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Delia Milliron

Delia J. Milliron is the T. Brockett Hudson Professor and Department Chair of the McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Milliron received her AB from Princeton University, where she studied materials and interfaces for organic light emitting diodes. In her doctoral research at the University of California, Berkeley, Dr. Milliron developed semiconductor nanocrystals and advanced their integration in photovoltaic cells. She initially worked for IBM’s research division, delving into data storage materials, then joined the research staff at the Molecular Foundry, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. At the Foundry, Dr. Milliron initiated research on metal oxide nanocrystals and their applications as optical materials in smart windows. Her research program at UT Austin broadly encompasses nanocrystal-based materials in which abundant interfacial area and confined volume produce drastically different properties than those of homogeneous bulk materials. Such unconventional properties offer new opportunities for optoelectronics and clean energy technologies. Dr. Milliron has co-founded two startups based on her research and has been recognized with awards including the DOE Early Career Research Program, the ACS Inorganic Nanoscience Award, Senior Membership in the National Academy of Inventors, the Hackerman Award from the Welch Foundation, and the O’Donnell Award in Engineering from the Texas Academy of Medicine, Engineering, Science & Technology.