Friday, June 7, 2024

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Iowa has appointed David Miles as the F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor.

The three-year appointment comes with an annual discretionary research fund of $4,000 which may be used for scholarly work, professional travel, programmatic enhancements such as symposia, colloquia, hosting special visitors, or other initiatives.

Miles is the principal investigator of the Tandem Reconnection and Cusp Electrodynamics Reconnaissance Satellites (TRACERS) Mission. He is an experimental space physicist specializing in the development of next-generation spaceflight instrumentation. His research interests include space weather, solar-terrestrial, physics, and auroral dynamics including magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling.  

He recently received the Iowa Mid-Career Faculty Scholar Award and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Dean's Scholar Award

Miles earned a Bachelor of Engineering in computer engineering from the University of Victoria, a Master of Science in physics from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in geophysics from the University of Alberta. He was a professional at the University of Alberta for 10 years before joining Iowa as an assistant professor in 2017.