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Dr. Kent Miller Inducted as an Air Force Research Laboratory Fellow

Posted 9/25/2012   Updated 9/25/2012 Email story   Print story

    


by AFOSR Staff Writer
Air Force Office of Scientific Research


9/25/2012 - ARLINGTON, Va. -- Dr. Kent Miller was one of seven of the Air Force Research Laboratory's top scientists and engineers to be chosen as AFRL Fellows for 2012. It is the organization's most prestigious honor. The Fellows Program recognizes outstanding career accomplishments while providing support for future endeavors by awarding each honoree additional research funding in the amount of $150,000 per year for the next two years.

Dr. Jennifer Ricklin, AFRL's chief technologist and overseer of the Fellows Program, said, ''This is AFRL's top award, given to those who've shown superior research and development expertise during their years in the lab. It's an incredible honor. This year, only 16 people were even considered for nomination, and then the nine AFRL Chief Scientists painstakingly review each nomination package. It's never an easy job -- but it's inspiring to review the accomplishments of these talented and dedicated individuals."

Dr. Ricklin heads a committee that deliberates and scores the nominations before passing them on to AFRL Commander Maj. Gen. William McCasland, who makes the final determination. "Each year, the Fellows selection process is a tangible reminder of the quality of the AFRL workforce," said General McCasland." I'm very proud such gifted and capable scientists and engineers have chosen to serve national defense here at the Air Force Research Lab."

Dr. Miller, who works as a program manager in the Physics and Electronics Directorate at AFRL's Air Force Office of Scientific Research, in Arlington, Virginia, stated that he was, "...honored to represent the Air Force Office of Scientific Research as the basic research arm of the Air Force Research Laboratory, and this award will help me to stay appraised of Air Force needs and to sponsor world class research in the space sciences." Dr. Miller is responsible for a basic research program in fundamental physics relevant to Space Situational Awareness. He is an internationally known authority in lower thermospheric dynamics and planetary ionospheres.



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