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ACADEMICS
DR. PAUL H. MILLER
Associate Professor
Engineering Department
U.S. Coast Guard Academy

Dr. Paul Miller joined the faculty of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering section of USCGA in 2017after serving on the faculty of the United States Naval Academy for 18 years. Before he started at USNA he worked in the marine industry for thirteen years in the recreational boatbuilding and commercial and military shipbuilding segments. This included a variety of design work at Newport News Shipyard on aircraft carriers and submarines, as a consultant on tanker and containerships and on five America’s Cup sailboat campaigns. 

Dr. Miller is active in supporting the marine industry through its professional societies and is a Fellow in the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and in the Royal Institution of Naval Architects. For his service to the Navy he was awarded the Navy Civilian Meritorious and Superior Service Medals and was the Civilian Instructor of the Year at USNA in 2012. 

Education:
  • D.Eng. Civil Engineering, University of California at Berkeley, 2000
  • M.E., Naval Architecture and Offshore Engineering , University of California at Berkeley , 1994
  • M.E., Ocean Engineering , Stevens Institute of Technology , 1987
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Tufts University, 1985

Courses Taught:
  • Principles of Naval Architecture
  • Ships and Maritime Systems

Courses Taught:
  • Autonomous Surface Vessel Design
  • Autonomous Surface Vessel Fabrication and Evaluation
  • Construction, Maintenance, and Design of Civil and Environmental Engineered
  • Fundamentals of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
  • Honors Research Seminar
  • Independent Research (60 students over 18 years)
  • Marine Fabrication Methods
  • Naval Materials Science and Engineering
  • Naval Ship Systems
  • Nordic Shipbuilding: History, Policy and Technology
  • Principles of Ship Performance
  • Sailing Yacht Design
  • Ship Design 1 – Design Methodology
  • Ship Design 2 – Capstone Design
  • Ship Hydrostatics and Stability
  • Ship Structures

Selected Publications and Presentations:
  • Paul Miller, Carolyn Judge, Dylan Sewell, Sean Williamson, “An Alternative Wing Sail Concept for Small Autonomous Sailing Craft” , 10th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Horten, Norway, September 8, 2017.
  • Paul Miller, Peter Hodapp, Ryan Pinch, Jessica Robinson, Camille Tiemann, “Correlation of Velocity Prediction Program for Small Autonomous Sailboats”, 10th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Horten, Norway, September 8, 2017.
  • Bishop, B., Miller, P., "Micro Autonomous Surface Vessels – Opportunities and Development", SNAME Annual Meeting, Nov. 2015.
  • Colin Sauze, Mark Neal, Tom Blanchard, Paul Miller “An Autonomous Surface Vessel for Glacier Surveying”, Journal of Ocean Technology, October 2015.
  • Paul Miller, Andrew Beeler, Beatrice Cayaban, Matthew Dalton, Cassandra Fach, Christian Link, Joel MacArthur, Jericho Urmenita, Robert Yerkes Medina, “An Easy-To-Build, Low-Cost, High-Performance SailBot”, 7th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Galway, Ireland, September 8, 2014.
  • Paul Miller, Matthew Hamlet, Colin Sauz´e, Mark Neal, David Capper, Daniel Clark, Ashley Iles, Louis Taylor “MaxiMOOP: A Multi-Role, Low Cost and Small Sailing Robot Platform”, 7th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Galway, Ireland, September 8, 2014.
  • Miller, Paul, Neal, Mark, Sauze, Colin, “Development of ARRTOO: A Long-Endurance, Hybrid-Powered, Oceanographic Research Vessel”, 6th International Robotic Sailing Conference, Brest, France, September 3, 2013.
  • Miller, Paul, Hamlet, Matt, Rossman, Jeff, “Continuous Improvements to USNA SailBots for Inshore Racing and Offshore Voyaging”, presented at the 5th International Robotic Sailing Conference and published in the proceedings, Cardiff, Wales, September 2012.
  • “Motor Yacht Design”, Proceedings of the 18th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Rostock, Germany, 10-13 September, 2012, 58 pages, 20% author.
  • Christopher Blevens, Matt Debbink, Thomas Deeter, Matthew Hamlet, Matthew Harmon, Cody Keef, Paul Miller, Mark Nicholson, Tres Penny, Sean Rohrs, Nick Tashner, “Development of a MicroTransat SailBot”, International Robotic Sailing Conference, Lubeck, Germany, August 16, 2011.
  • Gibbons-Neff, P., Miller, P., “Route Planning for a Micro-Transat Voyage”, International Robotic Sailing Conference, Lubeck, Germany, August 16, 2011.
  • Paul Miller, Barbara Beal, Christian Capron, Robbie Gawboy, Paul Mallory, Caitlin Ness, Rob Petrosik, "Increasing Performance and Added Capabilities of USNA Sail Powered Autonomous Surface Vessels (ASV)", International Robotic Sailing Conference, Kingston, Ontario, June 11, 2010.
  • "Sailing Yacht Design'", Proceedings of the 17th International Ship and Offshore Structures Congress, Seoul, South Korea, 16-21 August, 2009, 46 pages, 30% author.
  • Miller, P., Brooks, O., Hamlet, M, "Development of the USNA SailBots (ASV)", International Robotic Sailing Conference, Porto, Portugal, July 9, 2009.
  • Miller, P., Pedrick, D., Schweikert, G., "Development and Initial Review of the Mark II Navy 44 Sail Training Craft", 19th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March 21, 2009.
  • Miller, Paul H., “Dynamic Lift Coefficients for Spade Rudders”, 18th Chesapeake Sailing Yacht Symposium, Annapolis, MD, March 2-3, 2007.
  • Miller, Paul H., "Marine Composites Design, Part 1" and "Marine Composites Design, Part 2" February/March 2007 and April/May 2007 issues of Professional Boatbuilder Magazine.
  • Miller, Paul H., "Design, Verification, and Forensic Correlation of Composite Yacht Structures", Advanced Marine Materials Conference, Royal Institution of Naval Architects, London, UK, October 9-10, 2003.
  • Barton, Oscar, Miller, Paul H., “Composite Structural Mechanics at the United States Naval Academy”, ASEE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 23-25, 2003.
  • Miller, Paul H., "Project-Based Coursework in a Naval Architecture Curriculum", ASEE Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, June 23-25, 2003.
  • Miller, Paul H., “Effects of Moisture Absorption and Test Method on the Properties of E-glass /Polyester Hull Laminates”, Journal of Composite Materials, Vol. 36, No. 9, 2002.
  • Arvidson, Mark H., Miller, Paul H., “Hull Material Evaluation for Navy 44 Sail Training Vessel”, Naval Engineers Journal, Vol. 113, No. 2, Spring 2001, pp. 71-78.
  • Miller, P. H., "Fatigue Prediction Verification of Fiberglass Hulls", Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers Northern California Section Meeting, April 12, 2001, Berkeley, CA, also published in Marine Technology, Oct. 2001.

Honors:
  • Navy Civilian Superior Service Medal
  • Navy Civilian Meritorious Service Medal
  • President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service to the Nation
  • USNA Award for Excellence in Teaching Engineering (Raouf Award)
  • USNA Civilian Instructor of the Year (Class of 1951 Award)
  • Fellow in SNAME and RINA

Professional Memberships:
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • American Society for Engineering Education
  • Professional Engineer (Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering)
 
CONTACT INFORMATION
LT Jackie Ramirez
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Professional Maritime Studies
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320

Jackie.D.Ramirez1@uscg.mil
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