Kelly Miller

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
                                     Planetary science

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

Journal Publications
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.

Conference Abstracts

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.

Professional Development
                                   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

Laboratory Techniques

Electron microprobe analysis
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Solution and laser ablation ICP-MS
Optical microscopy
Cyclic voltammetry