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David A. Chin

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David A. Chin

Professor | College of Engineering | Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering Department


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Research Interests

Water-quality control in natural systems, terrestrial fate and transport of bacteria, environmental fluid mechanics, stochastic hydrology, design of stormwater control measures, design of hydraulic structures, agrohydrology, geohydrology, and TMDLs.

HIGHER EDUCATION

    • Georgia Institute of Technology, Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. (1982)
    • California Institute of Technology, M.S. in Civil Engineering. (1978)
    • University of the West Indies, Other in Civil Engineering, First Class Honors. (1977)

EXPERIENCE

    • University of Miami College of Engineering, Professor. Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (1994 - Present)
    • University of Florida, Tropical Research and Education Center, . (2005 - 2006)
    • University of Miami College of Engineering, Chairman. Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (1992 - 2005)
    • University of Miami College of Engineering, Associate Professor. Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (1988 - 1994)
    • University of Miami College of Engineering, Assistant Professor. Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (1984 - 1988)

PUBLICATIONS

  • Juried or Refereed Journal Articles or Exhibitions

    • Chin, D. A. (2017).Designing Bioretention Areas for Stormwater Management. Environmental Processes, 4, 1-13. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40710-016-0200-0
    • Chin, D. A. (2017).Discussion of “Return Period–Dependent Rational Formula Coefficients for Two Locations in Texas” by David C. Froehlich. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 143, 07017014(3). http://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001230
    • Chin, D. A. (2017).Estimating the Parameters of the Curve Number Model. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 22, 06017001(6). http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001495
    • Chin, D. A., Jones, A. (2017).Optimal Sizing of Exfiltration Trenches. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 143, 04016074(10). http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)IR.1943-4774.0001111
    • Chin, D. A. (2016).Tracer Transport Through Seepage Lakes. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 21, 06016004(6). http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0001383
    • Iudicello, J., Chin, D. A. (2015).In-Stream Bacteria Modeling as a Function of the Hydrologic State of a Watershed. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 141(4), 4014073.
    • Chin, D. A. (2015).Identification of Algae-Nutrient Relationships. The Open Hydrology Journal, 9, 28-36.
    • Chin, D. A. (2014).Discussion of: Multiple Critical Depth Occurrence in Two-Stage Cross Sections: Effect of Side Slope Change. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 19(9), 4-Jan. http://doi.org/10.1061/(ASCE)HE.1943-5584.0000682
    • Chin, D. A. (2013).Hydraulic Analysis and Design of Pipe Culverts: USGS versus FHWA. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 139(8), 886-893.
    • Zhang, Y., Hernandez, D., Vogel, L., Gassie, L., Chin, D. A., Perez, A. (2013).Upgrade of Wastewater Sistema Central in Havana, Cuba. The West Indian Journal of Engineering, 36(1), 47-58.
    • Iudicello, J., Chin, D. A. (2013).Multimodel, Multiple Watershed Examination of In-Stream Bacteria Modeling. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 139(5), 719-727.
    • Iudicello, J., Batterman, D., Pollard, M., Scheid, C., Chin, D. A. (2013).Identification and Remediation of Water-Quality Hotspots in Havana, Cuba: Accounting for Limited Data and High Uncertainty. The West Indian Journal of Engineering, 35(2), 11-Jan.
    • Chin, D. A. (2012).Regional Estimation of Storm Water Management Parameters in Florida. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 138(5), 502-511.
    • Chin, D. A. (2012).The Relationship between Flow and Bacteria in Streams. Water Environment Research, 84(3), 228-236.
    • Chin, D. A., Li, R. (2011).Evapotranspiration Adjustment Factors in Florida. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, 137, 403-411.
    • Chin, D. A. (2011).Frequency Analysis of Shallow Water Tables for Drainage Applications. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 137(6), 491-497.
    • Chin, D. A. (2011).Hydraulic Resistance versus Flow Depth in Everglades Hardwood Halos. Wetlands, 31, 989-1002.
    • Chin, D. A. (2011).Thermodynamic Consistency of Potential Evapotranspiration Estimates in Florida. Hydrologic Processes, 25, 288-301.
    • Chin, D. A., Kelly, P., Kiger, R., Sonenshein, R. (2011).Assessing the Effectiveness of Spreader Canals in Delivering Water to Marshes. Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, 16(10), 829-836.
    • Chin, D. A. (2011).Quantifying Pathogen Sources in Streams by Hydrograph Separation. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 137(9), 770-781.
    • Chin, D. A., Fan, X., Li, Y. (2011).Validation of Growth and Nutrient Uptake Models for Tomato on a Gravelly South Florida Soil Under Greenhouse Conditions. Pedosphere, 21(1):46-55..
    • Chin, D. A., Sakura-Lemessy, D. M., Bosch, D. D., Gay, P. A. (2010).Enhanced Estimation of Terrestrial Loadings for TMDLs: Normalization Approach. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(3):357-365..
    • Chin, D. A., Iudicello, J. J., Kajder, K. C., Kelly, P. M., Porzilli, D. V., Guha, H. (2010).Lake Effect in Wellhead Protection. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 136(3):403-407.
    • Chin, D. A. (2010).Linking Pathogen Sources to Water Quality in Small Urban Streams. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 136(2):249-253..
    • Iudicello, J., Chin, D. A. (2010).Water-Resources Education at the University of Miami. Florida Watershed Journal, 3(1):17-19.
    • Chin, D. A., Price, R. M., DiFrenna, V. J. (2009).Nonlinear Flow in Karst Formations. Ground Water, 47(5):669-674.
    • Chin, D. A. (2009).Predictive Uncertainty in Water-Quality Modeling. Journal of Environmental Engineering, 135(12):1315-1325.
    • Chin, D. A. (2009).Risk-Based Margins of Safety for TMDLs in Pathogen-Impaired Waters. Journal of Water-Resources Planning and Management, 135(6):521-527.
    • Chin, D. A., Sakura-Lemessy, D., Bosch, D. D., Gay, P. A. (2009).Watershed-Scale Fate and Transport of Bacteria. Transactions, American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, 52(1):145-154.
    • Chin, D. A. (2008).Phenomenological Models of Hydrologic Processes in South Florida. Journal of Hydrology, 349:230-243.
    • Chin, D. A. (2007).Hydraulics of Sewer Flows. Florida Water Resources Journal, 59(12):55-58.
    • Qian, Y., Migliaccio, K. W., Wan, Y., Li, Y. C., Chin, D. A. (2007).Seasonality of Selected Physical and Chemical Characteristics of Surface Water in the Indian River Lagoon Area. Journal of Environmental Quality, 36:416-425.
    • Bloetscher, F. J., Englehardt, J. E., Chin, D. A., Rose, J., Tchobanoglous, G., Amy, V., Gokgoz, S. (2005).Comparative Assessment of Municipal Wastewater Disposal Methods in Southeast Florida. Water Environment Research, vol. 77, no. 5, pp.480-490.
    • Swain, E. D., Chin, D. A. (2003).An Analytic Formulation of Two-Dimensional Groundwater Dispersion Induced by Surficial Recharge Variability. Water Resources Research, Vol.39, No.9, pp. SBH 17-1 to 17-8.
    • Chin, D. A., Qi, X. (2000).Ground water under the direct influence of surface water. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol.126, No.6, ASCE, pp.501-508.
    • Chin, D. A. (1998).Evapotranspiration of melaleuca forest in south Florida. of Hydrologic Engineering, Vol.3, No.2, ASCE, pp.131-139.
    • Chin, D. A. (1997).An assessment of first-order stochastic dispersion theories in porous media. Journal of Hydrology, 199 (1997), pp.53-73.
    • Chin, D. A. (1997).Discussion of ?Probabilistic Analysis of Outfall Mixing Zones,? by Huang, Fergen, Proni, and Tsai. Journal of Environmental Engineering, ASCE.
    • Chin, D. A., Ding, L., Huang, H. (1997).Ocean-outfall mixing zone delineation using Doppler radar. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol.123, No.12, ASCE, pp.1217-1226.
    • Chin, D. A., Chinthamreddy, S., Shay, L. K., Graber, H. C. (1997).The Structure of Ocean-Surface Currents Measured by Doppler Radar. IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering, Vol.22, No.1, IEEE, New York, pp.156-167.
    • Chin, D. A., Phang, M. K. (1996).Architectural Engineering Program at the University of Miami. Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol.2, No.2, ASCE, New York, pp.78-79.
    • Chin, D. A. (1995).A Scale Model of Multivariate Rainfall Time Series. Journal of Hydrology, Elsevier Science Publishers, Amsterdam, Vol.168, pp.1-15.
    • Chin, D. A., Zhao, S. (1995).Evaluation of Evaporation Pan Networks. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol.121, No.5, ASCE, New York, pp.338-346.
    • Chin, D. A. (1994).Estimation of Dispersion Coefficients from Particle Tracks. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol.120, No.1, ASCE, New York, pp.256-263.
    • Chin, D. A., Chittaluru, P. V. (1994).Risk Management in Wellhead Protection. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol.120, No.3, Paper No.5337, ASCE, New York, pp.294-315.
    • Chin, D. A., Wang, T. (1992).An Investigation of the Validity of First-Order Stochastic Dispersion Theories in Isotropic Porous Media. Water Resources Research, 28(6), 1531-1542.
    • Chin, D. A. (1991).Leakage of Clogged Channels that Partially Penetrate Surficial Aquifers. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol.117, No.4, Paper No. 25707, ASCE, New York, pp. 467-488.
    • Swain, E. D., Chin, D. A. (1990).A Model of Flow in Open Channel Networks. Journal of Irrigation and Drainage Engineering, Vol. 116, No. 4, Paper No. 24959, ASCE, New York, pp. 537-556.
    • Chin, D. A. (1989).A Diagnostic Model of Dispersion in Porous Media. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 115, No. 2, Paper No. 23161, ASCE, New York, pp. 210-227.
    • Chin, D. A. (1989).Discussion of ?Shoreline Impact from Ocean Waste Discharges,? by R.C.Y. Koh. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 115, No. 8, ASCE, New York, pp. 1162-1163.
    • Chin, D. A. (1988).Model of Buoyant Jet-Surface Wave Interaction. Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 114, No. 3, Paper No. 22452, ASCE, New York, pp. 331-345.
    • Chin, D. A. (1988).Spatial Correlation of Hydrologic Time Series. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, Vol. 114, No. 5, Paper No. 28782, ASCE, New York, pp. 578-593.
    • Chin, D. A. (1987).Influence of Surface Waves on Outfall Dilution. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 113, No. 8, Paper No. 21710, ASCE, New York, pp. 1005-1017.
    • Chin, D. A. (1987).Macrodispersion in Stratified Porous Media. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol.113, No. 10, Paper No. 21916, ASCE, New York, pp. 1343-1358.
    • Chin, D. A. (1986).Estimation of Dispersion Coefficients in Porous Media. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 112, No. 7, Paper No. 20742, ASCE, New York, pp. 591-609.
    • Chin, D. A., Roberts, P. J. (1985).of Dispersion in Coastal Waters. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, Vol. 111, No. 1, Paper No.19411, ASCE, New York, pp. 12-28.
    • Chin, D. A. (1985).Outfall Dilution: The Role of a Far Field Model. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 111, No. 4, Paper No. 19914, ASCE, New York, pp. 473-486.
    • Chin, D. A., Roberts, P. J. (1985).Time Series Modeling of Coastal Currents. Journal of Waterway Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Vol. 111, No.6, Paper No. 20175, ASCE, New York, pp. 954-972.
  • Refereed Books

    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Fluid Mechanics for Engineers, First Edition. Pearson.
    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems, Second Edition. Wiley.
    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Water-Resources Engineering, Third Edition. Pearson/Prentice Hall.
    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Water-Quality Engineering in Natural Systems. John Wiley & Sons.
    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Water-Resources Engineering, Second Edition. Prentice-Hall.
    • Chin, D. A. (Ed.) Water-Resources Engineering, First Edition. Prentice-Hall.