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 PhD 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 PhD 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.