Dr. Edward Miller
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor: Inorganic Chemistry I and II, General Chemistry
Originally from the Philadelphia area where he did his B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s University, Ed joined the staff of SUNY Plattsburgh in 1984 after completing a Ph.D. at the University of Delaware. Since then he has taught general, organic, analytical, physical and inorganic chemistries focusing on methodologies for solving chemical problems using structure and bonding principles. Ed has also held various administrative positions on campus and currently serves part-time as director of applicant data systems at the SUNY System Administration Office. In addition to chemical inquiries, Ed is also active in the area of student affairs, planning and enrollment management. Ed likes to share his time with students, so he is active as an advisor to Greeks and freshmen dormitory floors. He also participates on enrollment management committees and institutional research efforts.
Married with two daughters, Ed enjoys time with his family. He has also been active in many local area charitable groups since coming to Plattsburgh. Outside of chemistry, Ed enjoys studying theological texts, books on developmental and planning theories, and reading mysteries.
The central focus of his chemical research has been the study of organmetallic polymers containing manganese and the study of the bonding parameters of cobalt metallocenes. The studies require the synthesis of the organic precursors with subsequent bonding of the metal and polymerization. These efforts are now moving into the area of molecular orbital studies to support the bonding interpretations from previous spectroscopic investigations.