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Daniel Hamill

Job Title: Graduate Research Assistant
Primary Affiliation: Department of Watershed Sciences
Secondary Affiliation: Ecogeomorphology & Topographic Analysis Lab
Degree Seeking
: M.S. - Watershed Science
Faculty Advisor
: Joe Wheaton
Committee Members: TBD
Year Started: 2015

Utah State University
Watershed Sciences Department
5210 Old Main Hill, NR 210
Logan UT 84322-5210

Office:  JQL 147


  • 2013 BSE. Environmental Engineering. Northern Arizona University

Research Interests

  • Channel Mapping 
  • Sediment Transport
  • River Restoration
  • Hydraulic Modeling


Daniel Hamill, is a research assistant for the ET-AL  at Utah State University.  Daniel earned a degree in Environmental Engineering from Northern Arizona University in 2013.  While he was obtaining his undergraduate degree he worked as a Math and Science Tutor at a Coconino Community College and a Hyrdological Technician for the US Geological Survey Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC).  After graduation he continued to work for GCMRC as a physical science technician and worked on the channel mapping group.  


  • MS Thesis: Physical aquatic habitat mapping in Grand Canyon
    • Develop a methodology for producing near continuous substrate classification maps from a low- cost side scan sonar.
  • Engineering Capstone: 
    • Structurally and chemically characterized paper pulp sludge, a by-product paper mill operations, to design a cost effective landfill cap for use at Cinder Lake Landfill, Flagstaff, AZ

Scholarly Contributions

Conference Papers, Presentations & Posters

  • Presentation: Murray, G.J., Jowers, J., Hamill, D.D., Lail, N., Anderson, A., O'Toole, A., 2013. Paper Pulp Sludge Cap for Cinder Lake Landfill,  New Mexico State University’s WERC Environmental Design Contest


  • April 2013-Freeport-McMoRan’s Copper and Gold Award for Innovation and 
  • Sustainability at New Mexico State University’s WERC Environmental 
  • Design Contest for Reducing Impacts of Large Waste Streams: Paper Pulp Sludge
  • June 2013-
  • NCEES Engineering Award for Paper Pulp Sludge Characteristics and Applications

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Feb 18, 2015, 7:05 PM
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