Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller

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Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Adjunct Professor, Materials Science and Engineering

Peace Corps Master's International Coordinator
Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

  • PhD, North Carolina State University

Biography

Dr. Miller has used analytical and experimental methods to develop models for the grinding of brittle materials. The goal is to develop techniques that improve material removal rates for the machining of brittle materials. Specifically, she and her students have investigated vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding, as well as wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms. Additional research interests include machine tool dynamics, optical micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and human factors in design.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Grinding
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Machine tool dynamics
  • Optical micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

Recent Publications

  • Miller, M. H., J. A. Perrault, G. G. Parker, B. P. Bettig and T. G. Bifano, “Simple models for piston type micromirror behavior,” J. Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006, pp. 303-313.
  • Lee, H., M. H. Miller and T. G. Bifano, “CMOS Chip Planarization by Chemical Mechanical Polishing for a Vertically Stacked Metal MEMS Integration,” J Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 14, No. 1, 2004, pp. 108-115.
  • Salisbury, E. J., K. V. Domala, K. S. Moon, M. H. Miller and J. W. Sutherland, “A Three Dimensional Model for the Surface Texture in Surface Grinding, Part 2—Grinding Wheel Model,” Journal of Mfg Sci. and Engineering, Vol. 123, No. 4, 2001, pp. 582-590.
  • Qu, W., K. Wang, M. H. Miller, Y. Huang and A. Chandra, “Using Vibration Assisted Grinding to Reduce Subsurface Damage,” Precision Engineering, Vol. 24, No. 4, 2000, pp. 329-337

Recent Research Projects

Michigan Tech SSEED: Sustained Support to Ensure Engineering Degrees

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Christine Anderson
Co-PI: Jacqueline Huntoon
Co-PI: James Turnquist
Co-PI: Christopher Wojick
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Meeting the NAE Grand Challenge: Personalized Learning for Engineering Students through Instruction on Metacognition and Motivation Strategies

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Michele Miller
Co-PI: James DeClerck
Co-PI: William Endres
Co-PI: Sheryl Sorby
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship - Technologies for Developing Countries

Investigators
Principal Investigator: Brennan Tymrak
Co-PI: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Joshua Pearce
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics