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Marilyn L. Minus

Professor and Associate Chair for Graduate Studies and Research, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Interim Director, Energy Systems Program
334 Snell Engineering Center
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • PhD (2008), Polymer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

Research & Scholarship Interests

Process-structure-properties relationships in polymer-based nano-composites fibers; polymer/nano-carbon interfacial interactions and interphase formations; lightweight composite materials; carbon-carbon composites
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Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • 2017 Søren Buus Outstanding Research Award
  • 2014 NSF CAREER Award
  • 2008 Outstanding Symposium Paper Award, Materials Research Society

Teaching Interests

  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Polymer Structures, Processing, and Properties

Professional Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • Society for the Advancement of Materials and Process Engineering (SAMPE)

Selected Publications

  • Y. Zhang, N. Tajaddod, K. Song, M.L. Minus, Low Temperature Graphitization of Interphase Polyacrylonitrile (PAN), Carbon, 91, 2015, 479-493
  • J. Meng, N. Tajaddod, S.W. Cranford, M.L. Minus, Polyethylene Assisted Exfoliation of Hexagonal Boron Nitride in Composite Fibers: A Combined Experimental and Computational Study, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 216(8), 2015, 847-855
  • Y. Zhang, M.L. Minus, Characterization and Structural Analysis of Solution-Grown Polyacrylonitrile-co-Methacrylic Acid (PAN-co-MAA) Single Crystals, Macromolecules, 47(12), 2014, 3987-3996
  • E.C. Green, Y. Zhang, M.L. Minus, Understanding the Effects of Nano-Carbons on Flexible Polymer Chain Orientation and Crystallization: Polyethylene/Carbon Nano-Chip Hybrid Fibrillar Crystal Growth, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 131(18), 2014, 40763

Related News

September 24, 2018

MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus was featured on the NSF Science 360 Radio podcast about the process of making super-strong materials from cheap plastic .

March 28, 2018

MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus was awarded a five-year $1.25M Air Force Office of Scientific Research Grant for "Forming True Blends: Developing New Processing Routes for Polymer-Based Nano-Composites."

November 7, 2017

MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus was selected by Georgia Tech's College of Engineering Council to receive an Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award for her research contributions and...