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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

Contact

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  • 617.373.2608

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Research Focus

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

Education

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

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)

Research Focus

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

Department Research Areas

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing
Multifunctional Composites

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

Faculty

Sep 24, 2018

The Process of Making Super-Strong Materials from Cheap Plastic

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.

Faculty

Mar 28, 2018

Minus Awarded $1.25M AFOSR Grant

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.”

Faculty

Nov 07, 2017

Minus Selected for GT Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni Award

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 service as a faculty at Northeastern University. The GT Council of Outstanding Young Engineering Alumni recognizes alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional practice and/or service to the […]

Faculty

May 03, 2017

Faculty and Staff Awards 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 Yun Raymond Fu, ECE Tommaso Melodia, ECE Rising Star Staff Award Erin Schnepp, Undergraduate Academic Advising Carolina Venegas-Martinez, CEE Outstanding Teachers of First Year […]

Faculty

Oct 14, 2016

S-POWER Program to Increase STEM and Energy fields

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 02, 2016

Faculty and Staff Awards 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 Fellow Kaushik Chowdhury, ECE Carol Livermore, MIE Marilyn Minus, MIE   Rising Star Staff Award Gabrielle Fiorenza, Co-op Nicole Nightingale, Dean’s Office […]

Mar 23, 2016

2016 COE Faculty Fellows

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

Graduate

May 13, 2015

Message from MIE Chair

Learn about Northeastern University’s Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (MIE).

Sep 24, 2014

Selected to Represent NU

ChE Associate Professor Shashi Murthy & MIE Assistant Professor Marilyn Minus were invited to represent Northeastern at the National Academy of Engineering’s Frontiers of Engineering Education Symposium.

Jul 31, 2014

Northeastern Engineering announces 8 Young Investigator Awards in 2013-2014

These faculty recognitions bring the total young investigator awards in the college to 39, including 25 NSF CAREER and 10 DOD Young Investigator awards.

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