Jana Milford is Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Environmental Engineering Program. Her research and teaching interests focus on air quality modeling and data analysis, thermal sciences, environmental impacts of energy systems, and environmental law and policy. She was the founding director of the Environmental Engineering Program, and founding faculty advisor for the Engineering GoldShirt Program.
Professor Milford currently serves as chair of the Colorado Air Quality Control Commission. She is a past member of the Board of Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences and the Science Advisory Board of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Professor Milford has previously worked as a Congressional Fellow and Analyst at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment, Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Connecticut, and Senior Scientist and Staff Attorney at the Environmental Defense Fund. She holds a B.S. in Engineering Science from Iowa State University, a M.S. in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University, a Ph.D. in Engineering and Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.