James M. Miller, PE, PhD

Dr. James M. Miller, PE, PhD

J. M. Miller Engineering, Inc.
2392 Fuller Court
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Office: 734-662-6822

Accidents | Agricultural Engineering | Batteries | Cannabis Processing | Chemical Safety | Construction | Consumer Product Safety | HazCom | Medical Devices | OSHA | Recalls | RV/ATV | Slip/Fall | Vapes | Vehicles & EVs | Warnings & Instructions | Workplace Safety & PPE

There are four PhD and registered Professional Engineers at Miller Engineering who are celebrating 40 years of Professorships at three universities along with providing services to Government, Insurance, and Industry - through research, publications, presentations, and expert testimony. These co-founders and associates are James M. Miller, PE, PhD; Mark R. Lehto, PhD; David R. Clark, PE, PhD; Adam M. Olshove, PE, MSE; and Jeffrey D. Rupp, MSE. Miller Engineering has a dedicated office with a full-time staff of engineers, researchers, and technical writers. The span of our collective academic and experiential expertise includes the Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, Agricultural, Industrial, Human Factors, Ergonomic and Safety fields of engineering.

Miller Engineering also designs and operates hydroelectric and solar energy sources within their agricultural, forestry, marine, and cattle subsidiary operations in Idaho and Oregon, lending to unique hand-on expertise in these areas.

Some specialty areas are as follows:

1. Workplace Safety: OSHA Compliance, Machine Guarding & Entanglements, Crane Accidents, Material Handling, Fork Lifts, and Conveyors.

2. Vehicle Accidents: Car / Truck / Motorcycle / Commercial Vehicle Accident Reconstructions, Crash Data Retrievals (CDR Downloads / Black Box), and Pedestrian / Bicycle Accidents.

3. Warnings & Instructions: Warning Labels & User Manual Designs, Product Label Designs, Compliance with US and Global Standards (ANSI Z535 and ISO Standards), Inadequate Warnings Analysis, Product Recall Information and Strategies, and Health & Chemical Hazard Warnings.

4. Chemical Safety: MSDS / SDS Design, Review, and Analysis, including with respect to NEW OSHA HAZCOM 2012 and Globally Harmonized System (GHS), Chemical Product Warnings / Labels Compliance, Fire and Explosion Investigations, Toxic Tort Litigations (Asbestos, Lead, Benzene, Carbon Monoxide, Diacetyl, etc.), Chemical Exposures, Food Flavoring and Fragrance Hazards.

5. Consumer Product Safety: Appliances & Tools, Child Furniture, Choking, Playgrounds, Swimming Pools, and Exercise Equipment; Cannabis Processing Safety; Vaping

6. Premise Liability: Slips, Trips, and Falls; Water Damage; Faulty Construction

James M. Miller, PE, PhD – Founder Dr. Miller is an Emeritus Engineering Professor at the University of Michigan. He has directly served in Washington originating several Federal OSHA safety regulations, and interacts regularly with CPSC regarding safety and product recalls. Dr. Miller often works on projects relating to compliance with occupational safety standards, provides upper management guidance on product design, recall and liability issues, and serves as an expert witness.

Mark R. Lehto, PhD – Co-Founder Dr. Lehto is a Professor of Engineering at Purdue University. He completed his Ph.D. in engineering at the University of Michigan, where he specialized in Human Factors Engineering, in particular Warnings and Labeling. Dr. Lehto specializes in knowledge engineering, warnings and instructions, structuring expert systems, accident modeling, accident statistical analysis, consumer product safety, boating safety, in-field national surveys of product usage, and product information effectiveness.

David R. Clark, PE, PhD – Co-Founder Dr. Clark is an Emeritus Engineering Professor at Kettering University. He was an engineering PhD graduate from the University of Michigan, where he specialized in human factors engineering and system safety analyses. He has a special expertise in electrical fire- and explosion-related accidents, and has extensive experience working for loss control companies, performing over 150 fire origin and cause investigations in the past few years.

Adam M. Olshove, PE, MSE – Engineering Manager Mr. Olshove has over 10 years of experience providing consulting services to industry and the legal profession. He holds an MS in Mechanical Engineering with a focus on control systems and battery modeling (2019), and a BS in Mechanical Engineering (2012), both from the University of Michigan. He has performed dozens of on-site investigations nationwide in relation to consumer product design and industrial accidents, including failure analysis and testing.

Jeffrey D. Rupp, MSE – Engineering Associate Mr. Rupp has a BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a MS in systems engineering and engineering management from Wayne State University. Among his company affiliates is 26 years with Ford Motor Company and Volvo Car Corporation, where he was involved in crash development and crash sensing calibrations.

Visit our website: www.millerengineering.com

Areas of Expertise
  • Accident Investigation
  • Accident Reconstruction
  • Agricultural
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Aquatics
  • Asbestos
  • Automotive Engineering
  • Building Codes
  • Bus & Truck Safety/Accident
  • Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Child Safety
  • Concrete/Cement
  • Construction Safety
  • Consumer Products
  • Conveyors
  • Crops
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Livestock
  • Materials Engineering
  • Paint & Coatings
  • Pesticides
  • Robotics
  • Tractors
  • Trucking


References upon request.