Quang Ngoc Vinh Tran

Quang Ngoc Vinh Tran


Expanded CV

  • Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering
  • PhD, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
  • MS, Civil and Environmental Engineering, California State University, Fullerton
  • BS, Industrial and System Engineering, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology, Vietnam


Dr. Quang Tran is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering at Michigan Technological University. He earned his PhD degree in Civil Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prior to joining MTU, Dr. Tran dedicated three years to postdoctoral research, contributing his expertise to prestigious institutions including Harvard Medical School, Harvard affiliated hospitals, and the Bioacoustics Research Lab at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research pursuits have spanned diverse disciplines, encompassing material characterization, nondestructive evaluation (NDE), and advanced sensing technologies, which find applications in civil and environmental engineering as well as biomedical challenges. Dr. Tran's contributions to the scientific community are evident through his authorship and co-authorship of over 30 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers. Additionally, he participates as a member of prominent organizations such as the American Concrete Institute (ACI) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

Research Interests

  • Pressure sensing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Noninvasive characterization of construction materials and biological tissues
  • Visual sensing and Deep learning algorithms
  • Ultrasound and microbubble cavitation