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Jose Oscar Mur-Miranda, Ph.D.

Jose Oscar Mur-Miranda

Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Milas Hall 332


Ph.D., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1998
M.S., Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, MIT, 1998
B.S., Electrical Engineering, MIT, 1995

Select Courses Taught

Modeling and Control
Signals and Systems
Principles of Engineering
Nonlinear Circuit Analysis

Areas Of Interest

Energy and power circuits and systems Appropriate engineering for the developing world Microelectromechanical systems


Prof. Jose Oscar Mur-Miranda is an expert in electronics and electric energy systems. He designed the first electrostatic vibration-to-electric energy harvester using microelectromechanical systems technology. He currently conducts research in various methods for power transmission and harvesting, as well as advanced methods of electromechanical power conversion. Prof. Mur-Miranda is a principal investigator of the International Development Innovator Network, an international consortium of universities that seeks to establish and nurture a global network of local innovators using technology to address issues facing people living in poverty. As mentor and organizer in the International Development Design Summit, he provides in-depth technical support to people from all continents in the use of design and co-creation to address development needs, focusing on electronics and smart systems. In addition, Prof. Mur-Miranda has extensive experience teaching and developing courses that span electronics, linear system theory, and electromechanics and emphasize cross-disciplinary connections. He has co-taught courses in engineering design process, human centered design, entrepreneurship and international development.

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