M.Sc. Giao Vu
Ruhr University Bochum
Institute for Structural Mechanics
IC / 6 / 173
Universitätsstraße 150
44801 Bochum

Email: thi.vu-h6d@rub.de
Tel: 0234 / 32-29062

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Curriculum Vitae

Seit 2019 Research associate at the Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum
2016 - 2019 Master degree in Computational Engineering at Ruhr University Bochum
“Computational modelling and design of compressible cementitious materials using DEM”
2017 - 2018 Research assistant at the Institute for Structural Mechanics, Ruhr University Bochum
2015 Internship at Technology Campus Cham in Robotics and 3D printing technology
2015 Exchange studies in Deggendorf Technische Hochschule
2011 - 2015 Bachelor degrees in Industrial Management at HAMK University of Applied Sciences (Finland) and Mechanical Engineering at VIA University College (Denmark)


  • Scale bridging modelling of microcracking of concrete
  • Modeling of concrete at meso-scale using DEM
  • Computational modeling/virtual design of cementitious composite with high compaction potential
  • Damage classification of concrete based on Coda signals using machine learning
  • Synthetic microstructure generation of concrete at meso-scale


    Scientific Publications in Refereed Journals

    [ 1 ] G. Vu, J. J. Timothy, D. S. Singh, L. A. Saydak, E. H. Saenger, and G. Meschke
    Numerical simulation based damage identification in concrete
    Modelling, 1, 2021
    [ 2 ] G. Vu, F. Diewald, J.J. Timothy, C. Gehlen, and G. Meschke
    Reduced order multiscale simulation of diffuse damage in concrete
    Materials, 14(14):3830, Jul 2021
    DOI | http ]
    [ 3 ] Jithender J. Timothy, Giao Vu, Leslie Saydak, Erik H. Saenger, and G. Meschke
    Synthesis of computational mesoscale modeling of cementitious materials and Coda wave based damage identification, chapter Current Trends and Open Problems in Computational Mechanics
    Springer, 2021
    [ 4 ] Vijaya Holla, Giao Vu, Jithender J. Timothy, Fabian Diewald, Christoph Gehlen, and Günther Meschke
    Computational generation of virtual concrete mesostructures
    Materials, 14(14):3782, Jul 2021
    DOI | http ]
    [ 5 ] Claudia Finger, Leslie Saydak, Giao Vu, Jithender J. Timothy, Günther Meschke, and Erik H. Saenger
    Sensitivity of ultrasonic coda wave interferometry to material damage: Observations from a virtual concrete lab
    Materials, 14(14), 2021
    DOI | http ]
    [ 6 ] G. Vu, T. Iskhakov, J.J. Timothy, C. Schulte-Schrepping, R. Breitenbücher, and G. Meschke
    Cementitious composites with high compaction potential: Modeling and calibration
    Materials, 13, 2020
    DOI ]
    [ 7 ] G. Vu, T. Iskhakov, J.J. Timothy, and G. Meschke
    Multiscale modeling of distributed microcracking in concrete
    Proceedings in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, 2020