Rollin Hotchkiss

Brigham Young University

Dr. Rollin H. Hotchkiss is a professor and the Chairman of the Civil and Environmental Engineering at Brigham Young University (BYU). Prior to his work at BYU, Dr. Hotchkiss worked at Washington State University the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. His major research areas include mitigating reservoir sedimentation and the interdisciplinary issue of providing passage for fish through culverts and at dams. Dr. Hotchkiss is a licensed professional civil engineer and a Diplomate of the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers, one of only a few advanced certification programs. He recently served as the president of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI). He is currently the Chairman of the Environmental Advisory Board to the Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Dr. Hotchkiss has advised more than 70 graduate students and has authored or co-authored more than 100 conference papers and project reports and 40 refereed journal papers. Dr. Hotchkiss teaches courses in fluid mechanics, stream restoration, the design of hydraulic structures, and leadership. He collaborated for six years with the University of Zacatecas and the University of Guanajuato in Mexico on an annual study abroad experience for engineering students who worked as teams to propose solutions to local flooding problems in the region. He also teaches short courses to practicing engineers on the topics of hydraulic modeling with HEC-RAS, the design of culverts for peak flows and for fish passage, and storm sewer design.


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