Thanh Duc Dang


Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, USA 33620

(813) 573 9478 • •

Education (Most recent first):

College or University

Department and/or Major

Dates Attended


University of Canterbury

Civil Engineering



University of New South Wales

Civil Engineering



Thuyloi University

Hydraulic Engineering



Professional Experience:




04/2021- Present

University of South Florida



University of Tokyo

JSPS Research Fellow


Singapore University of Technology and Design

Research Fellow


Thuyloi University


10 most pertinent Publications (of 34 journal articles total):

Siala, K., Chowdhury, K., Dang, T.D., Galelli, S. 2021. Solar energy and regional coordination as a feasible alternative to the ’Battery of Asia’ plan. Nature Communications, 12, 4159.

Chowdhury, K., Dang, T.D., Nguyen, T.T.H., Koh, R., Galelli, S. 2021. The Greater Mekong's climate - water - energy nexus: how ENSO-triggered regional droughts affect power supply and CO2 emissions. Earth's Future, 9(3).

Tran, A.T., Dang, T.D., Nguyen, H.T., Van, P.H.T. 2021. Moving towards sustainable coastal adaptation: Analysis of hydrological drivers of saltwater intrusion in the Vietnamese Mekong Delta. Science of the Total Environment, 770, 145125.

Dang, T.D., Vu, T.D., Chowdhury, K., Galelli, S. 2020. A software package for the representation and optimization of water reservoir operations in the VIC hydrological model. Environmental Modeling and Software, 126, 104673.

Chowdhury, K., Dang, T.D., Bagchi, A., Galelli, S. 2020. Expected benefits of Laos hydropower development curbed by hydro-climatic variability and limited transmission capacity-opportunities to reform. Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management ASCE, 146(10), 05020019

Dang, T.D., Chowdhury, K., Galelli, S. 2020. On the representation of water reservoir storage and operations in large- scale hydrological models: implications on model parameterization and climate change impact assessments. Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, 24(1): 397-416.

Latrubesse, E., Park, E., Sieh, K., Dang, T.D., Lin, Y.N., Yun S. 2020. Dam failure and a catastrophic flood in the Mekong Basin (Bolaven Plateau), southern Laos, 2018. Geomorphology, 362, 107221.

Hecht, J., Lacombe, G., Arias, M., Dang, T.D., Piman, T. 2019. Hydropower dams of the Mekong River basin: a review of their hydrological impacts. Journal of Hydrology, 568: 285-300.

Dang, T.D., Cochrane, T.A., Arias, M.E., Van, P.D.T. 2018. Future hydrological alterations in the Mekong Delta under the impact of water resources development, land subsidence and sea level rise. Journal of Hydrology: Regional Studies, 15: 119-133.

Dang, T.D., Cochrane, T.A., Arias, M.E., Van, P.D.T., de Vries, T. 2016. Hydrological alteration from water infrastructure development in the Mekong floodplains. Hydrological Processes, 30: 3824-3838.

Recent Activities

  • Outstanding reviewer, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management, 2020.
  • Outstanding contribution in reviewing activities, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation,
  • Guest Editor and Topic Editor Board, Remote
  • Active Reviewer: 34 journals (Vietnam Science, Technology and Engineering, Journal of Hydrology, Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management ASCE, Computer Software & Modeling, Water Resources Research, Environmental Research Letters, Geophysical Research Letters, Hydrological Processes, ).