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Colin McMillen

Collin McMillenLecturer
Managing Director of the Molecular Structure Center

Phone: (864) 656-2613
Office: 379 Hunter Laboratories
E-mail: cmcmill@clemson.edu

Colin has served as the crystallographer and Director of the Molecular Structure Center in the Department of Chemistry since 2012.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Clemson University in 2002 and subsequently earned his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Clemson University in 2007, studying inorganic chemistry with Prof. Joe Kolis.  He was the recipient of the 2013 Young Scientist Award presented by the American Association for Crystal Growth for accomplishments in hydrothermal crystal growth.  Colin's research interests in crystallography, crystal growth, and descriptive crystal chemistry span a variety of chemical disciplines.

Publications

McMillen, C.; Heyward, C.; Giesber, H.; Kolis, J., Crystal structures of the novel hydrated borates Ba2B5O9(OH), Sr2B5O9(OH) and Li2Sr8B22O41(OH)(2). Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2011, 184 (11), 2966-2971.

McMillen, C.; Thompson, D.; Tritt, T.; Kolis, J., Hydrothermal Single-Crystal Growth of Lu2O3 and Lanthanide-Doped Lu2O3. Crystal Growth & Design 2011, 11 (10), 4386-4391.

McMillen, C. D.; Kolis, J. W., Hydrothermal Synthesis and Crystal Structures of Two Novel Acentric Mixed Alkaline Earth Metal Berylloborates Sr3Be2B5O12(OH) and Ba3Be2B5O12(OH). Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50 (14), 6809-6813.

Underwood, C. C.; Mann, M.; McMillen, C. D.; Kolis, J. W., Hydrothermal Descriptive Chemistry and Single Crystal Structure Determination of Cesium and Rubidium Thorium Fluorides. Inorganic Chemistry 2011, 50 (22), 11825-11831.

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