Peer-reviewed Journal Publications

(supervised student and postdoc authors are underlined; this page gets out-of-date quickly, so see Google Scholar for a more up-to-date list)

51. S. Kane, S.A. Miller, (2024). “Mass, enthalpy, and chemical‐derived emission flows in mineral processing.” Journal of Industrial Ecology, 1-13.

50. Kane, S.A. Miller, (2024). “Predicting biochar properties and pyrolysis life-cycle inventories with compositional modeling.” Bioresources Technology, 399: 130551.

49. E. Van Roijen, S.A. Miller, (2024). “Towards the production of net-negative greenhouse gas emission bio-based plastics from 2nd and 3rd generation feedstocks.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 445: 141203.

48. A. Martínez, S.A. Miller, (2023). “A review of drivers for implementing geopolymers in construction: Codes and constructability.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 199: 107238.

47. S. Kane, S.A. Miller, K. Kurtis, J. Youngblood, E. Landis, W.J. Weiss, (2023). “Harmonized life-cycle inventories of nanocellulose and its application in composites.” Environmental Science & Technology, 57(48): 19137-19147.

46. A. Kim, S.A. Miller (2023). “Meeting industrial decarbonization goals: a case study of and roadmap to a net-zero emissions cement industry in California.” Environmental Research Letters, 18: 104019

45. J.A. Olsson, S.A. Miller, M.G. Alexander (2023). “Near-term pathways for decarbonizing global concrete production.” Nature Communications, 14(1): 4574.

44. Knight, K.A., Cunningham, P.R., S.A. Miller. (2023). “Optimizing supplementary cementitious material replacement to minimize the environmental impacts of concrete.” Cement and Concrete Composites, 139: 105049.

43. Cunningham, P.R., P.G. Green, S.J. Parikh, J.T. Harvey, S.A. Miller. (2023). “Engineering the performance of post-consumer calcium carbonate from carpet in cement-based materials through pre-treatment methods.” Construction and Building Materials, 368: 130451.

42. Shah, I.H., S.A. Miller, D. Jiang, R.J. Myers. (2022). “Cement substitution with secondary materials can reduce annual global CO2 emissions by up to 1.3 gigatons.” Nature Communications, 13: 5758.

41. Kim, A., P.R. Cunningham, K. Kamau-Devers, S.A. Miller. (2022). “OpenConcrete: A tool for estimating the environmental impacts from concrete production.” Environmental Research Infrastructure and Sustainability, 2: 041001

40. Cunningham, P.R., S.A. Miller. (2022). “A material flow analysis of carpet: Where does the carpet go?” Journal of Cleaner Production, 368: 133243.

39. Bush, P., A. Kendall, C. Murphy, & S.A. Miller. (2022). “Literature review on policies to mitigate GHG emissions for cement and concrete.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 182: 106278.

38. Van Roijen, E. & S.A. Miller. (2022). “A review of bioplastics at end-of-life: Linking experimental biodegradation studies and life cycle impact assessments.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 181: 106236.

37. Kane, S., E. Van Roijen, C. Ryan, & S.A. Miller. (2022). “Reducing the environmental impacts of plastics while increasing strength: Biochar fillers in biodegradable, recycled, and fossil-fuel derived plastics.” Composites Part C: Open Access, 8: 100253.

36. Kamau-Devers, K., & S.A. Miller (2022). “Using a micromechanical viscoelastic creep model to capture multi-phase deterioration in bio-based wood polymer composites exposed to moisture.” Construction and Building Materials, 314(Part B): 125252.

35. Miller, S.A., E. Van Roijen, P.R. Cunningham, & A. Kim. (2021). “Opportunities and challenges for engineering construction materials as carbon sinks.” RILEM Technical Letters, 6: 105-118.

34. Miller, S.A., G. Habert, R.J. Myers, & J.T. Harvey. (2021). “Achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions in the cement industry via value chain mitigation strategies.” One Earth, Cell Press, 4(10): 1398-1411.

33. Brinkman, L., & S.A. Miller. (2021). “Environmental impacts and environmental justice implications of supplementary cementitious materials for use in concrete.” Environmental Research Infrastructure and Sustainability, 1(2): 025003.

32. Miller, S.A., & E. Grubert. (2021) “US industrial sector decoupling of energy use and greenhouse gas emissions under COVID: durability and decarbonization.” Environmental Research Communications, 3: 031003.

31. Cunningham, P.R., L. Wang, P. Thy, B.M. Jenkins, & S.A. Miller. (2021) “Effects of leaching method and ashing temperature of rice residues for energy production and construction materials.” ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering, 9(10): 3667-3687

30. Cunningham, P.R., P.G. Green, & S.A. Miller. (2021) “Utilization of post-consumer carpet calcium carbonate (PC4) from carpet recycling as a mineral resource in concrete.” Resources, Recycling and Conservation, 169: 105496

29. Miller, S.A. (2021) “The role of data variability and uncertainty in the probability of mitigating environmental impacts from cement and concrete” Environmental Research Letters, 16(5): 054053

28. Kamau-Devers, K., V.R. Yanez, V.W.M. Peralta, & S.A. Miller. (2021) “Using internal micro-scale architectures from additive manufacturing to increase material efficiency.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 291: 125799

27. Habert, G., S.A. Miller, V.M. John, J.L. Provis, A. Favier, A. Horvath, & K.L. Scrivener. (2020) “Environmental impacts and decarbonization strategies in the cement and concrete industries.” Nature Reviews Earth & Environment, 1(11): 559-573

26. Rissman, J., C. Bataille, E. Masanet, N. Aden, W.R. Morrow III, N. Zhou, N. Elliott, R. Dell, N. Heeren, B. Huckestein, J. Cresko, S.A. Miller, J. Roy, P. Fennell, B. Cremmins, T.K. Blank, D. Hone, E.D. Williams, S. de la Rue du Can, B. Sisson, M. Williams, J. Katzenberger, D. Burtraw, G. Sethi, H. Ping, D. Danielson, H. Lu, T. Lorber, J. Dinkel, & J. Helseth. (2020) “Technologies and policies to decarbonize global industry: Review and assessment of mitigation drivers through 2070.” Applied Energy, 266: 114848

25. Miller, S.A., & F.C. Moore. (2020) “Climate and health damages from global concrete production.” Nature Climate Change, 10: 439–443

24. Miller, S.A. (2020) “The role of cement service-life on the efficient use of resources.” Environmental Research Letters, 15 (2): 0240004

23. Miller, S.A., & R.J. Myers. (2020) “Environmental impacts of alternative cement binders.” Environmental Science & Technology, 54 (2): 677-686. (Impact Factor: 11.36)

22. Kamau-Devers, K., & S.A. Miller. (2020) “The environmental attributes of wood fiber composites with bio-based or petroleum-based plastics.” The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, 25:1145–1159. (Impact Factor: 6.80)

21. Cunningham, P.R., & S.A. Miller. (2020) “Quantitative assessment of alkali-activated materials: environmental impact and property assessments.” ASCE Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 26(3): 04020021

20. Kourehpaz, P., & S.A. Miller. (2019) “Eco-efficient design indices for reinforced concrete members.” Materials & Structures, 52: 96-109.

19. Miller, S.A., P.R. Cunningham, & J.T. Harvey. (2019) “Rice-based ash in concrete: A review of past work and potential environmental sustainability.” Resources Conservation and Recycling, 146: 416-430

18. Kamau-Devers, K., Z. Kortum., & S.A. Miller. (2019) “Hydrothermal aging of bio-based poly(lactic acid) (PLA) wood polymer composites: Studies on sorption behavior, morphology, and heat conductance.” Construction and Building Materials, 214: 290-302

17. Miller, S.A. (2018) “Natural fiber textile reinforced bio-based composites: Mechanical properties, creep, and environmental impacts.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 198: 587-598

16. Fan, C. & S.A. Miller. (2018) “Reducing greenhouse gas emissions for prescribed concrete compressive strength.” Construction and Building Materials, 167: 612-623

15. Miller, S.A. (2018) “Supplementary cementitious materials to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from concrete: can there be too much of a good thing?” Journal of Cleaner Production, 178: 587-598.

14. Miller, S.A., V.M. John, S.A. Pacca, & A. Horvath. (2018) “Carbon dioxide reduction potential in the global cement industry by 2050.” Cement and Concrete Research, 114: 115-124.

13. Miller, S.A., A. Horvath, & P.J.M. Monteiro. (2018) “Impacts of booming concrete production on water resources worldwide.” Nature Sustainability, 1: 69-76

12. Monteiro, P.J.M., S.A. Miller, & A. Horvath. (2017) “Towards Sustainable Concrete.” Nature Materials, 16: 698-699

11. Miller, S.A., P.J.M. Monteiro, C.P. Ostertag, & A. Horvath. (2016) “Concrete mix proportioning for desired strength and reduced global warming potential.” Construction and Building Materials, 128: 410-421

10. Miller, S.A., A. Horvath, & P.J.M. Monteiro. (2016) “Readily implementable techniques can cut annual CO2 emissions from the production of concrete by over 20%.” Environmental Research Letters, 11: 074029

9. Miller, S.A., P.J.M. Monteiro, C.P. Ostertag, & A. Horvath. (2016) “Comparison indices for design and proportioning of concrete mixtures taking environmental impacts into account.” Cement and Concrete Composites, 68: 131-143

8. Miller, S.A., S.L. Billington & M.D. Lepech. (2016) “Influence of carbon feedstock on potentially net beneficial environmental impacts of bio-based composites.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 132: 266-278

7. Miller, S.A., A. Horvath, P.J.M. Monteiro, & C.P. Ostertag. (2015) “Greenhouse gas emissions from concrete can be reduced by using age as a design factor.” Environmental Research Letters, 10: 114017

6. Miller, S.A., Srubar III, W. V., Billington, S.L., & M.D. Lepech. (2015) “Integrating durability-based service life predictions with environmental impact assessments of natural fiber-reinforced composite materials.” Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 99: 72-83

5. Miller, S.A., M.D. Lepech, & S.L. Billington. (2015) “Static versus time-dependent material selection charts and application in wood flour composites.” Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 9: 273-283.

4. Srubar III, W.V., S.A. Miller, M.D. Lepech, & S.L. Billington. (2014). “Incorporating spatiotemporal effects and moisture diffusivity into a multi-criteria materials selection methodology for wood-polymer composites.” Construction and Building Materials, 71: 589-601

3. Miller, S.A., M.D. Lepech, & S.L. Billington. (2013). “Evaluation of functional units including time-dependent properties for environmental impact modeling of biobased composites.” Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy, 7: 588-599

2. Miller, S.A., M.D. Lepech, & S.L. Billington. (2013). “Application of multi-criteria material selection techniques to constituent refinement in biobased composites.” Materials & Design, 52: 1043-1051

1. Miller, S.A., S.L. Billington & M.D. Lepech. (2013). “Improvement in environmental performance of poly (β-hydroxybutyrate)-co-(β-hydroxyvalerate) composites through process modifications.” Journal of Cleaner Production, 40: 190-198.



Other Publications

15. Conference Proceeding: W. Schmidt, L. Midroit, P.R. Cunningham, S.A. Miller, & S. Amziane (2023) “The Influence of Biochar on the Flow Properties, Early Hydration, and Strength Evolution of Paste.” Bio-Based Building Materials. ICBBM 2023. RILEM Book Series, vol 45. Springer, Cham. (ICBBM 2023, Vienna, Austria, 21-23 June 2020)

14. Technical Report: K.S.T. Chopperla, S. Ramanathan, K.B. Ravi, A. Mateos, J. Harvey, S. Nassiri, J.A. Buscheck, S.A. Miller, O.B. Isgor, W.J. Weiss, (2023) “Cellulose Nanocrystals as a Value-Based Additive for Low Carbon Footprint Concrete with Limestone.” Joint Institute for Wood Products Innovation.

13. Trade Journal: P.R. Cunningham, S.A. Miller, & W. Schmidt (2023) “EDGE Sustainability Benchmarking for Construction.” Concrete Plant International.

12. Policy Brief: P. Busch, A. Kendall, C. Murphy, & S.A. Miller, (2022) “Industrial Decarbonization: Policy Pathways for the Cement & Concrete Sector.” The Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, Davis, CA

11. Policy Brief: P.R. Cunningham & S.A. Miller, (2021) “Quantifying Environmental Impacts from Concrete Production, While Accounting for Data Variability and Uncertainty.” The National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Davis, CA

10. Technical Report: P.R. Cunningham & S.A. Miller, (2021) “Benchmarking GHG Emissions from California Concrete and Readily Implementable Mitigation Methods.” The National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Davis, CA

9. Policy Brief: Ichimaru Watanabe, S., K. Kamau-Devers, P.R. Cunningham, & S.A. Miller, (2021) “Material Efficiency as a Means to Lower Environmental Impacts from Concrete.” The National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Davis, CA

8. Technical Report: Ichimaru Watanabe, S., K. Kamau-Devers, P.R. Cunningham, & S.A. Miller, (2021) “Transformation of Engineering Tools to Increase Material Efficiency of Concrete.” The National Center for Sustainable Transportation, Davis, CA

7. Conference Proceeding: Miller, S.A. (2020) “Life cycle environmental impact considerations for structural concrete in transportation infrastructure.” Pavement, Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Pavement. Roadway, and Bridge Life Cycle Assessment 2020 (LCA 2020, Sacramento, CA, 3-6 June 2020)

6. Technical Report: Lead Authors: K.L. Scrivener, V.M. John, E.M. Gartner, Peer Review Group Members (and contributing scientists): M. Alexander, Y. Ballim, B. Blair, C. Ciaraldi, A. Chatterjee, J. Cheung, P. Fonta, R. Gettu, A. Horvath, E. F. Irassar, F. Martirena, S.A. Miller, S.A. Pacca, J. Provis, W. Schmidt, M. Schneider, S. Shah, M. Thomas, S. Tongbo, T. Qian, H. van Damme, & Y. Cheng, (2017), “Eco-efficient cements: Potential economically viable solutions for a low-CO2 cement-based materials industry.” United Nations Environment Programme, Paris, France

5. Book Chapter: Billington, S.L., W.V. Srubar III, A.T. Michel, S.A. Miller. (2014) “Renewable biobased composites for civil engineering.” Sustainable Composites and Advanced Materials. Eds. A.N. Netravali and C. Pastore, DESTech Publications, Inc., Lancaster, PA.

4. Technical Report: Miller, S.A., M.D. Lepech, & S.L. Billington. (2013) “Mechanical and environmental characterization of bio-based composites.” The John A. Blume Earthquake Engineering Center Technical Report No. 179. Stanford University, Stanford, CA.

3. Conference Proceeding: Miller, S.A., & S.L. Billington. (2012) “Creep behavior and modeling of PHBV-based composites for construction applications.” Composites 2012. Las Vegas, NV, American Composites Manufacturers Association.

2. Conference Proceeding: Miller, S.A., S.L. Billington, & M.D. Lepech. (2012) “Investigation of process improvements on PHBV-based composites using multi-criteria selection.” Composites 2012. Las Vegas, NV, American Composites Manufacturers Association.

1. Conference Proceeding: Miller, S.A., S.L. Billington, & M.D. Lepech. (2012) “Application of creep properties to service prediction in life cycle assessment and multi-criteria material selection.” 12th International Conference on Biocomposites. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.