Dr. Arielle Miller
Technical Director, NavalX
Dr. Arielle Miller was born and raised in Valley Stream, New York. She attended Northwestern University, receiving a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Physics and her commission in the US Navy in 2003. She served as the Electronic Warfare Office on board the USS NORMANDY (CG 60) following her commission. Dr. Miller then attended Navy Nuclear Power School in Charleston, SC and Navy Nuclear Prototype Training in Ballston Spa, NY. Following successful completion of the Navy nuclear training program, Dr. Miller served on board the USS ENTERPRISE (CVN 65) as a Navy Nuclear Propulsion Watch Officer. During her time on board the USS ENTERPRISE she was deployed to support OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
After serving 5 years in the Navy, Dr. Miller continued her career in nuclear energy in the private and government sectors. She worked for GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Areva working on advanced nuclear reactors designs, closing the fuel cycle, and uranium enrichment. Dr. Miller then worked for 6 years at the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board conducting nuclear criticality safety programmatic reviews of U.S. Department of Energy Weapons Complex facilities. Currently, Dr. Miller is the Deputy Director of NavalX where she serves as the principal assistant and advisor to the Director of NavalX ensuring the proper oversight of all NavalX lines of effort and programs.
In 2020, she co-founded a non-profit and scholarship for young Black and African American women entering college.
Dr. Miller holds a Master’s Degree in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University and a doctorate in Mechanical Engineering from Howard University. Dr. Miller’s dissertation and field of study focuses on the effects of radiation damage on the mechanical performance of additively manufactured parts. Dr. Miller is the third woman in Howard University’s history to receive a doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering.