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Corporate Fellow

Michael K Miller

Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences Division


Michael K. Miller, of ORNL’s Materials Science and Technology Division, began his career at ORNL in the Metals and Ceramics Division in 1983.

He received his D. Phil. from the Department of Metallurgy and Science of Materials, Oxford University, in 1977 and continued there as a Science Research Council Fellow until 1979. He spent 4 years as a visiting scientist at the U.S. Steel Research Laboratory in Monroeville, Pennsylvania, before joining ORNL.

Dr. Miller is recognized as one of the premier scientific leaders in the field of atom probe field-ion microscopy and atom probe tomography. He has pioneered the application of these techniques to a broad range of materials, statistical data, analysis methods, and new instrument design.

During his tenure at ORNL, Miller has established himself as the preeminent researcher in atom probe field-ion microscopy and atom probe tomography. He is currently leading ORNL's fundamental experimental efforts to understand and exploit the unprecedented properties and behaviors of nanostructured ferritic steels.

His scientific impact is demonstrated not only by his ongoing research and development accomplishments, but also by his contributions to the continued success of the Shared Research Equipment (SHaRE) User program at ORNL. His work attracts atom probe users from domestic and international universities, industry, and other national laboratories, helping to make the SHaRE atom probe facility into the leading laboratory of its kind.

Miller has authored or co-authored more than 460 publications in peer-reviewed journals, written three books, co-edited a book and 13 special volumes, and has made more than 730 presentations, of which 125 were invited. He has been honored with several major awards, including the Coslett Award in 2004 from the Microbeam Analysis Society and the Prince Hassan Medal for Scientific Contributions at the International Level in 1998. Most recently, Miller, a resident of Oak Ridge, was recognized as a 2009 Fellow of The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) and as a 2010 Fellow of the Microscopy Society of America.

Miller became a Corporate Fellow in 2010.