Tori Miller Recognized for Outstanding Contributions to Materials Science Education

Tori Miller, Ph.D.In recognition of her outstanding dedication and impact as an early career teacher in materials science and engineering, ASM International has honored Tori Miller, Ph.D., assistant professor, with the 2024 Bradley Stoughton Award for Early Career Teachers.  

Established in 1952, the Bradley Stoughton Award celebrates and encourages excellence in teaching materials science, engineering, design and processing. The annual award honors educators who demonstrate exceptional commitment to their students’ success through enthusiastic teaching, dedicated mentoring and promotion of the materials profession.  

Miller’s teaching and mentorship have inspired students and colleagues alike, creating a vibrant learning environment and promoting innovative approaches to materials science education. In both the classroom and in the lab, she works to instill a lifelong appreciation for the field and its applications.  

“I’m especially honored to be recognized for my teaching because my first experiences in front of a classroom are what convinced me to pursue a career in academia,” Miller said.  

Miller received the ASM International Silver Medal in 2023 for her advancements in materials research, innovation and leadership, and is currently developing techniques for bringing manufacturing into space.  

Before joining the Department of Materials Science & Engineering in 2019, Miller was an assistant professor at North Carolina State University. She received her Bachelor of Science in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2011 and earned her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 2016.  

ASM International, the world’s largest professional society serving the materials science and engineering community, is dedicated to promoting innovation and advancement in the field.  

The award ceremony is set to take place in October during the International Materials, Applications & Technologies Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.