Thomas H. Miller
Associate Professor

Structural Engineering

Office: 244 Owen Hall

Address:

Oregon State University
CCE School, 101 Kearney Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331

phone: 541-737-3322 * fax: 541-737-3052

email: Thomas.Miller@oregonstate.edu


Professor Miller's structural engineering and structural mechanics current research interests include earthquake engineering, timber structures and cold-formed steel structures. Recent research projects involve seismic hazard assessment of public buildings in Oregon, modeling and behavior of residential timber structures, and behavior of gypsum-sheathed, cold-formed steel wall studs.

He teaches graduate and undergraduate structural engineering and engineering mechanics courses at Oregon State University in structural analysis, steel design, seismic design, and structural stability.

Tom Miller is also faculty advisor to the student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He is a member of the Faculty and Staff Christian Fellowship on campus, and has served as the advisor to the Graduate Christian Fellowship, both of which emphasize the connections between faith in Jesus Christ and life in the university. 

Tom is married to Annette, who teaches band at Santiam Christian School and Albany Christian School, and has two college-age daughters, Erin, just graduated from Seattle Pacific University, and Kristin at Western Oregon University.

Degrees

B.S. (with distinction), Civil Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 1980

 

M.Eng. Civil Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, May 1981

 

Ph.D. Civil Engineering
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, January 1990

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Assistant Head for Civil Engineering, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, 2006-2015

Associate Professor, School of Civil and Construction Engineering, Oregon State University, 1996-present

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Oregon State University, 1989-1996

NON‑ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Structural Engineer, CH2M-Hill, Corvallis, OR, 2001-2002, 2004-2008. Seismic rehabiliation design and anti-terrorist design.

Civil Engineering Officer, 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard, Civil Engineering Squadron, 1986-1989.  Designed a major modification of the Avionics Maintenance facility at Hancock Field, ANGB.  Squadron Training Officer.

Research Structural Engineer and Chief of Structural Response Section, Civil Engineering Research Division, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, 1983-1985.  Technical Director of conventional high-explosive test program to study weapons effects on protective facilities, utilities and equipment.  Performed damage predictions for SALTY DEMO airbase survivability/ operability exercise.

Survivability Initiatives Staff Officer, HQ United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 1981-1983.  Structural consultant for protective facility projects in Europe.  Developed design concept and performed survivability analysis for TR-1 large-wingspan aircraft shelters. Obtained international staff approval from NATO to increase protection levels of all semi-hardened facilities in Europe.

FIELDS OF SPECIALIZATION
Structural Engineering: Analysis, Behavior and Mechanics
Earthquake Engineering
Wood Structures
Cold-Formed Steel Structures
Protective Structures