Holly Yaryan Hall, Ph.D., P.E.

Assistant Research Scientist

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

Dr. Holly Yaryan Hall is an Assistant Research Scientist and licensed professional engineer with 19 years of experience in the public and private sectors. Her applied research focuses on urban streams and natural infrastructure in addition to practitioner partnerships and training. Holly's senior-level consulting experience includes multifunctional nature-based solutions, ecological restoration, floodplain, transportation, and stormwater projects. She previously worked with the Ohio Department of Transportation, where her responsibilities included hydraulic engineering design, statewide policy, technical training, and research oversight. As a researcher, practitioner, and educator, Holly believes the science and practice of stream restoration can be advanced, and she wants to contribute both in developing better approaches and applying them in practical and equitable ways.  

Areas of speciality

  • Hydrology, hydraulics, and applied fluvial geomorphology 
  • Stream stability and sediment transport 
  • Ecological engineering and aquatic ecosystem restoration 
  • Practitioner partnerships and training 


Ph.D., Engineering, University of Georgia, 2022
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


Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems

Bledsoe Laboratory


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