Dr. Shelie Miller is an Associate Professor in the School of Natural Resources and Environment at the University of Michigan, with a joint appointment in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Dr. Miller holds a Ph.D. in Civil and Materials Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her research identifies potential unintended environmental consequences of emerging technologies and finds possible design or policy interventions that will lead to sustainable outcomes. Her research group uses life cycle assessment (LCA) and scenario modeling tools to analyze a variety of systems, including bioenergy, the food-energy-water nexus, hydraulic fracturing, and new vehicle technologies. Dr. Miller was awarded a Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) in 2009 and was recognized as a Kavli Frontiers Fellow by the National Academy of Sciences in 2013. She serves in a variety of advisory roles for government, non-government, and academic entities.
Global Development Lab
Center for Development Innovation
Dr. Miller is a member of the Applied Innovation and Acceleration team within the Center for Development Innovation. The Center supports the discovery, incubation, and testing of development solutions through science, technology, innovation, and partnerships. Dr. Miller works on a variety of projects designed to accelerate innovations to achieve scale within the developing world. She has contributed to initiatives that match Lab-supported innovations with potential adopting partners and participates in the Securing Water for Food program, which is a Grand Challenge for Development. One of her major projects is to analyze the effectiveness of various forms of technical assistance to help innovators achieve scale. She also serves as the Lab environmental compliance coordinator.