James G. Miller

Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Engineering
Albert Gordon Hill Professor of Physics
PhD, Washington University
research interests:
  • Biophysics
  • Echocardiography
  • Ultrasonics

contact info:

mailing address:

  • CB 1105
  • ST. LOUIS, MO 63130-4899

​Professor Miller's research focuses on the physics of anisotropic, inherently inhomogeneous media. This research has provided the basis for significantly improved diagnostic images of the hearts of patients and has been incorporated into commercially available echocardiographic imagers in use throughout the world.

Miller's research spans a broad spectrum from fundamental (e.g., Kramers-Kronig-like generalized dispersion relations) to applied (e.g., echocardiography). He is the author of approximately 165 refereed papers, approximately 110 conference proceedings manuscripts and book chapters, and approximately 265 abstracts of talks delivered at national and international meetings.

For many years, Miller has taught an undergraduate course on the physics of the cardiovascular system (Physics of the Heart) that is taken by a large number of premedical and biomedical engineering students. Miller has also been a mentor to 35 physics graduate students who have completed the PhD under his guidance.



Silver Medal  - Acoustical Society of America
Joseph H. Holmes Basic Science Pioneer Award - American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Rayleigh Award - IEEE Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control Society



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