The Macromolecular Innovations in Nano-materials Utilizing Systems Laboratory
The MINUS lab is focused on the study of polymer-based nano-carbon composites. We are interested in fundamental studies of polymer/nano-carbon interphase morphology development in the composites during processing procedures. These kind of studies aim to contribute toward understanding principles behind structured assembly of nano-scale morphology and its associated mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. The research work also expands the scientific and technological base for understanding the manipulation of nano-scale matter during composite fabrication as it pertains to building mechanically superior materials.
The Interdisciplinary research of the MINUS lab contributes to many fields beyond mechanical engineering including, polymer science and engineering, materials science and engineering, chemistry, and physics.