Cass T Miller

Okun Distinguished Professor

Environmental Sciences and Engineering
Curriculum Vitae
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile
3201 McGavran Greenberg Hall
135 Dauer Drive
Campus Box 7431
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7431
T: 919-966-2643


Research Activities

Professor 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.

Research Assistant positions are available in Professor Miller’s research group at the PhD, MS, and BSPH level.


Recent Publications

Gray, W.G., and C.T. Miller (2014) Introduction to the Thermodynamically Constrained Averaging Theory for Porous Medium Systems, Series Title: Advances in Geophysical and Environmental Mechanics and Mathematics, Series Editor: K. Hutter, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland, 582 pp, ISBN 978-3-319-04010-3, doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-04010-3 8.
Dye, A.L., J.E. McClure, W.G. Gray, and C.T. Miller (2014) Multiscale Modeling of Porous Medium Systems, In: Handbook of Porous Media, Third Edition, K. Vafai (Editor), Taylor and Francis, London, United Kingdom, In press.
Gray, W.G., C.T. Miller, and B.A. Schrefler (2013) Averaging Theory for Description of Environmental Problems: What Have We Learned, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 51, pp. 123–158. doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2011.12.005.
Miller, C.T., C.N. Dawson, M.W. Farthing, T.Y. Hou, J. Huang, C.E. Kees, C.T. Kelley, and H.P. Langtangen (2013) Numerical Simulation of Water Resources Problems: Models, Methods, and Trends, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 51, pp. 405–437. doi:10.1016/ j.advwatres.2012.05.008.
Scium`e, G., S.E. Shelton, W.G. Gray, C.T. Miller, F. Hussain, M. Ferrari, P. Decuzzi, and B.A. Schrefler (2013) A Multiphase Model for Three-Dimensional Tumor Growth, New Journal of Physics, Vol. 15, No. 015005, 35 pp, doi:10.1088/1367-2630/15/1/015005.
Gray, W.G., C.T. Miller, and B.A. Schrefler (2013) Response to Comment on “Averaging Theory for Description of Environmental Problems: What HaveWe Learned?”, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 52, pp. 331–333, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2012.10.006.
Dye, A.L., W.G. Gray, C.T. Miller, and J.E. McClure (2013) Description of Non-Darcy Flows in Porous Medium Systems, Physical Review E, 033012, pp. 1–14, doi:10.1103/PhysRevE.87.033012.
Bakhtyar, R., A.M. Razmi, D.A. Barry, C.E. Kees, A. Yeganeh-Bakhtiary, and C.T. Miller (2013) Two-Phase Flow Modeling of the Influence of Wave Shapes and Bed Slope on Nearshore Hydrodynamics, Journal of Coastal Research, Special Issue 65, doi:10.2112/SI65-028.1.
Gray, W.G., and C.T. Miller (2013) A Generalization of Averaging Theorems for Porous Medium Analysis, Advances in Water Resources, Vol. 62, pp. 227–237, doi:10.1016/j.advwatres.2013.06.006.
McClure, J.E., J.F. Prins, and C.T. Miller (2014) A Novel Heterogeneous Algorithm to Simulate Multiphase Flow in Porous Media on Multicore CPU-GPU Systems, Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 185, No. 7, pp. 1865–1874, 1016/j.cpc.2014.03.012.
Hauswirth, S.C., and C.T. Miller (2014) A Comparison of Physicochemical Methods for the Remediation of Porous Medium Systems Contaminated with Tar, In press Journal of Contaminant Hydrology.


Teaching Activities

  • Environmental Physics I & II
  • Groundwater Hydrology
  • Numerical Methods
  • Multiphase Transport Phenomena
  • Stochastic Environmental Modeling