Elizabeth Miller

  • Program Years: 2010-2015
  • Academic Institution: Northwestern University
  • Field of Study: Materials Science and Engineering
  • Academic Advisor: Scott Barnett
  • Practicum(s):
    Sandia National Laboratories, New Mexico (2012)
  • Degree(s):
    Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University, 2015
    B.S. Materials Science and Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, 2010

Current Status

  • Status: Sr Material Characterization Engineer at Pratt & Whitney
  • Research Area: Materials Science and Engineering


Journal Articles
-Zhan Gao, Liliana V. Mogni, Elizabeth C. Miller, Justin G. Railsback, and Scott A. Barnett. "A perspective on low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells." Energy Environ. Sci., 2016,9, 1602-1644

-Daniel E. Fowler, Andreas C. Messner, Elizabeth C. Miller, Benjamin W. Slone, Scott A. Barnett, and Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier. "Decreasing the Polarization Resistance of (La,Sr)CrO3-delta Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes by Combined Fe and Ru Substitution." Chem. Mater., 27: 3683-3693.

-Zhan Gao, Elizabeth C. Miller, and Scott A. Barnett. "A High Power Density Intermediate-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cell with Thin (La0.9Sr0.1)0.98(Ga0.8Mg0.2)O3-delta Electrolyte and Nano-Scale Anode." Adv. Funct. Mater., 2014, 24: 5703-5709.

-Elizabeth C. Miller, Zhan Gao, and Scott A. Barnett. "Fabrication of Solid Oxide Fuel Cells with a Thin (La0.9Sr0.1)0.98(Ga0.8Mg0.2)O3-delta Electrolyte on a Sr0.8La0.2TiO3 Support." Fuel Cells, 2013, 13: 1060-1067.

-Anthony H. McDaniel, Elizabeth C. Miller, Darwin Arifin, Andrea Ambrosini, Eric N. Coker, Ryan O'Hayre, William C. Chueh and Jianhua Tong. "Sr- and Mn-doped LaAlO3-delta for solar thermochemical H2 and CO production." Energy Environ. Sci., 2013, 6, 2424-2428.

-Sungmee Cho, Daniel E. Fowler, Elizabeth C. Miller, J. Scott Cronin, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, and Scott A. Barnett. "Fe-substituted SrTiO3-delta - Ce0.9Gd0.1O2 composite anodes for solid oxide fuel cells". Energy Environ. Sci., 2013,6, 1850-1857.

Conference Presentations

-Elizabeth C. Miller, Zhan Gao, and Scott A. Barnett. "Nanostructured Solid Oxide Fuel Cells for Low-temperature Operation." MRS Fall Meeting and Exhibit. Boston, MA. November 25-30, 2012.

-Soren Hojgaard Jensen, Johan Hjelm, Vincenzo Esposito, Tania Ramos, Karsten Agersted, Wolff-Ragnar Kiebach, Christophe Gadea, Qiang Hu, Wei-Hang Chen, Yuanchi Chiang, Ann Call, Elizabeth C. Miller, Kyle Yakal-Kremski, Scott A. Barnett. "3D Printing of Solid Oxide Cell Stacks." THERMEC International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. Las Vegas, NV. December 2-6, 2013.

-Andrea Ambrosini, Eric Coker, Anthony McDaniel, Mark D. Allendorf, Jianhua Tong, Darwin Arifin, Elizabeth C. Miller, and James E. Miller. "Oxide Materials for Thermochemical CO2 and H2O-Splitting Using Concentrated Solar Energy." ASME 2013 7th International Conference on Energy Sustainability. Minneapolis, MN. July 14-19, 2013.

-A. Kovalskiy, J. Cech, C. M. Waits, M. Dubey, E. Miller, M. Vlcek, H. Jain. "Chalcogenide glass thin film resists for grayscale lithography." SPIE Advanced Lithography. San Jose, CA. February 22-27, 2009.

Poster Presentations

-Elizabeth C. Miller, Zhan Gao, Quentin Sherman, Peter W. Voorhees, and Scott A. Barnett. "Microstructural Evolution & Performance of Nano-scale Ni Infiltrated Solid Oxide Fuel Cell Anodes." Gordon Research Conference: Solid State Studies in Ceramics. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA. July 20-25, 2014.

-Elizabeth C. Miller, Zhan Gao, Gareth A. Hughes, Scott A. Barnett. "Nanostructured Solid Oxide Cells for Reversible Low Temperature Operation." Workshop on Electrolysis and CO2 Recycling for Production of Green Fuels. Department of Energy Conversion and Storage, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Roskilde, Denmark. April 9-11, 2013.

-Daniel E. Fowler, Danni Jin, Elizabeth C. Miller, Kenneth R. Poeppelmeier, and Scott A. Barnett. "Improving the Oxidation Reaction Kinetics of Oxide Anodes via the Promotion of Dissociative Hydrogen Adsorption" THERMEC International Conference on Processing & Manufacturing of Advanced Materials. Las Vegas, NV. December 2-6, 2013.

-A. Kovalskiy, E. Miller, J. Cech, W. R. Heffner, H. Jain. "Fresnel Lenses in Chalcogenide Glass Thin Films." Center for Optical Technologies Open House Poster Session, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, October 13, 2008.

Conference Transactions

-David Bierschenk, James Wilson, Elizabeth Miller, Emma Dutton, and Scott Barnett. "A Proposed Method for High Efficiency Electrical Energy Storage Using Solid Oxide Cells." ECS Transactions - Solid Oxide Fuel Cells XII (SOFC-XII), Montreal, QC, Canada. Vol. 35, Issue 1, p. 2969 - 2978. May 2011.

-A. Kovalskiy, J. Cech, C. L. Tan, W. R. Heffner, E. Miller, C. M. Waits, M. Dubey, W. Churaman, M. Vlcek, H. Jain. "Chalcogenide glass thin film resists for grayscale lithography." Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7273, p. 72734A1-A12 (2009).


Recent Honors
-Most Dependable Player Quarterly Award Recipient (April 2021), Pratt & Whitney

Northwestern Honors
-Third place for talk entitled “Novel Anodes for Low-Temperature Solid Oxide Fuel Cells.” John E. Hilliard Symposium. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. May 20, 2015.
-Best poster in Novice category - “Solid oxide cells for low-temperature operation and energy storage.” DOE NNSA SSGF Program Review. Arlington, VA. July 20-22, 2011.

Penn State Honors
-Spring 2010 College of Earth and Mineral Sciences Academy for Global Experience (EMSAGE) Laureate
-ASM International John M. Haniak Scholarship
-Pittsburgh Chapter of the American Ceramic Society J. Earl Frazier Memorial Scholarship
-C. Phillip Cook, Jr. Memorial Scholarship in Ceramic Science and Engineering
-Sam Zerfoss Memorial Scholarshipn
-George L. Ellis Scholarship -- Two Year Recipient
-North Penn Area Scholarship -- Two-Year Recipient
-National Merit Scholarship Commended