Foil A. Miller, American chemist and philatelist, Died at 100

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Foil Allan Miller was born on January 18, 1916, and died on September 20, 2016.

He was an American chemist and philatelist.

He was known for his work in infrared and Raman spectroscopy, he was Head of the Spectroscopy Division of the Mellon Institute and later Professor and Head of the Spectroscopy Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh.

His other publications, he co-authored the books Course Notes on the Interpretation of Infrared and Raman Spectra (2004) and A Philatelic Ramble Through Chemistry (1998).

He held a post-doctoral fellowship with Bryce Crawford at the University of Minnesota for two years, before teaching at the University of Nebraska for four years.

Then he joined the Mellon Institute in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he became Head of the Spectroscopy Division in 1948.

Miller received a Guggenheim Fellowship to work in Zürich from 1957 to 1958.

During 1967, Miller became a Professor and Head of the Spectroscopy Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh. He spent sabbaticals as a Visiting Professor in Japan (1977) and Brazil (1980).

Miller retired as a chemistry professor emeritus at the University of Pittsburgh in 1981.

Foil A. Miller passed away at 100 years old.

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