Carol Miller

Carol Miller

Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering

cmiller@eng.wayne.edu
313-577-3842

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Carol Miller

Biography

Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, 2007 2012.

Chair, Wayne State University Standing Committee on Environmental Initiatives, 2008-present.

Co-Director, WSU, Urban Watershed Environmental Research Group (UWERG), 2009-present.

Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, 1998 present.

Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, 1989 - 1998.

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Wayne State University, 1984 - 1989.

Project Engineer, STS Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI, 1982-1984. Performed water infrastructure analysis, flood, insurance studies, dam safety investigations, groundwater contamination remediation design, and waterway analysis.

Research Projects

Great Lakes Protection Fund, Real-Time System Optimization for Sustainable Water Transmission and Distribution, Dr. Miller is PI, $1.5 Million, 2008-13.

National Science Foundation, Collaborative Project: Development of Materials for Teaching Design for
Sustainability via Spiral Leaning co-PI with Guerra-Lopez, Boyle, Ku, and Huang (PI). 2007-2009.
 
Michigan Dept. of Transportation and FHWA, A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan-Specific
Conditons, co-PIs: Dr. Miller and Dr. Carpenter (LTU). 2007-2010.
 
Wayne State University, Global Grant for Civil Engineering Education in Venezuela, Dr. Miller PI, 2005-06.
 
National Science Foundation Award No. EEC-0343086, The Urban Environment as the Cornerstone of a Civil
Engineering Curriculum for the 21st Century Dr. Miller is PI, Dr. Usmen is co-PI. 2003-04.
 
American Water Works Association Research Foundation (AWWARF), Pharmaceuticals, Personal Care
Products and Endocrine Disruptors --Occurrence, Fate and Transport in the Great Lakes Water Supplies and the
Effect of Advanced Treatment Processes on Their Removal Dr. Miller is co-PI, Sept. 2003-2005.
 
Detroit DWSD, Pump System Training for DWSD System Engineers, Dr. Miller is PI, Summer 2003.

Publications

Rifai, S.M. and C.J. Miller (2009). Theoretical Assessment of Increased Tensile Strength of Fibrous Soil Undergoing Desiccation. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 135, No. 12, December 1, 2009. ISSN 1090-0241/2009/12-1857-1862.

Han, Y-S, J-Y Lee, C.J. Miller, and L. Franklin (2009). Characterization of Humic Substances in Landfill Leachate and Impact on the Hydraulic Conductivity of Geosynthetic Clay Liners, Waste Management and Research, 27: 233-241, DOI: 10.1177/0734242X08095230

Calappi, T.J., Miller, C.J., Savolainen, P.T. (2009). "Impact of Grain Size Characterization on the Froehlich Pier Scour Equation." Proc. ASCE IFCEE, ASCE, Orlando, FL.

Kewei Sha, Guoxing Zhan, Safwan Al-Omari, Tim Calappi, Weisong Shi and Carol Miller (2008). Data Quality and Failures Characterization of Sensing Data in Environmental Applications, In Proceedings of CollaborateCom 2008, November 2008.

Miller, C.J., S. McElmurry, and C. Bristol, Real-Time System Optimization for Sustainable Water Transmission and Distribution Presentation and Proceedings of International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR), 2009 Conference, Toledo OH.

Calappi, T. J., Miller, C. J. and Carpenter D. (2009). Pier Scour at Michigan Bridge Crossings: Evaluation of the Scour Rate. Proc., 33rd IAHR World 2009 Congress - Water Engineering for a Sustainable Environment, Vancouver, August 9-14, 3116-3123.

Miller, C.J., R. Carrivore, V. Tata, and S. Kumar,(2005), Hydraulic Modeling of PPCP Discharges in the Detroit River, Proceedings of the ASCE EWRI 05 World Water & Environmental Resources Congress
Anchorage, Alaska, May 15 19, 2005.

Rifai, S. and C.J. Miller, (2004), Fiber Reinforcement for Waste Containment Soil Liners, ASCE Journal of Environmental Engineering, Vol. 130, No. 8, pp. 891-896.

Marin, M., L. Franklin, and C. Miller, (2005), Soil-Lead Contamination Screening Tool, poster presentation at the EWRI 05 World Water & Environmental Resources Congress Anchorage, Alaska, May 15 19, 2005.

Inci, G., C. Miller, and N. Yesiller, (2004), Design of Zebra Mussel Control Measures for Hydro-Electric Power Projects, Proceedings of HydroVison 2004, August 16-20, 2004; Montreal Quebec, HCI Publications.

Professional Affiliations

  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE), Michigan
  • Chair, State of Michigan Board of Professional Engineers, 2002-03

Awards and Honors

  • Rackham Dissertation Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • H.W. King Fellowship, University of Michigan
  • 1990-91 Career Development Chair Award, WSU
  • 1990 Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, Engineering Educator of the Year
  • 2005 Michigan Society of Professional Engineers, SE Michigan, Engineer of the Year
  • 2007 WSU Outstanding Faculty Service Award