Jonathan Miller (jmiller)

Jonathan Miller

Research Associate Professor

Davidson Laboratory 212
(201) 216-8214

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

  • Board of Trustees Facilities Committee Member
  • Graduate Applicant Review Member
  • Alauddin Al Azad qualifying exam committee Member
  • Erfan Amini qualifying exam committee Member
  • Ocean Engineering Program Meeting Member
  • CEOE Faculty Candidate Screening Member
  • Aspa Kokro Qualifying Exam Committee Member
  • Maria Venolia Qualifying Exam Committee Member
  • Abdullah Alnutayfat Qualifying Exam Committee Member
  • ABET Accreditation Member
  • AMP Info Session Member
  • Monmouth University Collaboration Member
  • Ahmed Shallalaby qualifying exam committee Member
  • Nida Ahsan Qualifying Exam Committee Member
  • Shima Kasaei qualifying exam committee Member
  • NACCESU Campus Representative Member
  • CEOE Welcoming Committee Member
  • CEOE Faculty Candidate screening Member
  • CEOE Advisory Board Meeting Member
  • Post-Doc Hiring committee Member

Professional Service

  • NJ Sea Grant Coastal Hazards Specialist
  • Waterfront Alliance WEDG Guidelines Technical Advisory Committee
  • Jounal of Waterways Port Coastal and Ocean Engineering Reviewer
  • NJ Coastal Resilience Collaborative Leadership Committee
  • Shore and Beach Editorial Board
  • ASBPA ASBPA Science and Technology Committee
  • ASBPA ASBPA Students and New Professionals Chapter
  • Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) Advisory Committee Member
  • Coastal Engineering 2020-21 Reviewer
  • Estuaries and Coasts Reviewer
  • Ocean and Coastal Management Reviewer
  • ASBPA Best Restored Shores Project Review Panel
  • Coastal Engineering Reviewer
  • ASBPA Reviewer
  • ASBPA Abstract Review Panel
  • University of New South Wales Member
  • Journal of Geophysical Research Reviewer
  • NSF Reviewer
  • USACE Member USACE South Atlantic Coast Comprehensive Study technical oversight committee
  • University of South Alabama Reviewer
  • Restore Americas Estuaries Local Organizing Committee
  • Maryland Sea Grant 2021 Proposal Reviewer
  • New York Sea Grant 2021 proposal reviewer
  • Shore and Beach Guest Editor
  • Scape Landscape Architecture Consultant Henry Hudson Fjord Trail
  • ASBPA Poster Session Chair
  • 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
  • NSF 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
  • NEER – Nearshore Extreme Events Reconnaissance Association (NEER) 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
  • Stevens Alumni Association Member
  • TBP – Tau Beta Pi Member
  • ASBPA – American Shore and Beach Preservation Association 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).

Data Set

    Journal Article

    1. Bredes, A. L.; Miller, J.; Kerr, L.; Brown, D. R. (2022). Observations of Wave Height Amplification Behind an Oyster Castle Breakwater System in a High-Energy Environment: Gandys Beach, NJ. Frontiers in Built Environment (vol. 8).
    2. Janssen, M. S.; Lemke, L.; Miller, J.; Douglas, W. S. (2022). Fortescue Inlet: Offshore Deposition Basins for Navigation Channel Management in Small Craft Inlets. Journal of Waterway, Port, Coastal and Ocean Engineering (2 ed., vol. 148).
    3. Janssen, M. S.; Miller, J. (2022). The Dune Engineering Demand Parameter and Applications to Forecasting Dune Impacts. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (2 ed., vol. 10).
    4. Marsooli, R.; Jamous, M.; Miller, J. (2021). Climate Change Impacts on Wind Waves Generated by Major Tropical Cyclones off the Coast of New Jersey, USA. Frontiers in Built Environment (vol. 7).
    5. Lemke, L.; Miller, J. (2021). Role of storm erosion potential and beach morphology in controlling dune erosion. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (12 ed., vol. 9).
    6. Zimmerman, T.; Miller, J. (2021). UAS-SfM approach to evaluate the performance of notched groins within a groin field and their impact on the morphological evolution of a beach nourishment. Coastal Engineering (vol. 170).
    7. Miller, J.; Web, B.; Watts, I. (2021). Observations and lessons learned from recent storm events.. Shore and Beach (2 ed., vol. 89). Fort Meyers,FL: ASBPA.
    8. 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).
    9. 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).
    10. Lemke, L.; Miller, J. (2020). Evaluation of storms through the lens of erosion potential along the New Jersey, USA coast. Coastal Engineering (vol. 158).
    11. 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.
    12. 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.
    13. 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. Fanning, A.; Janssen, M.; Miller, J. K. (2022). Evaluation of Storm Severity Based on the Storm Erosion Index along the New Jersey Atlantic Coast Following the “Mother's Day" 2022 Nor'easter (vol. TR SIT-DL-22-9-3010). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
    2. Fanning, A.; Janssen, M.; Miller, J. K. (2022). Evaluation of Storm Severity Based on the Storm Erosion Index along the New Jersey Atlantic Coast Following “Winter Storm Izzy” (vol. TR SIT-DL-22-9-3009). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
    3. Zuck, N.; Kerr, L.; Miller, J. K. (2022). South End of Long Branch 2020 Renourishment: Monitoring Report 1 (vol. TR SIT-DL-22-9-3011). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
    4. Miller, J. (2021). North Wildwood Proposed Cross-section Review (SIT-DL-21-9-CV7 ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology.
    5. Miller, J.; Lemke, L. (2021). Evaluation of Storm Severity Based on the Storm Erosion Index along the New Jersey Atlantic Coast Following “Winter Storm Orlena” (January 31 – February 2, 2021 Nor’easter) (SIT-DL-21-9-CV6 ed.). Hoboken, NJ: Stevens Institute of Technology.
    6. 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.
    7. 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.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
    10. 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.
    11. Miller, J. (2019). North Wildwood Stone Size and Scour Reanalysis (vol. SIT-DL-19-9-2995). Hoboken, NJ : Stevens Institute of Technology, Davidson Laboratory.
    12. 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.
    13. 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.
    14. 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.
    15. 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.
    16. 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.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.