Dr. Chen's research experience and interests include numerical studies on turbulent flow, sediment transport, riverbank erosion, and channel migration processes. He has developed a physical-based bank erosion and retreat model (BERM) that takes into account flow parameters, sediment transport parameters, heterogeneity of bank materials, vegetation influence, and bank geometry.
Western Regional Climate Center
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Diversity at DRI
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Renewable Energy at DRI
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
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Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
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