CHAU Van Tao, PhD

Department of  Nuclear Physics-Nuclear Engineering,
Faculty of Physics & Engineering Physics, 
VNU-HCM University of Science,
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Tel. Number: (+84) 028 38 354 266

Scientific Education

Scientific Education

2016. Professor at VNUHCM-University of Science

2007. Associate Professor at VNUHCM-University of Science

2002. Ph.D in Nuclear Physics: VNUHCM-University of Science

1996. Master of Nuclear Physics, VNUHCM-University of Science

1999. Bachelor of Information Technology, VNUHCM-University of Science

1983. Bachelor of Physics, VNUHCM-University of Science

Academic & Research Experience

* Teaching activities

1. Teaching Subjects.

- 5 courses for the undergraduate program

- 5 courses for graduate program

2. Supervisor of Master and PhD.

- Completed: 05 PhD          and supervising:  3 Ph.D. dissertations

- Completed: 36 Masters   and supervising: 3 Master dissertations

3. Textbooks.

a) General Physics textbooks (4)

- Problems on statistical physics ( 2003 )

- Problems and solutions on mechanics& Thermodynamics (2005)

- Mechanics  (2007)

- Thermodynamics (2012)

b) Nuclear Physics textbooks (5)

- Ionizing radiation safety (2004)

- Dosimetry of ionizing radiation (2004)

- Radiation detection methods (2005)

- Introduce to Nuclear Physics (2013)

- Nuclear data processing (2015)

Scientific Research

Scientific Research

- 6 projects of scientific research

Research Skills/Interests

- Nuclear theory

- Annihilation positron

- Application gamma and Alpha spectrometry for measurement environmental samples

- Radiation protection

- Simulation radiation interaction with matter

Other Professional Service:

-  Member of the advisory Committee of the Molecular Science and Technology Program of TIGP, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2017-2019) 

- Vice chairman of the Nuclear Physics society Vietnam (2018-2023)

Publication List (selected)

Publication List (selected from 2013-now)

  1. Hao., L.C., Nitta, M., Fijiyoshi, R., Sumiyoshi, T., Tao, C.V., 2013. Radiocesium Fallout in Surface Soil of Tomakomai Experimental Forest in Hokkaido due to the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, Air& Soil Pollution, 224, 1428(1-8).
  2. Thanh, T.T., Ferreux, L., Lépy, M.C., Tao, C.V., Sylvie Pierre, S., 2013. Characterization of a cosmic suppression spectrometer, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 114-118.
  3. Tam, H.D., Chuong, H.D., Thanh, T.T., Nguyen, V.H., Trang, H.T.K., Tao, C.V., 2015. Advanced gamma spectrum processing technique applied to the analysis of scattering spectra for determining material thickness, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 303(1), 693-699.
  4. Thanh, T.T, Nguyen, V.H., Chuong, H.D., Tran, L.B., Tam, HD., Binh, N.T., Tao, C.V., 2015. Verification of Compton scattering spectrum of a 662-keV photon beam scattered on a cylindrical steel target using MCNP5 code, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 294-298.
  5. Thanh, T.T., Trang, H.T.K., Chuong, H.D., Nguyen, V.H., Tran, L.B., Tam, H.D., Tao, C.V., 2016. A prototype of radioactive waste drum monitor by non-destructive assays using gamma spectrometry, Applied Radiation and Isotopes 544-546.
  6. Nguyen, V.H., Tam, H.D., Tran, L.B., Thanh, T.T., Le, H.T., Quan, L.D.M., Chuong, H.D., Ngan, T.N.T., Tao, C.V., 2016. A semi-empirical method for measuring thickness of pipe-wall using gamma scattering technique, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 308, 1011-1016.
  7. Tam, H.D., Chuong, H.D., Thanh, T.T., Tao, C.V., 2016. A study of the effect of Al2O3 reflector on response function of NaI(Tl) detector, Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 88-93.
  8. Hung, N.Q., Chuong, H.D., Vuong, L.Q., Thanh, T.T., Tao, C.V., 2016. Intercomparison NaI(Tl) and HPGe spectrometry to studies of natural radioactivity on geological samples, Journal of Environmental radioactivity, 164, 197-201.
  9. Chuong, H.D., Thanh, T.T., Trang, L.T.N., Nguyen, V.H., Tao, C.V., 2016. Estimating thickness  of  the  inner dead- layer of n-type HPGe detector, Applied Radiation and Isotopes, 116, 174-177.
  10. Vuong, L.Q., Chuong, H.D., Nguyen, V.H., Hung, N.Q., Thanh, T.T., Tao, C.V., 2017. Revision of nuclear data of 235U - 226Ra to the 186 keV peak for the determination of activity  for environmental samples, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 314, 1273-1277.
  11. Nguyen, V.H., Chuong, H.D., Thanh, T.T., Tao, C.V., 2018. New method for processing gamma backscattering spectra to estimate saturation depth and to determine thickness of aluminum and steel materials, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 315(2), 293-298.
  12. Thanh, T.T., Vuong, L.Q., Ho, P.L., Chuong, H.D., Nguyen, V.H., Tao, C.V., 2018. Validation of an advanced analytical procedure applied to the measurement of environmental radioactivity, Journal of Environmental radioactivity, 184-185, 109-113.
  13. Ho, P.L., Hung, L.D., Minh, V.T., Chinh, D.V., Thanh, T.T., Tao, C.V., 2018. Natural and artificial radionuclides in tea samples determined with gamma spectrometry, Journal of Radioanalytical and Nuclear Chemistry, 316(2), 703-707.