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Roger E. Miller

OSA Awards & Distinctions



Roger E Miller was born in Kitchener, Ontario, on July 23, 1952. He attended the University of Waterloo and earned his undergraduate, master’s and Ph.D. degrees there. After the completion of his Ph.D., he served as Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra from 1980 to 198. There, he found great success expanding the program and publishing frequently. In 1985, Miller was hired as an Associate Professor of Chemistry by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was awarded a full professorship after only three years. He served as the John B. Carroll Chair of Chemistry from 1996 until his death in 2005.

Miller’s research was recognized with numerous awards throughout his career, including the W. B. Pearson Medal in Physics (1981), the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung Senior Scientist Award (1995), the Earle K. Plyler Prize of the American Physical Society (1997), the William F. Meggers Award of the Optical Society (2000), and the Spiers Memorial Lectureship of the Royal Society of Chemistry (2001). He was a member of the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Chemical Physics (1998-2001) and of Molecular Physics (from 2003) and Editor of International Reviews in Physical Chemistry (from 2004). He was a Fellow of the American Physical Society, and just a few months before his death, he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London for the Progress of Natural Knowledge, the Science Academy of the United Kingdom.

Miller passed away in 2005.



Document Created: 23 Jul 2020
Last Updated: 23 Jul 2020