Co-Chair, Nuclear Initiative; Former DOE Assistant Secretary for Nuclear Energy
Contact Dr. Warren F. "Pete" Miller, Jr.
Warren F. Miller, Jr., PhD, is a private consultant and a part time Research Professor at Texas A & M University. He is a resident of Santa Clara, CA. He recently served as assistant secretary for nuclear energy at the U.S. Department of Energy, nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2009. In that capacity, he was responsible for oversight of the $900M Federal Research and Development program in advanced nuclear reactor development and nuclear fuel cycles. As principal secretarial officer, he also was responsible for oversight of the DOE-owned Idaho National Laboratory.
Prior to federal service Dr. Miller served as associate director of the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute at Texas A & M University as well as adjunct professor. He was a co-leader of the small team that successfully proposed establishing the Institute to the TAMU Board of Regents.
Dr. Miller retired from Los Alamos National Laboratory in 2001, where he served for 27 years as a computational physics researcher and senior administrator. His administrative positions at Los Alamos included associate laboratory director for energy programs, associate laboratory director for physics and mathematics, and deputy laboratory director for science and technology.
Dr. Miller is originally from Chicago, Illinois. He holds a BS from the United States Military Academy at West Point; is a Viet Nam veteran; and holds a PhD in Engineering Sciences from Northwestern University. Concurrent with his Los Alamos career, he served on numerous national committees and held appointments at various Universities, including the University of Michigan and the University of California, Berkeley. He was elected a Fellow of the American Nuclear Society in 1982 and was elected to membership in the National Academy of Engineering in 1996. Among his many publications, he is coauthor of the text book, Computational Methods of Neutron Transport.