The rank of fellow is bestowed on members who "have been responsible for significant engineering achievements" and have been active members for at least ten years. Professor Miller’s work developing new X-ray techniques, primarily at CHESS, and his development of the In-Sitµ center were mentioned prominently in his award citation, highlighting their importance to the mechanical engineering community. "Professor Matthew P. Miller is an international leader in the development and engineering application of high energy x-rays to probe the micro-structure of materials under live loads. Prof. Miller founded and directs InSitµ@CHESS (Integrated Simulation and x-ray Interrogation Tools and Training for µmechanics at CHESS). This program is open to academic and industrial researchers across the Nation and supports the integration of diffraction based experiments with multi-scale computational models. Prof. Miller is an award winning teacher and an exemplary mentor whose graduate students have gone on to leadership positions in 3D high resolution x-ray diffraction." As a faculty member at Cornell, Professor Miller has transitioned from an X-ray novice to CHESS user and on to world leader in the development of high-energy X-rays tools to probe the micro-mechanical response of structural materials. Over the past three years, Professor Miller has placed special focus on getting these X-ray tools into the hands of practicing engineers in industry in order to accelerate the pace and accuracy of mechanical design.