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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

  • 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

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.