Patrick Ray

Patrick Alexander Ray

Assistant Professor

Professional Summary

Specialist in the development and application of numerical models of the integrated hydro-economic system for risk management under the uncertainty of climate (and other) change. Lead author of the World Bank’s 2015 Decision Tree for Confronting Climate Uncertainty in Water Resources Planning and Project Design, and a primary scientific contributor to the International Hydropower Association’s 2019 Climate Resilience Guide, the California Department of Water Resources’ 2019 Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, and UNESCO’s 2018 Collaborative Risk Informed Decision Analysis. Served in 2022 as the Climate Resilience Lead for the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa.

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Education

Postdoc: University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Mass., 2014 (Water Systems Modeling under Uncertainty)

Ph.D.: Tufts University Medford, Mass., 2010 (Water Resources Engineering)

M.Sc.: Tufts University Medford, Mass., 2006 (Civil and Environmental Engineering, Water Resources)

B.Sc.: University of Massachusetts Amherst Amherst, Mass., 2001 (Civil and Environmental Engineering)

Research Support

Grant: #PO #7200103 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 04-07-2021 -03-31-2022 World Bank Group Upper Arun Origins Role:PI 44999.64 Hold Level:Industry

Grant: #R25095 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 03-01-2021 -03-31-2023 UC's URC Faculty Scholars Program URC-Faculty Scholars Res Awd-Ray Role:PI $25,000.00 Active Level:Internal UC

Grant: #4500426399 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 11-16-2020 -01-31-2021 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Assessment of the climate change impacts to Kruger National Park in South Africa Role:PI 15000.00 Hold Level:Non Profit

Grant: #IPA000-20-0-0004 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 06-25-2020 -06-24-2021 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Institute for Water Resources (NCR) - IPA000-20-0-0004 Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #0129663 Exhibit A Investigators:Ray, Patrick 06-01-2020 -05-31-2021 Procter & Gamble Company P&G Water Security: Spain and Turkey Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #0007196125 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 05-18-2020 -06-30-2021 World Bank Group Work Bank Mexico City Role:PI 49999.00 Hold Level:Industry

Grant: #7193549 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 10-21-2019 -06-30-2020 World Bank Group Climate Change Risk Assessment of Expanded Upper Arun Hydropower Facility, Nepal Role:PI $49,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #U. Mass sub MCC Investigators:Ray, Patrick 09-01-2019 -08-31-2022 Millennium Challenge Corporation Partnership to Address Climate and Other Deep Uncertainties in Environmental Economic Analysis Role:PI $180,124.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #95332420T0002 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 09-01-2019 -08-31-2022 Millennium Challenge Corporation Partnership to Address Climate and Other Deep Uncertainties in Environmental Economic Analysis Role:PI 58637.00 Hold Level:Industry

Grant: #60070994 / 8293 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 06-01-2019 -05-31-2020 Ohio Water Development Authority Multidimensional Risk Assessment on Riverine Contamination: Case Study of Cincinnati, OH Role:PI $33,370.00 Awarded Level:State of Ohio

Grant: #2018 World Bank Contract Investigators:Ray, Patrick 02-25-2019 -06-28-2019 World Bank Group World Bank Mexico City: Integrated Urban Modeling for Water System Risk Management Role:PI $49,994.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #IPA 19-0-0002 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 11-09-2018 -11-08-2019 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Weather generator development, vulnerability assessment tools and the Tuolumne Watershed Pilot Study Role:PI $45,000.00 Awarded Level:Federal

Grant: #SUBAWD000724 sub NOAA NA16NW54670042 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 07-27-2018 -03-31-2019 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Visualization of Uncertainty of Forecast Component Parts Role:PI $39,999.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #11202602 Agreement Investigators:Ray, Patrick 05-21-2018 -06-30-2019 Deltares Application of the Decision Tree Framework in Kenya & Nepal Role:PI $50,000.00 Awarded Level:Industry

Grant: #CDWR 4600012341 / USACE Investigators:Ray, Patrick 02-01-2018 -09-30-2018 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Flood modeling under climate change uncertainty using HEC-WAT Role:PI $31,980.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #2017 World Trade Bank Investigators:Ray, Patrick 01-01-2017 -06-30-2017 World Bank Group INCLUDING CLIMATE UNCERTAINTY IN WATER RESOURCES PLANNING AND PROJECT DESIGN ? DECISION TREE INITIATIVE Role:PI $102,649.00 Active Level:Industry

Grant: #CBET-1511959 Investigators:Boccelli, Dominic; Ray, Patrick 09-01-2015 -08-31-2019 National Science Foundation Data Assimilation and Forecasting for Real-Time Drinking Water Distribution System Modeling Role:PI $336,321.00 Active Level:Federal

Grant: #W912HZ-22-2-0028 Investigators:Ray, Patrick 10-01-2022 -09-30-2023 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Evaluating the Economic Implications of Low Flow Augmentation on the Ohio River Role:PI 43835.00 Hold Level:Federal

Honors and Awards

2021 -2023 University of Cincinnati University Research Council Faculty Scholars Research Award

2021 -2021 University of Cincinnati College of Engineering Distinguished Researcher

2020 -2020 University of Cincinnati College of Engineering Master Educator

2020 -2022 New Investigator Award, University of Cincinnati Center for Environmental Genetics, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

2018 -2018 American Water Resources Association A. Ivan Johnson Outstanding Young Professional

2018 -2019 American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Systems Committee Chair

2015 -2015 World Bank Knowbel Prize Team Award

2011 -2011 Professor of the Year, Faculty of Engineering, Middle East University, Amman, Jordan

2008 -2009 Fulbright Fellowship, Jordan

2004 -2007 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship