About Thomas J. Miranda

Thomas J. Miranda, is a native of Hawaii and has been active in the field of Polymer Chemistry and Coatings Technology for over forty years. His achievements as scientist, inventor, author and lecturer are well documented in polymer synthesis, heterogeneous catalysis, polymer stabilization, water soluble polymers, emulsion technology and radiation chemistry.

The author was born in Ewa, Oahu on a sugar plantation and grew up in Honolulu living there until a year after the Pearl Harbor bombing that he witnessed. He moved to California, graduated from San Jose State College with an AB and MA in Physical Sciences and taught there for one year. He served in the Army Chemical Corps, then received a PhD in Organic Chemistry from Notre Dame University where he was the W.R. Grace Research Fellow and an MSBA from Indiana University where he taught as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Chemistry over a twenty year period.

His business experiences include Director of Research for the O’Brien Corporation, Staff Scientist at Whirlpool Corporation. He served as President of the Paint Research Institute, Technical Editor for the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s Journal of Coatings Technology for twenty years and Editor of the Monograph Series on Coatings Technology. He served as an Industrial Consultant in the Materials Science area.

He received a number of local and National Awards for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishment and the Distinguished Business Alumnus Award from the Business School of Indiana University South Bend.

He is the author of Growing up in Hawaii and has published over 50 papers, book chapters and the author of 13 United States Patents.