Craig Miller

Assistant Professor (CEE) and Program Coordinator (Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Lab)

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering Science) University of Western Ontario, June 1996
Master of Engineering (Mechanical) University of Auckland, May 1988
Bachelor of Engineering(Hons)(Mechanical) University of Auckland, May 1986

Dr. Craig Miller received his B.E.(Hons) and M.E., both in Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, before subsequently receiving a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 1996. Between 1988 and 1990 he was employed as a Research Assistant by what is now the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland. Following the completion of his Ph.D. he worked for 12 months as a Research Fellow at the Building Research Establishment in England on a project examining the exposure of UK Meteorological Office anemograph sites, and the resulting impact on design wind speeds for the United Kingdom.

In 1997 Dr. Miller joined Risk Management Solutions, in their London, England, office. During his time there he was primarily responsible for the development of surface wind field models for the modelling of risk due to both tropical and extra-tropical cyclones. This included the characterization of the effects of changes in the surface roughness and wind speed averaging times, as well as the effects of topography on surface wind speeds, both modelled and observed. Dr. Miller was also involved in post storm damage surveys following Hurricane Georges in Puerto Rico in 1998, and wind storm Anatol in Denmark in 1999.

He returned to the University of Western Ontario in 2003 to take up a joint position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Project Manager at the Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory.

Professional Activities

  • Member, American Meteorological Society
  • Member, Royal Meteorological Society
  • Member of the Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society