R.J. Dwayne Miller
Molecular Architecture of Life
Dwayne Miller, a physical chemist and biophysicist, has been widely recognized for his work in spectroscopy and the development of new electron sources for ultrafast laser technology. These advances have enabled real-time observation of atomic motion during structural changes in materials. Miller’s interest in intermolecular forces extends to understanding how small amounts of energy are controlled and directed in biological functions, and investigating the unusual behaviour that occurs at the biological and chemical surfaces.
- Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
- Chemical Institute of Canada Medal
- Guggenheim Fellowship
- A.P. Sloan Fellowship
- NSERC John C. Polanyi Award
- McNeil Medal for Science Promotion, Royal Society of Canada
- Rutherford Medal in Chemistry, Royal Society of Canada
- E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, American Chemical Society
- Fellow of the Optical Society of America
- NSF Presidential Young Investigator (U.S.)
Jean-Ruel, H. et al. “Ring closing reaction in diarylethene captured by femtosecond electron crystallography.” J. Phys. Chem. B 117 (2013): 15894–15902.
Gao, M. et al. “Mapping molecular motions leading to charge delocalization with ultrabright electrons.” Nature 496 (2013): 343–46.
Miller, R.J.D. “Molecular motor speed limits.” Nat. Chem. 4 (2012): 523–25.
Miller, R.J.D. et al. “Making the molecular movie: First frames.” Acta Cryst. A 66 (2010): 137–56.
Eichberger, M. et al. “Snapshots of cooperative atomic motions in the optical suppression of charge density waves.” Nature 468 (2010): 799–802.
Miller, R.J.D. et al. Surface Electron Transfer Processes. New York: VCH Publishers, 1995.
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