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Casey Miller

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Dean’s Office
College of Science

585-475-4148
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Casey Miller

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Dean’s Office
College of Science

Education

BA, Wittenberg University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin

Bio

Casey W. Miller is Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs and Professor in the College of Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He graduated summa cum laude from Wittenberg University in 1999 with University and Physics Departmental Honors, where he was also elected to FBK. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2003, earning the Department’s Best Dissertation Award for work combining Magnetic Resonance Imaging with Scanning Probe Microscopy. His post-doctoral work at the University of California, San Diego, focused on quantum tunneling of electrons between magnetic films. He is recipient of the NSF-CAREER and AFOSR-Young Investigator Awards. He served as Director of RIT's Materials Science & Engineering program, and Associate Director of the University of South Florida’s Applied Physics Ph.D. program.

He is an experimental physicist focusing on nanoscale magnetic materials and related devices. His recent magnetism work has focused on designing materials to have unique magnetic properties by engineering the composition of thin film heterostructures on the nanoscales. Dr. Miller has secured nearly $3 million in federally funded grants, published 48 peer reviewed articles, presented more than 125 conference presentations, and has received invited talks on both his research in magnetism and diversity in STEM at universities and conferences.

Dr. Miller has also been recognized for his work on exploring methods for transforming recruitment, admissions, and retention to increase the access and inclusion in STEM for underrepresented groups. He interacts significantly with the professional society of physics, the American Physical Society (APS) in this capacity. He served as Director of the APS Bridge Program's Site at USF, was appointed by the APS President to its Committee on Minorities, served as Chair of the 2017 APS Graduate Education and Bridge Program Conference, and has been invited to speak at multiple APS Department Chairs conferences.

585-475-4148

Currently Teaching

MTSE-790
1 - 9 Credits
Dissertation research by the candidate for an appropriate topic as arranged between the candidate and the research advisor.

Latest News

  • January 24, 2019

    groups of students present posters to visitors

    GRE fails to identify successful Ph.D. students

    A team of researchers led by RIT Professor Casey Miller discovered that traditional admissions metrics for physics Ph.D. programs such as the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) do not predict completion and hurt the growth of diversity in physics.

  • September 10, 2018

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    RIT wins collaborative award to improve STEM ecosystem

    RIT professor Casey Miller won $880,000 from the National Science Foundation INCLUDES program, which seeks to increase and strengthen efforts to create a diverse STEM workforce to meet the nation’s future needs and maintain its standing in research and development.

Select Scholarship

Journal Paper
Miller, Casey. "Scaling Law for Electrocaloric Temperature Change in Antiferroelectrics." Scientic Reports. (2016): --. Print.
Miller, Casey. "Spatial Evolution of the Ferromagnetic Phase Transition in an Exchange Graded lm." PRL. (2016): --. Print.
Miller, Casey W., et al. "Moderate positive spin Hall angle in uranium." Applied Physics Letters 107. 23 (2015): 232403--232403. Print.
Miller, Casey W., et al. "Moderate positive spin Hall angle in uranium." Applied Physics Letters 107. 23 (2015): 232403--232403. Print.
Nguyen, T. N. A., et al. "Investigation on the Tunability of Spin con Figuration Inside Exchange Coupled Spring of Hard/soft Magnets." IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. (2014): 1-6. Print.
Stassun, C. W. Miller and K. G. "A Test that Fails." Nature. (2014): 303. Print.
Nguyen, T. N. Anh, et al. "Depth-Dependent Magnetization Pro files of Hybrid Exchange Springs." Phys. Rev. Appl. (2014): 44014. Print.
Invited Keynote/Presentation
Miller, Casey. "Enlightened Searches for Talent are Needed to Bring Newcomers into Physics." APS March Meeting. APS. Denver, CO. 2 Mar. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Using Minimum Acceptable GRE Scores for Graduate Admissions Suppresses Diversity." American Astronomical Society Winter Meeting. American Astronomical Society. Winter Meeting, MD. 8 Jan. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Admissions Criteria and Diversity in Graduate School." American Association of Physics Teachers Winter Meeting. American Association of Physics Teachers. Washington DC, DC. 5 Jan. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Admissions Criteria and Diversity in Graduate School." American Association of Physics Teachers Summer Meeting. American Association of Physics Teachers. Orlando, FL. 29 Jul. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Diversity Issues in Physics." Indiana University, Physics Colloquium. Indiana University. Bloomington, IN. 18 Sep. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Diversity Issues in Physics." University of Pittsburgh, Engineering. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. 2 Apr. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Diversity Issues in Physics." University of Pittsburgh, Physics Seminar. University of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA. 2 Apr. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Diversity Issues in Physics." University of Central Florida, Physics Colloquium. University of Central Florida. Orlando, FL. 21 Feb. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Diversity Issues in Physics." University of Arizona, Joint Astronomy and Physics Colloquium. University of Arizona. Tucson, AZ. 25 Jan. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Miller, Casey. "Anisotropic Magnetothermopower in Ferromagnetic Thin Films." Carnegie Mellon University, Condensed Matter Seminar. Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA. 1 Apr. 2014. Keynote Speech.
Invited Paper
Miller, C. W., D. D. Belyea, and B. J. Kirby. "Magnetocaloric Effect in Thin Films and Heterostructurestructures." J. Vac. Sci. Techn. A. (2014). Print.