Curriculum Vitae

Jan D. Miller
  • Distinguished Professor, Metallurgical Engineering
  • Ivor D. Thomas Professor (Endowed Chair), Metallurgical Engineering



  • B.S., Mineral Preparation Engineering, The Pennyslvania State University
  • M.S., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. Project: The Effect of the Alkyl Hydrocarbon Chain in Anionic Flotation of Calcite
  • Ph.D., Metallurgical Engineering, Colorado School of Mines. Project: Solvent Extraction of Metallic Anionic Complexes with a Quaternary Amine

Honors & Awards

  • Taggart Best Paper Award for the paper, "Opportunities for Plant-site 3D Coarse Particle Characterization with Automated High-Speed X-ray Tomography," J.D. Miller and C.L. Lin. SME/MPD, 10/2016
  • Surface Innovations Prize - recognition for best paper in journal in 2015 ("Molecular Features of Water Films Created with Bubbles at Silica Surfaces," X. Wang, X. Yin, J. Nalaskowski, H. Du, J.D. Miller). Institution of Civil Engineers, 06/2016
  • Rosenblatt Prize for Excellence, University of Utah’s most prestigious award presented annually to a faculty member who displays excellence in teaching, research and administrative efforts, 2015. University of Utah, 05/2015
  • 2014 NAI Fellow - Induction at the 4th Annual Conference of the National Academy of Inventors, Pasadena, CA, March 2015. National Academy of Inventors, 12/2014
  • Milton E. Wadsworth 2012 Award presented at SME Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado. SME, MPD, 02/2013
  • Honorary Professor Appointment. Qinghai University, School of Chemical Engineering, Qinghai Province, 07/2012
  • X-ray Micro CT for 3D Characterization, Analysis and Simulation of Multiphase Systems, John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture. Materials Science and Engineering Dept, Michigan Technological University, 04/10/2009

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • China
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • United States of America