Cosmochemist

Kelly Miller

Kelly E. Miller

Selective CV, updated December 12, 2018

                                                                                            
Education
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., Glein, C., Waite, J. H. (accepted at ApJ) Contributions from accreted organics to Titan’s atmosphere: New insights from cometary and chondritic data.

Waite*, Perryman*, Perry*, Miller, K. E.*, et al. (2018) Chemical interactions between Saturn’s atmosphere and rings. Science, 362. *equally contributing authors

Perry, Waite, Mitchell, Miller, K. E., et al. (2018) Material Flux From the Rings of Saturn Into Its Atmosphere. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 10093.

Howell, et al. (2018) Camilla: A centaur reconnaissance and impact mission concept. Planetary and Space Science.

Krot, Nagashima, Libourel, and Miller, K. E. (2018) Multiple mechanisms of transient heating events in the protoplanetary disk: Evidence from precursors of chondrules and igneous Ca,Al-rich inclusions. In Chondrules, eds. S. Russell, S. Krot, and H. Connolly.

Miller K. E., et al. (2017) Formation of unequilibrated R chondrite chondrules and opaque phases. GCA, 209, 24-50.

Waite, et al. (2017) Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes. Science, 356, 155-159.

Burton, McLain, Glavin, Elsila, Davidson, Miller, K. E., et al. (2015) Amino acid analyses of R and CK chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, 470-482.


Professional Development                                  

2018                           Member of Ceres Pre-Decadal Science Definition Team

2017-present               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


General                      Panel member for NASA ROSES proposal review
                                  Executive Secretary for NASA ROSES proposal reviews


Laboratory Techniques

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