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Miller, Seirgei

Name: Seirgei Miller
Department :Construction Management & Engineering
Room: Horstring-Z220
Tel: 053-4894601
Tel secretary: 053 - 4892670
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Position: Assistant Professor 

Postal address
University of Twente
Faculty of Engineering Technology
Department of Construction Management & Engineering
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

Contact information
Seirgei Miller Dr. Ir.
Assistant Professor

Seirgei Miller is a researcher in the Asphalt Paving Research and innovation (ASPARi unit), where he addresses challenges facing the asphalt construction industry. His PhD thesis titled “The Hot Mix Asphalt Paving Process – Towards a more professional approach” aptly describes the drive he has to reduce variability in the entire asphalt supply chain and in so doing, improve quality and increase the durability of the constructed asphalt layers. Please see www.aspari.nl for more information on the research being carried out in the unit.

ASPARi aims to transform the rather traditional, low-tech asphalt construction process into an advanced manufacturing process where technologies such as GPS, infrared thermography, sensors and sensor modalities are used to steer process parameters during construction. The research is carried out in collaboration with 10 of the largest construction companies in The Netherlands who collectively are responsible for more than 80% of the annual asphalt construction turnover. Changing market dynamics, especially longer guarantee periods, forced contractors to improve their primary processes and consciously work towards reducing variability in asphalt paving and compaction. An increase in the use of “non-traditional” contract forms by public clients changed the “rules of the game” significantly, forcing contractors to think innovatively and find new ways of approaching process control in road construction. It is within this context that Seirgei and his colleagues within the Asphalt Paving Research and innovation (ASPARi) unit, are working hard to move the construction industry from traditional, experience-driven practices towards more method-based practices using new technologies, sensors and most importantly, explicit data.

CURRENT POSITION

  • Assistant Professor – Construction Management & Engineering

PREVIOUS POSTS HELD

  • Project Engineer at Vusela Construction
  • PhD intern, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands
  • Head of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (formerly the Peninsula Technikon)
  • Sabbatical in The Netherlands successfully completing the M.Sc. Degree in Transportation Engineering
  • Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at the Peninsula Technikon
  • Civil Engineering Technician in Traffic and Transportation Engineering at the Cape City Council
  • Technician in training and Civil Engineering Technician at Savage & Lovemore (a Civil Engineering contractor)

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS

1.         Jacobs, C. and S.R. Miller. An integrated approach to project work: The puzzling experience of piecing together the jigsaw of OBE outcomes. in 3rd South African Conference on Engineering Education. 2002. Durban.

2.         Jacobs, C. and S.R. Miller, An integrated approach to project work - An exploration of assessment practices from lecturer perspectives. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 2003. 1(1): p. 75 - 87.

3.         Haupt, T.C., Smallwood, J., and Miller, S.R. The State of Construction Management Programs at Technikons in South Africa. in AUBEA 2004: Higher Education Shaping the Built Environment. 2004. Centre for Infrastructure and Property, University of Newcastle.

4.         Miller, S.R., et al. The State of Civil Engineering Programs at Technikons in South Africa. in International Conference on Innovation, Good Practice and Research in Engineering Education. 2004. University of Wolverhampton.

5.         Haupt, T.C., N. Chileshe, and S.R. Miller, Report on Construction Management and Civil Engineering Education at Universities of Technology. 2005, Southern African Built Environment Centre: Bellville.

6.         Miller, S.R., T.C. Haupt, and N. Chileshe. Student perceptions of the first year civil engineering course content. in 3rd Postgraduate Conference on Construction Industry Development. 2005. Johannesburg.

7.         Haupt, T.C., S.R. Miller, and N. Chileshe, Report on the Profile of Construction Skills in the Western Cape. 2005, Southern African Built Environment Centre: Bellville.

8.         Miller, S.R., T.C. Haupt, and N. Chileshe. Civil Engineering Student Perceptions of the Experiential Learning Experience. in 34th IGIP Engineering Education Symposium. 2005. Istanbul

9.         Miller, S.R., T.C. Haupt, and N. Chileshe, Student perceptions of the first year civil engineering course content. Journal of Engineering, Design and Technology, 2006 (Special issue on Engineering, Design and Technology Education): p. 75-83.

10.       Miller, S.R., A.G. Dorée, and H.L. ter Huerne, Understanding Asphalt Compaction: An Action Research Strategy, in 7th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, D. Amaratunga, et al., Editors. 2007: Salford, UK. p. 456 - 466.

11.       Miller, S.R., A.G. Dorée, and H.L. ter Huerne, The asphalt paving process: plans for action research, in 4th Nordic Conference in Construction Economics and Organisation, J. Borgbrant and B. Atkin, Editors. 2007: Luleå, Sweden. p. 37-46.

12.       Huerne ter, H.L., S.R. Miller, and A.G. Doree. New technologies in the paving process need to be based on "common practice" and operator's heuristics. in 5th International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Pavements and Technological Control. 2007. Utah, USA.

13.       Miller, S.R., A.G. Dorée, and H.L. ter Huerne, Research report: A35 Highway Test Section 3 - Temperature profiling and the monitoring of equipment movements. 2007, University of Twente: Enschede, The Netherlands.

14.       Miller, S.R., A.G. Dorée, and H.L. ter Huerne, Towards understanding asphalt compaction: An action research strategy. The Built and Human Environment Review, 2008. 1(1): p. 11-24.

15.       Miller, S.R., et al., Paving the way forward: A case study in process control, in 4th Eurasphalt and Eurobitume Congress, E. Beuving, Editor. 2008: Copenhagen, Denmark. p. 204-215.

16.       Miller, S.R. and A.G. Dorée, Improving logistics in the asphalt paving process: what can we learn from the planner's logic?, in 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, A. Dainty, Editor. 2008, Association of Researchers in Construction Management: Cardiff, UK. p. 381-390.

17.       Dorée, A.G. and S.R. Miller, Is technology a new challenge for the field of Construction Management?, in 24th Annual ARCOM Conference, A. Dainty, Editor. 2008, Association of Researchers in Construction Management: Cardiff, UK. p. 175-184.

18.       Miller, S.R., et al., Op weg naar verdere professionalisering asfaltverwerking - Monitoring A35 [Professionalising the asphalt paving process - monitoring the A35], in VBW Asfalt. 2008, VBW Asfalt: Zoetemeer, The Netherlands. p. 8-12.

19.       Dorée, A.G., S.R. Miller, and H.L. Ter Huerne, Asfalt, wat bakken we ervan?, in CROW Infradagen. 2008, CROW: Technical University Delft, The Netherlands.

20.       Dorée, A.G., H.L. ter Huerne, and S.R. Miller, De geinstrumenteerde wegenbouwplaats, in Conceptueel. 2008, ConcepT, Universiteit Twente: Enschede. p. 28-31.

21.       Miller, S.R. and A.G. Dorée, Research report: Aziehavenweg, Amsterdam - Temperature profiling and the monitoring of equipment movements. 2008, University of Twente: Enschede, The Netherlands.

22.       Miller, S.R., T. Hartmann, and A.G. Dorée, AsphaltOpen - an interactive visualization tool for asphalt concrete paving operations, in ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering. 2009: Austin, USA.

23.       ter Huerne, H.L., S.R. Miller, and A.G. Dorée, Monitoring hot mix asphalt temperature to improve homogeneity and pavement quality, in Mairepav6: The sixth international conference on maintenance and rehabilitation of pavements and technological control. 2009: Torino, Italy.

24.       Dorée, A.G., S.R. Miller, and H.L. ter Huerne, Runway paving: Taking a different approach, in 2nd European Airport Pavement Workshop 2009. 2009: Amsterdam.

25.       Miller, S.R., A.G. Dorée, and M. Oosterveld, Proefproject Aziehavenweg, Amsterdam [Test project: Aziehavenweg, Amsterdam], in VBW Asfalt. 2009, VBW Asfalt: Zoetemeer, The Netherlands. p. 8-11.

26.       Dorée, A.G., S.R. Miller, and H.L. ter Huerne, Vaklieden: trots op het vak, maar... [Operators: proud of their work, but...], in VBW Asfalt. 2009, VBW Asfalt: Zoetemeer, The Netherlands. p. 17-19.

27.       Hartmann, T., S.R. Miller, and A.G. Dorée, Specifying the pragmatic roots of action research, in 25th European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium. 2009: Barcelona.

28.       Miller, S.R., H.L. ter Huerne, and A.G. Dorée, Role of action research in dealing with a traditional process, in Performance Improvement in Construction Management, B. Atkin and J. Borgbrant, Editors. 2010, Spon Press: London, United Kingdom. p. 92-101.

29.       Miller, S.R. Hot Mix Asphalt Construction - Towards a more professional approach. 2010, PhD thesis, University of Twente, Enschede, The Netherlands. pp. 267.

30.       Miller, S.R., Hartmann, T. and Dorée, A.G. Measuring and visualizing hot mix asphalt concrete paving operations. Automation in Construction, Volume 20, Issue 4, July 2011, Pages 474-481.

31.       Dorée, A.G., Miller, S.R. and Bijleveld, F. Paving below Centigrade - how a project exposed two different approaches to innovation. Eurobitume Congress 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 13 - 15 June 2012.

32.       Bijleveld, F., Dorée, A.G., de Bondt, A.H., Miller, S.R. and ter Huerne, H.L. Too hot to handle, too cold to control - influence of compaction temperature on the mechanical properties of asphalt. Eurobitume Congress 2012, Istanbul, Turkey, 13 - 15 June 2012.

33        Bijleveld, F. R., de Bondt, A. H., Miller, S. R., & Dorée, A. G. (2014). The influence of the asphalt temperature during the compaction process on the mechanical properties of asphalt. International Journal of Pavement Engineering,  accepted for publication - Feb 2015.

34.       Bijleveld, F. R., Miller, S. R., & Dorée, A. G. (2014). Het walsproces in de Nederlandse wegenbouwpraktijk: Variabiliteit en ‘common practices’. Paper  presented at the CROW Infradagen 2014, Ermelo, Nederland.

35.       Bijleveld, F. R., Miller, S. R., & Dorée, A. G. (2014). On-site process variability and common practices: a case in asphalt compaction. Paper presented at the CIB Conference 2014.

36.       Bijleveld, F. R., Miller, S. R., & Dorée, A. G. (2014). An operational framework towards improved on-site process and quality control implemented in the asphalt paving industry. Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE), Currently in review.

37.       Miller, S. R., Mensonides, W., de Jong, E. J., & Dorée, A. G. (2014). Ontwikkelen doorlopende onderwijslijn MBO-HBO-WO. Paper presented at the CROW Infradagen 2014, Ermelo, Nederland.

38.       Bijleveld, F. R., Miller, S. R., Bondt, A. H. de & Doree, A. G. (2015). Aligning laboratory and field compaction practices for asphalt - the influence of compaction temperature on mechanical properties. International journal of pavement engineering, (ISSN 1029-8436 & 1477-268X), 17(8), 727-740.

39.       Vasenev, A., Hartmann, T., Miller, S. R. & Doree, A. G. (2016). Visualization environment for reviewing and experimenting with compaction equipment trajectories in context. Advanced engineering informatics, (ISSN 1474-0346 & 1873-5320), 30(2), 95-108. 10.1016/j.aei.2016.02.002

40.       Miller, S. R. & Doree, A. G. (2015). A framework for monitoring asphalt mix temperature during construction using statistical process control charts. In P. Hendricks, S. Solomons, A. Taute & P. Myburgh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th conference on asphalt pavements for Southern Africa, 16 - 19 August 2015, Sun City, South Africa. Sun City, South Africa: Capsa.

41.       Miller, S. R., Doree, A. G., Vasenev, A. & Bijleveld, F. R. (2015). The asphalt construction site of the future - a Dutch perspective. In P. Hendricks, S. Solomons, A. Taute & P. Myburgh (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th conference on asphalt pavements for Southern Africa, 16 - 19 August 2015, Sun City, South Africa. Sun City, South Africa: Capsa.

42.       Arbeider, C., Miller, S. R. & Spiegel, J. van der (2016). Gasverbruik bij asfaltproductie - inzicht op de effecten van verschillende productieparameters. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-11). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

43.       Bijleveld, F. R., Miller, S. R. & Doree, A. G. (2016). Professionalisering asfaltuitvoeringsproces - synthetiseren informatietechnologie, ervaringskennis en laboratoriumprocedures. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-11). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

44.       Dijk, S. van, Miller, S. R. & Oosterveld, M. (2016). RFID sensoren voor asfaltmetingen. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-9). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

45.       Galesloot, M., Miller, S. R. & Spiegel, J. van der (2016). Invloed van vocht in het asfaltproductieproces - wat zijn de gevolgen en hoe kunnen deze gevolgen beperkt worden. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-6). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

46.       Miller, S. R., Makarov, D. & Doree, A. G. (2016). Developing a real-time process control system for asphalt paving and compaction. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-11). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

47.       Olthof, R., Miller, S. R. & Steenbergen, A. (2016). Het expliciet maken van CO2-emissies gedurende het asfaltproductieproces. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-15). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

48.       Profijt, J. G., Miller, S. R. & Doree, A. G. (2016). Projectonderwijs in combinatie met online leren in een keuzedeel voor de wegenbouw. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-11). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.

49.       Sluer, B. & Miller, S. R. (2016). Shuttle buggy vs. feeder - lessen uit een praktijkcase. In CROW Infradagen 2016, 22-23 juni 2016, Papendal, Arnhem (pp. 1-14). Ede, the Netherlands: CROW.