ESR4 – H. Thai

ESR 4 - Thai Thai, Huy N.M. (ESR4)
Universität Duisburg-EssenFakultät für Ingenieurwissenschaften
Institut für Mechanik
Universitätsstraße 15
45141 Essen, Germany
Tel.: +49 201 183 3412
CV: HuyThai_CV.pdf
ArrProj WP1d


My name is Huy Ngoc-Minh Thai and I am at Early Stage Researcher 4 (ESR4) in the Marie Curie Initial Training Network “NANOMOTION” project at University Duisburg – Essen, Germany. As my enclosed CV indicates, I studied Material Technology with major in Polymer Technology at Technology University of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Then I went to University of Duisburg – Essen for Computational mechanics master course. During this course, I obtained the knowledge of Material simulation by using Finite Element Method (FEM), understanding the functionality of Simulation software like “ABAQUS”, “ANSYS” as well as I could create my own element in FORTRAN and testing it directly with FEAP (Finite Element Analysis Program).

The focus of my research is to further understanding the switching behavior of polarization of ferroelectric materials, especially the local polarization switching by applying local high electric field on material by using the Piezoresponse Force Microscopy. My main task is developing a model which contains piezoelectric switching behavior of anisotropic ferroelectric materials. In this model, I employ the Phase-field method which nowadays becomes a feasible method for modeling the phase transformation of material. My project is based at the University of Duisburg – Essen under the supervision of Prof. Jörg Schröder and Dr. Marc-Andre Keip. There is more detailed information about my project in the description of WP1d, and please feel free to contact me for any comments or questions concerning my project.

Even though I’m working with Mechanics simulation, I put my interest on Physics, Math and Biology. When I am one part of the NANOMOTION program, I can have a great chance to discuss with people from different country and different background. Therefore, I realize the gap between mechanics simulation and experiments, the difficulties of obtaining material parameters and problems of probability. I’d like to be a researcher who can be at the frontier between simulation and experiment, where I could understand the requirement of simulation as well as the feedback of experimentalist. I’m really appreciate the NANOMOTION program which give me a great chance to obtain knowledge and learn how to cooperate, I’m very happy to be part of NANOMOTION program.

I wish you have a nice visit the websites,

Best regards,

Huy Ngoc-Minh Thai