Shelie Miller

Director, Program in the Environment,
Jonathan W. Bulkley Collegiate Professor of Sustainable Systems,
U-M Distinguished Faculty Fellow in Sustainability

University of Michigan: School for Environment and Sustainability



Professor Miller’s research uses life cycle assessment and scenario modeling to identify environmental problems before they occur. Historically, our society has taken a reactionary approach to the environment. By proactively understanding the environmental issues of emerging technologies, we can identify a greater number of options and more creative solutions to avoid or reduce negative consequences. Miller’s research group works on a variety of energy-related topics, including the energy-water nexus, bioenergy, refrigeration in the food system, and autonomous vehicles.