Duane Miller, ScD, PE
- The Lincoln Electric Company
- Manager of Engineering Services and Welding Design Consultant
Duane K. Miller, ScD, PE, is a recognized authority on the design of welded connections. He is in demand as a speaker on the subject all over the world and has lectured in Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia, as well as across North America. Dr. Miller publishes frequently in the industry press and on three occasions, has been awarded the coveted Silver Quill Award of the American Welding Society (AWS) for the excellence of his published work, most recently in 1998. In 2001, he received the American Institute of Steel Construction's T. R. Higgins Lectureship Award, which annually recognizes an outstanding lecturer and author whose technical papers are considered an outstanding contribution to the engineering literature. In 2005, he received AISC’s Lifetime Achievement Award. He has authored and co-authored chapters of many texts, including the AISC Design Guide on Welding and the Mark’s Handbook of Engineering, 10th Edition. He is the co-presenter of the Lincoln Electric’s Blodgett Design Seminar series, and a frequent speaker at seminars sponsored by professional groups such as AWS and the AISC.
Dr. Miller earned a B.S. degree in Welding Engineering from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas, an M.S. in Materials Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from LeTourneau University in 1997. An AWS member since he was 19, he currently serves as First Vice Chair of the AWS D1 Structural Welding Code Committee and Chair of the Seismic Welding Subcommittee. He is a former co-chair of the AASHTO-AWS D1.5 Bridge Welding Code Committee, a member of the AISC Specification Committee, a Professional Engineer, Certified Welding Inspector and Qualified Welder. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, LeTourneau University’s Gold Key Club, and NSPE.