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C&CB Welcomes Dr. Phillip Milner to Cornell!

April 4, 2016

C&CB is thrilled to announce that Dr. Phillip Milner will be joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in July 2018. Dr. Milner is coming to Cornell from UC Berkeley, where he is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. Jeffrey Long’s research group. Before his time at Berkeley, Phill received his Ph.D. with Prof. Stephen Buchwald at MIT. Phill is an expert in synthetic and physical organic chemistry with a strong interest in understanding reaction mechanisms. At UC Berkeley, Phill applied his skills to developing Metal–Organic Frameworks (MOFs) with the capability of removing carbon dioxide from the flue gas of power plants and new MOFs for liquid-phase separations. At Cornell, Phill intends to combine his expertise in both organic and materials chemistry to develop new applications of MOFs for synthetic organic chemistry and new chemistry for constructing novel Covalent-Organic Frameworks (COFs) with broad application. 

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