Kelly Miller, PhD


Kelly E. Miller

Selective CV, updated February 2020

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

2018                            NASA Group Achievement Award for Cassini Ion Neutral Mass Spectrometer

                                         Team during Solstice Mission

2017                            European Space Agency Group Achievement Award for Rosetta Mission

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

Selected Journal Publications

Miller, K. E., Waite, J. H., Perryman, R. S., et al. (2020) Cassini INMS constratints on the composition and latitudinal fractionation of ring rain material. Icarus, 339, 113595.

Miller, K. E., Glein, C., Waite, J. H. (2019) Contributions from accreted organics to Titan’s atmosphere: New insights from cometary and chondritic data. Astrophysical Journal, 871.

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

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

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

Krot, A., Nagashima, K., Libourel, G., 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., Lauretta, D. S., Connolly, H. C., et al. (2017) Formation of unequilibrated R chondrite chondrules and opaque phases. GCA, 209, 24-50.

Waite, J. H., Glein, C. R., Perryman, R. S., et al. (2017) Cassini finds molecular hydrogen in the Enceladus plume: Evidence for hydrothermal processes. Science, 356, 155-159.

Burton, A. S., McLain, H., Glavin, D. P., et al. (2015) Amino acid analyses of R and CK chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 50, 470-482.

Professional Development                                  

2017-2019               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

Time-of-flight mass spectrometry

Electron microprobe analysis
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Solution and laser ablation ICP-MS