Glen Miller

Glen P. Miller is a Professor of Chemistry and Materials Science at the University of New Hampshire (UNH). He is a former Chair of the Chemistry Department, former Director of the Materials Science Program, and former Associate Director of the NSF funded Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-Rate Nanomanufacturing (CHN) at UNH. He is an authority in the areas of fullerenes, carbon nanotubes, graphene, acenes and other novel organic semiconductors. His group has successfully synthesized and characterized many nanostructures and organic compounds including C3v symmetric C60H18, bis and tris-[60]fullerene adducts of large acenes, hydrogenated SWNTs, fullerene nanotubes (a.k.a., fullerene nanowhiskers), long-lived acene derivatives including a water soluble pentacene derivative, as well as persistent heptacene and nonacene derivatives. He also developed a tip-based nanopatterning technique called FAN (Field-Assisted Nanopatterning) that has been demonstrated on organic compounds, polymers, fullerenes, metals, salts and nanoparticles. Glen Miller's current research focus includes the development of formally anti-aromatic organic semiconductors with exceptional electronic properties including vanishingly small HOMO-LUMO gaps.

In addition to his research activities, Glen Miller directed nanotechnology outreach activities for New Hampshire's K-16 teachers and students including an annual Nanotechnology K-12 Teachers Conference, the development of laboratory experiments for K-12 students, plus nanotech REU and RET programs.

The Miller Group is currently accepting new graduate students.

Phone: (603) 862-4816


  • Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, Clarkson University
  • B.S.Chem., Chemistry, Clarkson University

Courses Taught

  • CHEM 546: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 546/653: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 549/653: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 651: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 652: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 652/652A: Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 653: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 654: Organic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 696: Independent Study
  • CHEM 708/808: Spectroscopic Inv Organc Molec
  • CHEM 777: Adv Syth and Char
  • CHEM 802: Critical and Creative Thinking
  • CHEM 902: Theoretical Organic Chem II
  • CHEM 999: Doctoral Research

Selected Publications

Kintigh, J. T., Hodgson, J. L., Singh, A., Pramanik, C., Larson, A. M., Zhou, L., . . . Miller, G. P. (2014). A Robust, High-Temperature Organic Semiconductor. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 118(46), 26955-26963. doi:10.1021/jp505011x

Wang, J., Tang, J. -M., Larson, A. M., Miller, G. P., & Pohl, K. (2013). Sharp organic interface of molecular C-60 chains and a pentacene derivative SAM on Au(788): A combined STM & DFT study. SURFACE SCIENCE, 618, 78-82. doi:10.1016/j.susc.2013.08.015

Pan, H., Wu, Y. -C., Adams, G. G., Miller, G. P., & McGruer, N. E. (2013). Interfacial shear stress between single-walled carbon nanotubes and gold surfaces with and without an alkanethiol monolayer. JOURNAL OF COLLOID AND INTERFACE SCIENCE, 407, 133-139. doi:10.1016/j.jcis.2013.06.021

Pramanik, C., Li, Y., Singh, A., Lin, W., Hodgson, J. L., Briggs, J. B., . . . Miller, G. P. (2013). Water soluble pentacene. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS CHEMISTRY C, 1(11), 2193-2201. doi:10.1039/c3tc00278k

Pramanik, C., Li, Y., Lin, W., Briggs, J. B., Kheirkhahi, E., Singh, A., . . . Miller, G. P. (2012). First water-soluble pentacene derivative. ABSTRACTS OF PAPERS OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 244. Retrieved from

Kaur, I., Jazdzyk, M., Stein, N. N., Prusevich, P., & Miller, G. P. (2010). Design, Synthesis, and Characterization of a Persistent Nonacene Derivative. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 132(4), 1261-+. doi:10.1021/ja9095472

Kaur, I., Stein, N. N., Kopreski, R. P., & Miller, G. P. (2009). Exploiting Substituent Effects for the Synthesis of a Photooxidatively Resistant Heptacene Derivative. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 131(10), 3424-+. doi:10.1021/ja808881x

Kaur, I., Jia, W., Kopreski, R. P., Selvarasah, S., Dokmeci, M. R., Pramanik, C., . . . Miller, G. P. (2008). Substituent Effects in Pentacenes: Gaining Control over HOMO-LUMO Gaps and Photooxidative Resistances. JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 130(48), 16274-16286. doi:10.1021/ja804515y

Yang, T., Berber, S., Liu, J. -F., Miller, G. P., & Tomanek, D. (2008). Self-assembly of long chain alkanes and their derivatives on graphite. JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS, 128(12). doi:10.1063/1.2841478

Briggs, J. B., & Miller, G. P. (2006). [60]Fullerene-acene chemistry: a review. COMPTES RENDUS CHIMIE, 9(7-8), 916-927. doi:10.1016/j.crci.2005.11.014

Most Cited Publications