Pere Miro

Pere Miro

Assistant Professor

CHEMISTRY

Pardee Estee Laboratory 301

Phone: (605) 677-5487

Email: Pere.Miro@usd.edu

Website: http://quantumcoyote.github.io/miro

Bio:

Theoretical/Computational physical chemist born in Vendrell (Spain) who got his Ph.D. at the Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia and travelled the world until he became an assistant professor in South Dakota.


Teaching Interests:

Physical Chemistry and Theoretical/Computational Chemistry.


Research Interests:

My research focuses on the study of dynamic properties and chemical reactivity in confined spaces with application to molecular metal oxides and catalysis inside molecular and 3D nanoporous systems.


Education:

  • Ph D, Physical Chemistry, Universitat Rovira i Virgili / Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, 2010
  • MS, Physical Chemistry, Universitat Rovira i Virgili / Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, 2007
  • BS, Chemistry, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, 2005

Grants:

  • EPSCoR Track-2: Data Driven Material Discovery Center for Bioengineering Innovation, NSF. Grant Role: Supporting. (2019 - 2023)
  • IUCRC Planning Grant: Center for Solid-State Green Electric Power Generation and Storage (CEPS), National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Co-Principal. (2019 - 2019)
  • REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Fluorine Chemistry, National Science Foundation. Grant Role: Supporting. (2018 - 2021)
  • Aqueous Speciation of Molecular Metal Oxide Precursors for Thin Films, SDBoR. Grant Role: Principal. (2018 - 2019)
  • Computational Physical Chemistry on a Raspberry Pi Computer Cluster, CTL. Grant Role: Principal.

Publications:

Citations listed below are presented in a standardized, modified format for display purposes only. They do not necessarily reflect the preferred style and conventions of the faculty member or discipline.

  • Miro Ramirez, Pere, Hoefelmeyer, James, Haley, Rust, Sem Raj, Tamang, Andreas, Achazi, and Pramod, Dhungana. Suzuki coupling catalyzed by chloro({2-[mesityl(quinolin-8-yl-?N)boryl]-3,5-dimethylphenyl}methyl-?C)palladium(II), 2365-2370. Vol. 75, Iss. 16. Tetrahedron, 2019. (DOI: 10.1016/j.tet.2019.03.001)
  • Pellizzeri, Steven, Barona, Melissa, Bernales, Varinia, Miro, Pere, Liao, Peilin, Gagliardi, Laura, Snurr, Randall Q., and Getman, Rachel B.. Catalytic descriptors and electronic properties of single-site catalysts for ethene dimerization to 1-butene, 149-157. Vol. 312. CATALYSIS TODAY, 2018. (DOI: 10.1016/j.cattod.2018.02.024)
  • Ahmad, Sohail, Miro Ramirez, Pere, Audiffred, Martha, and Heine, Thomas. Tuning the electronic structure of graphene through alkali metal and halogen atom intercalation. Solid State Communications, 2018.
  • Ghorbani-Asl, Mahdi, Kuc, Agnieszka, Miro, Pere, and Heine, Thomas. A Single-Material Logical Junction Based on 2D Crystal PdS2, 853-856. Vol. 28, Iss. 5. ADVANCED MATERIALS, 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/adma.201504274)
  • Sures, Dylan J., Molina, Pedro I., Miro, Pere, Zakharov, Lev N., and Nyman, May. Cesium salts of niobo-tungstate isopolyanions with intermediate group V-group VI character, 928-936. Vol. 40, Iss. 2. NEW JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, 2016. (DOI: 10.1039/c5nj02914g)
  • Miro, Pere, Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Gil, Adria, Burns, Peter C., Nyman, May, and Bo, Carles. Self-Assembly of Uranyl-Peroxide Nanocapsules in Basic Peroxidic Environments, 8571-8578. Vol. 22, Iss. 25. Chem. Eur. J, 2016. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201600390)
  • Roeser, Stephan, Bozoglian, Fernando, Richmond, Craig J., League, Aaron B., Ertem, Mehmed Z., Francas, Laia, Miro, Pere, Benet-Buchholz, Jordi, Cramer, Christopher J., and Llobet, Antoni. Water oxidation catalysis with ligand substituted Ru-bpp type complexes, 5088-5101. Vol. 6, Iss. 13. CATALYSIS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 2016. (DOI: 10.1039/c6cy00197a)
  • Jeong, Sohee, Yoo, Dongwon, Ahn, Minji, Miro, Pere, Heine, Thomas, and Cheon, Jinwoo. Tandem intercalation strategy for single-layer nanosheets as an effective alternative to conventional exfoliation processes. Vol. 6. NATURE COMMUNICATIONS, 2015. (DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6763)
  • Miro, Pere, Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Dzubak, Allison L., Hu, Shuxian, Burns, Peter C., Cramer, Christopher J., Spezia, Riccardo, and Gagliardi, Laura. Uranyl-Peroxide Nanocapsules in Aqueous Solution: Force Field Development and First Applications (vol 118, pg 24730, 2014), 15778-15778. Vol. 119, Iss. 27. JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY C, 2015. (DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b05558)
  • Miro, Pere, Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Dzubak, Allison L., Hu, Shuxian, Burns, Peter C., Cramer, Christopher J., Spezia, Riccardo, and Gagliardi, Laura. Uranyl-Peroxide Nanocapsules in Aqueous Solution: Force Field Development and First Applications, 24730-24740. Vol. 118, Iss. 42. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2014. (DOI: 10.1021/jp504147s)
  • Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Miro, Pere, Ma, Dongxia, Sigmon, Ginger E., Burns, Peter C., Cramer, Christopher J., and Gagliardi, Laura. Synthesis and Characterization of the First 2D Neptunyl Structure Stabilized by Side-on CationCation Interactions, 2937-2941. Vol. 19, Iss. 9. Chem. Eur. J, 2013. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201204149)
  • Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Miro, Pere, Koballa, Drew, Todorova, Tanya K., Daly, Scott R., Girolami, Gregory S., Cramer, Christopher J., and Gagliardi, Laura. Volatilities of Actinide and Lanthanide N,N-Dimethylaminodiboranate Chemical Vapor Deposition Precursors: A DFT Study, 23194-23200. Vol. 116, Iss. 44. J. Phys. Chem. C, 2012. (DOI: 10.1021/jp305691y)
  • Vlaisavljevich, Bess, Miro, Pere, Cramer, Christopher J., Gagliardi, Laura, Infante, Ivan, and Liddle, Stephen T.. On the Nature of Actinide- and Lanthanide-Metal Bonds in Heterobimetallic Compounds, 8424-8433. Vol. 17, Iss. 30. Chem. Eur. J, 2011. (DOI: 10.1002/chem.201100774)

Presentations:

  • Achazi, Andreas, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Bottom-up design of metal oxide and peroxide nanoclusters using neural networks. Presented at the 258th ACS National Meeting, San Diego CA. (August 29, 2019)
  • Achazi, Andreas, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Streamlining the exploration of chemical space for aqueous molecular metal oxides as thin film precursors. Presented at the 258th ACS National Meeting, San Diego CA. (August 29, 2019)
  • Rust, Haley, Achazi, Andreas, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Suzuki coupling catalyzed by (8-(dimesitylboryl)quinoline)palladium(0) species: Theoretical analysis. Presented at the 258th ACS National Meeting, San Diego CA. (August 25, 2019)
  • Miro Ramirez, Pere. Electronic Structure and Speciation of Actinide Molecular Metal Oxides. Presented at the Frontiers in Metal Oxide Cluster Science, Corvallis, OR. (August 19, 2019)
  • Selvaratnam, Balaranjan, Miro Ramirez, Pere, Koodali, Ranjit T.. Optimizing the particle size and geometry of Cu2O nanoparticles for water splitting using DFT trained neural network potential. Presented at the 257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando FL. (April 4, 2019)
  • Miro Ramirez, Pere. Speciation of uranyl-peroxide species: from molecules to nanocapsules. Presented at the 257th ACS National Meeting, Orlando FL. (April 4, 2019)
  • Rust, Haley S., Achazi, Andreas, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Suzuki Coupling Catalyzed by (8-(dimesitylboryl)quinoline)palladium(0) Species: A Theoretical Analysis. Presented at the IdeaFest, Vermillion, SD. (April 3, 2019)
  • Miro Ramirez, Pere. Isomerism and speciation of uranyl-peroxide nanocapsules. Presented at the ACS Regional Meeting, Ames, IA. (October 23, 2018)
  • Rabbani, S M Gulam, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Reactivity in Confined Spaces: Knoevenagel Condensation Inside Molecular Nanocapsules. Presented at the ACS Regional Meeting, Ames, IA. (October 23, 2018)
  • Rabbani, S M Gulam, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Speciation of Hexagonal Blocks of Uranyl-Peroxide Nanocapsules. Presented at the ACS Regional Meeting, Ames, IA. (October 23, 2018)
  • Rust, Haley S., Juntunen, Hope, McNally, Alex, Hoefelmeyer, James, Miro Ramirez, Pere. Frustrated Lewis Pairs and C-F Bond Activation: Interactions with Transition Metals. Presented at the ACS Regional Meeting, Ames, IA. (October 21, 2018)
  • Miro Ramirez, Pere. Density functional theory insights into rhodium-catalyzed addition of arylboronic acids to ketones. Presented at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March 19, 2018)
  • Miro Ramirez, Pere. Understanding isomerism in peroxide nanocapsules: Are other isomers possible?. Presented at the 255th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA. (March 18, 2018)
  • Miro, Pere. Two-dimensional materials beyond MoS2. Presented at the Great Lakes Regional ACS Meeting 2017, Fargo SD. (June 30, 2017)