About Donald T. Miller
Donald Miller earned a B.S. in applied physics from Xavier University and a Ph.D. in optics from University of Rochester. This was followed by a National Research Council Research Associate position at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. He joined the faculty at Indiana University School of Optometry in 1998 and currently holds the rank of Professor. Miller’s research focuses on the application of optical engineering and biomedical optics to the human eye. His group has pioneered the development of high-resolution optical systems for imaging the back of the eye based on the combined technologies of adaptive optics (AO) and optical coherence tomography (OCT). The cameras have opened a new window of opportunity to probe, noninvasively, the structure and function of the living retina at the cellular level in normal and diseased eyes in ways that have been traditionally limited to histology. He received a R&D; 100 Award for development of a MEMS-based Adaptive Optics Optical Coherence Tomography instrument in collaboration with colleagues at UC-Davis and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Miller is actively involved in numerous optics and eye-related professional societies. He has chaired the OSA Adaptive Optics Topical Meeting three times and regularly serves on the program committee of the SPIE Ophthalmic Technologies Conference. He is a Fellow of OSA and SPIE.