Daniel Miranda

Office: 2

Email: damiranda@ipca.pt

Keywords: Physics, Computational Modeling, Computational Simulation, Computational Physics, Finite Element Method, Energy, Energy Systems, Energy Storage Systems, Lithium ion Batteries


Daniel Miranda was born on May 18, 1981 in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. He graduated in Physics and Chemistry from University of Minho in 2005. In 2008, he obtained the MSc degree in Physics from the University of Minho. During his MSc thesis, he worked on Materials, Nanoscience, Nanotechnology, Processing and characterization on poly(vinylidene fluoride) doped with nano-silver particles. In 2017 he earned his PhD in Physics from the University of Minho, Portugal, with thesis theme: “Optimizing performance of rechargeable lithium-ion batteries through computer simulations”. Currently, he is Assistant Professor at School of Technology, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Portugal, integrated member/researcher of 2Ai Laboratory at IPCA and researcher of Electroactive Smart Materials Research Group at University of Minho. He is currently focused on the development of theoretical models of lithium ion batteries through computational simulation (Finite Elements Method) and computational simulation and modeling applied in energy, energy systems, storage energy applications. Also, his current research interests focus on development of theoretical models and computational simulation applied in different areas, such as: supercapacitors, materials science (materials for energy applications: electrodes and battery separators), industrial applications and technologies (robotic, sensors, mechanics devices, thermodynamic systems or air conditioning systems, fluidic and microfluidic systems, electrical and electronic devices), health technologies (diagnostic systems), simulation systems and serious games.




  • Title: E-print-Advanced Green Printed Batteries for Portable Devices   
  • Position: Researcher
  • Reference: PTDC/FIS-MAC/28157/2017 Date: 2018 to 2021
  • Budget: € 235.000,00
  • Title: Underwater Acoustic Communications   
  • Position: Promoter
  • Reference: Nº1165 – Step 7  Date: 01/01/2014 to 31/12/2014
  • Budget: € 8.300,40
  • Title: Processing and characterization of PVDF-based electroactive and composite polymers for microelectronics, sensors and actuators applications  More info: link
  • Position: MSc student
  • Reference: POCI/CTM/59425/2004   Date: 2014
  • Budget: € 71 352,00
  • Title: Electromechanical and thermal response in high deformation relaxers and polymers  More info: link
  • Position: MSc student
  • Reference: POCTI/2000/CTM/33501   Date: 2000
  • Budget: € 44.891,81

Distinction & Recognition of publications

1. January 2017, the article “Lithium ion rechargeable batteries: State of the art and future needs of microscopic theoretical models and simulations (Review)” published in Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry was selected to one collection of top articles on Energy Storage by Elsevier from a selection of their leading energy journals.

2. The article “Computer simulation of the influence of thermal conditions on the performance of conventional and unconventional lithium-ion battery geometries” published in Energy Journal have been highlighted at 10 Ionizing Papers (8th paper of the list) in February 2018 Battery Science literature review of the Research Interfaces. The Research Interfaces mission is to strengthen knowledge transfer within academia and industry by curating articles that are commercially relevant and have the potential to make an impact. link