David Miller

Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor
Post Tenure
I served as the NASA Chief Technologist from 2014- 2017 and I'm currently a vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) at The Aerospace Corporation.

Contact Info

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Administrative Contact

Frances Marrone

Financial Contact

Kim Ngan Le

Specialization and Research Interests

Space systems product development, space systems engineering, satellite engineering, spacecraft and aircraft sensors and instrumentation, experimental CDIO capstone course, Space System Development I & II

Academic Degrees

S.B., 1982, Massachusetts Institute of Technology S.M., 1985, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sc.D., 1988, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Society Memberships

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Fellow; American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Member; American Astronautical Society, Member; International Society for Optical Engineering, Member

Positions Held at MIT

Research Associate, July 1988 – May 1991 Principal Research Scientist, June 1991 – June 1997 Assistant Professor, July 1997 – June 2000 Associate Professor, July 2000 – June 2006

Affiliated Labs

Awards & Honors

NASA Group Achievement Award for the Middeck 0-Gravity Dynamics Experiment (MODE) on Shuttle Mission STS-48
NASA Office of Aeronautics and Space Technology Commendation, Technology Excellence
NASA Manned Flight Awareness Team Award for the Middeck 0-Gravity Dynamics Experiment Re-flight on Shuttle Mission STS-62
NASA Middeck Active Control Experiment on the STS-67 Mission