Thi Mai Nguyen

Mai is currently a Ph.D. Scholar at the Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University. She is currently working on the following Hub project sponsored by one of our key industry partners, EIC Activities of CMIC groups "Use of L-band radiometer or other suitable sensing techniques for remote moisture measurements of unbound materials and soil subgrades". This project seeks to use the L-band passive microwave instrument on a vehicle/ UAV for mapping high-resolution soil moisture for use in the context of optimum compaction of soil in road construction. The main goal of this study is to produce a high-resolution soil moisture map to indicate whether soil moisture is suitable to obtain optimum compaction in road construction and ensuring uniform moisture for compacted layers at the optimal level.


  • 500$ AUD Graduate Women Victoria Scholarship (Australia 2020).
  • Co-Funded Monash Graduate Scholarship (Australia 2019).
  • Monash Departmental Scholarship Top-Up (Australia 2019).
  • Excellent award – 2019 Atmospheric Science Annual Meeting Student Poster Competition (Taiwan 2019).
  • Full NCU International Student Scholarship for Master of Science program, National Central University (Taiwan 2017).


  • Nguyen, Thi Mai, Tang-Huang Lin, and Hai-Po Chan. "The Environmental Effects of Urban Development in Hanoi, Vietnam from Satellite and Meteorological Observations from 1999–2016." Sustainability 11.6 (2019): 1768.

Professional Activities

  • Founder and President of Civil, Environmental, and Resources Engineering Women Committee (Women in CREE), Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia (2020).
  • Member of Equity & Diversity Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia (2019).
  • Women Representative of Postgraduate Committee, Department of Civil Engineering, Monash University, Australia (2019).
MSc in Remote Sensing & GIS (National Central University, Taiwan)
BSc in Physical Geography (Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University, Vietnam)