Thong Nhat Tran (2014)


Title of the dissertation
Improvement of Flood Risk Assessment under Climate Change in Ho Chi Minh City with GIS Applications


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Schmidt, Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Dr. Frank Molkenthin

Short Bio

I am the Head of Department of Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS), Vice Dean of Faculty of Information System and Remote Sensing, Ho Chi minh City University of Natural Resources and Environment. I was born in Vietnam and graduated Bachelor of Engineering on Geodesy in 2001. In 2005, i got a full scholarship from the Vietnamese Ministry of Training and Education for studying my Master degree in Photogrammetry and Geoinformatics at Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences and then a full scholarship from the German Academic Exchange service (DAAD) for my Ph.D. research at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg. After completing his PhD he returned to Vietnam where he focused on studying, developing and applying GIS-RS to the environment and resource fields. I want to take a chance returning Germany to make a research with modern technology about applying remote sensing and GIS to monitoring the environment resources issues nowadays.

Selected publications

Loi K. N., Huyen T. N., Tu H. L., Tram Q. N. V, Liem D. N., Dat T. L. N., Nhat T. T., Minh N. D.. 2017. Sustainable Land Use and Watershed Management in Response to Climate Change Impacts: Case Study in Srepok Watershed, Central Highland of Vietnam. In book: Environmental Sustainability and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies. ISBN13: 9781522516071, IGI GLOBAL Publisher, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1607-1.ch010

Loi K. N, Dat T. L. N., Tu H. L., Liem D. N., Tram Q. N. V., Phan V. L., Nang D. N., Thuy T. T. N., Hong T. N., Nhat T. T., M. Shanafield, O. Batelaan, 2016. Assessing Impacts of Land use Change and Climate Change on Water Resources in La Vy Catchment, Binh Dinh Province. Proceedings of The International Symposium Hanoi Geoengineering 2016, Energy and Sustainable. ISBN 978-604-62-6630-3. Vietnam National University Press, Hanoi. P.p 220 -228

N. K. Downes, H. Storch, M. Schmidt, Van C. T. N., Dinh L. C., Nhat T. T. and Hoa L. T., 2016, Understanding Ho Chi Minh City’s Urban Structures for Urban Land-Use Monitoring and Risk-Adapted Land-Use Planning. In book: Sustainable Ho Chi Minh City: Climate Policies for Emerging Mega Cities, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Editors: Antje Katzschner, Michael Waibel, Dirk Schwede, Lutz Katzschner, Michael Schmidt, Harry Storch, pp.89-116, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-04615-0_6

Nhat. T. T., 2012, Automatic Extraction for Objects in QuickBird Satellite Image: Comparison of Pixel Based and Object Oriented Approach, Lambert Acadamic Publishing, ISBN: 978-3-8443-1170-9, p. 148

Nhat T. T., 2012, Eliminating Defects in Panchromatic of QuickBird Image. In: Pamela S. Showalter & Lu, Yongmei (eds.) Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, Volume 2 (3), ISSN 2159-581X, David Publishing, pp. 194-197

Nhat T. T., 2012, Along Road Height Interpolation Based on Discrete Elevation Points. In: Pamela S. Showalter & Lu, Yongmei (eds.) Journal of Earth Science and Engineering, Volume 2 (11), ISSN 2159-581X, David Publishing, pp. 691-695

H. Storch, H. Rujner, N. Downes, Nhat T. T, M. Schmidt, 2011, Assessing Climate-related Current and Future Urban Risks in Ho Chi Minh City. Management of Spatial Planning Information based on Core-Indicators of Urban Environmental Risks. Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Energy Environment and Climate Change Ho Chi Minh City August 2011, Publisher: Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry, Pages: 6 pp.

Loi, N.K., Reyes, M., and Srinivasan, R., Ha, D.T., Nhat T.T. 2009. Assessing the Impacts of Vegetable Agroforestry System using SWAT: Nghia Trung Sub-watershed, Vietnam. Paper presented in the 5th International SWAT Conference in Boulder, Colorado on 3-7 August, 2009

What will you remember most of your time at BTU Cottbus and in the PhD Programme ERM?

Some arguments in the topic of the research

What advice to you have for prospective PhD candidates at BTU Cottbus?

Prepare to get the most knowledge as you want because in PhD of ERM program you are touched a lot of fields in various disciplines. Therefore if you want to stand of the knowledge you have chance to get it with PhD in ERM