Alexander J. M. Miller

Alex Miller

B.S. Univ. Chicago
Ph.D. Caltech
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Curriculum Vitae 




Miller Group Vision and Goals

The Miller group strives to achieve excellence in organometallic catalysis research, to apply a proactive and thoughtful approach to safe laboratory practices, and to foster and inclusive and supportive environment for scientists from all backgrounds. Our overarching approach leverages molecular-level mechanistic details to guide the design of catalysts for the sustainable production of fuels and chemical building blocks. Our projects involve organometallic synthesis and characterization, stoichiometric and catalytic reactivity studies, as well as detailed mechanistic studies as means to provide fundamental understanding for catalytic processes.

Commitment to Health and Wellness

The Miller group is committed to fostering a safe working environment and to support the health and wellness of its members. We empower researchers to build a strong safety culture, and we emphasize open communication and continued training. We recognize the importance of a good work-life balance, and care about each other’s well-being.

Commitment to Diversity

The Miller Lab is dedicated to increasing diversity in STEM as well as amplifying the voices and roles of people from groups that are underrepresented in STEM. We believe that a team with diverse views, experiences, and skills will lead to more creative and exciting science. We are continually working to build and maintain such a team.

Commitment to Community Outreach

The Miller group endeavors to share its experiences and knowledge with the greater North Carolina community. Each year, Miller group members participate in a number of outreach events and clubs designed to increase scientific literacy and inspire the next generation of scientists. For more information on a few of the opportunities for outreach in the Miller Lab, please click the links below:

Interested in joining the Miller Lab?

Post-doctoral scholars:
Please contact Alex directly via e-mail. Please include a cover letter, CV and the names of at least two references.

Graduate students:
Please contact Alex via e-mail.
If you are interested in learning more about the research and opportunities in the Miller Lab, please feel free to attend the Miller Lab group meetings. Currently, Miller Group meetings are on Fridays from 9:00AM to 11:00AM.

Undergraduate students:
Please follow the link and fill out an interest form as completely as possible. We monitor these form responses periodically and will respond to you as soon as we are able.
Interest form