Shelly Miller, PhD
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder
Shelly Miller joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder, as an Assistant Professor in August 1998. Dr. Miller held the distinguished position of Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, from October 1996 through August 1998. Dr. Miller completed her PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley in 1996. She also holds a MS degree in Civil Engineering from UC Berkeley and a BS degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College. Dr. Miller investigates sources of indoor air pollution, assesses exposures to indoor air pollutant, and develops and evaluates indoor air quality control measures. Her research has focused on indoor air quality since 1991. Dr. Miller has extensive experience conducting full- scale chamber and field experiments, generating and measuring aerosols and bioaerosols, conducting both single and multiple tracer gas experiments, and indoor air quality modeling including both statistical and physical models. Dr. Miller’s current research projects include modeling studies of industrial odors and wellbeing in Colorado communities, diesel exhaust pollution, indoor environmental quality and respiratory health, asthma and air pollution, and radon. She has published over 60 peer reviewed articles on air quality.
Dr. Miller currently has access to and conducts research in three different laboratories. The first laboratory is the Join Center for Energy Management’s Larson Building Systems Laboratories. This laboratory houses two separate full-sized chambers (sharing a common wall), both roughly 20 ft. x 20 ft. x 8 ft. in size, equipped with temperature and humidity controls and a computer-controlled mechanical ventilation system. One of the chambers is equipped with a state-of-the-art ultraviolet germicidal (UVGI) system currently used in a project sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigating the efficacy of UVGI for controlling tuberculosis. The second laboratory is the Environmental Microbiology laboratories of Professor’s Mark Hernandez and Angel a Bielefelt. These laboratories are outfitted with customary microbiological support equipment including the following specialty items: large volume autoclaves, two Class II biosafety cabinets (biohoods), Olympus BH2 phase containment/disposal. The is Dr. Miller’s own air pollution laboratory and field studies of air pollution and has the following specialty items: Multiple Orifice Uniform Deposition Impactor (MOUDI), velocity transducers, gas chromatography, fluormetry, Class II biosafety hood, Collision nebuilzers, particulate instrumentation, ozone instruments, etc.