Jonathan Miller

Research Associate Professor

School: School of Engineering and Science

Department: Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Building: Davidson Laboratory

Room: 212

Phone: (201) 216-8591

Fax: (201) 216-8214

Email: jmiller@stevens.edu

Website

Education
  • PhD (2004) University of Florida (Coastal Engineering)
  • MS (2001) University of Florida (Coastal Engineering)
  • BE (1999) Stevens Institute of Technology (Civil Engineering)
Research

My research focuses on the impact of coastal hazards on developed shorelines. Our group uses a mix of numerical modeling and field data collection to evaluate the impact of human interventions on the resilience of built and natural systems.

Institutional Service
  • NACCESU Campus Representative Member
  • Gradate Applicant Review Member
  • CEOE Faculty Candidate Screening Member
  • CEOE Welcoming Committee Member
  • CEOE Faculty Candidate screening Member
  • CEOE Advisory Board Meeting Member
  • Post-Doc Hiring committee Member
Professional Service
  • USACE Member USACE South Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study technical oversight committee
  • NJ Coastal Resilience Collaborative Leadership Committee
  • Shore and Beach Editorial Board
  • ASBPA ASBPA Young Members Committee
  • ASBPA ASBPA Science and Technology Committee
  • Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Advisory Committee Member
  • ASBPA Poster Session Chair
  • Scape Landscape Architecture Consultant Henry Hudson Fjord Trail
  • Nj Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Specialist
  • Coastal Engineering Reviewer
  • ASBPA Reviewer
  • Journal of Geophysical Research Reviewer
  • NJDEP/Rutgers 11. New Jersey’s Rising Seas and Changing Coastal Storms Science and Technical Advisory Panel
  • NYSERDA Structural Health Monitoring Working Group
  • NJDEP NJ FRAMES Advisory Committee
  • Great Lakes Sea Grant Reviewer
  • ASBPA Abstract Review Panel
  • NSF Reviewer
  • Coastal Engineering Reviewer
  • PLOS One Reviewer
Appointments

May 2017 - Present: Director NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service.
September 2015 - Present: Research Associate Professor, Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering
November 2007 - Present: Assistant Director NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service.
January 2006 - Present: NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist.
September 2004 - August 2015: Research Assistant Professor, Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering.
February 2004 - October 2007: Senior Engineer, NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service.
February 2004 - August 2004: Research Associate, Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Technogenesis Summer Scholar Advisor - 3 total students

Honors and Awards

2019 NJASLA Honor Award Landscape Planning and Analysis (Bayonne Bird Island Project)
2019 ACEC-NJ Grand Honor Award, Non-Transportation Category (Berkeley Island County Park Living Shoreline)
2017 NJSME Project of the Year Award (Brigantine Living Shoreline)
2017 APA NJ chapter Excellence in Planning for Education and Engagement (Building Ecological Solutions for Coastal Hazards)
2016 MIT Climate CoLab Adaptation Judges Choice Winner (Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project)
2013 ASCE New Jersey Educator of the Year
2011 ECAC Award of Appreciation
2011 Girl Scouts Good Neighbor Award
2011 Faculty Mentor Award
2010 ASCE North Jersey Educator of the Year
2003 Fulbright Fellow
2000 National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
1994 Edwin A. Stevens Scholar
1994 Scholar of Excellence
Tau Beta Pi
Chi Epsilon
Kappa Theta Epsilon

Professional Societies
  • International Ecological Engineering Society Member
  • Stevens Alumni Association Member
  • JSP – Jersey Shore Partnership Member
  • ASCE – American Society for Civil Engineers Member
  • AGU – American Geophysical Union Member
  • ASEE – American Society for Engineering Education Member
  • NSBPA – Northeast Shore and Beach Preservation Association Member
  • University of Florida Alumni Association Member
  • AFAA – Australian Fulbright Alumni Association Member
  • TBP – Tau Beta Pi Member
  • ASBPA – American Shore and Beach Preservation Association Member
  • NEER – Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (NEER) Member
Grants, Contracts, and Funds

2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 NJCPTAS - Co-PI ($500,000/yr)
2020 NJDEP NJCRC Backbone Support – PI ($16,143/yr)
2020 T&M Associates Wave Analysis for Mystic Beach and Parkertown Beach Little Egg Harbor Beach Replenishment Projects - Co-PI ($17,500/yr)
2019 PATH NY/NJ High Resolution Storm Surge Forecast for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Critical Infrastructure Sites - Co-I ($4,937,909/5yr)
2019 NJDEP Resilience Planning Grant – PI ($74,986/yr)
2019 Ocean County Parks Cattus Island Living Shorelines Project - PI ($135,000/4yr)
2019 Bayonne Golf Club Bayonne Wetland Design – Co-PI ($60,900/yr)
2019 TNC Wave Attenuation Monitoring of Gandy’s Beach Living Shoreline – PI ($69,801/4yr)
2018 NJDOT Update/validate/visualize Stevens NYHOPS forecasts for ULCV and SULCV Navigation Guidance in the NY/NJ Harbor near Bergen Point, NJ (288,618/yr)
2018 TNC Living Shorelines Cost-Effectiveness Study ($50,574/2yr)
2018 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes/Coastal Comunities Specialist ($240,000/4yr)
2017 NJDOT Keansburg and Fortescue Inlets Sediment Management Study - Co-PI ($279,200/2yr)
2015 NFWF Building Ecological Solutions - PI ($240,000/2yrs)
2015 HRNERR Bulkhead Enhancement - PI ($22,319/1yr)
2015 NOAA Science Collaorative Assessing Ecological and Physical Performance of Living Shorelines - PI ($139,848/3yrs)
2014 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes Extension - PI ($375,000/4yrs)
2014 TNC NJ Coastal Resilience Network - Co-PI ($66,008/2yrs)
2014 UTRC Port Resilience - CoPI ($50,000/6mo)
2013 NJ DEP Hoboken Flooding - Co-PI ($214,929/1yr)
2013 NJ DEP Living Shorelines - PI ($136,013/1yr)
2013 NOAA Science Collaborative - PI ($183,280/1yr)
2013 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Storm Awareness Program - PI ($47,050/2yrs)
2012, 2010, 2008 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes - PI ($100,000/2 yrs)
2012, 2010, 2008 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Communities - PI ($25,000/2 yrs)
2012 TE SubCom - PI ($20,436/1 yr)
2012 NJ Sea Grant Coastal Outreach Advisory Team - PI ($15,252/1 yr)
2012 NSF RAPID - Co-PI ($25,000/1 yr)
2012 UTRC - Co-PI (50,000/1 yr)
2010 NOAA Science Callaborative PI ($283,000/3 yrs)
2009 CICEET - PI ($71,425/2 yrs)


Selected Publications
Abstract
  1. Miller, J. K. (2018). "Hudson River Sustainable Shorelines Project: Using the NERRS as Platforms for Testing Shoreline Restoration Strategies. 9th Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Restoration and management. Weeks Marine.
  2. Miller, J. K. (2018). Success: A matter of perspective. 9th Annual Summit on Coastal and Estuarine Research and Management. Weeks Marine.
Book Chapter
  1. Morris, R. L.; Heery, E. C.; Loke, L. H.; Lau, E.; Strain, E. M.; Airoldi, L.; Alexander, K.; Bishop, M.; Coleman, R.; Cordell, J. R.; Dong, Y.; Firth, L. B.; Hawkins, S. J.; Heath, T.; Kokora, M.; Lee, S.; Miller, J. K.; Perkol-Finkel, S.; Rella, A.; Steinberg, P.; Takeuchi, I.; Thompson, R.; Todd, P. A.; Toft, J. D.; Leung, K. M. (2019). Design Options Implementation Issues and Evaluating Success of Ecologically-Engineered Shorelines. Oceanography and Marine Biology an Annual Review (vol. 57, pp. 137-196). CRC Press.
    https://www.crcpress.com/Oceanography-and-Marine-Biology-An-Annual-Review-Volume-57/Hawkins-Allcock-Bates-Firth-Smith-Swearer-Todd/p/book/9780367134150.
  2. Morris, R. L.; Heery, E. C.; Loke, L. H.; Lau, E.; Strain, E. M.; Airoldi, L.; Alexander, K. A.; Bishop, M. J.; Coleman, R. A.; Cordell, J. R.; Dong, Y. W.; Firth, L. B.; Hawkins, S. J.; Heath, T.; Kokora, M.; Lee, S. Y.; Miller, J.; Perkol-Finkel, S.; Rella, A.; Steinberg, P. D.; Takeuchi, I.; Thompson, R. C.; Todd, P. A.; Toft, J. D.; Leung, K. M. (2019). Design options, implementation issues and evaluating success of ecologically engineered shorelines. Oceanography and Marine Biology (vol. 57, pp. 169-228).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85079874327.
Journal Article
  1. Lemke, L.; Janssen, M. S.; Miller, J. (2020). Mitigation of channel shoaling at a sheltered inlet subject to flood gate operations. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (11 ed., vol. 8, pp. 1-25).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85094850252.
  2. Lemke, L.; Miller, J. (2020). Evaluation of storms through the lens of erosion potential along the New Jersey, USA coast. Coastal Engineering (vol. 158).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85082827560.
  3. Almarshed, B.; Figlus, J.; Miller, J. K.; Verhagen, H. J. (2020). Innovative Coastal Risk Reduction through Hybrid Design: Combining Sand Cover and Structural Defenses. Journal of Coastal Research (1 ed., vol. 36, pp. null).
    https://doi.org/10.2112/JCOASTRES-D-18-00078.1.
  4. Zimmerman, T.; Jansen, K.; Miller, J. (2020). Analysis of UAS flight altitude and ground control point parameters on DEM accuracy along a complex, developed coastline. Remote Sensing (14 ed., vol. 12).
    https://api.elsevier.com/content/abstract/scopus_id/85088657899.
  5. Janssen, M.; Lemke, L.; Miller, J. (2019). Application of Storm Erosion Index (SEI) to parameterize spatial storm intensity and impacts from Hurricane Michael. Shore & Beach (pp. 41-50). American Shore and Beach Preservation Association.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.34237/1008745.
  6. Lemke, L.; Miller, J. K. (2018). DEVELOPMENT OF A STORM EROSION CLIMATOLOGY FOR THE NEW JERSEY COAST, US. Coastal Engineering Proceedings (36 ed., vol. 1, pp. 93). ASCE/COPRI: Coastal Engineering Research Council.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.9753/icce.v36.papers.93.
Letter report issued at the request of NJDEP
  1. Miller, J. (2018). Effectiveness of emergency sand berms for stomr damage protection. Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  2. Miller, J. (2018). Review of proposed Shooting Island Living Shoreline Design. Trenton, NJ : NJDEP.
Newspaper Article
  1. MIller, J. K. (2019). Interviewed/quoted in at least 10 print/radio/TV stories.
Technical Report
  1. Kerr, L.; Brown, D.; Miller, J. (2020). Cost and Effectiveness Analysis of Select New Jersey Living Shorelines Projects (vol. SIT-DL-20-9-CV5). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  2. Miller, J.; Lemke, L.; Janssen, M. (2020). Keansburg Inlet Sediment Management Study (vol. SIT-DL-20-9-CV3). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technolgy, Davidson Lab.
  3. Miller, J.; Lemke, L.; Janssen, M. (2020). Fortescue Inlet Sediment Management Study (vol. SIT-DL-20-9-CV4). Hoboken: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  4. Kerr, L.; Zuck, N.; Miller, J. (2020). Wave Analysis for Mystic Beach and Parkertown Beaches, Little Egg Harbor Township (vol. SIT-DL-20-9-CV2). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Lab.
  5. Kerr, L.; Miller, J. K.; Brown, D. (2020). Gandy's Beach living Shoreline Project, Wave Attenuation Monitoring Interim Report (vol. SIT-DL-20-9-CV1). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  6. Miller, J. (2019). North Wildwood Stone Size and Scour Reanalysis (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2995). Hoboken, NJ : Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  7. Miller, J. K.; Janssen, M. (2019). Review of: Critical Evaluation of Federal Storm Damage Reduction Project Effectiveness and Necessity Relative to Existing Berm and Dune Protection, Prepared by Waterman LLC, Block 179.03 Lot 5.04 (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2991). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  8. Miller, J. K.; Janssen, M. (2019). Review of: Critical Evaluation of Federal Storm Damage Reduction Project Effectiveness and Necessity Relative to Existing Berm and Dune Protection, Prepared by Waterman LLC, Block 179.03 Lots 5.09 (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2989). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  9. Kerr, L.; Williams, A.; Zimmerman, T.; Miller, J. K. (2019). The Cost and Effectiveness of Living Shorelines in New Jersey (Interim Report 1) (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2988). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  10. Kerr, L.; Zimmerman, T.; Miller, J. K. (2019). Lincoln Harbor Wave Attenuation Study (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2986). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  11. Miller, J. K.; Janssen, M. (2018). Review of: Critical Evaluation of Federal Storm Damage Reduction Project Effectiveness and Necessity Relative to Existing Berm and Dune Protection, Prepared by Waterman LLC, Block 179.03 Lot 5.07 (vol. SIT-DL-18-9-2983). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  12. Miller, J. K. (2018). North Wildwood Stone Size and Scour Analysis (vol. SIT-DL-18-9-2984). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
  13. Laura, K.; Zimmerman, T.; Miller, J. K. (2018). Wave Muffler Physical Model Tests (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2987). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.