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Phong V. V. Le


  • Office: Room 201, T3 Building, 334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan, Hanoi
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  • Ecohydrology, catchment hydrology, critical zone science, remote sensing


  • Ph.D., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2016
  • M.S., Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2011
  • B.E., Hydrology and Water Resources, Vietnam Water Resources University, 2006


  • Lecturer, Hydrology and Water Resources, Vietnam National University, 2017-present
  • Research scientist, Vietnam Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology, 2006-2009


  • HMO6041: Computational Methods in Hydrology
  • GEO3209: Hydroclimatology


  • Computational Science and Engineering Fellowship, University of Illinois (2013)
  • Vietnam Education Foundation Fellowship (2009)


  1. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar, Darren T. Drewry (2011). Implications for the hydrologic cycle under climate change due to the expansion of bioenergy crops in the Midwestern United States. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 108 (37): 1508515090, doi:10.1073/pnas.1107177108
  2. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar, Darren T. Drewry, Juan C. Quijano (2012). A graphical user interface for numerical modeling of acclimation responses of vegetation to climate change. Computers & Geosciences, 49:91101, doi:10.1016/j.cageo.2012.07.007
  3. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar (2014). Power-law scaling of topographic depressions and their hydrologic connectivity. Geophysical Research Letters, 41, doi:10.1002/2013GL059114
  4. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar, Hoang-Vu Dang, Albert J. Valocchi (2015). GPU-based high- performance computing for integrated surface-subsurface flow modeling. Environmental Modeling & Software., 73:1-13, doi:10.1016/j.envsoft.2015.07.015
  5. Reshmina William, Allison Goodwell, Meredith Richardson, Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar, Ashlynn S. Stillwell (2016). An environmental cost-benefit analysis of alternative roofing strategies. Ecological Engineering., 95:1-9, doi:10.1016/j.ecoleng.2016.06.091
  6. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar (2017). Interaction between ecohydrologic dynamics and microtopographic variability under climate change. Water Resources Research, doi:10.1002/2017WR020377
  7. Praveen Kumar, Phong V.V. Le, A.N. Thanos Papanicolaou, Bruce L. Rhoads, Alison M. Anders, Andrew Stumpf, Christopher G. Wilson, E. Arthur Bettis III, Neal Blair, Adam S. Ward, Timothy Filley, Henry Lin, Laura Keefer, Donald A. Keefer, Yu-Feng Lin, Marian Muste, Todd V. Royer, Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, Patrick Belmont (2018). Critical Transition in Critical Zone of Intensively Managed Landscapes, Anthropocene,
  8. Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar, Marilyn O. Ruiz (2018). Stochastic lattice-based modeling of malaria dynamics. Malaria Journal, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s12936-018-2397-z
  9. Leonardo E. Bertassello, P. Suresh C. Rao, James W. Jawitz, Gianluca Botter, Phong V.V. Le, Praveen Kumar and Antoine F. Aubeneau (2018). Wetlandscape fractal topography. Geophysical Research Letters, 45.


  1. 2017 - 2019 (Co-PI): Land loss and its impacts on agricultural production in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta under climate change (Funding: Nafosted).
  2. 2015 - 2016 (Co-PI): Extreme-scale modeling - Understanding ecohydrologic dynamics under climate change (Funding: NCSA) 
  3. 2013 - 2018 (Member): Critical Zone Observatory for Intensively Managed Landscapes (Funding: NSF)
  4. 2013 - 2014 (Co-PI): Integration of biological, epidemiological, mathematical and engineering approaches to the management of mosquito-borne disease: An interdisciplinary global challenge (Funding: U of I).
  5. 2009 - 2012 (Member): Biotic alteration of soil hydrologic properties and feedback with vegetation dynamics in water limited ecosystems (Funding: NSF).
  6. 2008 - 2009 (Member): Numerical methods for parameter estimation in river modeling: A case study for the Red river basin, Vietnam (Funding: MONRE).
  7. 2007 - 2008 (Member): Master plan on water resources in Vietnam Northern Economic Zone (Funding: MONRE)
  8. 2007 - 2008 (Member): Identification of oil spill in South China Sea (Funding: MONRE)
  9. 2007 (Member): Prediction of waste and water quality in Phu Quoc island (Funding: SEMLA).
  10. 2007 (Member): Simulation of thermal transmission in Hau river affected by the O-Mon thermal power plant (Funding: ADB).
  11. 2006 (Member): Water quality modeling and managements for three river basins in Vietnam: Cau, Nhue- Day, and Sai Gon-Dong Nai (Funding: ADB).
  12. 2005 - 2006 (Member): Environmental impacts assessment of Mong Duong thermal power generation project (Funding: ADB). 

  Faculty of Hydrology, Meteorology and Oceanography
Vietnam National University, Hanoi - VNU University of Science
334 Nguyen Trai, Thanh Xuan Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone: 84-4-38584943