J. Houston Miller

J. Houston Miller

Professor of Chemistry
SEH 4800
Address: Science and Engineering Hall
800 22nd St. NW
Washington, District Of Columbia
Phone: 202-994-7474
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Combustion chemistry, Optical sensor development


Current Research

Research in the Miller group centers on the development of laser diagnostics for application to problems in biotechnology, atmospheric, and combustion chemistries. Specific projects underway include the development of cavity enhanced absorption (CEA) sensors, the use of nanoparticles as sensor platforms in biological systems, and combustion chemistry of fossil and bio-derived fuels.


  • PhD, University of Virginia
  • AB, Oberlin College

Classes Taught

  • Chem 1111: General Chemistry I
  • Chem 1112: General Chemistry II
  • Honr 1033: Scientific Reasoning & Discovery Proseminar
  • Chem 6278: Molecular Spectroscopy