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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
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Department Research Areas

College Research Initiatives

Honors & Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award (2014)
  • Outstanding Symposium Paper Award (2008), 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

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.

May 2, 2016

2016 Faculty and Staff Awards Congratulations to all the winners of the faculty and staff awards, and to everyone for their hard work and dedication during the 2015-2016 academic school year. Faculty...

March 23, 2016

Congratulations to this year’s class of COE Faculty Fellows: Kaushik Chowdhury, Carol Livermore, and Marilyn Minus.