- Engineering Building I (EB1) 3070C
Miller received her B.S.E. in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011 and completed her Ph.D. in the Materials Department at the University of California Santa Barbara in 2016. After graduate school, she worked for a year at UES, Inc. as a Research Scientist onsite in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory in Dayton, OH.
Miller‘s interests include defect and structural evolution in crystalline material and experimental characterization via advanced electron microscopy techniques. She is particularly focused on deformation processing of metals and the associated microstructural evolution, particularly texture evolution, recovery, and recrystallization. Her group’s primary focus is on linking macroscopic processing phenomena to micro- and nanoscale mechanisms, enabling the development of predictive material models for engineering applications. Much of the group’s work has been in thermomechanical processing of low-symmetry metals including titanium alloys for aerospace and magnesium alloys for automotive and consumer electronic applications.
Research Website: https://www.mse.ncsu.edu/miller/
University of California, Santa Barbara
Materials Science and Engineering
University of Michigan
Honors and Awards
- TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award, 2018
- Fatigue deformation in a polycrystalline nickel base superalloy at intermediate and high temperature: Competing failure modes
- Stinville, J. C., Martin, E., Karadge, M., Ismonov, S., Soare, M., Hanlon, T., … Pollock, T. M. (2018), Acta Materialia, 152, 16–33.
- Integrated Computational Materials Engineering of Magnesium
- Miller, V. M., & Agnew, S. R. (2018), JOM, 70(10), 2296–2297. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-018-3042-6
- Optimization of VPSC model parameters for two-phase titanium alloys: Flow stress vs orientation distribution function metrics
- Miller, V. M., Semiatin, S. L., Szczepanski, C., & Pilchak, A. L. (2018), Metallurgical and Materials Transactions. A, Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science, 49A(8), 3624–3636.
- Measurement of strain localization resulting from monotonic and cyclic loading at 650 degrees C in nickel base superalloys
- Stinville, J. C., Echlin, M. P., Callahan, P. G., Miller, V. M., Texier, D., Bridier, F., … Pollock, T. M. (2017), Experimental Mechanics, 57(8), 1289–1309.
- Reduction in the thermodynamic nucleation barrier via the heteroepitaxial recrystallization mechanism
- Miller, V. M., Payton, E. J., & Pilchak, A. L. (2017), Scripta Materialia, 136, 128–131.