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Dr. Haralampos Miras

Lecturer
Email:   harism@chem.gla.ac.uk
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Haralampos N. Miras was born in Athens, Greece. He gained his BSc degree in chemistry from Ioannina University and obtained his PhD under the supervision of Prof. T. A. Kabanos at Ioannina University in 2004. In 2005 he moved to the University of Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, USA to take up a post-doctoral fellowship with Prof. R. G. Raptis in pyrazolate based coordination materials. In 2006 he was offered a research associate position by Prof. Cronin at the University of Glasgow in the area of discovery, synthesis and mechanistic studies using ESI/CSI-MS of large polyoxometalate and coordination clusters. In 2010 was awarded a Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) research fellow co-funded by Marie Curie actions. He is currently leader of the complex chemical systems sub-group, within the Cronin group. His research interests are focusing in polyoxometalate, chalcogenide and coordination chemistry.

Research interests: My research interests are primarily focused on the investigation and development of metal oxide/chalcogenide based surfaces for energy applications (H2 production, water oxidation, catalytic processes etc.). The current research is dedicated to the discovery of simple preparation routes to mesoporous polyoxometalate-based composite materials for oxidative catalysis and understanding of fundamental processes in the self-assembly of supramolecular coordination compounds with modular magnetic properties as well as the investigation of their electronic structure, electrochemical behaviour and electrocatalytic activity. A synergistic research strand which is being developed in parallel in collaboration with Prof. Leroy Cronin, involves the fundamental understanding, control and design of self-assembled complex chemical systems. I am interested in exploiting novel methodologies (continuous flow processing and microfluidics) for the discovery and design of functional molecular devices. Other recent research projects have investigated the discovery of intermediate reaction structures in an effort to understand the underlying chemistry in the self-assembly of polyoxometalate systems and extraction of crucial mechanistic information utilizing high resolution ESI-MS techniques.

Group Publications

58. Exploring Self-Assembly and the Self-Organization of Nanoscale Inorganic Polyoxometalate Clusters, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Adv. Inorg. Chem., 2017
57. Shrink wrapping redox-active crystals of polyoxometalate open frameworks with organic polymers via crystal induced polymerisation, Y. Takashima, H. N. Miras, S. Glatzel, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2016, 52, 7794-7797
56. Exploiting the equilibrium dynamics in the self-assembly of inorganic macrocycles based upon polyoxothiometalate building blocks, H. -Y. Zang, A. J. Surman, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, H. N. Miras, Chem. Commun., 2016, Advance Article
55. Assembly of inorganic [Mo2S2O2]2+ panels connected by selenite anions to nanoscale chalcogenide-polyoxometalate clusters, H. -Y. Zang, J. -J. Chen, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, H. N. Miras, Chem. Sci., 2016, 7, 3798-3804
54. Trapping the δ Isomer of the Polyoxometalate-Based Keggin Cluster with a Tripodal Ligand, C. Sartzi, H. N. Miras, L. Vilà-Nadal, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 15488-15492
53. High-Performance Polyoxometalate-Based Cathode Materials for Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Batteries, J. -J. Chen, M. D. Symes, S. -C. Fan, M. -S. Zheng, H. N. Miras, Q. -F. Dong, L. Cronin, Adv. Mater., 2015
52. Investigating the Formation of Molybdenum Blues with Gel Electrophoresis and Mass Spectrometry, I. Nakamura, H. N. Miras, A. Fujiwara, M. Fujibayashi, Y.-F. Song, L. Cronin, R. Tsunashima, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2015, 137, 6524-6530
51. Design and fabrication of memory devices based on nanoscale polyoxometalate clusters, C. Busche, L. Vilà-Nadal, J. Yan, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, V. P. Georgiev, A. Asenov, R. H. Pedersen, N. Gadegaard, M. M. Mirza, D. J. Paul, J. M. Poblet, L. Cronin, Nature, 2014, 515, 545-549
50. Controlling the Ring Curvature, Solution Assembly, and Reactivity of Gigantic Molybdenum Blue Wheels, W. Xuan, A. J. Surman, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2014, 136, 14114-14120
49. Discovery of gigantic molecular nanostructures using a flow reaction array as a search engine, H. -Y. Zang, A. R. de la Oliva, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, R. T. McBurney, L. Cronin, Nat. Commun., 2014, 5, 3715
48. Polyoxometalate based open-frameworks (POM-OFs), H. N. Miras, L. Vilà-Nadal, L. Cronin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2014, 43, 5679-5699
47. Assembly and core transformation properties of two tetrahedral clusters: [FeIII13P8W60O227(OH)15(H2O)2]30- and [FeIII13P8W60O224(OH)12(PO4)4]33-, P. I. Molina, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 5190-5199
46. A redox-triggered structural rearrangement in an iodate-templated polyoxotungstate cluster cage, D. -L. Long, J. Yan, A. R. de la Oliva, C. Busche, H. N. Miras, J. R. Errington, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 9731-9733
45. Assembly of thiometalate-based {Mo16} and {mo36} composite clusters combining [Mo2O2S2]2+ cations and selenite anions, H. -Y. Zang, J. -J. Chen, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, H. N. Miras, Adv. Mater., 2013, 25, 6245-6249
44. Exploring the Assembly of Supramolecular Polyoxometalate Triangular Morphologies with Johnson Solid Cores: [(MnII(H2O)3)2(K ⊂ {α-GeW10MnII2O38}3)]19-, P. I. Molina, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2013, 52, 9284-9289
43. Template-Directed Assembly of Polyoxothiometalate Scaffolds into Nanomolecular Architectures, H. -Y. Zang, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, B. Rausch, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2013, 52, 6903-6906
42. Sulfite Anions as Structure-Directing Templates for the Engineering of Modular Polyoxometalates, H. N. Miras, G. I. Chilas, L. Cronin, T. A. Kabanos, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2013, 0, 1620-1630
41. Assembly of a Gigantic Polyoxometalate Cluster {W200Co8O660} in a Networked Reactor System, A. R. de la Oliva, V. Sans, H. N. Miras, J. Yan, H. Zang, C. J. Richmond, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 12759-12762
40. A flow-system array for the discovery and scale up of inorganic clusters, C. J. Richmond, H. N. Miras, A. R. de la Oliva, H. Zang, V. Sans, L. Paramonov, C. Makatsoris, R. Inglis, E. K. Brechin, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Nature Chem., 2012, 4, 1037-1043
39. Controlling the Self-Assembly of a Mixed-Metal Mo/VSelenite Family of Polyoxometalates, M. N. C. Ochoa, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Eur. J., 2012, 18, 13743 13754
38. Engineering polyoxometalates with emergent properties, H. N. Miras, J. Yan, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Soc. Rev., 2012, 41, 7403-7430
37. Correlating the magic numbers of inorganic nanomolecular assemblies with a {Pd84} molecular-ring Rosetta Stone, F. Xu, H. N. Miras, R. Scullion, D. -L. Long, J. Thiel, L. Cronin, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 2012, 109, 11609-11612
36. Organic-soluble lacunary {M2(P2W15)2} polyoxometalate sandwiches showing a previously unseen αββα isomerism., D. Gabb, C. P. Pradeep, H. N. Miras, S. Mitchell, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 10000-10005
35. Assembly and Autochirogenesis of a Chiral Inorganic Polythioanion Mobius Strip via Symmetry Breaking, H. Zang, H. N. Miras, J. Yan, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 11376-11379
34. Cation induced structural transformation and mass spectrometric observation of the missing dodecavanadomanganate(iv), F. Li, D. -L. Long, J. M. Cameron, H. N. Miras, C. P. Pradeep, L. Xu, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 9859-9862
33. Oscillatory Template Exchange in Polyoxometalate Capsules: A Ligand-Triggered, Redox-Powered, Chemically Damped Oscillation, H. N. Miras, M. Sorus, J. Hawkett, D. O. Sells, E. J. L. McInnes, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 6980-6983
32. Solution-Phase Monitoring of the Structural Evolution of a Molybdenum Blue Nanoring, H. N. Miras, C. J. Richmond, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2012, 134, 3816-3824
31. Nanoscale Growth of Molecular Oxides: Assembly of a {V6} Double Cubane Between Two Lacunary {P2W15} Polyoxometalates, C. Lydon, C. Busche, H. N. Miras, A. Delf, D. -L. Long, L. Yellowlees, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2012, 51, 2115-2118
30. Direct Synthesis and Mass Spectroscopic Observation of the {M40} Polyoxothiometalate Wheel, H. N. Miras, H. Zang, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem., 2011, 33, 51055111
29. A mixed-valence manganese cubane trapped by inequivalent trilacunary polyoxometalate ligands, S. G. Mitchell, P. I. Molina, S. Khanra, H. N. Miras, A. Prescimone, G. J. T. Cooper, R. S. Winter, E. K. Brechin, D. -L. Long, R. Cogdell, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 9154-9157
28. Connecting Theory with Experiment to Understand the Initial Nucleation Steps of Heteropolyoxometalate Clusters, L. Vilà-Nadal, S. G. Mitchell, A. Rodríguez-Fortea, H. N. Miras, L. Cronin, J. M. Poblet, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 2011, 13, 20136-20145
27. Combined Theoretical and Mass Spectrometry Study of the Formation-Fragmentation of Small Polyoxomolybdates, L. Vilà-Nadal, E. F. Wilson, H. N. Miras, A. Rodríguez-Fortea, L. Cronin, J. M. Poblet, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 7811-7819
26. Exploring the Structure and Properties of Transition Metal Templated {VM(17)(VO(4))(2)} Dawson-Like Capsules, H. N. Miras, D. Stone, D. -L. Long, E. J. L. McInnes, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 8384-8391
25. Assembly of a family of mixed metal {Mo : V} polyoxometalates templated by TeO32−: {Mo12V12Te3}, {Mo12V12Te2} and {Mo17V8Te}, M. N. C. Ochoa, H. N. Miras, A. Kidd, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 8799-8801
24. Self-assembly of a family of macrocyclic polyoxotungstates with emergent material properties, J. Gao, J. Yan, S. G. Mitchell, H. N. Miras, A. G. Boulay, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Sci., 2011, 2, 1502-1508
23. Design and Synthesis of Dumb-bell and Triangular InorganicOrganic Hybrid Nanopolyoxometalate Clusters and Their Characterisation through ESI-MS Analyses, C. P. Pradeep, F.-Y. Li, C. Lydon, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Xu, L. Cronin, Chem. Eur. J., 2011, 17, 7472-7479
22. Real-Time Observation of the Self-Assembly of Hybrid Polyoxometalates Using Mass Spectrometry, E. F. Wilson, H. N. Miras, M. H. Rosnes, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2011, 50, 3720-3724
21. A Supramolecular Heteropolyoxopalladate {Pd15} Cluster Host Encapsulating a {Pd2} Dinuclear Guest: [PdII2{H7PdII15O10(PO4)10}]9−, F. Xu, R. A. Scullion, J. Yan, H. N. Miras, C. Busche, A. Scandurra, B. Pignataro, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 46844686
20. Programmable Surface Architectures Derived from Hybrid Polyoxometalate-Based Clusters, C. Musumeci, A. Luzio, C. P. Pradeep, H. N. Miras, M. H. Rosnes, Y. -F. Song, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, B. Pignataro, J. Phys. Chem. C, 2011, 115, 4446-4455
19. A dimeric polyoxometalate sandwich motif containing a truncated {Mn3O4} cubane core, S. G. Mitchell, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chim. Acta, 2010, 363, 4240-4246
18. Extended Polyoxometalate Framework Solids: Two Mn(II)-Linked {P8W48} Network Arrays, S. G. Mitchell, T. Boyd, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2011, 50, 136143
17. Assembly of titanium embedded polyoxometalates with unprecedented structural features, T. McGlone, L. Vilà-Nadal, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, J. M. Poblet, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 11599-11604
16. Controlling transformations in the assembly of polyoxometalate clusters: {Mo11V7}, {Mo17V8} and {Mo72V30}, H. N. Miras, M. N. C. Ochoa, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2010, 46, 8148-8150
15. Self-Assembly of a Nanosized, Saddle-Shaped, Solution-Stable Polyoxometalate Anion Built from Pentagonal Building Blocks: [H34W119Se8Fe2O420](54-), J. Yan, J. Gao, D. -L. Long, H. N. Miras, L. Cronin, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2010, 132, 11410-11411
14. Modular Inorganic Polyoxometalate Frameworks Showing Emergent Properties: Redox Alloys, J. Thiel, C. Ritchie, H. N. Miras, C. Streb, S. G. Mitchell, T. Boyd, M. N. C. Ochoa, M. H. Rosnes, J. McIver, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 6984-6988
13. Understanding and mapping the assembly of a family of trimeric polyoxometalates: transition metal mediated Wells-Dawson (M-18)-trimers, T. Boyd, S. G. Mitchell, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2010, 39, 6460-6465
12. Face-directed self-assembly of an electronically active Archimedean polyoxometalate architecture, S. G. Mitchell, C. Streb, H. N. Miras, T. Boyd, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Nature Chem., 2010, 2, 308-312
11. Cation Controlled Assembly and Transformation of Mono- and Bi-Sulfite Templated Dawson-Type Polyoxotungstates, J. Yan, D. -L. Long, H. N. Miras, L. Cronin, Inorg. Chem., 2010, 49, 1819-1825
10. Unveiling the Transient Template in the Self-Assembly of a Molecular Oxide Nanowheel, H. N. Miras, G. J. T. Cooper, D. -L. Long, H. Bögge, A. Müller, C. Streb, L. Cronin, Science, 2010, 327, 72-74
9. The Construction of High-Nuclearity Isopolyoxoniobates with Pentagonal Building Blocks: [HNb27O76]16- and [H10Nb31O93(CO3)]23-, R. Tsunashima, D. -L. Long, H. N. Miras, D. Gabb, C. P. Pradeep, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2010, 49, 113-116
8. The Trinity of Polyoxometalates: Connecting {M12} Keggin and {M18} Dawson clusters to Triangles, S.G. Mitchell, S. Khanra, H. N. Miras, T. Boyd, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 27122714
7. Unravelling the Complexities of Inorganic and Supramolecular Self-Assembly in Solution with Electrospray and Cryospray Mass Spectrometry, H. N. Miras, E. F. Wilson, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 1297-1311
6. Structural Evolution of 'S' Shaped [H4W22O74]12- and § Shaped [H10W34O116]18- polyoxotungstate Clusters, H. N. Miras, J. Yan, D. -L. Long, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 8420-8423
5. Solution Discovery and Solid State Characterisation of a Heterometallic Polyoxometalate {Mo11V7}: [MoVI11VV5VIV2O529-SO3)]7-, H. N. Miras, D. J. Stone, E. J. L. McInnes, R. Raptis, P. Baran, G. I. Chilas, M. P. Sigalas, T. A. Kabanos, L. Cronin, Chem. Commun., 2008, 4703-4705
4. Reversible Redox Reactions in an Extended Polyoxometalate Framework Solid, C. Ritchie, C. Streb, J. Thiel, S. G. Mitchell, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, R. D. Peacock, T. McGlone, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 6881-6884
3. Polyoxometalate Mediated Self Assembly of Single-Molecule Magnets: {[XW9O34]2[MnIII4MnII2O4(H2O)4]}12-, C. Ritchie, A. Ferguson, H. Nojiri, H. N. Miras, Y.-F. Song, D. -L. Long, E. Burkholder, M. Murrie, P. Kögerler, E. K. Brechin, L. Cronin, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2008, 47, 5609-5612
2. Polyoxometalate Nanocapsules: From Structure to Function, H. N. Miras, L. Cronin, Organic Nanocapsules, 2008
1. Bridging the gap between solution and solid state studies in Polyoxometalate chemistry: Discovery of a family of [V1M17]-based cages encapsulating two {VVO4} moieties, H. N. Miras, D. -L. Long, P. Kögerler, L. Cronin, Dalton Trans., 2008, 241-221