Thomas H. Miller
Associate Professor

Structural Engineering

Office: 244 Owen Hall


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

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


Professor Miller's structural engineering and structural mechanics research interests include earthquake engineering, timber structures and cold-formed steel structures. Recent research projects involve seismic behavior of residential wood houses and cross-laminated timber (CLT) floor diaphragms, shear walls and connections.

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

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 and several other Christian students groups, all of which emphasize the connections between faith in Jesus Christ and life within and outside the university. 

Tom is married to Annette, who teaches band at Santiam Christian School and Albany Christian School, and has two daughters, Erin, who graduated from Seattle Pacific University and teaches junior high music in Renton, WA, and Kristin who graduated from Western Oregon University and teaches dance in Albany.


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

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

Structural Engineer, CH2M-Hill, Corvallis, OR, 2001-2002, 2004-2008.

Civil Engineering Officer, 174th Tactical Fighter Wing, New York Air National Guard, Civil Engineering Squadron, 1986-1989.

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.

Survivability Initiatives Staff Officer, HQ United States Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, Germany, 1981-1983.

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