Paul L. Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Paul L. Miller

Paul Miller is an associate division leader of the Design Physics Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). In addition to line-management responsibility for six personnel groups, including about 40 physicists, he heads an Emerging Projects and Collaborations effort, focused on new missions, projects and interactions. Among other activities, he has developed the NNSA Planetary-Defense Project that provides technical assessments of asteroid-threat mitigation and impact consequences in collaboration with Los Alamos, Sandia and other external partners.

Paul received a B.S.E. in mechanical and aerospace engineering from Princeton University with an emphasis in physics, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in applied physics from Caltech. He has been with LLNL for more than two decades and has led a range of programmatic projects and external collaborations involving participants from LLNL, NNSA, the Department of Defense, universities and other federal agencies. He has served on a number of institutional committees overseeing summer students, graduate students and postdocs at LLNL; the LLNL Lawrence Fellowship selection process; and the DOE NNSA SSGF program. His expertise includes turbulence and mixing processes; the design, fielding, and analysis of high-power laser experiments; multiphysics modeling and simulation; high-explosive materials testing; recruiting and mentoring a technical workforce; and planetary defense.