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College of Arts and Sciences

Phillip Milner

Assistant Professor

Department and Program Affiliations:

Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Academic focus:

Organic, inorganic, and materials chemistry

Current research project: 

Simplifying synthesis at the interface of organic and materials chemistry

Previous positions: 

  • National Institutes of Health Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 2015-2018

Academic background: 

  • Ph.D., Organic chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2015
  • B.A., Chemistry, mathematics, Hamilton College, 2010

Last book read:

“Wise Man’s Fear,” by Patrick Rothfuss

In your own time/when not working:

Brewing beer, running, reading, watching Netflix

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Solid-state and materials chemistry, physical organic chemistry, organometallics

What most excites you about Cornell:

The innovative and highly collaborative research being carried out across campus