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Faculty and Staff / Ronald Miller

Ronald Miller

Professor and Chair, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Phone:613-520-2600, ext. 5703
    Building:Mackenzie, Room 3130
    Department:Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
    Degrees:B.Sc., Manitoba Sc.M. and Ph.D., Brown University



    Nanocomposites, high strain rate deformation of polymers, transparent armor; Effects of radiation on materials in nuclear reactors; Nano-mechanics; Multiscale and molecular dynamics simulations of materials; High-performance computing applications of multi-scale modeling in materials science.

    Research Interests:

    • Nanomechanics
    • Computational Mechanics of Materials
    • Molecular Dynamics and Multiscale Modeling
    • Transparent Armor and Nanocomposites
    • Oil antioxidants
    • Atomistic Modeling of Crystal Defects

    Research Group Website (click the link)



    Modeling Materials: Continuum, Atomistic and Multiscale Techniques” E.B. Tadmor and R.E. Miller, Cambridge University Press, 2011.

    Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics: From Fundamental Concepts to Governing Equations” E.B. Tadmor, R.E. Miller and R.S. Elliott, Cambridge University Press, 2011.


    Journal Articles: Full list here: (

    Contributed Papers in Refereed Journals (published):

    1. Alireza Rezvanpourand Ronald E. Miller, “Scaling analysis as a tool to validate CFD simulation of a lubricant flow in the bearing housing of a gas turbine,” Thermal Science and Engineering Progress36, 101513 (2022)
    2. Rafaela Aguiar, Oren E. Petel, Ronald E. Miller, “Effect of a Halloysite-polyurethane nanocomposite interlayer on the ballistic performance of laminate transparent armour,” Composites Part C: Open Access7, 100231 (2022)
    3. A.N. Dewapriyaand R.E. Miller, “Molecular Dynamics Study on the Shock Induced Spallation of Polyethylene,” Journal of Applied Physics 131(2), 025102 (2022)
    4. A.N. Dewapriyaand R.E. Miller, “Quantum and classical molecular dynamics simulations of shocked polyurea and polyurethane”, Computational Materials Science203, 111166 (2022)
    5. Mohammadreza Heidari Pebdaniand Ronald E. Miller, “Molecular dynamics simulation of pull-out Halloysite nanotube from polyurethane matrix,” Advances in Mechanical Engineering13(9), 1-10 (2021)

    Chapters in Books:

    1. M.A.N. Dewapriya and R.E. Miller, “Nanoscale modeling of shock response of polyurea,” chapter in Polyurea: Synthesis, Properties, Composites, Production, and Applications,  Pooria Pasbakhsh et al., Editors, Elsevier (2023), ISBN: 978-0-323-99450-7