for the whole life cycle of geotechnical projects.

Research interests

Binh believes that multidisciplinary research is the key to open the doors to new knowledge. His research interests are:

  • Application of multidisciplinary engineering, combination of smart monitoring, IoT, BIM, FEM, AI and Digital Twin in whole life cycle of geotechnical projects
  • Tunnelling-induced soil displacements and building deformations
  • Soil deformations induced by shaft installation
  • Application of geothermal energy piles in cooling and heating purposes.

Areas of research supervision

Binh supervises bachelors, masters and PhD research projects related to his research interests.

Teaching

  • Geotechnics 1 (Module Leader)
  • Geotechnics 2 (Module Leader)
  • Geotechnical Engineering (Module Leader)
  • Civil Engineering Project 1
  • Essential Engineering Skills
  • Advanced Engineering Skills
  • Project supervision

Qualifications

  • PhD in Geotechnical Engineering, City University of London, UK
  • BSc (Hons) Transportation Engineering, Ho Chi Minh City University of Transport

Memberships, editorial boards

  • International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
  • The Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

2020-22: Research on the effects of Tunnel Boring Machine tunnelling to soil displacements and deformations of surrounding buildings in line 1 Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien. Sponsor: Ministry of Science and Technology (NAFOSTED). Position: PI.

2020-22: Adoption of BIM for Railway infrastructure management for Management Authority of Urban Railway (MAUR) of Ho Chi Minh City. Sponsor: Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee. Position: Co-I, Project Coordinator.

2021: Reducing the risk of long-term damage to buildings caused by tunnelling-induced settlement in soft soils in low lying South East Asian cities. Sponsor: GCRF seeding fund.

2018-19: Case study of tunnelling project in Metro line 1 Ben Thanh Suoi Tien, Ho Chi Minh city. Sponsor: Ministry of Transport. Position: PI.

2017-18: Research into the effects of shaft constructions to ground deformations and buried structures. Sponsor: Leverhulme Trust. Role: Co-Investigator.

Other grants/honours:

Travel grant: For the XVII European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Reykjavik, Iceland. Amount: 2,000GBP. Sponsor: Nafosted.

Travel grant: For the XIX International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Soul, Korea. Amount: 2,000GBP. Sponsor: ISSMGE.

Young Geotechnical Engineer Symposium - Runner Up. Awarded by: British Geotechnical Association (BGA).

Selected recent publications

Le, B. T., Nguyen, N. T., Dival, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, R. N., 2021. Modified gap method for prediction of TBM tunnelling-induced soil settlement in sand - a case study. Geotechnical Aspects of Underground Construction in Soft Ground. doi: 10.1201/9780429321559-76

Le, B. T., Goodey, R. J., Divall, S., 2020. Subsurface ground movements due to circular shaft construction. Soils and Foundations, 59(5), pp. 1160-1171.

Le, B. T., Taylor, R. N., 2019. Ground response to tunnelling incorporating soil reinforcement system. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 56(11), pp. 1719-1728.

Le, B. T., Kuriki, M., Phan, Q., Taylor, N., 2020. An empirical analysis on measured ground surface settlement induced by TBM tunnelling in Ho Chi Minh city. In: Long, P. D., Dung, N. T. (Eds.), 2020. Geotechnics for Sustainable Infrastructure Development (Cham: Springer), pp. 305-312.

Huynh, N. T., Sugimoto, M., Chaiyaput, S., Nguyen, T. K., Nguyen D. N., Le, B. T., 2020. Influence Of Ground Stiffness on H&V Shield Behavior. ITA-AITES World Tunnel Congress, WTC2020 and 46th General Assembly Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 11-17 September 2020.

Le, B. T., et al., 2019. Soil displacements due to TBM tunnelling in Ho Chi Minh city. In: Proceedings of the XVII ECSMGE-2019: Geotechnical Engineering, foundation of the future. ISBN 978-9935-9436-1-3

Le, B. T., Nadimi, S., Goodey, R. J., Taylor, R. N., 2018. A study on performance of three-dimensional imaging system for physical models. In: McNamara, A., Divall, S., Goodey, R., Taylor, N., Stallebrass, S., Panchal, J. (Eds.), 2018. Physical Modelling in Geotechnics: Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG 2018), July 17-20, 2018, London, United Kingdom (Abingdon: Routledge).

Le, B. T., Taylor, R. N., 2018. Response of clay soil to three-dimensional tunnelling simulation in centrifuge models. Soils and foundations, 58(4), pp. 808-818.

Le, B. T., Taylor, R. N., 2017. The reinforcing effects of Forepoling Umbrella System in soft soil tunnelling. XIX International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, Seoul, Korea.

Le, B. T., Nadimi, S., Goodey, R. J., Taylor, R. N., 2016. System to measure three-dimensional movements in physical models. Géotechnique Letters, 6(4), pp. 256-262.