Scot Miller was a Transatlantic Fellow at Ecologic Institute from January until March 2009. He was a recipient of the 2008-9 Robert Bosch Fellowship awarded by the Robert Bosch Foundation. His interests lie in atmospheric pollution and climate change, including both the natural science and public policy aspects. Scot’s previous research focused on using atmospheric modeling to improve emissions estimates of common air pollutants over North America. He also developed a model for forecasting particulate matter pollution over Ireland. Scot‘s work was recently published in the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. While at Ecologic Institute, he worked primarily on IN-STREAM, a research effort focused on improving economic and sustainable development indicators. A native of Fargo, North Dakota, in the USA, Scot grew up speaking English but speaks very good German as well.
Scot received his bachelor’s degree in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Harvard University in 2007. While at Harvard, Scot was named recipient of a Truman Scholarship for his work achieving university-wide renewable energy and climate commitments. After graduation, he moved to Dublin, Ireland, as a George Mitchell Scholar, completing his master’s in Environmental Sciences at Trinity College Dublin in September 2008. While at Trinity, he founded the university’s only student environmental group. As a Bosch Fellow, Scot also worked for Alexander Bonde, a member of the German Green Party in the Bundestag.
Scot’s passion for the outdoors – kayaking, backpacking, and mountaineering – originally inspired his interest in the environment. In 2007, Scot successfully organized a 400 km through-hike of the John Muir Trail in California’s Sierra Nevada. Scot will be pursuing his Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences beginning in the Fall of 2008.