Holly Yaryan Hall

Ph.D. Student

Driftmier Engineering Center
597 D.W. Brooks Drive
Athens, Georgia 30602
United States

Holly Yaryan Hall is a registered professional engineer. She is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Georgia, where her research focuses on applied fluvial geomorphology: stream stability, sediment transport, and aquatic ecosystem restoration. Prior to UGA, Holly served four years as a senior member of the Water Resources Engineering team at EMH&T in Columbus, Ohio, where she consulted on a variety of stream restoration, floodplain, transportation, and stormwater projects. She also has nine years of experience with the Ohio Department of Transportation, including district in-house design, statewide policy, and transportation research.

Research Focus

  • Applied fluvial geomorphology
  • Stream stability
  • Sediment transport
  • Aquatic ecosystem restoration

Major Professor

Brian Bledsoe, Ph.D., P.E.


Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Bledsoe Laboratory


M.E., Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, 2013
M.A.T., Elementary Education, University of South Carolina, 1999
B.S.E., Civil Engineering & Operations Research, Princeton University, 1997


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