Dr. Miller has been Director of the Materials Science and Engineering program and a member of the COS Graduate Curriculum Committee since 2015. He interacts significantly with the professional society of physics, the American Physical Society (APS). He has served as Chair of the APS Graduate Education and Bridge Program Conference, and he is presently serving on the APS’s Committee on Minorities. Dr. Miller is recipient of the prestigious NSF-CAREER Award and AFOSR-Young Investigator Award. He has also been recognized for his diversity work on exploring methods for transforming recruitment, admissions, and retention to increase the access and inclusion in STEM for underrepresented groups.
Dr. Miller is an experimental physicist focusing on nanoscale magnetic materials and related devices. His recent magnetism work has focused on designing materials to have unique magnetic properties by engineering the composition of thin film heterostructures on the nanoscales. Dr. Miller has secured nearly $3 million in federally funded grants, published 48 peer reviewed articles, presented more than 125 conference presentations, and has received invited talks on both his research in magnetism and diversity in STEM at universities and conferences.
Dr. Miller joined RIT in 2014 following a six-year tenure at the University of South Florida, where he served as Associate Director of the Applied Physics Ph.D. program and Director of the American Physical Society’s Bridge Program. He earned his B.A. in physics, with summa cum laude, from Wittenberg University and his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Texas at Austin followed by a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego.