Time Capsule Project - Vietnam


The Heritage Time Capsule (HTC) Project was launched by ISSMGE in 2020 to capture past, current and future issues in Geotechnical Engineering practice. It is basically a collection of contributions from individuals and groups, including member societies, technical committees, and other groups belonging to the International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE). The contributions cover the history,  development, and achievements of geotechnical engineering in their countries or areas. These contributions are gathered from 2020 to 2023 and aim at showing what is the history of the ISSMGE Society and what are its present goals. It is designed to be useful for the present and future generations of geotechnical scientists and engineers, as it is stated on the ISSMGE website, see https://www.issmge.org/the-society/time-capsule/time-capsule.

The Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE) has gathered a group of experts within the society to write about events, activities, and facts under the headings: VSSMGE History and Congresses; Conferences & Seminars; Research & Practice; Geotechnical Firms. The current information will be added gradually later to form an overall view about VSSMGE. We will continue to call the VSSMGE members to write more about our society.


This HTC project was produced by Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE) with contribution by the following experts, whose inputs are acknowledged.

List of Contributors

  • Dr. Phung Duc Long, VSSMGE, Hanoi
  • Dr. Ho Duc An, FECON Corporation, Hanoi
  • Dr. Bo Berggren, Linkoping, Sweden
  • Dr. Nguyen Thanh Chi, Haskoning DHV, HCM City
  • Dr. Nguyen Anh Dung, VSSMGE, Hanoi
  • Dr. Nguyen Tien Dung, FECON Corporation, Hanoi
  • Dr. Pham Huy Giao, Petro Vietnam University, Vung Tau
  • Dr. Le Viet Hung, Technical University Berlin, Berlin
  • Dr. Nguyen Viet Hung, CTV Ingenierie Vietnam Co Ltd, Hanoi
  • Dr. Nguyen Thanh, University of Technology Sydney
  • Dr. Vu Anh Tuan, Le Quy Don Technical University, Hanoi
  • Dr. Nguyen Quang Tuan, Thuyloi University, Hanoi
  • Dr. Le Dinh Viet, BK Simotec, Da Nang
  • Mr. Nguyen Anh Duc, Hanoi

Hanoi, 16 July 2023

Dr. Phung Duc Long, President

Vietnam Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering (VSSMGE)
Mobile: +84 904 188 117
Email: phung.long@gmail.com