Having joined BAS in 2003, I currently head the Antarctic Funding Office, where I am responsible for managing the process (on behalf of NERC) that enables applicants for NERC funding to request the use of BAS Antarctic logistic support for the proposed research. I also manage the Collaborative Gearing Scheme (CGS), which provides UK-based researchers with opportunities for obtaining access to BAS Antarctic infrastructure and facilities, for conducting ‘pilot scale’ research projects in partnership with BAS science staff.
The Antarctic Funding Office provides a point of contact for enquiries about NERC funding for science proposals (and awarded projects) that involve Antarctic fieldwork.
I coordinated the NERC Antarctic Funding Initiative (AFI) from 2003 until the termination of AFI in 2009/10. I also managed the annual science conference (‘workshop’) for AFI during the same period.
I was responsible for organising the ‘UK Antarctic Science Conference 2012’, which was held in Cambridge and attracted about 200 participants from the UK polar science community.
Immediately prior to joining BAS, I spent seven years as a member of staff at the Open University, engaged in a variety of roles: as project scientist on the development of the UK instrument (Ptolemy) of the Rosetta cometary lander mission of the European Space Agency; as a postdoctoral researcher; and as departmental administrator to the late Prof. Colin Pillinger.
Visiting Research Fellow at the Open University, with research interests primarly associated with applications of oxygen triple-isotope ratios to Earth and Planetary sciences.
Associate Editor for the Geochemical Journal and a member of the Geochemical Society.
Selected publications, representative of current research interests:
Miller M. F., Greenwood R. C. and Franchi I. A. (2015)
Comment on “The triple oxygen isotope composition of the Earth mantle and understanding Δ17O variations in terrestrial rocks and minerals” by Pack and Herwartz [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 390 (2014) 138–145].
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 418, 181–183.
Miller M. F. (2013)
Oxygen isotope anomaly not present in water vapor from Alert, Canada.
Proc. Natnl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 110, E4567–E4567.
Hallis L. J., Anand M., Greenwood R. C., Miller M. F., Franchi I. A. and Russell S. S. (2010)
The oxygen isotope composition, petrology and geochemistry of mare basalts: Evidence for large- scale compositional variation in the lunar mantle.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 6885–6899.
Miller M. F. (2008)
Comment on ‘‘Record of δ18O and 17O-excess in ice from Vostok Antarctica during the last 150,000 years’’ by Amaelle Landais et al.
Geophys. Res. Lett. 35, L23708, doi:10.1029/2008GL034505.
Rumble D., Miller M. F., Franchi I. A. and Greenwood R. C. (2007)
Oxygen three-isotope fractionation lines in terrestrial silicate minerals: An inter-laboratory comparison of hydrothermal quartz and eclogitic garnet.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71, 3592-3600.
Miller M. F., Röckmann T. and Wright I. P. (2007)
A general algorithm for the 17O abundance correction to 13C/12C determinations from CO2 isotopologue measurements, including CO2 characterised by ‘mass-independent’ oxygen isotope distributions.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 71, 3145–3161.
Miller M. F., Franchi I. A., Thiemens M. H., Jackson T. L., Brack A., Kurat G. and Pillinger C. T. (2002)
Mass-independent fractionation of oxygen isotopes during thermal decomposition of carbonates.
Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 99, 10988–10993.
Miller M. F. (2002)
Isotopic fractionation and the quantification of 17O anomalies in the oxygen three–isotope system: an appraisal and geochemical significance.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 66, 1881–1889.
Brack A., Baglioni P., Borruat G, Brandstätter F., Demets R., Edwards H. G. M., Genge M., Kurat G., Miller M. F., Newton E. M., Pillinger C. T., Roten C.-A. and Wäsch E. (2002)
Do meteoroids of sedimentary origin survive terrestrial atmospheric entry? The ESA artificial meteorite experiment STONE.
Planet. Space Sci. 50, 763–772.
Miller M. F., Franchi I. A., Sexton A. S. and Pillinger C. T. (1999)
High precision 17O isotope measurements of oxygen from silicates and other oxides: method and applications.
Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom. 13, 1211–1217.
Miller, Martin F., Greenwood, Richard C., Franchi, Ian A.. (2015) Comment on “The triple oxygen isotope composition of the Earth mantle and understanding Δ17O variations in terrestrial rocks and minerals” by Pack and Herwartz [Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 390 (2014) 138–145]. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 418. 181-183.
Miller, Martin F.. (2013) Oxygen isotope anomaly not present in water vapor from Alert, Canada. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 110. doi:10.1073/pnas.1318925110
Hallis, L.J., Anand, M., Greenwood, R.C., Miller, Martin F., Franchi, I.A., Russell, S.S.. (2010) The oxygen isotope composition, petrology and geochemistry of mare basalts: Evidence for large-scale compositional variation in the lunar mantle. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 74. 6885-6899. 10.1016/j.gca.2010.09.023
Miller, Martin F.. (2008) Comment on “Record of delta O-18 and O-17-excess in ice from Vostok Antarctica during the last 150,000 years” by Amaelle Landais et al.. Geophysical Research Letters, 35. 3 pp. 10.1029/2008GL034505
Rumble, D., Miller, Martin F., Franchi, I.A., Greenwood, R.C.. (2007) Oxygen three-isotope fractionation lines in terrestrial silicate minerals: an inter-laboratory comparison of hydrothermal quartz and eclogitic garnet. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 71. 3592-3600. 10.1016/j.gca.2007.05.011