SOLAR
THERMAL
CONSULTING

 

Solar Thermal Energy

   


Dr. Fletcher J. Miller

   

Education
Professional Experience
Academic Experiences
Relevant Skills
Honors and Awards
Funded Projects
Publications 

 

Founding member non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable energy that is now one of the largest in the country.

 
   
 
 

Dr. Fletcher J. Miller
fjmiller@solarthermalconsulting.com


 
HONORS, AWARDS AND SERVICE

NASA Group Achievement Award for serving on the Glenn Pollution Prevention Team, 2005

NASA Group Achievement Award for Flow Enclosure Accommodating Novel Investigations in Combustion Science (FEANICS) Preliminary Design Review, 2004

Ohio Governor’s Energy Efficiency award for leading a wind monitoring project to bring the first commercial wind turbines to Ohio, 2003.

NASA Group Achievement Awards (2) for Spread Across Liquids, 2001 and 1996

NASA Group Achievement Award for Science Requirement Document Review Team, 2001

Ohio Aerospace Institute Summer Intern Program Mentor of the Year, 1999

Paul Rappaport Fellowship, 1985 through 1986
(A single, biennial award given by the American Solar Energy Society to the graduate student with the most promising research in solar energy)

University of California Chancellor's Fellowship, academic year 1982-83

William Hadley Award, 1982
(An award given by Columbia University to the top graduate in mechanical engineering)

Dellar Scholar for 1980-81 and 1981-82; Columbia University

Student Body Scholastic Award (top scholar) and the Top Scholar-Athlete Award, 1978, Point Loma High School, San Diego

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & SERVICE
American Society of Mechanical Engineers

The Combustion Institute

American (and also the International) Solar Energy Society

Elected to Tau Beta Pi & Pi Tau Sigma (national engineering honor societies)

Reviewer for The Combustion Institute Symposia, Combustion Theory and Modeling, Solar Energy, American Solar Energy Society Annual Conferences, and NASA SBIR grants

Microgravity Discipline representative on the Sounding Rocket Working Group (NASA Goddard) 1995 to 1998

Workshop Chair for the 2007 National Solar Energy Conference, American Solar Energy Society

OTHER ACTIVITIES, SERVICE, & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Founding board member of Green Energy Ohio, a statewide, independently funded, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable energy technology and development.

Fluent German, Göthe Institut Sprachdiplom, 1989 (German fluency); some knowledge of Spanish

National Engineers Week speaker

Member, NASA GRC Energy Management Team

Kamm’s Corners Streetscape Committee (local neighborhood advisory board to the city of Cleveland)

Designed and built a domestic solar water heating system in San Diego that has operated continuously for 26 years.

Ballroom dancing and the outdoors, especially cross-country skiing, bicycling, and hiking.

 
FUNDED PROJECTS
based on competitive proposals authored or co-authored

Current
Principle Investigator, Small Particle Solar Receiver Research, Google.org, Nov. 2008 – Sept. 2010.

Principle Investigator, Flame Spread Across Solid Materials, NASA Glenn Research Center, Aug. 2008 – Aug. 2009.

Previous
Co-Investigator, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Solid Fuel Particles Under Microgravity, NASA Research Announcement ground-based project Oct. 2003 – Sept. 2007 (with Prof. Harsha Chelliah, University of Virginia)

Co-Investigator, Development of a Modular, Scalable Microchannel Reactor and Model for ISRU Applications, NASA Glenn Innovative Research and Development Program. July 2006-July 2009.

Principal Investigator, Catalyzed Combustion for Extra-Terrestrial Applications, NASA Research Announcement ground-based project Oct. 2003 – Sept. 2006

Principle Investigator, “Self-Contained Mixing for Intravenous Solutions in Variable Gravity,” John Glenn Bioengineering Consortium Aug. 2005 – July 2006.

Principal Investigator, Gravitational Influences on Flame Propagation through Non-Uniform Premixed Gas Systems, NASA Research Announcement ground-based project 1996 – Dec. 2004, (renewed 2000)

Co-Investigator, Spread Across Liquids (SAL), NASA Research Announcement, Flight Project. 1991 – Sept. 2002

Co-Investigator, On-Chip Backscattering Interferometry for Space-Based Biosensing and Diagnostics, NASA Glenn Strategic Research Fund, March 2002- Sept. 2004

Co-Investigator Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Solid Fuel Particles Under Microgravity, NASA Research Announcement, ground-based project 1996 - May 2002.

Green Energy Ohio Projects
Ohio Tall Towers Wind Monitoring, US DOE, Spring ‘05-Spring ‘07.

Wind Monitoring on the Cleveland Water Crib, Local Foundations, Aug. ‘04 – Aug. ‘07.

Wind Monitoring at NASA Plum Brook, NASA, Aug. ‘06-Aug. ’07.

PROJECT SCIENTIST AND GRANT TECHNICAL MONITORING
Facility Scientist, “Flow Enclosure Accommodating Novel Investigations in Combustion of Solids (FEANICS),” a facility built for the International Space Station to study a variety of combustion phenomena involving solid fuels. The primary duty was to act as an interface between the Project Scientists and the Engineering Team to be sure all science objectives were met. Note, this facility was cancelled in fall 2005 during the cutbacks to the NASA Microgravity Program.

Project Scientist, “Investigation of Diffusion Flame Tip Thermodiffusive and Hydrodynamic Instability Under Microgravity Conditions,” Principal Investigator: Indrek Wichman, Michigan State University, Jan 1998 to 2005.

Technical Monitor, “Numerical Modeling of Flame Spread Across Flammable Liquids,” Prof. William Sirignano, Univ. of Calif. Irvine, 2000 to June 2007. (prior to that I served as Co-I on the SAL project on which he was also a Co-I)

Technical Monitor, “Flame Propagation in Low-Intensity Turbulence under Microgravity Conditions,” Principal Investigator: Prof. Ralph Aldredge, Univ. of Calif. Davis, Nov. 2000 to Nov. 2006.

Technical Monitor, “Aerodynamics, Unsteady, Kinetic, and Heat Loss Effects on the Dynamics and Structures of Weakly-Burning Flames in Microgravity,” Principal Investigator: Prof. Fokion Egolfopoulos, University of Southern California, 1993 to present.

Technical Monitor, “Effects of Gravity on Sheared and Nonsheared Turbulent Nonpremixed Flames,” Principal Investigator: Prof. Said Elghobashi, University of California, Irvine, 1993 to 1997.
 
PUBLICATIONS

Articles in Refereed Journals and Proceedings
Sandra L. Olson, Fletcher J. Miller, and Indrek S. Wichman, “Characteristics of the Flamelet Regime of Flame Spread over a Thin Fuel,” submitted to Combustion and Flame, Sept. 2008, accepted for publication Jan. 2009

Sandra L. Olson and Fletcher J. Miller, “Experimental Comparison of Opposed and Concurrent Flame Spread in a Forced Convective Microgravity Environment,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, The Combustion Institute, Montreal, Canada 2008

Marcos Villa-Gonzalez, Anthony Marchese, John W. Easton, and Fletcher J. Miller, “Experimental Measurements of Two-Dimensional Planar Propagating Edge Flames,” 31st International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Heidelberg, Germany 2006

Sandra L. Olson, Fletcher J. Miller, and Indrek S. Wichman, “A new species of fire: Characterizing fingering flamelets using biological population measures,” Combustion Theory and Modeling Vol. 10, No. 2, April 2006, 323–347 Included journal cover photo

F. J. Miller, J. W. Easton, H. D. Ross, and A. Marchese, “Gravitational Effects on Flame Spread Through Non-Homogeneous Gas Layers,” 29th International Symposium on Combustion, Sapporo, Japan July 22-26, 2002.

F. J. Miller, H. D. Ross, I. Kim, and W. A. Sirignano, “Parametric Investigations of Pulsating Flame Spread Across 1-Butanol Pools,” 28th International Symposium on Combustion, Aug. 2000.

F. J. Miller and R. Koenigsdorff, “Thermal Modeling of a Small-Particle Solar Central Receiver,” Journal of Solar Energy Engineering, February 2000.

Invited Plenary: H. D. Ross and F. J. Miller, “Understanding Flame Spread Across Alcohol Pools,” Sixth International Symposium on Fire Safety Science, Poitiers, France, July 1999

F. J. Miller and H. D. Ross, “Smoke Visualization of the Gas-Phase Flow During Flame Spread Across a Liquid Pool,” 27th International Symposium on Combustion, Aug. 1998.

H. D. Ross and F. J. Miller, “Flame Spread Across Liquid Pools With Very Low-Speed Opposed or Concurrent Air Flow,” 27th International Symposium on Combustion, Aug. 1998.

Nominated for Best Paper: H. Ross and F. Miller, “Detailed Experiments of Flame Spread Across Deep Butanol Pools,” Twenty-sixth International Symposium on Combustion, Naples, Italy (1996)

F. J. Miller and H. D. Ross, “Liquid-Phase Velocity and Temperature Fields During Uniform Flame Spread over 1-Propanol,” The 8th International Symposium on Transport Phenomena in Combustion, San Francisco, CA July 16-20, (1995)

F. J. Miller and H. D. Ross, “Further Observations of Flame Spread Across Laboratory-scale Alcohol Pools,” Twenty-fourth Symposium (Int’l) on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, pp. 1703-1711 (1993)

F. J. Miller and R. Koenigsdorff, “A Theoretical Analysis of a High Temperature Small Particle Solar Receiver,” Solar Energy Materials, Vol. 24, pp. 210-221 (1991)

R. Koenigsdorff, F. J. Miller, and R. Ziegler, “Calculation of Scattering Fractions for Use in Radiative Flux Models,” International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 34, No. 10, pp. 2673-2676 (1991)

W. W. Yuen, F. J. Miller and A. J. Hunt, “Heat Transfer Characteristics of a Gas-Particle Mixture Under Direct Radiant Heating,” International Communications in Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 13, pp. 145-154 (1986)

Chapters in Refereed Books
Howard D. Ross and Fletcher J. Miller, “Flame Spread Across Liquid Pools,” Chapter 5.2 in Microgravity Combustion, ed. Howard D. Ross, Academic Press, San Diego, 2001.

Unpublished, Refereed papers Before Professional Conferences
M.C. Johnston, F.J. Miller, D.L. Dietrich, P.M. Struk, J.S. T'ien, B.P. Mellish, “Upstream Reaction Front Propagation in Catalytic Platinum and Palladium Microtubes,” Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, The Combustion Institute, Montreal, Canada 2008

NASA TECH BRIEFS
F. J. Miller, M. B. Vickerman, and H. D. Ross, “Composing Flow-Streak Images From Colorized Particle Images,” NASA (Photonics) Tech Briefs, March 1999

CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Peter M. Struk, Daniel Dietrich, Fletcher Miller, and James T’ien, “Transient Numerical Modeling of Catalytic Channels,” ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Seattle, WA, Nov. 11-15, 2007.

S. L. Olson and F. J. Miller, “Experimental Comparison of Opposed and Concurrent Flame Spread in a Forced Convective Microgravity Environment,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 21-24, 2007.

Michael Johnston, Fletcher Miller, Daniel Dietrich, Peter Struk, and James T’ien, “Upstream Flame Propagation in Catalytic Palladium and Platinum Microtubes,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 21-24, 2007.

J. L. Kassemaum, H. K. Chelliah, and F. J. Miller, “On the Modelling of Porous Carbon Particle Combustion,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Charlottesville, VA, Oct. 21-24, 2007.

Fletcher J. Miller, Benjamin P. Mellish, Peter Struk, Daniel Dietrich, and James S. T’ien, “Upstream Catalytic Flame Propagation: A Comparison of Model and Experiment,” Fifth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, San Diego, CA, March 25th –28th, 2007.

Fletcher J. Miller, Sandra L. Olson, Paul Ferkul, and Suleyman Gokoglu, “Material Flammability Test Methods for Achieving Simulated Low-Gravity Conditions,” Fifth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, San Diego, CA, March 25th –28th, 2007.

Peter Struk, Daniel Dietrich, Fletcher Miller and James T’ien, “Catalytic Ignition and Upstream Reaction Propagation in Monolith Reactors,” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Reno, NV, Jan. 8th - 11th, 2007

Fletcher Miller, Charles Neiderhaus, Karen Barlow, and DeVon Griffin, “Intravenous Solutions for Exploration Missions,” 45th AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit Reno, NV, Jan. 8th - 11th, 2007

Peter Struk, Daniel Dietrich, Benjamin Mellish, Fletcher J. Miller, and James S. T’ien, “Catalytic Ignition and Upstream Reaction Propagation in Monolith Reactors,” Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2006.

Fletcher J. Miller, Benjamin P. Mellish, Peter Struk, Daniel Dietrich, and James S. T’ien, “Propagating Flames and Acoustic Instabilities in Tubular Microcombustors,” Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2006.

Michael Kulis, John W. Easton, Fletcher J. Miller, and David S. Perry, “A Diode Laser Diagnostic for Concentration Measurements During Flame Spread through Stratified Fuel-Air Mixtures.” Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2006.

Indrek. S. Wichman, S. Tanaya, K. Aditjandra, L. Yang, Sandra L. Olson, and Fletcher J. Miller, “A Buoyancy-Suppressing Apparatus for Materials Flammability Assessment in Reduced Gravity Applications,” Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2006.

Marcos Villa-Gonzalez, Anthony Marchese, John Easton, and Fletcher Miller, “Experimental Measurements of Two-Dimensional Planar Propagating Edge Flames,” Eastern States Section Fall Technical Meeting, Orlando, FL, Nov. 13-16, 2005

Michael J. Kulis, John W. Easton, Fletcher J. Miller, and David S. Perry, “Fuel Concentration Measurements During Flame Spread in Stratified Gas Mixtures,” Western States Section Fall Technical Meeting, Stanford, CA, Oct. 17-18, 2005.

Sandra L. Olson, Fletcher J. Miller, and Indrek S. Wichman, “Characteristics of the Flamelet Regime of Flame Spread,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Benjamin P. Mellish, Fletcher J. Miller, James S. T’ien, Daniel L. Dietrich, Peter M. Struk, “Premixed Flames Stabilized on or Propagating Inside Microtubes,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Peter M. Struk, Daniel L. Dietrich, Fletcher J. Miller, Benjamin P. Mellish, and James S. T’ien, “Transient Catalytic Combustor Model with Detailed Gas and Surface Chemistry,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

John W. Easton, Fletcher J. Miller, Michael J. Kulis, Marcos Villa-Gonzalez, and Anthony Marchese, “Experimental Measurements of Freely Propagating Edge Flames,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Mike J. Kulis, David S. Perry, Fletcher J. Miller, John W. Easton, and Nancy D. Piltch, “Fuel Concentration Measurements During Flame Spread in Non-Homogeneous Gas Mixtures” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Anthony J. Marchese, Steven Miller, Marcos Villa-Gonzalez, Fletcher J. Miller, and John W. Easton, “Numerical Simulation of 2-D Propagating Edge Flames under Normal and Microgravity Conditions,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

John W. Easton, Fletcher J. Miller, and Anthony J. Marchese, “Differential Pressure Across a Flame Spreading in a Non-Homogeneous Gas Mixture,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Harsha K. Chelliah, Fletcher J. Miller, Andrew Kelley, Andrew Mercado, and Ben Warfield, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Carbon Particles under Normal and Reduced Gravity Conditions,” Fourth Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Philadelphia, PA, March 21st-23rd, 2005.

Fletcher Miller, “Organizing Questions for Reduced-Gravity Flammability,” Strategic Research to Enable NASA’s Exploration Missions, Cleveland, OH June22-23, 2004

Charles Niederhaus and Fletcher Miller, “Microscale Concentration Measurements Using Laser Light Scattering Patterns,” Great Lakes Photonics Symposium, Cleveland, OH, June 7th – 11th, 2004

Anthony Marchese, Fletcher Miller, and John Easton, “Numerical Simulation of 2-D Propagating Edge Flames in Normal and Microgravity Conditions,” 10th International Conference on Numerical Combustion, Sedona, AZ, May 9-12, 2004

Sandra Olson, Fletcher Miller, and Indrek Wichman, “Describing Near-Limit Flamelet Fingering Behavior Using Bio-Mathematical Population Models, “ Fourth International Symposium on Scale Modeling, Cleveland, OH Sept. 17-19, 2003

Michael J. Kulis, David Perry, Fletcher Miller, and Nancy Piltch, “A Characterization of Alcohol Fuel Vapor for Wavelength Modulation Spectroscopy Applied to Microgravity Flame Spread,” 7th International Workshop on Microgravity Combustion and Reacting Systems, Cleveland, OH, June 3rd - 6th, 2003.

Andrew DeLisle, Fletcher Miller and Harsha Chelliah, “Combustion of Porous Graphite Particles in Oxygen Enriched Air,” 7th International Workshop on Microgravity Combustion and Reacting Systems, Cleveland, OH, June 3rd - 6th, 2003.

Jinsheng Cai, Feng Liu, William A. Sirignano, and Fletcher Miller, “Computational and Experimental Studies of Three-Dimensional Flame Spread over Liquid Fuel Pools,” 7th International Workshop on Microgravity Combustion and Reacting Systems, Cleveland, OH, June 3rd - 6th, 2003.

Yufei Dong, Geoff Spedding, Fokion Egolfopoulos, and Fletcher Miller, “Quantitative Studies on the Propagation and Extinction of Near-Limit Premixed Flames Under Normal and Microgravity,” 7th International Workshop on Microgravity Combustion and Reacting Systems, Cleveland, OH, June 3rd - 6th, 2003.

Fletcher Miller, John Easton, Anthony Marchese, and Fred Hovermann, “Gravitational Influences on Flame Propagation Through Non-Uniform, Premixed Gas Systems,” 7th International Workshop on Microgravity Combustion and Reacting Systems, Cleveland, OH, June 3rd - 6th, 2003.

Fred Hovermann, Anthony Marchese, and Fletcher J. Miller, “Initial Results of Flame Spread Through a Free Stratified Layer,” Third Joint Meeting of the US Sections of the Combustion Institute, Chicago, IL, March 16th-19th, 2003.

Fletcher J. Miller, John Easton, Howard D. Ross, Anthony Marchese, David Perry and Michael Kulis, “Gravitational Influences on Flame Propagation through Non-Uniform Premixed Gas Systems,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, May 2001, NASA/CP-2001-210826.

Harsha Chelliah, Fletcher J. Miller, and Andrew J. Delisle, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Graphite Particles in Normal and Microgravity,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, May 2001, NASA/CP-2001-210826.

Howard D. Ross and Fletcher J. Miller, “Fluid Management of and Flame Spread Across Liquid Pools,” Proceedings of the Sixth International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, May 2001, NASA/CP-2001-210826.

F. J. Miller, “Multi-Wavelength Optical Pyrometry for Solid Phase Temperature Measurements,” Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring 2000 Meeting, Golden, CO, March 2000.

F. J. Miller, J. Easton, A. Marchese, and H. D. Ross, “Flame Spread through Non-Homogeneous Gas Layers,” Western States Section of the Combustion Institute Spring 2000 Meeting, Golden, CO, March 2000.

Lisa Oravecz, Dr. I. Wichman, Dr. S. Olson and Dr. F. Miller, “Instability of Flame Spread in Microgravity,” ASME Winter Annual Meeting, Dec. 1999.

F. J. Miller, J. Easton, H. D. Ross, and A. Marchese, “Gravitational Influences on Flame Propagation Through Non-Uniform Premixed Gas Systems,” 5th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1999.

H. D. Ross and F. J. Miller, “Flame Spread Across Liquids – Experimental Results,” 5th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1999.

H. Chelliah, F. J. Miller, D. Pantano, and A. Kasimov, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Graphite Particles in Normal and Microgravity,” 5th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1999.

F. J. Miller, E. B. White, and H. D. Ross, “Gravitational Influences on Flame Propagation Through Non-Uniform Premixed Gas Systems,” 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1997.

C. M. Vagelopoulos, F. N. Egolfopoulos, and F. J. Miller, “Dynamics and Structure of Weakly Strained Flames at Normal and Microgravity,” 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1997.

H. D. Ross, F. J. Miller, W. A. Sirignano, and D. N. Schiller, “Flame Spread Across Liquids,” 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1997.

H. Chelliah and F. J. Miller, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Graphite Particles in Microgravity,” 4th International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH, 1997.

F. J. Miller, A. Mielke, J. Roncace, and H. Ross, “Smoke Visualization of the Gas-Phase Flow During Flame Spread over a Liquid Pool in the Pulsating Spread Regime,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Fall Technical Meeting, Hilton Head, SC (1996)

H. Ross and F. Miller, “Flame Spread Processes Across Liquid Pools with a Low-Speed Opposed or Concurrent Air Flow,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Fall Technical Meeting, Hilton Head, SC (1996)

H. D. Ross, F. J. Miller, D. N. Schiller, and W. A. Sirignano, “Flame Spread Across Liquids,” 3rd International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, NASA Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, OH April 11-13th, (1995)

F. J. Miller, H. D. Ross, and D. N. Schiller, “Temperature Field During Flame Spread over Alcohol Pools: Measurements and Modeling,” Eastern States Section of the Combustion Institute Fall Technical Meeting, Clearwater Beach, FL (1994)

H. D. Ross, F. J. Miller, D. N. Schiller, and W. A. Sirignano, “Flame Spread Across Liquid Pools,” Second International Microgravity Combustion Workshop, Cleveland, OH (1992) (NASA Conference Publication 10113)

F. J. Miller and H. D. Ross, “Liquid-Phase Flow and Temperature Field Visualization During Flame Spread Across Alcohol Pools,” Western States Section of the Combustion Institute, Berkeley, CA (1992)

F. J. Miller, “A cylindrical small-particle solar central receiver,” Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Solar Thermal Concentrating Technologies, Mojacar, Spain (1992)

A. J. Hunt, I. Hodara, F. J. Miller, and J. E. Noring, “Direct Absorption Receivers for Catalyzing Chemical Reactions,” Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Research, Development, and Applications of Solar Thermal Technology, Santa Fe, NM (1988)

A. J. Hunt, J. Ayer, P. Hull, F. Miller, R. Russo, and W. Yuen, “Solar Radiant Processing of Gas-Particle Systems for Producing Useful Fuels and Chemicals,” 23rd ASME/AIChE National Heat Transfer Conference, Denver, CO (1985)

A. J. Hunt, J. Ayer, P. Hull, F. Miller, R. Russo, and W. Yuen, “Direct Radiant Heating of Particle Suspensions for the Production of Fuels and Chemicals using Concentrated Sunlight,” Proceedings of INTERSOL 85, Int’l Solar Energy Society, Montreal, Canada (1985)

PRESENTATIONS
Poster: P. Ferkul, T. Williams, F. Miller, S. Olson, S. Jahangirian, and I. Wichman, “Combustion in a Narrow Channel to Simulate Reduced Gravity,“ NIST 2007 Annual Fire Conference, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, April 4-5, 2007.

Poster: A. J. Marchese, M. Villa-Gonzalez1, J. W. Easton and F. J. Miller, “Numerical Simulation of 2-D Edge Flame Propagation Through Normal Fuel Concentration Gradients,” 31st International Symposium on Combustion, The Combustion Institute, Heidelberg, Germany 2006.

Fletcher J. Miller (presenter), Paul Ferkul, James T’ien, Zeng-Guang Yuan, Sandra Olson, Suleyman Gokoglu, John Brooker, Gary Ruff and David L. Urban, “Normal Gravity Material Flammability Test Methods and Apparatus for Exploration Missions,” Central States Section of the Combustion Institute Annual Meeting, Cleveland, OH, May 21-23, 2006.

Karen Barlow, Charles Niederhaus, and Fletcher J. Miller (presenter), “Planar Laser Induced Fluorescence to Quantify IV Mixing for Space Applications,” 52nd International Instrumentation Symposium, Cleveland, OH, May 2006.

Fletcher J. Miller (presenter), Paul Ferkul, Zeng-Guang Yuan, James T’ien, Sandra Olson, Suleyman Gokoglu, Gary Ruff and David Urban, “Normal Gravity Material Flammability Testing for Exploration Missions,” Habitation 2006, Orlando, FL, Feb. 6-8, 2006

Fletcher Miller (presenter), “Ohio Wind Resource Assessment,” Ohio Wind Power Conference, Cleveland, Ohio, Nov. 9-10, 2004.

Poster: F. Hoverman, A. Marchese, J. Easton, and F. Miller, “Testing of an Apparatus to Study Combustion in Free-Layers,” 30th International Symposium on Combustion, Chicago, USA, July 2004.

Poster: M. Kulis, D. Perry, and F. J. Miller, “Diode Laser Diagnostic for use in Flame Spread Investigations in a Microgravity Environment,” American Chemical Society National Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, Aug. 18-22, 2002.

Poster: F. Hovermann, A. Marchese, F. J. Miller, “Development of a New Apparatus to Study Gravitational Effects on Flame Propagation Through Non-Uniform Mixtures,” 29th International Symposium on Combustion, Sapporo, Japan, July 22-26, 2002.

Poster: M. Kulis, D. Perry, and F. J. Miller, “Diode Laser Diagnostic for use in Flame Spread Investigations in a Microgravity Environment,” American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chicago, IL, Aug. 26-30, 2001.

Poster: D. Pantano, A. Kasimov, H. Chelliah, and F. J. Miller, “Heterogeneous Combustion of Porous Spherical Carbon Particles,” 28th International Symposium on Combustion, Aug. 2000.

Fletcher Miller (presenter), “Multi-wavelength Optical Pyrometry for Solid Phase Temperature Measurements,” Society for Applied Spectroscopy, Cleveland Section, Annual May Meeting, Cleveland, OH May 2000.

Poster: F. J. Miller, H. D. Ross, and D. N. Schiller, “Rainbow Schlieren Deflectometry of Flame Spread over Liquid Pools: A Comparison of Experimental and Numerical Results,” poster at the Twenty fifth International Symposium on Combustion, Irvine, CA (1994)


Technical Reports

Katherine Dykes, Fletcher Miller, Bob Weinberg, AAron Godwin, and Emily Sautter, “A Wind Resource Assessment for Near-Shore Lake Erie: The Cleveland Water Crib Monitoring Site
Two-Year Report,” prepared for Cuyahoga County by Green Energy Ohio, Jan. 2008.

A.J. Hunt, J. Ayer, P. Hull, R McLaughlin, F. Miller, J.E. Noring, R. Russo, and W. Yuen, Summary Report ” Solar Radiant Heating of Gas-Particle Mixtures”, June 1986, LBNL-20447

A.J. Hunt, J. Ayer, P. Hull, F. Miller, J.E. Noring, and D. Worth, Final Report FY 1985 and FY 1986, “Solar Radiant Heating of Gas-Particle Mixtures”, December 1986. LBNL-22743

A.J. Hunt, J. Ayer, P. Hull, F. Miller, and R. Russo, “Direct Radiant Heating of Particle Suspensions”, Proc. Solar Thermal Research Program Annual Conference, Lakewood, CO. February 20-22, 1985. LBNL-19388

Invited Presentations to Universities or Professional Organizations (see below for community presentations)

NASA Glenn Earth Day, “Wind Energy: Global and Regional Progress,” April 2007

Case Western Reserve University, “Wind Energy: Global and Regional Progress,” Feb. 2007

Kent State Department of Architecture, “Sustainable Energy: Global and Local Progress and Promise,” Oct. 2006

American Society of Mechanical Engineers, “Global Wind Energy Development,” Nov. 2005

Oberlin College, “The Renaissance of Wind Power in the United States,” Nov. 2003

Ohio Wind Working Group, Sept. 2003

Kent State University, Feb. 2003

NASA Glenn Research Center Earth Day Speaker “Second Wind: The Revival of the United States Wind Industry,” April 2000.

Cleveland Engineering Society, Nov. 1999

University of Akron, Dept. of Chemistry Seminar. “Combustion Research in Microgravity?,” Oct. 1999

University of Virginia, “Rocket Science: Physics on Board Sounding Rockets,” April 1999

John Carroll University Speaker Series, Oct. 1998.

NASA Sounding Rocket Working Group meeting, “Microgravity Combustion and Fluid Physics Aboard Sounding Rockets,” June 1998

John Carroll University Senior Seminar in Environmental Studies, April 1998

Cuyahoga Community College lecture series, Feb. 1998

Low Cost Access to Space Workshop,NASA Goddard Space Flight Center “Microgravity Science Aboard Sounding Rockets,”, Sept. 1995.

NASA-ASEE Summer Faculty Fellowship Program, The Ohio Aerospace Institute “Combustion in Microgravity,” June 1995.

25th Anniversary Earth Day Lecture, NASA Lewis Research Center, “Rays of Hope, Winds of Change,” April 1995.



 

 
 


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