Franklin Miller

Assistant Professor

Room 1341 Engineering Research Center
1500 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 263-2479
Fax: (608) 262-8464
fkmiller@wisc.edu

Primary Affiliation:
Mechanical Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Engineering Physics,


Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, Thesis: The Development of a Superfluid Joule-Thomson Refrigerator for Cooling below 1 Kelvin

Education

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, West Virginia University
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005, Thesis: The Development of a Superfluid Joule-Thomson Refrigerator for Cooling below 1 Kelvin

Research Interests

  • Cryogenics
  • Thermodynamics of Superfluid 3He-4He mixtures
  • Sub-Kelvin cooling for space science
  • Energy Systems

Awards, Honors and Societies

  • 2007 Paper of the year for the journal Cryogenics

Publications

  • E.R Canavan and F.K. Miller, Optimized Heat Interception for Cryogen Tank Support Structure, Accepted for publication in Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Proceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference (2007)
  • F.K. Miller and J. G. Brisson, Measurements of the Superfluid Joule-Thomson Refrigerator Operating with High 3He Concentration Mixture, Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 147(5-6) (2007) pp.559-578
  • F.K. Miller and J. G. Brisson, Development of a Low-Temperature 3He Compressor for Superfluid 3He-4He Mixtures, Cryogenics, 147(2) (2007) pp.67-80
  • F.K. Miller and J. G. Brisson, Proof-of-Principle Measurements of the Superfluid Joule-Thomson Refrigerator Concept,Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 141(3-4) (2005) pp.179-190.
  • F.K. Miller and J.G. Brisson, The Experimental Evaluation of a Proof of Principle Superfluid Joule-Thomson Refrigerator, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Proceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference 51A (2005)
  • F.K. Miller and J.G. Brisson, The Preliminary Performance of a Superfluid 3He-4He Compressor,Cryocoolers 12, Proceedings of the 12th International Cryocooler Conference (2003)
  • F.K. Miller and J.G. Brisson, The Design and Performance of a Superfluid 3He- 4He Compressor, Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Proceedings of the Cryogenic Engineering Conference 47A (2001) pp.312-322.
  • F.K. Miller and J.G. Brisson, A simple method for the analysis of sub-Kelvin refrigerators that use a dilute superfluid 3He-4He mixture as a working fluid, Cryogenics 41 (5-6) (2001) pp. 311-318.
  • Franklin K. Miller andJ.G. Brisson, Development of a low-dissipation valve for use in a cold-cycle dilution refrigerator, Cryogenics 39 (10) (1999) pp. 859-863.

Courses

Fall 2014-2015

  • NE 890 - Pre-Dissertator\'s Research

  • ME 489 - Honors in Research
  • ME 990 - Dissertator Research and Thesis
  • ME 890 - PhD Research and Thesis
  • ME 790 - Master\'s Research and Thesis
  • ME 699 - Advanced Independent Study
  • ME 492 - Mechanical Engineering Projects II
  • ME 491 - Mechanical Engineering Projects I
  • ME 361 - Thermodynamics

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