Office of Basic Energy Sciences
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20585-1290
Phone: (301) 903-8014
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Dr. Miranda, a program manager in the Catalysis and Chemical Transformations program, has 17 years of academic experience with the University of Louisville as a professor of chemical engineering. Between 1990 and 1991, he was a visiting professor at the University of Mar del Plata (Argentina) and Ecole Nationale Sup. de Chimie (Montpellier, France). Between 1984 and 1989, he was a summer research faculty associate at the Argonne National Laboratory in the Chemistry Division and Materials Science Division. From 1996 until 1999, he was program director for the Kinetics and Catalysis program at the National Science Foundation. His teaching encompassed traditional chemical engineering courses, specializing in graduate-level kinetics and reaction engineering, heterogeneous catalysis, engineering mathematics, solid-state chemical processing, and computational condensed-matter chemistry.
His research interests are in catalytic reaction mechanism identification. He studied hydrogenation catalysis over self-assembled chirally-modified surfaces, partial oxidation of alcohols and aldehydes over transition metal oxide nanoparticles, and hydrotreatment of N-heteroaromatics over acidic supported transition metal oxides. He is also interested in chemical microdevice technology, in particular the fabrication and characterization of solid-state microsensors.
Ph.D., University of Connecticut in Storrs
M.S., University of Connecticut in Storrs
B.S., University of Cuyo, Argentina