Miranda Gorman

Senior Fellow, Industry

Miranda Gorman, Ph.D. is an environmental engineer whose research focuses on the sustainability of material resources. She has published peer-reviewed research papers and presented at international conferences on the topics of material flow analysis, resource availability forecasting, the circular economy, and non-fuel mineral mining. Prior research has included the study of new anode materials for the development of next generation energy storage technologies at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and in the private sector. 

Miranda completed her Ph.D. in 2019 in the Environmental Engineering, Sustainability and Science Group at Carnegie Mellon University, where she developed a framework for assessing the complete life cycle of a resource as well as future projections for material flows. This work resulted in the identification of several key limitations and opportunities to improve the circularity of a material resource in the U.S. Additional research includes ISO-compliant life cycle assessments of water filtration devices, and analysis of the environmental impact of disaster relief efforts. Miranda received both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering from Duke University.