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R.J. Dwayne Miller Physical Chemist/ Biophysicist

Dwayne Miller 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. This 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.

Awards

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 (USA)

Relevant Publications

H. Jean-Ruel et al, "Ring closing reaction in diarylethene captured by femtosecond electron crystallography," J. Phys. Chem. B, vol. 117, pp. 15894-15902, 2013.

M. Gao al, "Mapping molecular motions leading to charge delocalization with ultrabright electrons," Nature, vol. 496, pp. 343-346, 2013.

R.J.D. Miller, "Molecular motor speed limits," Nat. Chem., vol. 4, pp. 523-525, 2012.

R.J.D. Miller et al, "Making the molecular movie: First frames," Acta Cryst. A, vol. 66, pp. 137-156, 2010.

M. Eichberger et al, "Snapshots of cooperative atomic motions in the optical suppression of charge density waves," Nature, vol. 468, pp. 799–802, 2010.

Books

R.J. Dwayne Miller et al, Surface Electron Transfer Processes. New York: VCH Publishers, Inc. 1995.

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Appointments

Program Co-Director Molecular Architecture of Life

Senior Fellow Molecular Architecture of Life

Institution

The Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter; University of TorontoAtomically Resolved Dynamics Department

Education

PhD (Chemistry) Stanford University

BSc Honours (Chemistry and Immunology) University of Manitoba

Country

Canada

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