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Dr. Richard Miles
Dr. Richard Miles, University Distinguished Professor | Image: Igor Kraguljac

Dr. Richard Miles, TEES Eminent Professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, has been named a Distinguished Professor by Texas A&M University, the highest faculty honor. 

The designation identifies faculty members who are preeminent in their fields and their accomplishments are exemplified by outstanding teaching, mentoring, discovery and service. They demonstrate to the world the high quality of scholarship at Texas A&M.

Miles joined the department in 2017. His research focuses on the use of lasers, electron beams, microwaves and magnetic devices. These devices observe, control, accelerate, extract power and precondition gas flows for supersonic and hypersonic fluid dynamics, combustion, propulsion and homeland defense applications. His research group is widely recognized for inventing new linear and nonlinear optical diagnostics, developing a new understanding of plasma aerodynamic interactions and exploring new concepts for hypersonic ground test facilities.

Past recipients of the lifetime title participate in the selection process, growing the ranks of Distinguished Professors by just a handful of scholars each year.