João Mário Miranda graduated in Chemical Engineering in 1994 and got his PhD in 2002 with a thesis on mass transport in the boundary layer of polarised separation membranes. From 2004 to 2007 he studied mass transport phenomena in sub-macroscopic devices, with emphasis on the application of computational fluid dynamics to lab-on-chips. From 2007 to 2009, he was professor at Universidade Lusófona do Porto, being responsible for subjects such as Signal Processing and Statistics. In the period 2009-2014, João Miranda was a Associate Researcher at FEUP (Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto).
Presently, he is a researcher at CEFT/FEUP working in microscale flow and mass transport, acoustic mixing, biofouling, cell trapping, hemodynamics in micro and macroscales, biomimetic fluids, production of microparticles and two phase flows in microdevices. Other activities include teaching to undergraduate students (Fluid Mechanics, Transport Operations) and management of research projects.

Research interests

Droplet microfluidics

Biomimetic fluids



Selected publications

  • A.M. Ferreira, D. Cruz Moreira, L. Cerqueira, J.M. Miranda and N.F. Azevedo
    Yeasts identification in microfluidic devices using peptide nucleic acid fluorescence in situ hybridization (PNA-FISH)
    Biomedical Microdevices, 11 (1), 2017.
  • F.J.N. Direito, A.O. Morgado, L.A.M. Rocha, J.M. Miranda and J.B.L.M. Campos
    Experimental and numerical 3D study of a Taylor drop rising in a stagnant heavier liquid
    Physics of Fluids, 037109 (3), 2017.
  • D. Bento, L. Sousa, T. Yaginuma, V. Garcia, R. Lima and J.M. Miranda
    Microbubble moving in blood flow in microchannels: effect on the cell-free layer and cell local concentration
    Biomedical Microdevices, 6 (1), 2017.
  • A.O. Morgado, J.M. Miranda, J.D.P. Araújo and J.B.L.M. Campos
    Review on vertical gas–liquid slug flow
    International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 85 (pp. 348-368, 2016.
  • E. Doutel, S.I.S. Pinto, J.B.L.M. Campos and J.M. Miranda
    Link between deviations from Murray’s Law and occurrence of low wall shear stress regions in the left coronary artery
    Journal of Theoretical Biology, 402 (pp. 89-99 (11), 2016.
  • J. Carneiro, E. Doutel, J.B.L.M. Campos and J.M. Miranda
    PDMS droplet formation and characterization by hydrodynamic flow focusing technique in a PDMS square microchannel
    Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 105013 (10), 2016.
  • J.M.R. Moreira, J. Ponmozhi, J.B.L.M. Campos, J.M. Miranda and F.J. Mergulhão
    Micro- and macro-flow systems to study Escherichia coli adhesion to biomedical materials
    Chemical Engineering Science, 126 (pp. 440-445 (446), 2015.
  • S.O. Catarino, L.R. Silva, P.M. Mendes, J.M. Miranda, S. Lanceros Mendez and G. Minas
    Piezoelectric actuators for acoustic mixing in microfluidic devices-Numerical prediction and experimental validation of heat and mass transport
    Sensors and Actuators B-Chemical, 205 (pp. 206-214 (209), 2014.
  • J.D.P. Araújo, J.M. Miranda, A.M.F.R. Pinto and J.B.L.M. Campos
    Wide-ranging survey on the laminar flow of individual Taylor bubbles rising through stagnant Newtonian liquids
    International Journal of Multiphase Flow, 43 (pp. 131-148 (118), 2012.
  • J.M. Miranda and J.B.L.M. Campos
    Numerical study of a hybrid membrane cell with semi and fully permeable membrane sub-sections
    Chemical Engineering Science, 62 (4), pp. 1215-1229 (1215), 2007.