Shelie Miller

Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems; U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability

Education: 

PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago (civil and materials engineering)

ME, Clarkston University (civil and environmental engineering)

BS, Denison University (chemistry)

Phone: 
(734)-763-8645
Office: 
3532 Dana

About: 

Professor Miller's research uses life cycle assessment and scenario modeling to identify environmental problems before they occur. Historically, our society has taken a reactionary approach to the environment. By proactively understanding the environmental issues of emerging technologies, we can identify a greater number of options and more creative solutions to avoid or reduce negative consequences. Miller's research group works on a variety of energy-related topics, including the energy-water nexus, bioenergy, refrigeration in the food system, and autonomous vehicles.

Research: 
  • 2016 NSF UNS Program,  U.S.-China: Integrated Systems Modeling of Food-Energy-Water (FEW) Nexus for Urban Sustainability, $499,990, PI: Ming Xu
  • 2011 NSF Environmental Sustainability Program, Developing a Spatially-Explicit Agent-Based Life Cycle Analysis Framework for Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Bioenergy Systems, $310,000, 9/1/2011-8/31/2014 PI: Ming Xu, University of Michigan
  • 2011 Argonne National Laboratory, Update Material Production Modules in GREET 2 Model, $100,000, 5/3/11-9/30/11, PI: Greg Keoleian, University of Michigan 
  • 2010 NSF Science Master's Program: Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure, $700,000 6/1/2010-5/31/2014, PI: Ronald Andrus, Clemson University
  • 2009 NSF CAREER Program, Creation of Predictive and Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment Tool; $403,000, 1/1/2009-12/31/2014, PI: Shelie Miller
  • 2009 NSF Environmental Sustainability Program, Workshop Proposal: Land Use and Geospatial Aspects of Life Cycle Assessment; $80,000 1/1/2009-12/31/2009; PI: Tom Seager, RIT

Accolades: 

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Affiliations: 

International Society of Industrial Ecology, ISIE (2001-)

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SETAC (2006-)

Assoc. of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors, AEESP (2007-)

American Associate for the Advancement of Science (2015-Present)

Service: 

Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (2015-Present).

Steering Committee, Academic Engagement in Public and Political Discourse, University of Michigan, (2013-15).

Nominating Committee, International Society of Industrial Ecology (2011-14).

10/23/2017 Fracking vs. Coal