Rollin H. Hotchkiss

Hydraulics & Water Resources
Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Department of Civil and Mineral Engineering, 1989.
Contact Info - Office: 
368C Clyde Building
(801) 422-6234
rhh@byu.edu

Rollin H. Hotchkiss
Professor/Department Chair

Education

University of Minnesota PhD, Civil Engineering, 1989.
Utah State University MS, Civil Engineering 1979.
Brigham Young University BS, Civil Engineering, 1976.

Principal Publications in the Last Five Years

  • Coker, E. Howard, Rollin H. Hotchkiss, and Dennis A. Johnson. 2008. Conversion of a Missouri River dam and reservoir to a sustainable system: sediment management. Journal of the American Water Resources Association, 45(4): 815-827.
  • Morrison, Ryan, M., Rollin H. Hotchkiss, Mark C. Stone, David Thurman, and Alex R. Horner-Devine. 2009. Turbulence Characteristics of Flow in a Spiral Corrugated Culvert Fitted with Baffles and Implications for Fish Passage. Ecological Engineering 35(3): 381-392, March.
  • Thiele, Elizabeth A., Rollin H. Hotchkiss, and Philip L. Thompson. 2009. Discussion of “Hydraulic performance curves for highway culverts.” Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 135(3): 242-244, March
  • Hotchkiss, Rollin H., Elizabeth L. Thiele, and E. James Nelson. 2008. Culvert hydraulics: comparison of current computer programs and recommendations for improvement. Transportation Research Record No. 2060, pp. 141-152.
  • Stone, Mark C. and Rollin H. Hotchkiss. 2007. Evaluating velocity measurement techniques in shallow streams. Journal of Hydraulic Research 45(6): 752-762.
  • Stone, Mark C. and Rollin Hotchkiss. 2007. Turbulence descriptions in two cobble-bed reaches. Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, 133(12): 1367 – 1378, December.
  • Conroy, W.J., R.H. Hotchkiss, and W.J. Elliot. 2006. A coupled upland-erosion and instream hydrodynamic sediment transport model for evaluating sediment transport in forested watersheds Transactions of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers 49(6): 1713 – 1722.
  • Huffaker, R., and R. Hotchkiss. 2006. Economic dynamics of reservoir sedimentation management: optimal control with singularly perturbed equations of motion. Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control 30(2006): 2553-2575.
  • Thimmes, Amanda, Ray Huffaker, and Rollin Hotchkiss. 2005. A law and economics approach to resolving reservoir sediment management conflicts. Journal of the American Water Resources Association 41(6): 1449-1456.
  • Hotchkiss, Rollin H., Emily A. Larson, and David M. Admiraal. 2005. Energy dissipation in culverts by forced hydraulic jump within a barrel. Transportation Research Record No. 1904, pp. 124 – 132.

Work Experience

  • Ira A. Fulton Professorship in Leadership, College of Engineering and Technology, Brigham Young University (2010 – Present)
  • Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, BYU, (2005-present)
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Washington State University, (1998-2005)
  • Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (1995 – 1998)
  • Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, (1989 – 1995)
  • Civil Engineer, Flood Protection Branch, Tennessee Valley Authority, (1979-1985)

Professional Development

  • Consistent involvement in professional organizations in technical and educational areas
  • Teaching professional short courses in culvert and river hydraulics
  • Occasional consulting

Consulting and Patents

  • Expert Witness for flooding issues, (1995-present)
  • Development of Culvert Design Procedures, (2007 - present)
  • Stream Restoration (2010 – present)

States in which Professionally Licensed

  • Nebraska

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Member of American Society of Civil Engineers and International Association of Hydraulic Research
  • Organizing Committee for 33rd Congress of IAHR, 2009 in Vancouver, B.C.
  • Technical Program Co-Chair, 2000 ASCE Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Civil and Environmental Engineering Faculty Teacher, voted by students, 2008, 2009
  • Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology Excellence in Education Award, 2006
  • Leon Luck Most Effective Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, 2005
  • Reviewer’s Award, Hydro Review, 2005
  • Nominated for Advisor of the Year, 2004

Institutional and Professional Service in the Last Five Years

  • President Elect, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), October 2009 - Present
  • Vice President, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), October 2008 – September 2009
  • Treasurer, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI), (October 2007 – September 2008)
  • Member, National Academy of Sciences Committee on the Missouri River Recover and Associated Sediment Management Issues, 2008 – 2010.
  • Secretary General, International Coordinating Committee on Reservoir Sedimentation (ICCORES), (1993 – present)
  • Member, UNESCO Task Force on International Sedimentation Initiative, (2001 – present)
  • Member, Environmental and Water Resources Institute Governing Documents Committee, (2006 – 2009)
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Hydraulic Engineering, (1997 – 2008)
  • Vice Chair and Secretary, Environmental and Water Resources Institute Technical Executive Committee, (2005 – 2008)
  • Member, Transportation Research Board Committee AFB60, Hydrology, Hydraulics, and Water Quality, (1996 – 2008)
  • Member, Task Committee on Sediment Dynamics upon Dam Removal, (2001 – 2006)
  • Chair, Environmental and Water Resources Institute Watershed Council, (2003 – 2006)
  • Member, Leadership Committee, BYU College of Engineering and Architecture, (2005 – present)
  • Associate Department Chair,(2006 – 2012)
  • Department Chair (2012-Present)