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Daniel Che

Daniel Che
Associate Professor
Stocker Center 216

Danny Che joined the Department of Civil Engineering in 2016. He teaches courses in water resources engineering and fluid mechanics. Che’s research primarily focuses on using computational optimization models to determine optimal designs of hydraulic structures and operation of water resource infrastructures. Before joining Ohio University, Che worked as a water resources engineer at Atkins North America, Inc., where he specialized in writing python codes for automating high-resolution hydrologic and hydraulics (H&H) model development and simulations. Che has worked on projects for Mohave County, Lake Havasu City, Maricopa County, and Riverside County; the findings of these projects were presented to state and federal agencies in order to determine new flood hazard areas and develop emergency plans in those regions. He has served as the Principal Investigator of several hydraulic research projects for Ohio Department of Transportation, General Mills, and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Research Interests: real-time rainfall and flood forecasting, real-time optimal operation of river-reservoirs systems, interfacing simulation and optimization models for urban water resources management, optimization models for sustainable water resources solutions in urban areas, machine learning application in water resources engineering

All Degrees Earned: Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, 2015; M.S.E., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, 2011; B.S.E., Civil Engineering, Arizona State University, 2009

Awards:
2021 White Departmental Teaching Award
2017 Russ Outstanding Teaching Award

Something you may not know about me: I love Game of Thrones!

Journal Article, Academic Journal (10)

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book (1)

Conference Proceeding (2)

  • Che, D., Mays, L. (2015). A Real Time Optimization/Simulation Model for River-Reservoir Systems. Sanford, AZ: Arizona Floodplain Management Association Fall 2015 Conference.
  • Che, D., Nangare, M., Mays, L. (2011). Optimal Determination of Unit Hydrograph and Loss Parameters using Nonlinear Programming Model. Tucson, AZ: Arizona Floodplain Management Association Spring 2011 Conference.

Conference, Poster (9)

  • Sapkota, B., Che, D. (2022). Assessment and Prioritization of Culverts for Enhanced Fish Passage. Cleavland, Ohio: Society of Ecological Restoration Midwest Great Lake Chapter Annual Meeting, 2022.
  • Haidar, M., Che, D. (2021). Sustainable Water Allocation in Umarkhed Taluka through Optimization of Reservoir Operation in the Wardha Sub-basin, India . New Orleans: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2021.
  • Haider, M., Myers, E., Che, D. (2020). Sustainable Water Allocation Projection in Yavatmal District through Optimization of Reservoir Operation in the Warda-Penganga Sub-Basin, India. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2020.
  • Capuano, J., Che, D. (2019). Optimization Model for the Selection and Placement of Green Infrastructure for Runoff Control and Pollutant Removal. San Francisco, CA: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2019.
  • Capuano, J., Che, D. (2019). Optimization Model for the Selection and Placement of Green Infrastructure for Runoff Control and Pollutant Removal. Athens, OH: Ohio River Consortium for Research and Education.
  • Tahiri, A., Che, D., Ladeveze, D., Chiron, P., Archmede, B. (2018). Flood Routing Model for Water Resources Optimization Algorithms. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018.
  • Monuir, A., Che, D. (2017). Development of a Reservoir System Operation Model for Water Sustainability in the Yaqui River Basin. New Orleans, LA: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2017.
  • Mounir, A., Che, D. (2017). Development of a Reservoir System Operation Model for Water Sustainability in the Yaqui River Basin. Marshall University, Huntington, WV: Ohio River Consortium for Research and Education.
  • Che, D., Robles-Moura, A., Mayer, A., Vivoni, E. (2012). Water Resources Sustainability in Northwest Mexico: Analysis of Regional Infrastructure Plans under Historical and Climate Change Scenarios . San Franscisco: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012.

Research Report (3)

  • Che, D., Khoury, I., White, K., Rothwell, D. (2022). Efficient and Effective Ways to Manage Water through ODOT’s Temporary Fills during Construction. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Department of Transportation .
  • Che, D., White, K., Narsavage, P., Khoury, I., Rothwell, D. (2022). Scour Prediction Tools. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Department of Transportation .
  • Kruse-Daniels, N., Bowman, J., Sullivan, N., Mackey, A., Che, D., Sapkota, B. (2022). Assessment and Prioritization of Culverts for Enhanced Fish Passage. Columbus, OH: The Ohio Department of Transportation .