Minh Hop Nguyen
Minh Nguyen is an Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering at School of Engineering of Nazarbayev University. Minh arrived in Nazarbayev University in 2012 as one of the founding faculties after spending ten years working in different countries in Asia and Europe. Before coming to Nazarbayev University, Minh was a postdoc research fellow and a teaching fellow at the University College London in the United Kingdom and completed a PhD study from Saitama University in Japan.
At Nazarbayev University, Minh has developed from scratch fully equipped teaching laboratories on soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering and two research laboratories on petroleum geomechanics and pipeline engineering by securing large funding from university as well as overseas funding from an international engineering company. The laboratories have been used in the Phd research works with five students working on different problems in the oil-gas industries, the economic backbone of Kazakhstan.