Gregory R. Miller

Gregory R. Miller

Professor and Department Chair
Structural Engineering and Mechanics
Office: More 201C
Phone: (206) 543-0350

PhD, Northwestern University 1983
MSCE, Northwestern University 1981
BSCE, (Magna Cum Laude) University of Washington 1980

Greg Miller received his B.S.C.E. from the University of Washington in 1980, and then went on to earn his M.S.C.E. (1981) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, returning to the University of Washington as a faculty member at the end of 1983. During his career he has had a number of local and national leadership roles, serving most recently as Associate Dean for Infrastructure and Computing for the College of Engineering prior to taking on the Civil and Environmental Engineering Chair position at the end of 2009.

His research and instruction have focused primarily in the areas of applied mechanics and computational methods, with applications including structures, geotechnical systems, and transportation infrastructure. His technical expertise centers primarily around numerical methods, sensors, and software development, and he and his graduate students have produced a number of software packages that are widely used in both commercial and educational contexts.

He has received various awards both for research and for education, most notably a National Science Foundation Presidential Young Investigator Award in 1987 and a University of Washington Distinguished Teaching Award in 1994.

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Research Interests

  • Solid mechanics
  • Computational methods
  • Engineering Education