Scot Miller

Scot Miller


Trinity College Dublin (TCD)


Scot is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental Health and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. His lab, the Greenhouse Gas Research Group, uses observations of greenhouse gases collected from airplanes, towers and satellites to estimate emissions across individual states to continents.

Before that, he was a post-doctoral fellow at the Carnegie Institution at Stanford after obtaining his PhD at the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. Scot researches greenhouse gas emissions. In order to develop effective regulations and meaningful targets, it is necessary to determine how much of these gases are being emitted. Using nationally gathered data, Scot's research indicates that emissions from natural gas drilling could be three times higher than previously thought. His work will be critical in helping the Environmental Protection Agency set better standards. Scot is a 2008 Mitchell Scholar. He received a Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences from Trinity College Dublin. His thesis research examined the causes of particulate matter air pollution in Dublin and how residents can mitigate their exposure. Scot was a founding member of the Trinity Environment Society which ran on-campus campaigns to promote energy efficiency as well as participating with other environmental organizations in tree planting initiatives. Scot hopes to have an impact on future policy discussions regarding the regulation of greenhouse gases and air pollutants.