Brendan Yuill

Research Scientist: Water Resources

Brendan Yuill, Ph.D. is a numerical modeler at The Water Institute of the Gulf with a background in fluvial geomorphology and watershed hydrology. He has more than 15 years of experience investigating hydrologic, hydraulic, and sediment dynamics in riverine and coastal environments, using both field-based and numerical methods.

At the Institute, Dr. Yuill has collaborated with all types of scientists to address problems related to sediment diversions, borrow pits, subsidence, and compound flooding. Dr. Yuill is a member of the Coastal and Deltaic Systems Modeling team and has led interdisciplinary projects throughout the Unites States in deserts, rainforests, areas of generous relief, and Louisiana.

Prior to joining the Institute, Dr. Yuill was employed as a research geologist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center and as a post-doctoral researcher in coastal restoration at the University of New Orleans. Previous to that, he earned his Ph.D. in watershed hydrology at the University of Arizona. He has developed, managed, or lent a helping hand on research projects on a wide range of topics including flash flood sedimentation, levee risk assessment, tree scour, channel restoration and design, turbulence modeling, lateral bar stability, and sensor development.

His current interests span the field of engineering geomorphology, from hillslope stability to receiving-basin sediment retention.