Kimberly Hill

Kimberly Hill

Kimberly Hill

Associate Professor, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering

Contact

Civil Engineering Building
Room 238
500 Pillsbury Drive Se
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Affiliations

St. Anthony Falls Laboratory
Education
  • Ph.D., 1997, physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • M.S., 1996, physics. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • B.S., 1991, physics, summa cum laude, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Professional Background
  • Assistant professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2004-2005
  • Lecturer and visiting assistant professor, Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2001-2004
  • Assistant professor, Department of Physics, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1999-2001
  • Postdoctoral appointee, Department of Chemical Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1998-1999
  • Postdoctoral appointee, Sandia National Laboratory, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1997-1998
Research Interests

Google Scholar Citations

  • Pattern formation in complex systems
  • Pattern formation in nature, such as gravel patch formation
  • Granular materials, experimental studies and computational modeling
  • Particle-laden flows, such as debris flows and sediment transport
  • Granular materials in road beds
  • River restoration
Selected Publications

Phillips, C. B., Hill, K. M., Paola, C., Singer, M. B. & Jerolmack, D. J. 2018. Effect of Flood Hydrograph Duration, Magnitude, and Shape on Bed Load Transport Dynamics. Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 16, p. 8264-8271.

Stefan, H., Ellis, C., Gulliver, J. S., Hondzo, M., Paola, C., Marr, J. D., Hill, K. M., Guala, M., Ebtehaj, A., Voller, V. R., Erickson, A., Kozarek, J. & Hansen, A. T. 2018. The St. Anthony Falls Laboratory: 80 Years of Progress Part 2A Transition to Environmental Research. World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018. Kamojjala, S. (ed.). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 151-184 34 p. (World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Papers - Selected Papers from the World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018).

Hill, K. M., Gaffney, J., Baumgardner, S., Wilcock, P. & Paola, C. 2017. Experimental study of the effect of grain sizes in a bimodal mixture on bed slope, bed texture, and the transition to washload. Water Resources Research. 53, 1, p. 923-941.

Hill, K. M. & Tan, D., Mar 15 2017. "Granular flows applied to gravel-bed rivers: Particle-scale studies of the mobilization of a gravel bed by the addition of fines." Gravel-Bed Rivers: Process and Disasters. Wiley Blackwell, p. 73-95.

Fei, M., Sun, Q., Hill, K. M. & Zhou, G. G. D. 2017. Simulation of size segregation in granular flow with material point method. EPJ Web of Conferences. 140, 11010.

Kaitna, R., Palucis, M. C., Yohannes, B., Hill, K. M. & Dietrich, W. E. 2016. Effects of coarse grain size distribution and fine particle content on pore fluid pressure and shear behavior in experimental debris flows. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 121, 2, p. 415-441.

Hill, K. M. & Fan, Y. 2016. Granular temperature and segregation in dense sheared particulate mixtures. KONA Powder and Particle Journal. 33, p. 150-168.

Filipovitch, N., Hill, K. M., Longjas, A. & Voller, V. R. 2016. Infiltration experiments demonstrate an explicit connection between heterogeneity and anomalous diffusion behavior. Water Resources Research. 52, 7, p. 5167-5178.

Fan, Y. & Hill, K. M. 2015. Shear-induced segregation of particles by material density. Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics. 92, 2, 022211.

Tan, D. S., Khazanovich, L., Siekmeier, J. & Hill, K. M. 2014. Discrete element modeling of effect of moisture and fine particles in lightweight deflectometer test. Transportation Research Record. 2433, p. 58-67.