John P. Millis, Ph.D


  • Chairman, Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Anderson University
  • Associate Professor of Physics
  • Ph.D. in Physics and Astronomy at Purdue University 
  • Conducts astronomical research at the VERITAS observatory


John Millis, Ph.D., is a former writer for ThoughtCo, where he contributed articles on space and astronomy for three years. He has taught physics and astronomy at the collegiate level since 2001 and is currently the chair of the Department of Physical Sciences and Engineering at Anderson University in Indiana. He teaches a wide variety of courses while maintaining an active research program in high energy astrophysics.

John's research focus is on pulsars, pulsar wind nebulae, and supernova remnants. Using the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory in southern Arizona, he studies the very high energy radiation from these dynamic sources to extract information about their formation and emission mechanisms. In 2010, he co-founded a small consulting business, Aurum Consulting, LLC, assisting with biological testing, chemical formulations, and product development. 


Dr. John Millis received a Bachelor of Science in physics, with a mathematics minor from Purdue University. He remained at Purdue for the completion of his Doctor of Philosophy degree, where he focused on High Energy Astrophysics.

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