Gregory R. Miller

Gregory R. Miller Professor
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  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1983
  • M.S., Northwestern University, 1981
  • B.S., University of Washington, 1980


Greg Miller received his BSCE from the University of Washington in 1980, and then went on to earn his MSCE (1981) and PhD (1983) degrees from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, returning to the University of Washington as a faculty member at the end of 1983. 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, software development, and image-based damage characterization. He and his graduate students have produced a number of software packages that have been widely used in both professional and educational contexts.

He has served in both local and national leadership roles, serving most recently as Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering since 2009. 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.