Dr. Jonathan Miles is a Professor of Integrated Science and Technology and Executive Director of the Center for the Advancement of Sustainable Energy at James Madison University.

His background is in physics and mechanical engineering and he teaches a range of courses at all levels involving the applied sciences along with engineering and energy. Dr. Miles has been involved with wind energy since 1998.

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Grants

  • April 2013

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,855 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to lead an interdisciplinary team of students to design and construct a lightweight, transportable wind turbine that can be used to power small electronic devices.

  • August 2013

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Remy M. Pangle (Director of Education and Outreach, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $24,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for the Wind for Schools in Virginia program, hosted by James Madison University, Phase III Mod. 5 to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for K-12 schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

  • March 2013

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $55,000 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for "State-Based Anemometer Loan Program" to validate wind resource maps in collaboration with other states and the U.S. Department of Energy and to support the wind siting efforts throughout the state.

  • May 2013

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $41,000 from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support the offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts analysis for the southeast.

  • May 2013

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering), Remy Pangle (Associate Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy to formalize the Wind Applications Center at JMU and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for kindergarten through 12th grade schools in Virginia.

  • June 2014

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received two awards from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy – $22,500 for the Wind for Schools Program to assist schools that are currently engaged in planning for and/or siting wind turbines on their campuses and to conduct school/classroom visits and $17,500 for the state-based anemometer loan program to visit and maintain and/or decommission the systems now deployed and to deploy one of the towers currently in the Center for Wind Energy’s inventory.

  • March 2014

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $73,311from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy for general and core services for the Center for Wind Energy. The grant will help to conduct a continual, intensive and comprehensive self-assessment and business planning exercise in order to identify the services that are most appropriate and useful to the university and to the commonwealth.

  • November 2014

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $53,327 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue providing education, outreach and research at the Center for Wind Energy.

  • April 2015

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $10,000 from the Southeastern Coastal Wind Coalition to conduct outreach and education to stakeholders and decision makers on wind energy in Virginia and the Southeast.

  • August 2015

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology; Director, Virginia Center for Wind Energy) received $73,570 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to support the Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University.

  • January 2015

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $14,000 from the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to continue providing education, outreach and research activities at the Center for Wind Energy.

  • June 2015

    Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $44,585 from the Virginia Public Private Partnership to screen and analyze suitable state-owned properties for solar energy development.

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