Team Leader

Professor Ha H. Bui, Founder of GeoXPM

Bui is an ARC Future Fellow and the founder of Monash Computional Geomechanics (MCG) Lab in the Department of Civil Engineering at Monash University, Australia. His research focuses on bridging scales in modelling localised failure of engineering materials, along with advancing mathematical models to solve multi-physics problems in geomechanics. The key objective of his research is to develop “balanced” computational tools (i.e., between efficiency and mechanisms) to solving real-life engineering applications. He is the recipient of several prestigious awards and recognitions, including the 2021 ALERT Research Medal awarded by The Alliance of Laboratories in Europe for Education, Research and Technology (ALERT Geomaterials), the Future Fellowship Award from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the JSPS Fellowship Award from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS). He is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Environmental and Civil Engineering (EJECE) and serves on the Editorial Board of Materials & Design and Computers & Geotechnics, among several other journals. He has been appointed as the Editor of Computers & Geotechnics journal (Elsevier), with his tenure beginning in January 2024.
“My vision is to harness the power of innovation and science to pioneer solutions that combat natural disasters and climate change impacts, safeguarding human life for a sustainable future!”

Main Developers

Ha Bui
Professor Ha H. Bui
Professor and ARC Future Fellow

Research interests are in computational mechanics, constitutive modelling of engineering materials, failure predictions of geomaterials, and early warning systems.

Tien Nguyen
Dr Tien V. Nguyen
Research Fellow

Research interests are in micromechanics of granular materials, constitutive modelling of geomaterials, machine learning and high-performance computing.

Professor Giang D. Nguyen
Associate Professor

Research interests are in constitutive modelling of engineering materials, computational solid mechanics & micromechanics of failure in quasi-brittle materials.


Mr Tai Nguyen

PhD Student, MCG Lab

Mr. Yanjian Lian

PhD Student, MCG Lab

Mr. Trieu Ngoc

PhD Student, MCG Lab

Mr. Guodong Ma

PhD Student, MCG Lab


And the list continues to grow with more collaborators to come from both the academic and industry sectors.

Professor Abdelmalek Bouazza

Professor in Geomechanics

Professor Murat Karakus

Associate Professor in Geomechanics