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Kansas State University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
2061 Rathbone Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506
Phone: (785) 532-5600
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Hours: 8 am-12pm, 1pm-5pm M-F

Ruth Douglas Miller

Ruth Douglas Miller
Associate Professor
 2080 Rathbone Hall
 (785) 532-4596
Research Interests: 
Electromagnetics, Electrostatics Bioelectromagnetics, Wind and Solar Energy


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Ph.D. 1990, University of Rochester.
M.S.1985, University of Rochester.
B.S. 1984, Lafayette College.

Other Courses Taught

ECE525 Electronics I

ECE557 Elect/Magnet Theory 1

ECE582 Wind Research

ECE590 Senior Seminar

ECE681 Wind and Solar Energy Systems Engineering

Research Interests

Wind and Solar Energy




Selected Publications

Miller, R.D. "Wind turbines for K-12 education," Kansas Wind and Renewable Energy Annual Conference, Topeka, KS, September 2008.


Miller, R.D., Nagengast, D. and Hopkins, M. "Wind for Schools in Kansas: a Second-Year Progress Report," Windpower 2009: American Wind Energy Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, May 2009.


Kubler, S.. Youssef, M., Miller, R.D., Scoglio. C. "Wind data transfer program for Skystream wind turbines," Windpower 2010: American Wind Energy Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, May 2010.



Director, Kansas Wind Applications Center, Fall 2007-present.

Member, Kansas Wind Working Group, 2008-present.

Liaison member of the IEEE EMBS Committee on Man and Radiation (COMAR) on Social Implications of Technology, 1993-1999.

Chair of COMAR Subcommittee on Power-Frequency Electric and Magnetic fields, 1997 - 1999.


Outstanding Leadership in the Application of Wind for Schools, Wind Powering America Annual Summit, 2009

Tau Beta Pi- All-Engineering Honor Society.

Eta Kappa Nu-Electrical Engineering Honor Society.

Other Notable Achievements

"Kansas Wind Applications Center," National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy, February 2008-January 2011, $116,796.

"Winds of Change in ECE: Infusing Sustainability into the Program," NSF EEC-IEECI. Co-PI with Anil Pahwa, Chris Lewis, Andrew Rys and Bill Kuhn. 1 Sept 2009 - 31 Dec 2010, $316,338.

"High-Plains Small-Wind Test Center," National Renewable Energy Laboratory, US Department of Energy, 3 years beginning mid-2010, $208,000 (approx).

"Resourceful Kansas, a Sustainable Energy and Economic Development Blueprint," grant to Riley County, Kansas from US Department of Energy Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. Co-PI on KSU subcontract with David Carter, 3 years beginning Fall 2010, $3,000,000 total; $300,000 to KSU (approx).