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Charles Miller

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Biological Engineering

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Go toOffice Location: ENGR 402U
DialPhone: 435-797-2593
SendEmail: charles.miller@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, North Carolia State University, 1994
BS, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1988

Awards

Outstanding Teacher, Department of Biological Engineering, 2017

Department of Biological Engineering

iGEM Silver medal, 2015

International genetically Engineered Machine competition

Outstanding Undergraduate Faculty Advisor, 2015

USU Department of Biological Engineering

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Faculty Mentor Award, 2015

College of Engineering

Gold Medal, 2014

iGEM

Gold Medal, 2013

iGEM

Outstanding Teacher, 2012

Biological Engineering

Best Manufacturing Project, 2012

iGEM World Championship-MIT

Best Engineered Biobrick Device, 2012

iGEM

iGEM Gold Medal, 2012

international Genetically Engineered Machine Competition

Outstanding Graduate Advisor, 2011

Biological Engineering

Outstanding Teacher, 2010

Biological and Irrigation

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2010

Biological and Irrigation

Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor, 2010

College of Engineering

Publications - Abstracts

    Publications - Books & Book Chapters

      Books

    • Rahman, A., Miller, C.D, (2016). Microalgae as a Source of Bioplastics: Algal Green Chemistry: Recent Progress in Biotechnology. Elsivier
    • Ellis, J., Miller, C.D, (2016). Chapter 8. Fuel alcohols from microalgae: Biotechnology: Products and Processes; in Green Energy, Technology Series. Springer
    • Ellis, J.T, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Monitoring microbial diversity of bioreactors using metagenomic approaches: Subcellular Biochemistry: Volume 55 Reprogramming Microbial Metabolic Pathways. Springer

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    Publications - Fact Sheets

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      Publications - Curriculum

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        Publications - Journal Articles

          Academic Journal

        • Doloman, A., Soboh, Y., Walters, A.J, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2017). Qualitative analysis of microbial dynamics during anaerobic digestion of microalgal biomass in an UASB reactor. International Journal of Microbiology
        • Nielsen, C., Rahman, A., Rehman, A., Walsh, M., Miller, C.D, (2017). Food Waste Conversion to Microbial Polyhydroxyalkanoates. Microbial Biotechnology
        • Khargonekar, P., Sinskey, A., Miller, C.D, Ranganathan, B., (2017). Convergence Revolution – piloting the third scientific revolution through start-ups for breast cancer cure. Symbiosis Cancer Science & Research, 4:1, 1-6.
        • Doloman, A., Varghese, H., Miller, C.D, Flan, N.S, (2017). Modeling de novo granulation of anaerobic sludge. BMC Systems Biology, 11:69
        • Rahman, A., Putman, R., Hengge, N., Miller, C.D, (2017). Biomanufacturing through iGEM-An International Student Competition. Biological Engineering Faculty Publications
        • Ranganathan, B., Miller, C.D, Sinskey, A., (2017). Biocompatible synthetic and semi-synthetic polymers – A patent preliminary analysis. Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
        • Beal, J., Haddock-Angelli, T., Gershater, M., Miller, C.D, deMora, K., Rettberg, R., I., (2016). Reproducibility of Fluorescent Expression from Engineered Biological Constructs in E.coli. PLOS One, March, 1-22.
        • Inan, K., Sal, F., Rahman, A., Putman, R.J, Agblevor, F.A, Miller, C.D, (2016). Microbubble assisted polyhydroxybutyrate production in Escherichia coli.. BMC Research Notes, 9:338, 1-7.
        • Wood, J., Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, Takemoto, J., (2015). Biomass and Phycocyanin Production from Cyanobacteria Dominated Biofilms Cultured using Oilfield and Natural Gas Extraction Produced Water. Algal Research, 11, 165-168.
        • Wood, J.L, Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, Takemoto, J.Y, (2015). Biomass and Phycocyanin Production from Cyanobacteria Dominated Biofilm Reactors Cultured using Oilfield and Natural Gas Extraction Produced Water. Algal Research, 11, 165-168.
        • Rahman, A., Putman, R., Inan, K., Ay Sal, F., Sathish, A., Smith, T., C., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2015). Polyhydroxybutyrate production using a wastewater microalgae based media. Algal Research, 8, 95-98.
        • Castro, Y., Ellis, J.T, Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, , (2015). Optimization of wastewater microalgal saccharification using dilute acid hydrolysis for acetone, butanol, and ethanol fermentation. Applied Energy, 140, 14-19.
        • Ellis, J.T, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Metagenome analysis of a methanogenic community within an algal fed anaerobic digester. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 60:7, 431-435.
        • Sathish, A., Glaittli, K., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Algae biomass based media for poly(3-Hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) production by Escherichia coli. Journal of Polymers and the Environment, 22, 272-277.
        • Ellis, J.T, Hengge, N., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Microbial bioproducts from cheese whey through fermentation with wastewater sludge isolates. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 60, 431-435.
        • Bernstein, H.C, Kesano, M., Moll, K., Smith, T., Gerlach, R., Carlson, R.P, Miller, C.D, Peyton, B.P, Cooksey, K.E, Gardner, R.D, Sims, R.C, (2014). Direct measurement and characterization of active photosynthesis zones inside biofuel producing and waste-water remediating algal biofilms. Bioresource Technology, 156, 206-215.
        • Rahman, A., Anthony, R.J, Sathish, A., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2014). Effects of wastewater microalgae harvesting methods on polyhydroxybutyrate production. Bioresource Technology, 156, 364-367.
        • McLean, J.E, Pabst, M., Miller, C.D, Dimkpa, C., Anderson, A.J, (2013). Effect of complexing ligands on the surface adsorption, internalization, and bioresponse of copper and cadmium in a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida. Chemosphere, 91, 374-382 . doi: 10.1016/j.chemosphere.2012.11.071
        • Anthony, R.J, Ellis, J.T, Sathish, A., Rahman, A., Miller, C.D, Sims, R.C, (2013). Effect of coagulant/flocculants on bioproducts from microalgae.. Bioresource Technology, 149, 65-70.
        • Rahman, A., Linton, E., Hatch, A., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2013). Secretion of polyhydroxybutyrate in Escherichia coli using a synthetic biological engineering approach. Journal of Biological Engineering, 7, 24-32.
        • Tang, M., McEwen, G.D, Wu, Y., Miller, C.D, Zhou, A., (2013). Characterization and analysis of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria and co-culture mixtures by Raman microspectroscopy, FTIR, and atomic force microscopy. Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 405, 1577-1591.
        • Rahman, A., Ellis, J.T, Miller, C.D, (2012). Bioremediation of domestic wastewater and production of bioproducts from microalgae using waste stabilization ponds. . Journal of Bioremediation and Biodegradation., 3:6, 113.
        • Ellis, J.T, Tramp, C.A, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Characterization of a methanogenic community within and algae fed anaerobic digester. ISRN Microbiology, 2012, doi: doi:10.5402/2012/753892
        • Linton, E., Rahman, A., Viamajala, S., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Polyhydroxyalkanoate quantification in organic wastes and pure cultures using a single-step extraction and 1H NMR analysis. Water Science and Technology, 66:5, 1000-1006.
        • Ellis, J.T, Hengge, N., Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Acetone, Butanol, and Ethanol Production from Wastewater Algae. Bioresource Technology, 111, 491-495.
        • Wagh, A., Shen, S., Shen, F., Miller, C.D, Walsh, M.K, (2012). Investigating the Effect of Lactose Monolaurate on Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Bacteria. . Applied and Environmental Microbiology. , 78:9, 3465-3468.
        • Linton, E., Walsh, M.K, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Translocation of green fluorescent protein by comparative analysis with multiple signal peptides. Biotechnology Journal, 7:5, 667-676. doi: doi: 10.1002/biot.201100158
        • Mortensen, T., Shen, S., Shen, F., Walsh, M.K, Sims, R.C, Miller, C.D, (2012). Investigating the effectiveness of St. John's Wort herb as an antimycobacterial agent against mycobacteria. Phytotherapy Research , 26:9, 1327-1333.
        • Davis, M.L, Mounteer, L.C, Stevens, L.K, Miller, C.D, Zhou, A., (2011). 2D motility tracking of Pseudomonas putida KT2440 in growth phases using video microscopy. Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering, 111:5, 605-611.
        • Pabst, M., Miller, C.D, Dimkpa, C., Anderson, A.J, McLean, J.E, (2010). Defining the surface adsorption and internalization of copper and cadmium in a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida. Chemosphere/ELSEVIER, 81, 904–910. doi: doi:10.1016/j.chemosphere.2010.07.069
        • Pabst, M., Miller, C.D, Dimkpa, C., Anderson, A.J, McLean, J.E, (2010). Defining the surface adsorption and internalization of copper and cadmium in a soil bacterium, Pseudomonas putida. Chemosphere 18 , 81:7, 904-910. doi: 10.1016/j.chemoshere.2010.07.069
        • Miller, C.D, Pettee, B., Zhang, C., Pabst, M., McLean, J.E, Anderson, A.J, (2009). Copper and cadmium: responses in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Letters in Applied Microbiology , 49, 775-783.
        • Miller, C.D, Zhang, M.W, Pettee, B., Pabst, M., McLean, J.E, Anderson, A.J, (2009). Copper and cadmium: responses in Pseudomonas putida KT2440. Letter in Applied Microbiol, 49, 775-783.
        • Miller, C.D, Child, R., Hughes, J., Benscai, M., Der, J., Sims, R.C, Anderson, A.J, (2007). Diversity of soil mycobacterium isolates from three sites that degrade polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 102, 1612-1624.
        • Child, R., Miller, C.D, Liang, Y., Narasimham, G., Chatterton, J., Harrison, P., Sims, R.C, Britt, D., Anderson, A.J, (2007). Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium isolates: their association with plant roots. Microbiol Biotechnol, 75, 655-663.
        • Child, R., Miller, C.D, Liang, Y., Sims, R.C, Anderson, A.J, (2007). Pyrene mineralization by Mycobacterium strain KMS in a barley rhizosphere. J. Environmental Quality, 36, 1260-1265.
        • Liang, Y., Gardner, D., Miller, C.D, Chen, D., Anderson, A., Weimer, B., Sims, R.C, (2006). Biochemical pathway and enzymatic study of pyrene degradation by Mycobacterium sp. KMS. Applied & Env. Microbiol, 72, 7821-7828.
        • Hall, K., Miller, C.D, Sorensen, D.L, Anderson, A.J, Sims, R.C, (2005). Development of a catabolically significant genetic probe for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacteria in soil. Biodegradation, 16, 475-484.
        • Miller, C.D, Braga, G., Flint, S.D, Kwon, S.I, Messias, C.L, Roberts, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2004). Enzyme activities associated with oxidative stress in Metarhizium anisopliae during development and after near-UV irradiation. Canadian Journal of Microbiology , 50, 41-49.
        • Miller, C.D, Rangel, D., Braga, G.U, Flint, S., Kwon, S., Messias, C.L, Roberts, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2004). Enzyme activities associated with oxidative stress in Metarhizium anisopliae during germination, mycelial growth, and conidiation and in response to near-UV irradiation. Canadian Journal of Microbiology, 50:1, 41-9.
        • Miller, C.D, Liang, Y.N, Nieman, K., Hall, K., Sorensen, D.L, Anderson, A.J, Sims, R.C, (2004). Isolation and characterization of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon-degrading mycobacterium isolates from soil. Microbial Ecology , 50, 41-49.
        • Miller, C.D, Liang, Y.N, Nieman, K., Hall, K., Sorensen, D.L, Anderson, A.J, Sims, R.C, (2004). Isolation and Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon-degrading Mycobacterium Isolates from Soil. Journal of Microbial Ecology, 48:2, 230-238.
        • Miller, C.D, Rangel, D., Braga, G.U, Flint, S., Kwon, S., Messias, C.L, Roberts, D.W, Anderson, A.J, (2004). Enzyme activities associated with oxidative stress in Metarhizium anisopliae during germination, mycelial growth, and conidiation and in response to near-UV irradiation.. Canadian journal of microbiology, 50:1, 41-9.
        • Holman, H.N, Nieman, K., Sorensen, D.L, Miller, C.D, Martin, M.C, Borch, T., McKinney, W.R, Sims, R.C, (2002). Catalysis of PAH Biodegradation by humic acid shown in synchrotron infrared studies. Environmental Science and Technology , 36, 1276-1280.
        • Holman, H.Y, Nieman, J., Sorensen, D.L, Miller, C.D, Martin, M.C, Borch, T., McKiney, W.R, Sims, R.C, (2002). Catalysis of PAH Biodegradation by Humic Acid Shown in Synchrotron Infrared Studies. Environ. Sci. Technol., 36:6, 1276-1280.
        • Braga, G., Rangel, D., Flint, S.D, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2002). Damage and recovery from UV-B exposure in conidia of the entomopathogens Verticillium lecanii and Aphanocladium album. Mycologia, 94, 912-920.
        • Braga, G.U, Rangel, D.E, Flint, S.D, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2002). Damage and recovery from UV-B exposure in conidia of the entomopathogens Verticillium lecanii and Aphanocladium album.. Mycologia, 94:6, 912-20.
        • Miller, C.D, Braga, G., Flint, S.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2001). Both solar UV-A and UV-B radiation impair conidial culturability and delay germination in the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. Photochemistry and Photobiology , 74, 734-9.
        • Braga, G.U, Flint, S.D, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2001). Both solar UVA and UVB radiation impair conidial culturability and delay germination in the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium anisopliae. Photochemistry and Photobiology, 74:5, 734-739.
        • Anderson, A.J, Miller, C.D, (2001). Catalase activity and the survival of Pseudomonas putida, a root colonizer, upon treatment with peracetic acid. Canadian Journal of Microbiology , 47, 222-228.
        • Miller, C.D, Kim, Y.C, Anderson, A.J, (2001). Competitiveness in root colonization by Pseudomonas putida requires the rpoS gene. Canadian Journal of Microbiology , 47, 41-48.
        • Miller, C.D, Mortensen, W.S, Braga, G., Anderson, A.J, (2001). The rpoS gene in Pseudomonas syringae is important in survival from near-UV in sunlight. Current Microbiology , 43, 374-377.
        • Braga, G.U, Flint, S.D, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2001). Variability in response to UV-B among species and strains of Metarhizium isolated from sites at latitudes from 61 degrees N to 54 degrees S. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, 78:2, 98-108.
        • Braga, G., Flint, S.D, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, Roberts, D.W, (2001). Variability in response to UV-B among species and strains of Metarhizium isolated from sites at latitudes from 61o N to 54o S. . J. of Invertebrate Pathology , 78, 98-108.
        • Miller, C.D, Kim, Y.C, Walsh, M.K, Anderson, A.J, (2000). Characterization and expression of the Pseudomonas putida bacterioferritin alpha subunit gene. . Gene, 247, 199-207.
        • Kim, Y.C, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, (2000). Superoxide dismutase activity in Pseudomonas putida affects utilization of sugars and growth on root surfaces. Applied and Environmental Microbiology , 66, 1460-7.
        • Kim, Y.C, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, (1999). Transcriptional regulation by iron and role during plant pathogenesis of genes encoding iron- and manganese-superoxide dismutases of Pseudomonas syringae pv. syringae B728a. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology , 55, 327-339.
        • Kim, Y.C, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, (1999). Transcriptional regulation by iron of genes encoding iron- and manganese-superoxide dismutases from Pseudomonas putida. Gene, 239, 129-135.
        • Miller, C.D, Kim, Y.C, Anderson, A.J, (1997). Cloning and mutational analysis of the gene for the stationary-phase inducible catalase (catC) from Pseudomonas putida. Journal of Bacteriology , 179, 5241-5245.
        • Kim, Y.C, Miller, C.D, Anderson, A.J, (1997). Identification of adjacent genes encoding the major catalase and a bacterioferritin from the plant-beneficial bacterium Pseudomonas putida. Gene, 199, 219-224.
        • Miller, C.D, Miller, W.L, (1996). Identification of a novel DNA element involved in the transcriptional repression of the ovine FSH- gene by 17 -estradiol. Endocrinology
        • Miller, C.D, Miller, W.L, (1996). Identification of a novel DNA element involved in the transcriptional repression of the ovine FSH- gene by 17 -estradiol. Endocrinology
        • Guzman, K., Miller, C.D, Phillips, C., Miller, W.L, (1991). The gene encoding ovine follicle-stimulating hormone : isolation, characterization, and comparison to a related ovine genomic sequence. DNA and Cell Biology , 10, 593-601.
        • Guzman, K., Miller, C.D, Phillips, C., Miller, W.L, (1991). The gene encoding ovine follicle-stimulating hormone : isolation, characterization, and comparison to a related ovine genomic sequence. DNA and Cell Biology , 10, 593-601.
        • Goodspeed, D.C, Dunn, T.J, Miller, C.D, Pitot, H.C, (1989). Human gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase cDNA: comparison of hepatoma and kidney mRNA in the human and rat. Gene, 76, 1-9.
        • In-House Journal

          Professional Journal

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        Publications - Literary Journal

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          Publications - MultiMedia

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            Publications - Technical Reports

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              Publications - Translations & Transcripts

                Publications - Other

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  BENG 6860, 7860 - Research Orientation and Planning, Fall 2017

                  BENG 5630, 6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2017

                  BENG 6860 - Research Orientation, Fall 2016

                  BENG 6870 - Research Planning, Fall 2016

                  BENG 6870, 7870 - Research Planning, Spring 2016

                  BENG 5630, 6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2016

                  BENG 6870,7870 - Research Planning, Spring 2015

                  BENG 5630,6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2015

                  BENG 4880 - Senior Design, Spring 2014

                  BENG 5630,6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2014

                  BENG 4890 - Senior Design, Fall 2013

                  BENG 4880 - Senior Design, Spring 2013

                  BENG 5630,6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2013

                  BENG 5630,6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2012

                  BENG 6630 - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL ENGINER, Spring 2011

                  BENG 5630 - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGICAL ENGR, Spring 2011

                  BENG 5930/6930 - Biophotonics, Fall 2010

                  BENG 5630/6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2010

                  BENG 5630/6630 - Synthetic Biological Engineering, Spring 2009

                  BENG 5840/6840 - Biophotonics, Fall 2008


                  Graduate Students Mentored

                  Alan Hodges, Biological Engineering, September 2016
                  Chad Nielsen, Biological Engineering, December 2015
                  Anna Doloman, Biological Engineering, September 2014
                  Asif Rahman, Biological Engineering, August 2010 - June 2014
                  Cody Tramp, Biological Engineering, August 2010 - June 2014
                  Joseph Camarie, , , , , Biological Engineering, August 2007 - December 2013
                  Joshua Ellis, Biological Engineering, August 2010 - June 2013
                  Kirsten Sims, Biological Engineering, August 2009 - June 2013
                  Shujie Shen, Biological Engineering - June 2012
                  Libby Linton, Biological Engineering 2010
                  Trent Mortensen, Biological Engineering 2010