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Adjunct Professor

Robert D Miller

Adjunct Professor, Material Sciences and Engineering Stanford University


Until 2016, he managed the Advanced Organic Materials Department at the IBM Almaden Research Laboratory. His research activities have included: basic photochemical processes and mechanisms, radiation sensitive polymers and microlithography, synthetic methods utilizing multifunctional synthons, synthetic applications of strained ring materials, spectroscopy and chemistry of reactive intermediates, new polymeric materials for nonlinear optics, polymeric light emitting diodes, novel polymeric architectures, silicon and germanium containing polymers, controlled polymerization techniques, functionalized organic and inorganic nanoparticles, materials for molecular and organic electronics, organic materials for magnetic storage, polymeric electronic materials for semiconductor applications, nanoporous thin films for Bioscience, Optics and Photonics, photovoltaic materials and structures, sublithographic self assembly using block copolymers, air bridge dielectrics, radiation definable dielectrics,  solution and CVD precursors for low-k applications, and others. Since 2017, he has been an Adjunct Professor in the Material Sciences and Engineering Department at Stanford University working with Prof. Reiner Dauskardt in the areas of porous organosilicates, inorganic semiconductor nanowires, inorganic/organic hybrid thin films, thin film solar materials etc. He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Materials Research Society. During his career, he has received five IBM awards for outstanding technical achievements, 43 invention plateau awards and is a member of the IBM Academy of Technology. Dr Miller was elected a Fellow of the Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) in 2006 , the Materials Research Society (MRS) in 2007 and the American Chemical Society in 2011.  In 2009, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is the recipient of the 2010 American Chemical Society award for Chemistry of Materials.  Dr. Miller is a co-inventor on more than 150 patents and patent publications and has published more than 400 articles in archival journals.