Department of Applied Geophysics
1.Function and Tasks:
- Applied research methods in geophysical survey and search for mineral exploration; geotechnical survey, engineering geology and, hydrogeology; specific studies of environmental pollution, dams and dykes safety; search and discovery of archaeological objects etc…
- Trained research staff of Geophysics
+ Research and application of technical equipment, new technology in the field data collection and technology transfer.
+ Research and development technology in geophysical data processing, analysis and interpretation to improve efficiency, close to the real environment.
2. Academic Staff:
+ Dr. Dang Thanh Hai, Head of Department.
+ Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Giang
+ Dr. Nguyen Trong Vu
+ MSc. Nguyen Ba Duan
+ Georada Puls Ekko 100 by Sensors & Software Inc. (Canada), with antennas bandwidths 50, 100, 200 MHz
+ Wadi - Electromagnetic VLF – ABEM Instrument, Sweden
+ Terrameter SAS 300 C – ABEM Instrument, Sweden
+ SuperSting R1/IP Earth Resistivity & IP Imaging System, Advanced Geosciences Inc (USA) with 8 passive cables and 56 electrodes
4. International Cooperation:
+ Strasbourg University, France
+ AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
+ Akita University, Japan
5. A few achievements in Scientific research
- State level project:
+ Groundwater survey in the Mekong Delta and the Red River Delta by the combination methods of Magnetotelluric and electric sounding. Acceptance of 1996.
+ Application of geophysical methods for near-surface geological structure investigation. Protocol Vietnam – Poland 2002-2004 year. (Co-leaders) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Giang - Institute of Geophysics-VAST and Prof. Dr. hab. Jadwiga Jarzyna - AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland. Acceptance of 2005.
+ Methodology of geological and hydrogeological interpretation of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) data from karst and coal mining areas in Vietnam and Poland. Protocol Vietnam – Poland 2005-2006 year. (Co-leaders) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nguyen Van Giang - Institute of Geophysics-VAST and Dr. Adam Szynkiewicz - Institute of Geological Sciences, Wroclaw University, Poland. Acceptance of 2007.
+ Identify and correct operation of the fault zones and monitoring the impact of the volume of water to these fault zones by means of sounding resistivity 2D and self-potential. In the framework of topics: Earthquake induced prediction research to Son La hydropower. Code ĐTĐL.2009T/09. Acceptance of 2012.
- VAST and Ministry level project:
+Assessment of groundwater potential for Ninh Binh province and propose reasonable exploitation and sustainable using. Acceptance of 1999.
+ Application of Georadar technology for dike system investigation in Vietnam. Acceptance of 2002.
+ Development of Georadar technology for landslide forecasting in Vietnam. Acceptance of 2005.
+ Research to determine the cause sliding foot in Mong Sen - Lao Cai bridge, scientific basis for the solution process. Acceptance of 2010
+ Determination of the deep aquifer (Vinh Bao) in the formation of coastal Red Rive by geophysical methods. Acceptance of 2011.
+ Development of Environmental Geophysics in Vietnam. The co-operation between Institute of Geophysics-VAST and Institute of Geophysics-Strasbourg CNRS, 2005-2010.
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