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Faculty Profile

Marilyn L. Minus

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
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

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

  • Emily C. Green, Yiying Zhang, and Marilyn L. Minus, “Understanding the Effects of Nanocarbons on Flexible Polymer Chain Orientation and Crystallization Polyethylene/Carbon Nanochip Hybrid Fibrillar Crystal Growth”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, (2014) Accepted.
  • Jiangsha Meng, Yiying Zhang, Kenan Song, and Marilyn L. Minus, “Forming Crystalline Polymer-Nano Interphase Structures for High-Modulus and High-Tensile/Strength Composite Fibers”, Macromolecular Materials and Engineering, vol. 229, (2014) pp. 144-153.
  • Yiying Zhang, Kenan Song, Jiang Sha Meng, and Marilyn L. Minus, “Tailoring Polyacrylonitrile Interfacial Morphological Structure by Crystallization in the Presence of Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 13, no. 5, (2013) pp. 807-814.
  • Kenan Song, Yiying Zhang, Jiangsha Meng, Emily C. Green, Navid Tajaddod, Heng Li, and Marilyn L. Minus, “Structural Polymer-based Carbon Nanotube Composite Fibers: Understanding the Processing-Structure-Performance Relationship”, Materials, vol. 6, (2013) pp. 2543-2577.
  • Kenan Song, Yiying Zhang, Jiangsha Meng, and Marilyn L. Minus, “Lubrication of Poly(vinyl alcohol) Chain Orientation by Carbon Nano-Chips in Composite Tapes”,Journal of Applied Polymer Science, vol.127, no.4, (2012) pp. 2977-2982.
  • 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 & 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

Related News

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...

May 3, 2017

Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2016-2017 academic school year. Faculty Fellow Edward Beighley, CEE...

October 14, 2016

ECE Professor Bradley Lehman, MIE Associate Professor Marilyn Minus, Assistant Dean Richard Harris, and STEM Director Claire Duggan were awarded a 5-year $5M NSF grant to develop a "Student Pathways Opening World Energy Resources (S-POWER)" program.