Mark Miller read Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, and continued at Cambridge for a Ph.D. in theoretical chemistry under the supervision of Professor David Wales. Following postdoctoral work at the University of Washington and at the FOM Institute AMOLF in Amsterdam, Mark returned to Cambridge, initially as a Junior Research Fellow at Churchill College. In 2013 he was appointed to a Senior Lectureship in computational chemistry at Durham University.
Mark's research tackles a broad range of phenomena in chemical physics and soft condensed matter using coarse-grained modelling and specialised computer simulations. He has made contributions to energy landscape theory, especially the visualisation of complex landscapes using disconnectivity graphs, and to the thermodynamics of colloidal materials, such as the phase behaviour of strongly interacting "sticky" particles. Recurring themes in his current work include self-assembly, percolation, and knots.