Dr. Hotchkiss joined BYU in 2005 after having worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Washington State University. He graduated from BYU with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and completed an M.S. in Civil Engineering at Utah State University. After working for six years for the Tennessee Valley Authority, Rollin attended the University of Minnesota where he earned his Ph.D. He is a registered professional engineer and holds a Diplomate in the American Academy of Water resources Engineering. He and his wife, parents of four children, live in Springville, Utah.
Research InterestsExtending the useful life of dams and reservoirs, reducing fatalities at low-head dams, combining data collected by drones with other data sources in water resources engineering applications.
Teaching InterestsFluid mechanics, computational hydraulics, global leadership
Licenses and Certifications
- Ameican Academy of Water Resources Engineers, Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer (2005 - Present)
- Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers, Professional Engineer (1991 - Present)
Honors and Awards
- Chabries Faculty Fellowship, Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology (2018 - 2020)
- Hydraulic Structures Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers (2017 - 2017)
- Karl G. Maeser Excellence in Teaching Award, Brigham Young University (2012 - 2012)
- : Other (Move to BYU Citizenship?) (2006 - Present)
- International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research (2005 - Present)
- American Geophysical Union (2010 - 2012)
- Committee/Council Chair, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (2020 - Present)
- Committee/Council Chair, Environmental and Water Resources Institute (2019 - Present)
- Committee/Council Chair, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (2012 - 2020)