Massoud(Matt) Miri

Dr. Massoud (Matt) Miri

Department of Chemistry

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Associate Professor



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.