Michele H. Miller

Michele H. Miller


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Professor, Mechanical Engineering–Engineering Mechanics

Innovative Global Solutions Enterprise Co-Advisor

Engineering Education Innovation Research Group Director

  • PhD, North Carolina State University


Dr. Miller has done research in the diverse fields of precision machining, micro-electromechanical systems and engineering education.  She and her students have described the effects of wheel characteristics on the grinding of brittle materials, developed models of the vibration assisted grinding process, developed time-efficient analytical models of mass-resonant sensor dynamics for the purpose of design optimization, and advanced knowledge of the learning of hands-on ability.

Links of Interest

Areas of Expertise

  • Engineering Education Research
  • Precision Engineering
  • MEMS
  • Human Factors

Research Interests

  • Self-directed learning
  • Teaching and learning hands-on ability
  • Vibration assisted grinding and water-jet assisted grinding
  • Wheel wear and wheel loading mechanisms
  • Machining of ceramics
  • Dynamic behavior of micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • Human factors in design

Recent Publications

Recent Research Projects

NRI: Co-Robots to Engage Next Generation of Students in STEM Learning

Principal Investigator: Nina Mahmoudian
Co-PI: Michele Miller
Co-PI: Mohammad Rastgaar Aagaah
College/School: College of Engineering
Department(s): Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics

Center/Institute: Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC)