A paper was published

Electromagnetic Testing of Corrosion at Rivet Sites via Principal Component Analysis

Detection of corrosion at rivet sites in a multilayer structure of an aircraft is an essential task to ensure the flight safety of an aircraft. It is challenging to detect the corrosion due to the influence on the signal of the rivet and the multiple fastened layers in the structure. Developing towards this research direction, Dr. Minhhuy Le, Dr. Van Su Luong and Dr. Dang Khoa Nguyen of the ICSLab of Phenikaa University, and Prof. Jinyi Lee of Chosun University in Korea have done the research. As a result, a new article has been published about this content, which was published in the Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation (JONE – this is one of the top journals in the NDT field). In this paper, an electromagnetic testing method is used in conjunction with principal component analysis (PCA) to detect corrosion around fasteners. Multiple Hall sensors were used for efficient measurement of the magnetic field distribution at the rivet sites. The features of the scanned magnetic image were automatically extracted by the PCA in orthogonal subspaces. The proposed method shows potential results of features extraction and corrosion signal extraction for further development of electromagnetic testing systems in multilayer engineering structures. We are looking for further interesting results.

Minhhuy Le*, Van Su Luong, Khoa Dang Nguyen, Jinyi Lee, "Electromagnetic Testing of Corrosion at River Sites via Principal Component Analysis", Journal of Nondestructive Evaluation (2021); DOI :; (Q2; IF2019: 1.950)

2 papers were published

Big congrats to Prof. Van Su Luong, Prof. Minhhuy Le & Mr. Cong-Thuong Pham for their publications on the Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials [1] and Apply Sciences [2].

Prof. Luong published his development of a magnetic flux-gate sensor using a differential exciting coil [1]. The sensor has a high sensitivity of 629 mV/mT and a noise level of 320pT/√Hz@1Hz that allows to measure a weak magnetic field such as the earth's magnetic field.

Prof. Le and Mr. Pham published their co-work with Prof. Jinyi Lee at the IT-NDT Research Center, Chosun University, Korea, about the development of Nondestructive Testing (NDT) system for the inspection of water-cooled tubes in the power plants [2]. The NDT system integrated magnetic flux leakage testing and ultrasonic testing for both detection and quantitative evaluation of damage size.

  1. Van Su Luong*, Thi-Hoa Pham, “Pick-up Coil Free Gating-Flux Magnetometers Powered by Differential Excitation Signals”, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (2021); DOI:; (Q2; IF2019: 2.717)

  2. Jinyi Lee* , Eunho Choe, Cong-Thuong Pham, Minhhuy Le*, Measurement of Thinned Water-Cooled Wall in a Circulating Fluidized Bed Boiler Using Ultrasonic and Magnetic Methods, Applied Sciences (2021), 11(6), 2498; DOI:; (Q1; IF2019: 2.474)

The IEEE 8th International Conference on Communications and Electronics (ICCE), Jan. 13-15, 2021

This is the first hybrid conference: online-offline we have attended. This year, the ICCE conference was held at Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Totally, 86/173 papers were accepted for the presentation with authors from 25 countries. The Phu Quoc Island is really beautiful with nice weather and long beaches.

At this conference, we presents our research on measuring vital signs including respiration and heartbeat signal by using Ultra-wide band radar. Find our full publication at:

Minhhuy Le*, Dang Khoa Nguyen, Jinyi Lee, Dang-Khanh Le, "Heartbeat Signal Measurement using UWB Impulse Radar ", IEEE Eighth International Conference on Communication and Electronics (ICCE) (2020), Jan. 13-15, 2021, Phu Quoc, Vietnam. DOI:; (Scopus)

Visiting Vietnam Maritime University: VN-KOR ship

On 31/12/2020, our Lab's members had a chance to visit the VN-KOR ship at Vietnam Maritime University (VMU), Hai Phong city. This is the first time we visit such a great training ship for students of VMU that Vietname and Korea Governments supported. We discussed the education programs and the research activities of the VMU and Phenikaa Uni. A special seminar had been held on the ship about Robotics, Magnetic Sensors, Nondestructive Testing, and Ultra-wideband (UWB) Radars. Our students had done some experiments on the remote measurement of vital signs using UWB radars with the opportunity. Hopefully, these experiments will bring interesting results.

We thanks to Dr. Dang-Khanh Le and his colleagues at the VMU for the warm welcome and open discussion!

Two members of ICSLab were awarded prizes in The 2020 ICPC ASIA Can Tho

Tran Mach Tuan Kiet and Le Tien Dat are two members of ICSLab awarded Consolation prizes for the non-IT specialized team in The 2020 ICPC ASIA Can Tho.

Tran Mach Tuan Kiet, Le Tien Dat (from left), professor and other members of two teams

The International Collegiate Programming Contest, known as the ICPC, is an annual multi-tiered competitive programming competition among the universities of the world. ICPC competitions provide gifted students opportunities to interact, demonstrate, and improve their teamwork, programming, and problem-solving process. Each team includes 03 participants. Excellent teams at regional ICPC test sites will be able to participate in the ICPC World Final.

In Asia, ICPC Asia is held at many places. This year, it was held in Can Tho City in December 11th,2020.

Phenikaa University has two teams participating in this competition: team ‘F0’ (IT specialized team) and the team ‘salmon’ (non-IT specialized team).

As a result, each team has a Consolation Prize. Especially, the 'salmon' team has two members of ICSLab. They are Tran Mach Tuan Kiet and Le Tien Dat who is studying Control Engineering and Automation at Phenikaa University.

They are at the closing and awarding ceremony
updated: 01/01/2021

The first party of ICSLab

In October 8th, 2020, welcome new members K14 of ICSLab by the first presentations of the freshmen and a small party. Wish all of you have good health and happiness during the study in ICSLab of Phenikaa University.

updated: 08/10/2020


In May 15th, 2019, ICSLab was officially founded. The Lab is one of the night Key Labs at Phenikaa University with the aims of building a strong research group and transferring research results to the industry.

updated: 12/3/2020