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C. Cameron Miller

C. Cameron Miller is a research chemist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the United States. He joined NIST in 1996, to work in the fields of Photometry and Retroreflection and in 2003 was appointed the Photometry Project Leader. His research areas include all aspects of Photometry, Retroreflection, Measurement Uncertainty and Vision Science applied to lighting such as development of a new color rendering index and the intensity perception of flashing lights.

Professional activities:

  • Director of Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program (SURF), 2008 – present
  • Voting member of CIE Division 2 for the United States, 2008 – present
  • Member, Board of Directors for the Inter-Society Color Council, 2007-present
  • Chair, International Commission on Illumination (CIE) Technical Committee 2-56 “CIE/ISO standard on retroreflection measurements,” 2005 – present
  • Chair, CR3 - Photometry, Council for Optical RadiationMeasurements, 2005 – present
  • NIST Photometry Quality Manager, 2002 - present
  • Member of IES/TPC, 2003 - present and Sub-Committee S chairman, 2009 - present
  • Member of ASTM, 2000 - present
  • Co-Chair of the 2008 Inter-Society Color Council Annual Meeting, “The RGBs of Color,” Baltimore, Maryland, 2008
  • Co-Chair (with C. Andersen, FWHA), 2008 Inter-Society Color Council Expert Symposium, “The Perception, Measurement, and Application of Safety Colors,” Baltimore, Maryland, 2008
  • Co-Chair (with M. Nadal) ASTM workshop, “Setting Tolerances on ASTM Standard E2630-08,” ASTM headquarters, West Conshohoken, Pennsylvania, 2008
  • Chair, USMS workshop, “USMS Workshop on Optical Radiation Measurements,” NIST, 2006
  • Member, NIST assessment of the US Measurement, 2005
  • Co-Chair (with M. Nadal, E. Early & I. Aviles), ASTM workshop, “Symposium on Statistical Methods for Analyzing Color Differences ,” NIST, 2004
  • Organizer of the Photometry Short Course, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009
  • NVLAP Quality and Technical Assessor
  • SURF Mentor
  • Invited panel member, the Highway Innovative Technology Evaluation Center to assist in writing the individual and summary reports on portable retroreflectometer technologies, 2000

Honors and awards:

  • 2008 Bronze Award for work on the assessment of the US Measurement System
  • National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1996-1998
  • National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, The NSF Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer at the University of Rochester, 1994 - 1996
  • Lebanon Valley College, College of Liberal Arts Honors Program, 1986-1989
  • Lebanon Valley College, Chemistry Department Honors, 1988-1989
  • South Eastern Pennsylvania ACS Award, 1989
  • Lebanon Valley College, Outstanding Senior in Computer Science, 1989
C. Cameron Miller


Research Chemist
Sensor Science Division
Optical Radiation Group

Employment History:

1996-present, NIST, Gaithersburg, MD

1994-1996, National Science Foundation Center for Photoinduced Charge Transfer, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

1989-1994, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

1986-1989, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA


Ph.D. Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

M.S. Chemistry, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

B.S. Chemistry and Computer Science, Lebanon Valley College, Annville, PA


Phone: 301-975-4713
Email: c.miller@nist.gov
Fax: 301-869-5700