Dr To had his BSc and MSc at St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia with only HD and many student awards. He completed his PhD at the University of Queensland and was granted some other awards, including a title "UQ Future Leader - 2014". He had a short postdoctoral research in Mathematical Sciences at Queensland University of Technology before joining JCU in 2016.

Dr To has expertise in numerical simulation, geotechnical and dam engineering. His focused topics are soil (surface and internal) erosion, slope stability, consolidation, ground improvement, and soil contamination. He is the author of a new suffusion assessment method, which is also applicable for contact erosion. This research got the first prize of a global research competition Golder Foundation Awards in 2014.

In terms of professional experience, he worked as dam designer and design inspector in Vietnam. Dr To is an author of a book in Vietnamese for site engineers employing Vaccum Consolidation Method.

  • CS3002: Soil Mechanics and Geology (Level 3; TSV)
  • CS4001: Foundation Engineering and Rock Mechanics (Level 4; TSV)
  • CS4010: Finite Element Analysis and Structural Dynamics (Level 4; TSV)
  • EG3001: Finite Element Analysis (Level 3; TSV)
  • Any topics related to geotechnical engineering and hydraulic engineering.
  • Numerical methods in Geotechnical Engineering
  • Ground Improvement methods
  • Slope Stability. Slope scanning device. Geospatial engineering.
  • Geotechnical sensors. Wireless interface for sensors. GPR, TDR technologies.
  • Soil erosion and contamination.
  • 2017 - Calibration Academic, Innovative Research Universities
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  • 2015 - Winner - Golder Foundation Awards.
  • 2014 - UQ Future Leader
  • 2013 - 3MT - winner and people choice - School of Civil Engineering
  • 2014 to 2015 - Best journal paper - School of Civil Engineering

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Journal Articles
Book Chapters
  • Scheuermann A, Muehlhaus H, Galindo-Torres S, Harshani H, Aminpour M, Bittner T, To P, Gholami-Korzani M, Pedroso D, Li L and Gross L (2017) Physical and mathematical modeling of erosion processes across the scales. In: Bifurcation and Degradation of Geomaterials with Engineering Applications. Springer Series in Geomechanics and Geoengineering. Springer, Cham, Switzerland, pp. 585-591
Conference Papers
Other research outputs
  • To H, Scheuermann A and Nguyen C (2014) Suffusion assessment by self-filtration criteria. Proceedings of the IAHR Asian and Pacific Regional Division Congress. In: IAHR Asian and Pacific Regional Division 2014 Congress, 21-24 September 2014, Hanoi, Vietnam

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  • In-Situ Strength of Pastefill: A Laboratory and Analytical Approach (PhD , Secondary Advisor)

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