Cass T. Miller, PhD
Cass T. Miller is the Okun Distinguished Professor of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, with more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and researcher in the Gillings School. Dr. Miller's teaching and research is focused on the movement of mass, momentum and energy in natural, engineered and organismic systems. Dr. Miller has a long-standing record of scientific leadership, including service as a journal editor for more than 20 years.
Environmental Physics I & II
Multiphase Transport Phenomena
Research ActivitiesDr. Miller’s research involves theoretical, computational and experimental aspects of transport phenomena in multi-scale, multiphase environmental systems with special emphasis on porous medium systems. This broad area of inquiry supports advancing understanding for a range of important applications including hydraulic fracturing of subsurface systems, carbon sequestration, land-atmosphere interaction, environmental remediation and engineered systems.
Dr. Miller and William G. Gray are developers of the thermodynamically constrained averaging theory for formulating mathematical models that are consistent across various length scales and which have application in a wide range of fields including water resources, environmental engineering, biomedical engineering, physics and applied mathematics. Dr. Miller's research group is actively involved in high performance computing to simulate environmental systems.
Bi-Annual International Conferences on Computational Methods in Water Resources, Permanent
Organizer -- with P.J. Binning (2010–Present)
United States Environmental Protection Agency, Scientific Advisory Board, Hydraulic Fracturing
Research Advisory Panel (2013–Present)
Introduction to the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory for Porous Medium Systems, Series Title: Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics. Gray, W.G., and C.T. Miller (2014). Springer International Publishing.
Multiscale Modeling of Porous Medium Systems, In: Handbook of Porous Media. Dye, A.L., J.E. McClure, W.G. Gray, and C.T. Miller (2014). Taylor and Francis.
Averaging Theory for Description of Environmental Problems: What Have We Learned, Advances in Water Resources,. Gray, W.G., C.T. Miller, and B.A. Schrefler (2013).
PhD, Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 1984
MS, Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan, 1981
MS, Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, 1979
BS, Civil Engineering, University of Toledo, 1977