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Scientists advocate for policies regulating indoor air

April 1, 2024

A group of international experts, including CU Boulder’s Jose-Luis Jimenez , CIRES Fellow and distinguished chemistry professor, and Shelly Miller , mechanical engineering professor, presented a blueprint for national indoor quality standards for public buildings, in a paper published today in Science . “The science is very clear that improving...

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Faces of Community-Engaged Scholarship: Professor Shelly L. Miller

May 1, 2023

Professor Shelly L. Miller is a problem solver and an air pollution engineer. She finds reward and value when solving issues with immediate benefits, such as improved public health. Doing her work through a community partnership model is a match made in heaven. How did you start working in public...

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Engineering’s Shelly Miller to deliver Distinguished Research Lecture on April 20

March 24, 2023

When Shelly Miller was growing up in southern California in the 1980s, there were days when poor air quality from smog would prevent her from going to school – or even going outside at all. “What I find interesting is that there are more sources of air pollution in that...

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Miller honored by CU Engineering for air quality research

Jan. 17, 2023

Shelly Miller has received the 2022 Faculty Research Award from the College of Engineering and Applied Science. The honor, which is bestowed annually, recognizes achievements by a faculty member who has made outstanding contributions to the advancement of knowledge through research activities. Miller is a professor in the Paul M...

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Destroying Coronavirus vs. Creating Indoor Smog

Dec. 16, 2022

Put people in poorly ventilated rooms, where coronavirus-containing aerosols are trapped in the air with nowhere to go, and their risk of getting COVID-19 skyrockets. Research has shown that you can decrease the risk by ventilating the room and filtering viruses from the air. Now, a new CIRES and CU...

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CU Boulder joins White House summit on indoor air quality

Nov. 1, 2022

The challenges of wildfires, industrial pollution and vehicle emissions have centered the issue of outdoor air quality in the public consciousness. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and the realization that the pathogen primarily transmits indoors, there has been growing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality, as...

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Miller honored with Distinguished Research Lectureship

Sept. 19, 2022

Shelly L. Miller is a professor of Mechanical Engineering and faculty in the Environmental Engineering Program. Miller received her master’s degree and doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from Harvey Mudd College. Professor Miller investigates...

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Miller discusses airborne COVID spread with Eos

June 2, 2022

Shelly Miller is interviewed in "Indoor Air Pollution in the Time of Coronavirus", a new long-format piece by Eos, the journal of the American Geophysical Union. Miller is a professor of mechanical and environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder and an expert on indoor air quality. She has...

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Campus pandemic team recognized with CU Boulder award

Nov. 11, 2021

CU Boulder’s Alumni Awards are recognizing a team of faculty and staff for their efforts on the COVID 19 pandemic. Environmental engineering faculty members Cresten Mansfeldt and Shelly Miller are among a group of employees collectively referred to as the CU Boulder Pandemic Scientific Steering Committee and Science Team (“The...

Music students practice safe COVID-safe protocols in Prof. Don McKinnney’s wind symphony class at the CU Boulder College of Music during the fall 2020 semester.

Simple safety measures reduce musical COVID-19 transmission

Aug. 27, 2021

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the globe in 2020, musicians around the world were desperate for the answers to two pressing questions: Can playing musical instruments transmit COVID-19? And if so, what can be done? Now, halfway through 2021, the first official research results are in—and it’s good news: The...