Trong Trinh Phan

Professor Trong  Trinh Phan

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Studies and academic degrees



Graduate           Geology-geography

Hanoi Unversity


Master -DEA             Geophysics

University of Paris 7


Doctorate                   Geophysics

University of Paris 7 and Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris


Post-doctorate, remote sensing

Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris





Director of Research


Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

2010 - present

Full Professor

Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

2013 - present



Permanent associate member, International Centre for Theoretical Physics (UNESCO – IAEA), Italy, from 1998-2005

Corresponding member, Royal Academy for Oversea Sciences (Belgium, from 2006-present).

President, Scientific Council of  Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST

President, Scientific Council of  Faculty of Earth Science, Graduate University of Science and Technology – VAST

President, Vietnam Association of Tectonics.

Editor-in-chief, Vietnam Journal of  Earth Sciences, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology ( from  2016).

Editorial board  member, International Journal of Tropical  Geography (from 2010- present)

Expert board member, National Council of Nuclear Safety, (2012 –present)

Member, Council of Earth and Environmental Science, NAFOSTED (2016-present)


Main Publications

Leloup H., T. Phan Trong, R. Armijo, R. Lacassin  Champ de   contrainte a la termination de la faille Judicarienne, C.R. Acad.Sci. Paris, ser.II,p.797-804,1988.

Phan Trong T.  Superposition et perturbation du champ de contrainte. Determination de tenseur de contrainte et modelisation numerique, these de doctorat (nouvelle regime), 304 p.,Universite de Paris 7, 1989.

Nguyen trong  Yem,  Phan  Trong  Trinh,  Phung  Van Phach,   1991. Geological structure  and  stress  field  of  Hoabinh  region  and its surrounding areas. Procd. 2 conf. on Geology of Indochina,  vol. 1. p.388-395.

Phan Trong Trinh, a new method  separation  of tectonic phases and determination of stress tensor.  proced. 2 conf.on geology  Indo. vol.1, p.396-402.

Phan Trong Trinh,   1993. An inverse problem for the determination of the stress tensor from polyphased fault  sets  and earthquake focal mechanisms, Tectonophysics, V.224,p.393-411.

Phan Trong T. A new method for determining stress tensor in the case of tectonic polyphases. J. Earth Sciences, (in Vietnamese) Hanoi, 1990.

Phan trong Trinh, Nguyen Trong Yem, Leloup Herve Philip, Paul Tapponnier .1994. Late cenozoic stress field in North Vietnam from microtectonic measurement. Proceed. Inter. Seis. Haz. South. Asia, p.182-186.

Phan trong Trinh, Nguyen Trong Yem, Nguyen Hung, R. Lacassin , H. Ph.  Leloup, P. Tapponnier, Th. Winter. 1994. Active faulting and tectonics of North Vietnam. Proceed. Inter. Seis. Haz. Soth. Asia, p.186-189.

Th. Winter, Phan Trong Trinh, R. Lacassin, Nguyen Trong Yem, J. Costaz., 1994. Advangtage of a deterministic approach of seismic risk for dam desigh: the Hoa Binh dam case (Vietnam). Proceed. Inter. Seis. Haz. South. Asia, p.249-254.

Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, H. Ph. Leloup, Phan Trong Trinh, Nguyen Trong Yem, 1994. Morphotectonic evidence for active movement along the Red river fault zone. Proceed. Inter. Seis. Haz. South. Asia, p.66-71.

Duong Chi Cong, K. Feigl, Nguyen T.Y., Tran D. T., Phan TrongTrinh, G. Pelzer, R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, Dang H. V.,  Tran D. L., 1994. Terrestial surveying measurement of deformation across the Red river fault near Thac Ba, Vietnam, 1963-1983. Proceed. Inter. Seis. Haz. South. Asia, p.34-39.

Leloup H. Ph., R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, U. Scharer, Zhong Dalai, Liu Xaohan, Zhangshan, Ji Shaocheng and Phan Trong Trinh, 1995. The Ailao Shan - Red river shear zone (Yunnan, China), Tertiary transform boundary of Indochina, Tectonopysics, V.251, P.3-84.

Phan Trong Trinh, 1994. Cenozoic stress field in the Northwestern region of Vietnam. J.Geology, Hanoi, serie B, n3-4, p.12-18.

Phan Trong Trinh, 1995. New method for the determination of state of stress in deep from earthquake focal mechanisms. Proceed. International seminar on development and transfor of new technologies in rock engineering for Vietnam. Hanoi, p.219-226.

 Phan Trong Trinh,   1995. Influence des failles actives sur les reservoires  de Hoabinh  et Song  Chay (North Vietnam). Teledetection des Resources en eau, Press de l'universites Francofones, Quebec, p.31-42.

Leloup Ph. H., R. Lacassin, P. Tapponnier, A. Replumaz, U. Scharer, J.R. Kienast, Zhong Dalai, L. Zhang, H. Maluski, N. Arnaud, T.M. Harrison, Nguyen Trong Y., Phan Trong Trinh, Ch. Wenji, 1996.  Structural and geochronological constraints on Tertiary deformation of SE Asia. Inter. Sym. Lith. Dyn. East Asia, Taiwan.p.50-58.

Phan Trong Trinh, H.Ph. Leloup, N. Arnaud, R. Lacassin, 1998, Formation of Ruby in the Red river metamorphic zone. Proceeding of Vietnamese Academy of Natural Sciences and Technology, 10/1, p.143-148.

Findlay and Phan Trong Trinh, 1997, The structural setting of the Song Ma region, Vietnam and the Indochina-South China plate boundary problem, Gondwana Research V.1, N.1, p.11-33.

Phan Trong Trinh,  application of remote sensing and GIS for early warning geological hazard in Vietnam,  proceeding of EWC'98, potsdam, 1998.

Lacassin R., H. Leloup, Phan Trong Trinh, P. Tapponnier, 1998, Unconformity of red sandstones in north vietnam: field evidence for Indosinian orogeny in northern Indochina? Terra Nova, 10/2:106-111.

Wemmer K, Sievers H., Ta Trong Thang, Phan Trong Trinh, 1999. New hints for napple tectonics in northern vietnam by K/AR dating of very low grade sediments, Journal of Geology, serie B, N13-14/99 p.107-109.

Phan Trong Trinh, Tran Van Tri, Nguyen Can, Dang Van Bat, Pham Huy Tien, Van Duc Chuong, Hoang Quang Vinh, Le Thi Lai, Doan Van Tuyen, Tran Trong Hue, Nguyen Van Hung, Nguyen Dich Dzy, Tran Dinh To, Nguyen Tran HUng, Doan Kim Thuyen, Huynh Tuoc. 1999. Active tectotonics and seismic hazards in Sonla hydropower dam ( North Vietnam). Journal of Geology, serie B, N13-14/99 p.19-32.

Hoang Quang Vinh, G. Giuliani, Phan Trong Trinh, P. Coget, Ch. France-lamord, Pham Van Long, 1999. origin of ruby formation in Yen bai province., Journal of Geology, serie B, N13-14/99 p.118-123.

D.D. Ang and Phan Trong Trinh, 1999. Inverse problem in Geosciences, Journal of Geology, serie B, N13-14/99 p.194-199.

Giuliani G, Hoang Quang V , Phan Trong T., France-Lanord Ch., Coget P., 1999.,Carbon isoptopes study on graphite and coexisting calcite-graphite pairs in marbles from the Luc Yen and Yen Bai districts, North of Vietnam. Bull. Liaison SFMC 11, 80-82.

Roger F., P.H. Leloup, M. Jolivet, R. Lacassin, Phan Trong Trinh, M. Brunel, D. Seward, Unravelling a long and complex thermal history by multi-system geochronology: example of the SongChay metamorphic dome, North Vietnam.,Tectonophysics, 321, 449-466, 2000.

Phan Trong Trinh, 2001. Remote sensing and GIS for warning of geological hazards: Example in Vietnam, P. 753-762 in “ Early warning systems for Natural hazards reduction”. Edited by Jochen Zchau and Andreas N Kuppers, Springer-Verlag Publisher, Berlin, 900p.

Leloup P.H., N. Arnau,  R. Lacassin, J.R. Kienast, T.M. Harrison, Phan Trong Trinh, A. Replumaz and P. Tapponnier, 2001. New constraints on the structure, thermochronology and timing of the Ailao Shan – Red river shear zone, SE Asia, J. G. R., 106, 6657-6671.

Garnier V., Giuliani G. Maluski H., Ohnenstetter D. Phan Trong T., Hoang Quang V., Pham Van L., Vu Van T., Schwarz D. 2002, Ar-Ar ages phlogopites from marble-hosted ruby deposits in northern Vietnam: Evidence for Cenozoic ruby formation. Chem. Geol. 188, 33-49.

Phan Trong Trinh, D. Closson, A. Ozer, Hoang Quang Vinh, Bui Thi Thao, Trinh Hai Doan, 2002. Obtics images, DEM and RADAR interferometry for the study of Dien bien active fault. Prceeding Intern. Syposium on geoinformatics, Hanoi, p.69-75.

Phan Trong Trinh,  Hoang Quang Vinh, , A. Ozer, 2002. Fusion of high resolution ad ultispectral sateitte images in the study of coastal zone. Example in Hai phong, Vietnam,. Prceeding Intern. Syposium on geoinformatics, Hanoi, p.19-24.

Giuliani G.  Polymetamorphis in the red river shear zone, North Vietnam: Constraints from in-situ U-Pb ages of zircons in spinels and rubies from Luc Yen marbles,   Tera Nova  (in press).

Phan Trong Trinh,  Hoang Quang Vinh, , A. Ozer, Mai thanh Tan, 2003 Fusion of multiresolution and multisnsor  imagery in Cat Hai, Hai phong.  J. Geology, Hanoi, V21/2003. P.101-108.

Phan Trong Trinh,  Hoang Quang Vinh, Bui Thi Thao, 2002. Actual geodynamics of the Red river fault zone and surounding areas. Proceeding  of Scientific seminars on RED-YUAN river basin economic devemopment & Environmental protection, Publishing house of Science and Technology, P.18-27.

 Giuliani G, J. Dubessy, D. Banks, Hoang Quang V ,  TH; Lhomme, J. Pironon, Garnier V., Phan Trong T.,., Pham Van L., . Ohnenstetter D., D. Schwarz., 2003.  Co2-H2S-COS-ALO(OH) bearing fluid inclusions in ruby from marble-hosted deposits in Luc Yen area , North Vietnam, Chemical Geology, Vol.194, p.167-185.

Pham Van Long  , Hoàng Quang Vinh  , Phan Trong Trinh, et al  ...Gem corundum deposits in Vietnam; J. Gemm., 2004, 29, 3, 129-147

Phan Trong Trinh, Lacassin R., 2004. Unconformity and deformation of Cretaceous  red sandstones in Northwestern Vietnam.   Tạp chí Journal of geology,  seri B, 152-212.

Phan Trong Trinh, Lacassin R., 2004. Unconformity and deformation of Cretaceous  red sandstones in Northwestern Vietnam, proceeding of  6th International Symposium on  Cretacous geology and mineral resources in south and East Asia and adjacent Areas, ngày 5-9/2004. 11p.

Garnier V, Giuliani G, Ohnenstetter D, K. Allah Bakhsh, Hoang Quang Vinh, Phan Trong Trinh, Pham Van Long, 2004. Les gigement de rubies du Pakistan et du Vietnam, revue de gemmologie, N150, p.1-7.

Garnier V, Giuliani G, Ohnenstetter D, H. Maluski, A.E. Fallick, Phan Trong Trinh, Pham Van Long, Hoang Quang Vinh, 2005. Age and significance of ruby bearing marble from the Red river shear zone, northern Vietnam. The Canadian Mineralogist, V43, 1315-1329.

Garnier V, Giuliani G, Ohnenstetter D, H. Maluski, A.E. Fallick, Phan Trong Trinh, Hoang Quang Vinh, Pham Van Long, D. Schwarz, 2005. Basalt petrology, zircon ages and sapphire genegis from Dak Nong, Southern Vietnam, Mineralogical Magazine, V.69, p. 21-38.

Phan Trong Trinh, Mai Thanh Tan, Ngô Văn Liêm, Hoàng Quang Vinh, Nguyá»…n Văn HÆ°á»›ng, Đinh Văn Thế, Closson Damien, et Andre Ozer. 2007. Apport  de la télédétection à l’étude des faillies actives et des risques simiques au nord du Vietnam. Télédétection V7, N1-2-3-4, P465-481.

Virginie Garnier, Gaston Giuliani, Daniel Ohnenstetter, Anthony E. Fallick, Jean Dubessy, David Banks, Hoàng Quang Vinh, Thérèse Lhomme, Henri Maluski, Arnaud Pêcher, Kausar Allah Bakhsh, Pham Van Long, Phan Trong Trinh, Dietmar Schwarz., 2008. Marble-hosted ruby deposits from Central and Southeast Asia: Towards a new genetic model.Ore Geology Reviews V.34, p.169-191.

Phan Trong Trinh, 2008. Active Tectonics and seismotectonics in Vietnam. Bulletin des Seances, Academie Royale des Sciences d’outre-mer, V.54, p.131-157.

Phan Trong Trinh, Ngo Van Liem, Nguyen Van Huong, Hoang Quang Vinh, Bui Van Thom, Bui Thi Thao, Mai Thanh Tan, Nguyen Hoang, 2012. Late Quaternary tectonics and seismotectonics along the Red River fault zone,North Vietnam. Earth-Science Reviews 114, 224–235.

Phan Trong trinh, 2012. Active Tectonics and actual Geodyamics in Vietnam Sea and surrounding regions, Vietnam Publisher of Science and Technology, 330 p., ISBN: 978-604-913-064-9.

Phan Trong Trinh,  Hoang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Van Huong, Ngo Van Liem, 2013. Active fault segmentation and seismic hazard in Hoa-Binh reservoir, Vietnam, Cent. Eur. J. Geosci.  5(2) , P.223-235.

Phan Trong Trinh, 2013. Oil seeps and relationship with tectonics of Vietnam Sea and surrounding regions, Vietnam Publisher of Science and Technology, 308 p. ( In Vietnamese), ISBN: 978-604-913-108-0.

Phan Trong Trinh, Mai Thanh Tan, 2013. Study of Geological hazards in Thua Thien - Hue by remote sensing and GIS, Vietnam Publisher of Science and Technology, 299 p., . ( In Vietnamese), ISBN: 978-604-913-119-6.

Phan Trong Trinh, Ngo Van Liem, Tran Dinh To, Nguyen Van Huong, Vy Quoc Hai, Bui Van Thom, Tran Van Phong, Hoang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Quang Xuyen, Nguyen Viet Thuan, Nguyen Dang Tuc, Dinh Van Thuan, Nguyen Trong Tan, Bui Thi Thao, Nguyen Viet Tien, Le Minh Tung, Tran Quoc Hung, 2015, Present day deformation in the East Vietnam sea and surrounding regions. Marine Science and Technology 5, 2, 105-118.

Phan Trong Trinh, Ngo Van Liem, Vy Quoc Hai, Tran Van Phong, Nguyen Van Huong, Nguyen Viet Thuan, Nguyen Quang Xuyen, Bui Van Thom, Nguyen Dang Tuc, Hoang Quang Vinh, Nguyen Huy Thinh, Bui Thi Thao, Tran Quoc 2015. Present day tectonic gradient in Ninh thuan and surrounding regions. Marine Science and Technology, 5, 3, 209-224.

Phan Trọng Trịnh, Ngô Văn Liêm, Nguyá»…n Văn HÆ°á»›ng, Trần Văn Phong, Bùi Văn ThÆ¡m, Nguyá»…n Viết Thuận, Nguyá»…n Đăng Túc, Hoàng Quang Vinh, Nguyá»…n Quang Xuyên, Nguyá»…n Huy Thịnh, Bùi Thị Thảo, Trần Quốc Hùng (2015). Crustal deformation of Central Highland Vietnam from GPS measurement of period 2012-2013. VNU Journal of Sciences, Vol 31, Iss 3. P.1-13.

Phan Trọng Trịnh, Nguyá»…n Văn HÆ°á»›ng, Ngô Văn Liêm, Vy Quốc Hải, Bùi Văn ThÆ¡m, Nguyá»…n Đăng Túc, Nguyá»…n Biểu (2016) Assessments of tectonic strain rate and seismogenic faults for constructing of key facilities in coastal zone. Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Science and Technology Publisher, 396 p.

 Dieu Tien Bui, Quang-Thanh Bui, Quoc-Phi Nguyen, , Biswajeet Pradhan, Haleh Nampak,  Phan Trong Trinh, 2016. A Hybrid Artificial Intelligence Approach Using GIS-Based Neural-Fuzzy Inference System and Particle Swarm Optimization for Forest Fire Susceptibility Modeling at A Tropical Area, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 233,32-44.

Ngô Văn Liêm, Phan Trọng Trịnh, Hoàng Quang Vinh, Nguyá»…n Văn HÆ°á»›ng, Nguyá»…n Công Quân, Trần Văn Phong, Nguyá»…n Phúc Đạt, 2016. Analyze the correlation between the geomorphic indices and recent tectonic active of the Lo River fault zone in southwest of Tam Dao range. Vietnam Jourrnal of Earth Sciences, 38 (1), 1-13.

Ngo Van Liem, Nguyen Phuc Dat, Bui Tien Dieu, Vu Van Phai, Phan Trong Trinh, Hoang Quang Vinh, Tran Van Phong, 2016. Assessment of geomorphic processes and active tectonics in con voi mountain range ( northern Vietnam) using the hypsometric curve analysis method. Vietnam Jourrnal of Earth Sciences, 38 (2), 202-216.

BV Thom, PT Trinh, NT Tu, NA Duong, ND Manh, 2016. Some study results of Cam Ranh-Binh Thuan mud eruption strip Vietnam Jourrnal of Earth Sciences 38 (3), 256-276

Quang-Khanh Nguyen,  Dieu Tien Bui,  Nhat-Duc Hoang, Phan Trong Trinh, Viet-Ha Nguyen, Isık Yilmaz, 2017. Learning Classifier and Rotation Forest Ensemble for

Spatial Prediction of Rainfall-Induced Shallow Landslides Using GIS, Sustainability, 9, 813,  doi:10.3390/su9050813.

Pham BT, VT Nguyen, VL Ngo, PT Trinh, HTT Ngo, DT Bui, 2017. A novel hybrid model of rotation forest based functional trees for landslide susceptibility mapping: a case study at Kon Tum Province, Vietnam. International Conference on Geo-Spatial Technologies and Earth Resources …2017. ( Chapter, Spinger),

Pham BT, I Prakash, K Khosravi, K Chapi, P T Trinh , 2018. A Comparison of Support Vector Machines and Bayesian Algorithms for Landslide Susceptibility Modeling....Geocarto International, 1-23, 2018,

Pham BT, I Prakash,  Jie Dou, P T Trinh , Phong T , Dieu TB, 2019.  A Novel Hybrid Approach of Landslide Susceptibility Modeling Using Rotation Forest Ensemble and Different Base Classifiers, Geocarto International, DOI: 10.1080/10106049.2018.1559885