Kelly E. Miller
Selective CV, updated April 14, 2017
August 2016 Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Planetary Science, minor in Geoscience, adviser: Dante Lauretta, Ph.D.
Dissertation: The R chondrite record of a volatile-rich environment
December 2015 M.S., University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
May 2008 B. A., cum laude, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Honors Chemistry, minor in Asian studies, advisers: Katie Purvis-Roberts,Ph.D.,
Mary Hatcher-Skeers, Ph.D.
Thesis topic: Effect of methylation on DNA backbone conformations
Awards and Honors
2016 Meteoritical Society Wiley Award for Student Presentation
2014 – 2016 NASA Earth and Space Sciences Fellow
2015 Curson Travel Award recipient
2014 Galileo Circle Scholar
2013 Goldschmidt Travel Grant recipient
Miller K.E., et al. Formation of unequilibrated R chondrite chondrules and opaque phases. In press at GCA.
Waite, Glein, Perryman, Teolis, Magee, Miller G., Grimes, Perry, Miller K. E., et al. (2017) Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes. Science, 356, 155-159.
Miller K.E., et al. Hydrothermal formation of copper sulfides in the R chondrites. In preparation.
Burton, McLain, Glavin, Elsila, Davidson, Miller, et al. (2015) Amino acid analyses of R and CK chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, 470-482.
Miller, K. E., et al. (2017) Contributions from cometary dust to Titan's N2 atmosphere. 48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Miller, K. E., et al. (2016) Chondrules and opaque phases in unequilibrated R chondrites: A comprehensive assessment of their formation. 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Miller, K. E., et al. (2015). The nature of primitive R chondrite material: Characterization of an R3.2 clast in Mount Prestrud 95404. 46th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Miller K.E., et al. (2014) Trace elements in the Rumuruti chondrites. Goldschmidt Conference.
Miller K.E., et al. (2014) Conditions for formation of chalcopyrite in the Rumuruti chondrites. 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.
Miller K.E., et al. (2013) Chalcopyrite in the R chondrite PRE 95411. Goldschmidt Conference.
Panel member for NASA ROSES proposal review
Executive Secretary for NASA ROSES proposal reviews
2017 Founder of "Galaxy Girls" middle school STEM club
2015 8th NAIC/NRAO School on Single Dish Radio Astronomy and
1st ALMA Interferometry School, Green Bank, WV
Grad Slam public speaking contestant, Tucson, AZ
ALMA Workshop, Star and Planet Formation Conference, Oracle, AZ
2014 Future Faculty Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
LPL Conference coordinator, Tucson, AZ
2012 – 2014 Journal club student coordinator, LPL, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
2012 NASA Astrobiology Institute Scholar, Santander, Spain
2007 – 2008 President of Women in Science Club, Scripps College, Claremont, CA
Electron microprobe analysis
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Solution and laser ablation ICP-MS