Diane Miller

 
 
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Seton Hill Faculty
 
 

About

Joined Seton Hill: 2012
Hometown: New Castle, PA
Personal Areas of Interest: Reading, home projects, and photography
Academic Areas of Interest: Fluorescence, laser spectroscopy, dipole moments, guided inquiry, physical chemistry

Education

  • PhD, University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA), 2010
  • BS, Franklin & Marshall College (Lancaster, PA), 2003

Publications

  • D. M. Miller, J. W. Young, P. J. Morgan, and D. W. Pratt, “High resolution electronic spectroscopy of 9-fluorenemethanol in the gas phase: New insights into the properties of p-hydrogen bonds,” J. Chem. Phys., 133, 124312 (2010).
  • D. M. Miller, P. J. Morgan, and D. W. Pratt, “On the electric dipole moments of asymmetric tops: Measurement by high-resolution electronic spectroscopy in the gas phase,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 113, 6964 (2009).
  • D. M. Mitchell, P. J. Morgan, and D. W. Pratt, “Push-pull molecules in the gas phase: Stark-effect measurements of the permanent dipole moments of p-aminobenzoic acid in its ground and electronically excited states,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 112, 12597 (2008).
  • P. J. Morgan, D. M. Mitchell, and D. W. Pratt, “High resolution electronic spectroscopy of p-vinylphenol in the gas phase,” Chem. Phys., 347, 340 (2008).
  • T. M. Selby, J. R. Clarkson, D. M. Mitchell, J. A. J. Fitzpatrick, H. D. Lee, D. W. Pratt, and T. S. Zwier, “Isomer-specific spectroscopy and conformational isomerization energetics of o-, m-, and p-ethynylstyrenes,” J. Phys. Chem. A, 109, 4484 (2005).

Awards

  • Safford Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Teaching (2004)

Organizations

  • Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh
  • American Chemical Society
  • Phi Beta Kappa Society

Presentations

  • D. M. Miller, “Using team-based learning strategies to promote student engagement in a thermodynamics course,” Talk presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (2014).
  • D. M. Miller, “Electronic notebooks in the physical chemistry laboratory,” Talk presented at the Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (2014).
  • D. M. Mitchell, P. J. Morgan, and D. W. Pratt, “High resolution electronic Stark spectroscopy of p-amino benzoic acid in the gas phase,” Talk presented at the 63rd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, The Ohio State University (2008).
  • D. M. Mitchell, P. J. Morgan, L. Alavarez-Valtierra, and D. W. Pratt, “Permanent electric dipole moments of 2-aminobenzonitrile and 3-aminobenzonitrile in the gas phase,” Talk presented at the 62nd International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, The Ohio State University (2007).
  • D. M. Mitchell, P. J. Morgan, J. A. J. Fitzpatrick, and D. W. Pratt, “Investigation of internal motion in the sym conformer of 9-flourenemethanol: A gas phase high resolution electronic spectroscopy study,” Talk presented at the 61st International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, The Ohio State University (2006).
  • D. M. Mitchell, J. A. J. Fitzpatrick, and D. W. Pratt, “High resolution electronic spectroscopy of 9-fluorenemethanol in the gas phase,” Talk presented at the 60th International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, The Ohio State University (2005).