Truong C. H. Son πŸ‡»πŸ‡³School of Earth, Atmosphere & EnvironmentMonash University, Victoria, Australia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sonnymetvnGoogle scholar: Son C. H. TruongORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6498-5214Github: https://github.com/sonnymetvnLinkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sonnymetvn
πŸ˜ƒ ABOUTHi, I'm Sonny πŸ‘‹1. I'm a coffee farmer. I grew up in Daklak, a small coffee-farming village, in Vietnam. I spent a lot of my young years with dogs and soils2. I'm always open to interesting conversations and collaboration on environmental issues
πŸŽ“ EDUCATION
πŸ“š RESEARCH EXPERIENCES
  • 11/2019 - 12/2019: Participate in the voyage (the RV Investigator) to the Maritime Continent in the project: β€œTropical observations of atmospheric convection, biogenic emissions, ocean mixing, and processes generating intra- seasonal SST variability”, Darwin, Australia
  • 09/2018 - 05/2022: School of Earth Atmosphere and Environment, Monash University, Australia
Project 1 - A climatology of the marine atmospheric boundary layer over the Southern Ocean from four field campaigns during 2016–2018Project 2 - Biases in the ERA5 multi-layer cloud structure over the Southern Ocean and their radiative implicationsProject 3 - Simulating multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using convection-permitting WRF modelProject 1 - Accidental benzene release risk assessment in an urban area using an atmospheric dispersion modelSummary: I applied the AERMOD model to assess the risk caused by an accidental release and dispersion of the toxic chemical benzene in an urban area. I further improved the risk probability map by integrating the population into the model to quantify the daytime and nighttime risk on various local meteorological conditions. (in collaboration with Profs Gi-Hyoug Cho at UNIST).Related publications: [2]Project 2 - Impacts of biomass burning and large-scale transport on the Southeast Asian hazeSummary: I applied the Weather Research and Forecasting/Chemistry (WRF-Chem) to investigate the impact of aerosol effect on meteorology and air quality over Maritime continent under haze event due to biomass burning. I set the model run with three different aerosol effect scenarios including no aerosol effect, direct effect, and indirect effect that are carried out to investigate the aerosol effect on meteorology and air quality. The results were compared with observational data (e.g., satellite).Related publications: [Master Thesis]Project 1 - Low-cost spiral membrane for improving effluent quality of the septic tankSummary: In this research, I set up a wastewater experimental model to investigate the effectiveness and feasibility to apply the spiral membrane in remote and mountainous regions in Vietnam. The low-cost proposed membrane has first experimented at HCMUT’s canteen. The result confirmed that it is potential for water reuse purposes. Related publications: [1]
πŸ”© WORKING EXPERIENCES AND TRAININGWorking experiences
  • 01/2018 - 08/2018: Project Manager at Danieli Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job responsibilityProject Manager TraineeJob responsibilityPlant Supervisor: monitor and operate the Utility systems including wastewater treatment system, air pollution, cooling tower, air compressor, and chiller system
  • 07/2013 - 08/2014: Environmental Consultant at PECC 2, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Job responsibilityDesigner: water and waste treatment system for Thermal Power Plant (TPP) in Vietnam (e.g. wastewater, exhausted gas)Environmental Consultant: establish environmental impact assessment reports for (TPP)Training
  • 11/2017: Distributed Control System for Automation Control at Honeywell, Tianjin, China
  • 10/2017: Wastewater Analysis at Far Eastern Polytex Vietnam, Vietnam
  • 03 - 09/2017: Intensive Engineering Training at Hsinchu Fiber Chemical Plant, Taiwan
  • 05/2015: Climate Analysis Seoul Model at Jeju Island, South Korea

βœ”οΈ SKILLS * most being used at the moment
🏫 TEACHING AND TUTORING
🍾 HONOURS AND AWARDS
  • 09/2018 - 2022: Fully-funded Postgraduate Research Scholarship granted by The Faculty of Science Dean, MONASH University, Australia
  • 09/2014 - 08/2016: Fully-funded Graduate Research Scholarship granted by UNIST, South Korea
  • 11/2011: Award for students with outstanding community services granted by HCMUT, Vietnam
  • 2008 - 2013: Scholarship for excellent undergraduate granted by HCMUT, Vietnam

ENTERTAINMENT
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πŸ“‹ PUBLICATIONS* Corresponding authorManuscripts in preparation2021[1] Son C.H. Truong*, and co-authors, 2021, Simulating multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using convection-permitting WRF models. in preparation[2] Son C.H. Truong*, Y. Huang, S. T. Siems, M. J. Manton, and F. Lang, Biases in the ERA5 multi-layer cloud structure over the Southern Ocean and their radiative implications. Under revision [3] Lang*, F., Ackermann, L., Huang, Y., Truong, S. C. H., Siems, S. T., and Manton, M. J.: A climatology of open and closed mesoscale cellular convection over the Southern Ocean derived from Himawari-8 observations, Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. [preprint], https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-2021-681, in review, 2021.
Peer-reviewed publication[1] T. Dan*, T. Nguyen, T. Bui, H. Vo, S.C.H. Truong, T. Son, S. Dao, D. Pham, C. Nguyen, H. Nguyen, C. Visvanathan, 2016. Low Cost Spiral Membrane for Improving Effluent Quality of Septic Tank, Desalination and Water Treatment[2] Son C.H. Truong, M. Lee*, G. Kim, D. Kim, J. Park, S. Choi, G. Cho, 2016, Accidental benzene release risk assessment in an urban area using an atmospheric dispersion model. Atmospheric Environment, 144, 146-159[3] Truong, S. C. H.*, Huang, Y., Lang, F., Messmer, M., Simmonds, I., Siems, S. T., & Manton, M. J. (2020). A climatology of the marine atmospheric boundary layer over the Southern Ocean from four field campaigns during 2016–2018. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD033214. https://doi.org/ 10.1029/2020JD033214[4] Greg McFarquhar* and co-authors including Son C.H. Truong. Observations of clouds, aerosols, precipitation, and surface radiation over theSouthern Ocean: An overview of CAPRICORN, MARCUS, MICRE and SOCRATES. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-20-0132.1[5] Lang, F.*, Y. Huang, A. Protat, S. C. H. Truong, S. Siems, M. Manton, 2020, Shallow convection and precipitation over the Southern Ocean: A case study during the CAPRICORN 2016 field campaign. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmosphere. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD034088
Other publications[1] Son C.H. Truong*, M. Lee, 2016, Impacts of biomass burning and large-scale transport on the Southeast Asian haze. Master thesis.
🌧️ CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS[1] 2014 - 2016: The Autumn/Spring Meeting of Korean Meteorological Society, South Korea[2] 04/2016: Asian Conference on Meteorology Society: at Kyoto, Japan[3] 11/2018: The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) Annual Workshop (poster) at Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia[4] 06/2019: The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) Winter School at the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia[5] 06/2019: Thermodynamic structure of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the Southern Ocean (talk). The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society Annual Meeting at Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia[6] 09/2019: Observations of the thermodynamic structure of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the Southern Ocean (presented by Dr. Lang). The European Meteorological Society Annual Meeting 2019 at Copenhagen, Denmark[7] 11/2019: Observations of the thermodynamic structure of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the Southern Ocean (presented by Dr. Huang). The SOAR (Southern Ocean Atmospheric Research) 2019 Workshop at Hobart, Tasmania, Australia[8] 12/2019: Observations of the thermodynamic structure of the Marine Atmospheric Boundary Layer over the Southern Ocean (presented by Prof. Siems). The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019 at San Fran- cisco, California, USA[9] 12/2020: Simulating multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using convection-permitting WRF models (virtual talk). The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020[10] 02/2021: Simulating multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean using convection-permitting WRF models (virtual talk). The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society[11] 12/2021: A comparison of observed and simulated multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean (virtual poster). The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021[12] 12/2021: Precipitation Occurrence Frequency, Intensity, and Synoptic Regime Projection over Macquarie Island. The American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021. Lead author: Dr. McKenna W. Stanford at Columbia University[13] 02/2022: A comparison of observed and simulated multi-layer mixed-phase clouds over the Southern Ocean (virtual talk). The 13th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography
πŸŒͺ️ MISCELLANEOUS[1] 04/2020 the CLEX Newsletters: my own sea-life story "Gone with the convective storm"
πŸ“­ CONTACTSonny Truong Postal Address: School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Monash UniversityRoom 225, 9 Rainforest Walk (Building 28), Clayton, Victoria 3800, AustraliaOffice:Room 225, 9 Rainforest Walk (Building 28), Clayton, Victoria 3800, AustraliaEmail: son.truong@monash.edu; sonny.metvn@gmail.com