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Massoud(Matt) Miri

Dr. Massoud (Matt) Miri

Department of Chemistry

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Associate Professor


Email: mjmsch@rit.edu


Qualifications

1985 Ph.D., University of Hamburg, Chemistry

1981 M.Sc., University of Hamburg, Chemistry

1977 B.Sc., University of Hamburg, Chemistry


Publications (selected)

  1. Parisi, L.R.; Scheibel, D.M.; Miri, M.J., “Renewable Comonomers for the Production of Ethylene Copolymers”, PMSE Prepr., 2012, 106, 683-684.
  2. Kolhatkar, N.A.; Monfette, A.M.; Lin, S.; Miri, M.J., “Salicylaldiminato Nickel(II) Catalysts with 5-Halo-3-Methoxy Groups for Ethylene Polymerization”, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polymer Chemistry, 2012, 50, 986-995.
  3. Cheng, H.N.; Miri, M.J., “Statistical Models and NMR Analysis of Polymer Microstructure”, ACS Symposium Series, 1077, 371-382, 2012, published on-line, 10/24/2011, DOI: 10.1021/bk-2011-1077.ch022.
  4. Miri, M.J.; Nori, K.E.; Andrew, R.M.; Ge, C., “Copolyester Synthesis Using Glycerol from Biodiesel Production”, Chapter 2in “Renewable and Sustainable Polymers”, Ed. Payne, G.F, Smith, P.B., ACS Symposium Series, John Wiley & Sons2011, 1063, 11-35.
  5. Shah, B.B.; Clark, J.M.; Snyder, J.M.; Miri, M.J., “Polyethylene/Starch Hybrids produced by Emulsion Polymerization”, Polym. Prepr., 2011, 52(1), 43-44.
  6. Miri, M.J.; Pritchard, B.P.; Cheng, H.N., “A Versatile Approach for Modeling and Simulating theTacticity of Polymers”, J. Mol. Model., 2011, 17, 1767-1780.
  7. Miri, M.J.;Nori, K.A., Ge, C., “Synthesis of Copolyesters using Glycerol from Biodiesel Production”, Polym. Prepr., 2010, 51(1), 769-770.
  8. Miri, M.J., “Aspects of Chemical Reactions and Chemistry of Materials”, Prentice Hall/Pearson Custom Publishing, Boston, 5th edition, 2010.
  9. Kolhatkar, N.A.; Monfette, A.M.; Shah, B.B.; Clark, J.M.; Green, B.A., Miri, M., “Polymerization of Ethylene with 5-Halo-3-Methoxy-Salicyl aldiminato Nickel (II) Catalysts”, Polym. Prepr., 2009, 50 (2), 226-227.
  10. Press, R.J., Santhanam, K.S.V., Miri, M.J., Bailey, A.V., Takacs, G.A., “Introduction to Hydrogen Technology”, 2009, John Wiley & Sons, Hoboken, New Jersey.
  11. Fullana, M.J.; Miri, M.J.; Vadhavkar, S.S.; Kolhatkar, N.; Delis, A.C., “Polymerization of methyl acrylate and as comonomer with ethylene using bis(imino)pyridine iron(II) chloride / methylaluminoxane catalyst”, J. Polym. Sci., Part A: Polym. Chem., 2008, 46, 5542-5558.
  12. Miri, M.; Fullana, M.; Vadhavkar, S.; Mai, X.;Soucy, J., “Sinlge-Site Catalysts for the Copolymerization of Ethylene with Methylacrylate”, Polym. Prepr., 2007, 48 (1), 203.
  13. Miri, M. and  Morales-Tirado, J., “Tool for Understanding Copolymerization and Monomer Sequence Distribution of Copolymers”, J. Chem. Ed., 80, 839 (2003); and J. Chem Ed. WebWare.
  14. Croston, M.; Langston, J., Takacs; G., Morrill; T.C., Miri, M.;Santhanam, K.S.V.;Ajayan, P., “Conversion of Aniline to Azobenzene at Functionalized Carbon Nanotubes: A Possible Case of Nanodimensional Reaction”, International J. Nanosci.. 1, 2002, 285.
  15. Sweeney,M.A.;Smith,T.W.; Croucher,M.; Langner, A.; Miri,M.J.; Klymachyov,A.; Kaplan,S.; Tshudy, D., “Development of a Process for the Formation of Monodisperse, Submicron, Colloidal Particles Comprised of a Complex of Phosphotungstic Acid with Ethoxylated Surfactants”, J. Colloid Interface Sci., 2002, 253, 53.
  16. Langston, J.;Culbertson, B.; Nguyen, K.; Miri, M.;Takacs, G.;Fuller, L.; Santhanam, K.S.V.; Ajayan, P.,  “Fullerenes for the New Millenium”, Electrochem. Soc. Proc., 199thMeet., Washington, D.C., 2001, 11, 366.
  17. Miri, M.; Culbertson, B.;Didonato, D.; Evans, A.;Pecak, M.; Romero, A., “Metallocene Catalyzed Ethylene Copolymerization with 1-Olefins and Dienes”, Polym. Mater. Sci. Eng. Proc., 2001, 84, 757.
  18. Miri, M.;  Hetzer, D.;  Miles, A.; Pecak, M.; Riscili, B. in: W. Kaminsky (Ed.), “Ethylene/α-Olefin Copolymerization with Dimethylsilyl-bis(2-methyl-4-phenyl-indenyl) zirconiumdichloride and Methylaluminoxane: Influences on Polymerization Activity and Molecular Weight”, Metalorganic Catalysts for Synthesis and Polymerisation, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1999, p. 509.
  19. Matthews D.N. and Miri, M., “Amorphous Polypropylene”, Notice of Invention, (Uniroyal Chemical Co., Inc.) ID. No.: 87/45.
  20. Kaminsky, W. and Miri, M., “Unusual Polymerization Possibilities with Highly Active Metallocene/Aluminoxane Catalysts”, Homogeneous Heterog. Catal., Proc. Int. Symp., 1986, 5, 327-41.
  21. Kaminsky, W. and Miri, M., “Ethylene Propylene DieneTerpolymers Produced with a Homogeneous and Highly Active Zirconium Catalyst”, J. Polym. Sci., Chem. Ed., 1985, 23, 2151-2164.
  22. Kaminsky, W.; Miri, M.; Sinn H.; Woldt, R., “Biscyclopentadienyl Zirconium Compounds and Aluminoxane asZiegler Catalysts for the Polymerization and Copolymerization of Olefins”, Makromol. Chem., Rapid Commun., 1983, 4(6), 417-421.
  23. Kaminsky,W.; Maedler, H.; Miri, M.; Schlobohm, M., “Process for the Synthesis of Filled Plyolefins” (Hoechst A.G.), Offen., DE 3240382 A1, applied: 11/2/82, published: 5/3/84, granted: 5/2/91.