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Michael A. Filler

Associate Professor and Traylor Faculty Fellow, School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

Michael Filler

Dr. Filler is currently an Associate Professor and the Traylor Faculty Fellow in the School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Cornell University and Stanford University, respectively, prior to completing postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology. Dr. Filler has been recognized for his research and teaching with the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, Georgia Tech Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award, CETL/BP Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, and AVS Dorothy M. and Earl S. Hoffman Award. Dr. Filler also heads Nanovation, a forum to address the big questions, big challenges, and big opportunites of nanotechnology.

Research Areas of Interest:

  • Rationally fabricate nanoscale materials, particular semiconductors, with atomic-level precision
  • Fundamentally investigate the chemical phenomena that governs bottom-up syntheses
  • Design precursors with which to manipulate synthetic pathways and advance materials complexity 
  • Exploit novel functionality in prototype electronic, photonic, and energy conversion devices
Awards and Distinctions: 
  • 2013 Sigma Xi Young Faculty Award,
  • 2012 NSF Career Award
  • 2011 CETL/BP Junior Teaching Excellence Award
  • 2011 Ziegler Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award
  • Faculty, Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics


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Chemical Engineering , Stanford University, 2006
Chemical Engineering, Stanford University, 2003
Chemical Engineering , Cornell University, 2000