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Daniel Che

Assistant Professor
Civil Engineering
Stocker Center 216
che@ohio.edu
Phone: 740.593.4782

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.


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

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:

2017 Russ Outstanding Teaching Award

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

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.

Journal Article, Academic Journal (8)

  • Mounir, A., Che, D., Cesar, G., Agustin, R. (2019). Development of a Reservoir System Operation Model for Water Sustainability in the Yaqui River Basin. Reston, VA: Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.
  • Tahiri, A., Che, D., Ladeveze, D., Chiron, P., Archmede, B. (2018). Flood Routing Model for Water Resources Optimization Algorithms. Reston, VA: Journal of Hydrologic Engineering.
  • Che, D., Mays, L. (2017). Application of an Optimization/Simulation Model for Real-Time Flood Control Operation of River-Reservoir Systems. 7. Water Resources Management Journal; 31: 2285-2297. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11269-017-1644-3.
  • Stafford, N., Che, D., Mays, L. (2015). Optimization Model for the Design of Infiltration Basins. 8. Water Resources Management; 29: 2789-2804. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs11269-015-0970-6.
  • Che, D., Mays, L. (2015). Development of an Optimization/Simulation Model for Real-Time Flood-Control Operation of River-Reservoirs Systems. 11. Water Resources Management; 29: 3987-4005. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11269-015-1041-8.
  • Moura, A., Che, D., Mayer, A., Vivoni, E. (2014). Hydrologic Assessment of Proposed Reservoirs in the Sonora River Basin, Mexico, under Historical and Future Climate Scenarios. 1. Hydrological Science Journal; 60: 50-66. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02626667.2013.878462.
  • Che, D., Nangare, M., Mays, L. (2014). Determination of Clark's Unit Hydrograph Parameters for Watersheds. 2. Reston, VA: Journal of Hydrologic Engineering; 19: 384-387. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HE.1943-5584.0000796.
  • Che, D., NanGare, M., Mays, L. (2014). Determination of Optimal Unit Hydrographs and Green-Ampts Parameters for Watersheds. 2. Reston, VA: Journal of Hydrologic Engineering; 19: 375-383. http://ascelibrary.org/doi/abs/10.1061/%28ASCE%29HE.1943-5584.0000798.

Conference, Poster (4)

  • Che, D., Tahiri, A., La, D., Chiron, P., Archmede, B. (2018). Flood Routing Model for Water Resources Optimization Algorithms. Washington, D.C.: American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2018.
  • Che, D., Monuir, A. (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.