Matthew Miller Wins the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences

March 23, 2016

The Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences has been presented to Matthew Miller, Technical Leader at Dow Chemical in the Analytical Science Core R&D group, at Pittcon 2016.

The 2016 Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences has been presented to Matthew Miller, Technical Leader at Dow Chemical in the Analytical Science Core R&D group. The award was presented at Pittcon 2016, held this year in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Miller won the award for his work in the development of graphite-mediated compositional polyolefin separations. Graphitic-carbon-based separation phases interact with amorphous polyolefins, a previously difficult to separate material. This difficulty results from the lack of a discrimination mechanism. The invention of graphitic-carbon-based separations has now enabled separation to occur and led to an understanding of the full range of ethylene and alpha-olefin comonomer content.1

Formerly the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry for Young Investigators in Separation Sciences Award, the award has since been renamed the Satinder Ahuja Award for Young Investigator in Separation Sciences, and was created to recognize and encourage outstanding contributions to the field of separation science by a young chemist or chemical engineer.

Before joining Dow Chemical in 2005, Miller attended Michigan State University receiving a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry and earned a B.S. in chemistry from Saginaw Valley State University. He is the joint inventor on four patents and has co-authored 14 research articles.

Reference

  • M.D. Miller et al., J. Appl. Polym. Sci123(2), 1238–1244 (2012).