Nathanael Miller has worked as an Aerospace Engineer in the Engineering Directorate at NASA Langley Research Center for the past 10 years. Over his time with NASA, he has designed and integrated test platforms for scientific instruments and technology development missions. With a background in mechatronics; Miller has developed ground-based robotic platforms, unmanned aerial vehicles, and suborbital space-systems, which have supported a range of applications including inflatable planetary entry systems, mars surface sensors, and aviation safety research.
Since 2012 Miller has worked to extended Langley Research Center’s capability to utilize small satellites, CubeSats, hosted-payloads, and other low-cost space-based platforms for science and research purposes. To this end, he currently leads Lab77, a Langley team that develops small satellite missions that apply new technologies to existing Agency needs; including atmospheric sciences, in-space assembly, aviation safety, advanced materials, and new remote sensing technologies.
In 2015, Nathanael joined the advisory boards of the Graphene Stakeholder Association and Coventry Computer Inc, and began as a member of the AIAA Space Systems Technical Committee. Since 2010 he has led the Maieutic Parataxis session at the Congress On the Future of Engineering Software (COFES), which brings a fresh look at new technologies to the influence the engineering tools industry. He has also served as an advisory board member of the Frank Batten College of Engineering, Old Dominion University and as a mentor of a number of middle and high school Robotic Teams. Nathanael holds Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Old Dominion University.
In the off hours he is an artist currently interested exploring sculpture of glass and wire.