David in the lab
Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering Department

425 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309

Short Bio

David Miller is a PhD candidate at the University of Colorado at Boulder.  His research interests include resolution enhancement in photolithography and optical systems design.  In a past life, he worked as a design engineer at Thorlabs, and later a product engineer at Avo Photonics.  He recieved dual B.S. in Engineering Physics and Applied Mathematics, as well as the M.S. in Electrical Engineering - all from the University of Colorado Boulder.  Over the last several years, David has mentored undergraduate and high school students in the lab through the DLA, Spring Break for Research, YOURE@CU, and Science Discovery programs.  When not in the lab, David enjoys hiking, cycling, and challenging gravity by lifting heavy things. Gravity always wins.


  • 2019 Oustanding Graduate Student Research (EE Department)
  • 2017 Emil Wolf Outstanding Student Paper Award at the OSA Frontiers in Optics Conference, Washington DC


  • Miller, D. B, Sullivan, A.C, Berman, I, McLeod R. R, "Suprression of parasitic gratings with broadband elastomeric light trap," Holography: Advances and Modern Trends, 2019
  • Miller, D. B, McLeod R. R, "Suppression of back-side reflections with broadband elastomeric light trap," Frontiers in Optics, pp. JW4A.15, 2018.
  • Miller, D. B, Jones, A. M, McLeod, R. R, "Super-resolution critical dimension limits of positive tone i-line photoresists," Advanced Fabrication Technologies for Micro/Nano Optics and Photonics XI, pp. 105440N, 2018
  • Miller, D. B, Jones, A., McLeod, R. R, "Sub-Diffraction Feature Size in Conventional I-Line Photoresists," Frontiers in Optics, pp. FTh3D. 5, 2017.  Emil Wolf Oustanding Paper Award winner.