Professor Miller's research uses life cycle assessment and scenario modeling to identify environmental problems of emerging products and systems. Historically, our society has taken a reactionary approach to the environment. By proactively understanding the environmental issues of technologies that are still under development, 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 topics, including the food system and food waste, single-use plastic, e-commerce, and the rural-urban sustainability divide.
- Chen L, Miller SA, Ellis BR. Comparative human toxicity impact of electricity produced from shale gas and coal, Environmental Science & Technology, 2017, 51(21): 13018-13027.
- Heard BR, Miller SA. Critical research needed to examine the environmental impacts of expanded refrigeration on the food system, Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(22): 12060-12071 Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b02740
- Miller SA, Heard BR. The environmental impact of autonomous vehicles depends on adoption patterns, Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(12): 6119-6121 Link: http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.6b02490
- Sharp BE, Miller SA. Potential for integrating diffusion of innovation principles into life cycle assessment of emerging technologies, Environmental Science & Technology, 2016, 50(6): 2271-2781
- Kemausuor F, Bollweg S, Miller S, Modelling the socio-economic impacts of modern bioenergy in rural communities in Ghana, Sustainable Energy Technologies and Assessments, 2016, 14: 9-20.
- Bichraoui-Draper N, Xu M, Miller SA, Guillaume B. Agent-based life cycle assessment for switchgrass-based bioenergy systems, Resources, Conservation & Recycling, 2015, 103: 171-178.
- Brunner A, Currie WS, Miller SA. Cellulosic ethanol production: landscape scale net carbon strongly affected by forest decision making, Biomass and Bioenergy, 2015, 83: 32-41.
- Miller SA, Keoleian GA. Framework for analyzing transformative technologies in life cycle assessment, Environmental Science & Technology, 2015, 49(5): 3067-3075.
- 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
PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago (civil and materials engineering)
ME, Clarkston University (civil and environmental engineering)
BS, Denison University (chemistry)
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).