Dr. Jeffrey Miller has won the 2009 Award for Excellence in Catalysis presented by the Catalysis Society of Metropolitan New York. The Award is sponsored by ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.
Dr. Miller was recognized for his strong contributions to the field of catalysis. In particular, his work on important petrochemical processes contributed to the fundamental understanding of metal catalysts and enabled the upgrading and conversion of former waste streams to valuable chemicals. In his more recent work he promoted the use of X-ray absorption spectroscopies to understand the correlation of preparation to structure and function of heterogeneous catalysts. He holds 48 patents and authored more than 100 peer reviewed publications in the field of catalysis.
Dr. Miller graduated with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Oregon State University in 1980. He joined Amoco Oil Company (now BP Chemicals) in 1980 where he progressed through various leadership positions in the research organization. In June 2008, he joined Argonne National Laboratory where currently holds the position of Group Leader of the Heterogeneous Catalysis program.
The Excellence in Catalysis Award lecture took place on May 20, 2009. Dr. Miller received a plaque and cash award.