Professor of Chemical Engineering
Jeffrey T. Miller received a B.S. from Memphis State University in 1971 and a Ph.D. from Oregon State University in 1980.
Professor Miller comes to Purdue from Argonne National Laboratory where he was a senior scientist and group leader of the heterogeneous catalysis group. From 1998 to 2008, Professor Miller was at BP Chemicals Company working as team leader for the Aromatic Technology Department and the Para-Xylene Business Unit. Prior to that he spent 17 years with AMOCO Oil Company as a team leader in the Residual Oil Process Division, the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Process Division and the Naphtha Reforming Process Division. He also worked in the Hydrotreating Process and Synthetic Fuels Divisions at AMOCO.
Dr. Miller has been an Adjunct Professor of Chemical Engineering at Purdue since 2012 and is the recipient of the Pierre et Marie Curie Lectureship in Catalysis from the University of Paris, the F.G. Ciapetta Award in Catalysis from the North American Catalysis Society, the Excellence in Catalysis Award from the Metropolitan Catalysis Society of NY, and the Herman Pines Award in Catalysis from the Chicago Catalysis Society.
Professor Miller’s research interests include heterogeneous catalysis synthesis for production of energy and environmental protection, including alkane dehydrogenation with alloy metal nano-particles, zeolite conversions of light alkanes to fuels, and selective catalytic NOx conversion for exhaust emissions. He also has expertise in characterization of catalysts under realistic reaction conditions of high temperature and pressure, especially X-ray absorption spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction at the Advanced Photon Source, in situ infrared, UV-Vis, TEM, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopies.