Who We Are


Chase Million, Founder & Chief Executive Officer. Chase has a B.A. in Physics from Cornell University, and a decade of experience supporting research in astronomy and planetary science. He spent six years on the Pancam team for the Mars Exploration Rovers and four more as the lead software engineer for science operations on the Galaxy Evolution Explorer (GALEX) mission. He has designed, written, and maintained calibration and science analysis software for multiple missions, performed research, and participated in mission design and operations. In 2011, Chase created Million Concepts to improve the quality and availability of scientific software engineering in academic research science. Vita.

Michael St. Clair, Ph.D., Chief Technical Officer. Michael has a B.S. in Mathematics and a B.A. in Theater from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a Ph.D. from Stanford in Theater and Performance Studies for his research into the social and technological aspects of play and games. Michael is also a technologist who has performed research and programming tasks for a wide variety of design, engineering, and scientific applications ranging from quantum computing to musical instrumentation.


Talent Pool

We trust specialists and therefore believe in finding the right people for a job. As such, we maintain an ever-growing network of talented potential sub-contractors with specific skills that we can call upon if needed. These skills range from graphic design to machine learning and from robotics to copy editing. If you are good at what you do — whatever that may be — and would like to be included in the Talent Pool, please contact us.