Dr. Scarlett Miller

Dr. Miller is an expert in innovation, technology, engineering design, and human factors product design. She is a professor in the School of Engineering Design, Technology And Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) and the Hal and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State University. She also holds affiliate appointments in the Mechanical Engineering department and the College of Information Sciences and Technology.


Office: 213P Hammond Building
Phone: 814-863-4143
E-mail: scarlettmiller@psu.edu
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Research Interests

Dr. Miller's research focuses on developing an in-depth understanding of human physical and cognitive abilities in order to develop next generation products and technologies that support human capabilities. Her research to date has had three main thrusts: ergonomic product design (e.g. laparoscopic surgical tool and a neutron detector), design cognition (understanding the design processes and example reuse in design) and human-computer interaction (developing computer tools that better support the design process).


PhD in Industrial Engineering, University of Illinois, 2011
M.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Nebraska, 2007
B.S. in Industrial Engineering, University of Nebraska, 2006