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
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.
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
Time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Electron microprobe analysis
Secondary ion mass spectrometry
Solution and laser ablation ICP-MS