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Janna Maranas

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Chemical Engineering

48 Greenberg Building

jkt2@psu.edu

814-863-6228

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Energy and Environment, Interfaces and Surfaces

Interest Areas:

Molecular simulation, neutron scattering, polymer physics, glasses and the glass transition.

 
 

 

Education

Publications

Book, Chapters

  • Janna K Maranas, 2012, Solid polymer electrolytes, Springer

Parts of Book

  • Janna K Maranas, 2012, Polyelectrolytes for Batteries: Current State of Understanding, Oxford University Press

Journal Articles

  • Janna K Maranas, Manish Kumar, Allen B Schantz, Patrick O Saboe, Ian T Sines, Hee-Young Lee, Kyle Jeffrey Magnuson Bishop and Paul D Butler, 2017, "PEE-PEO block copolymer exchange rate between mixed micelles is detergent and temperature activated"
  • Janna K Maranas, Scott T Milner and Keran Lu, 2017, "depletion attraction of sheet-like ion aggregates in low-dielectric ionomer melts", Journal of Chemical Physics
  • Janna K Maranas and Bingxin Fan, 2015, "Coarse-grained simulation of cellulose I beta with application to long fibrils", 22, (1)
  • I M Moustafa, V K Korboukh, Jamie J Arnold, L L Marcotte, D W Gohara, Xiaoling Yang, M A Sánchez-Farrán, D Filman, Janna K Maranas, David D Boehr, J M Hogle, Coray M Colina, Craig E Cameron and Eric Smidansky, 2014, "Structural dynamics as a contributor to error-prone replication by an RNA-dependent RNA polymerase.", The Journal of biological chemistry, 289, (52), pp. 36229-48
  • L Petridis, H M O'Neill, M Johnsen, B Fan, R Schulz, E Mamontov, Janna K Maranas, P Langan and Jennifer Smith, 2014, "Hydration control of the mechanical and dynamical properties of cellulose.", Biomacromolecules, 15, (11), pp. 4152-9
  • Ganapatibhotla, Lalitha VNR and Janna K Maranas, 2014, "Interplay of Surface Chemistry and Ion Content in Nanoparticle-Filled Solid Polymer Electrolytes", Macromolecules, 47, pp. 3625-3634
  • Bingxin Fan and Janna K Maranas, 2014, "Modeling cellulose microfibrils with a one bead per residue coarse-grained simulation"
  • K Sinha and Janna K Maranas, 2014, "Does ion aggregation impact polymer dynamics and conductivity in PEO-based single ion conductors", pp. 25
  • M K Lu, J Rudzinski, W G Noid, Janna K Maranas and Scott T Milner, 2014, "Scaling behavior and local structure of ion aggregates in single-ion conductors", Soft Matters, 1, pp. 978-989
  • Kuei-Nuan Lin and Janna K Maranas, 2013, "Superionic behavior in polyethylene-oxide-based single-ion conductors.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 88, (5), pp. 052602
  • Kuei-Nuan Lin and Janna K Maranas, 2013, "Does decreasing ion-ion association improve cation mobility in single ion conductors?", Physical chemistry chemical physics : PCCP, 15, (38), pp. 16143-51
  • K.-Y. Yeh, N. A. Restaino, M. R. Esopi, Janna K Maranas and M. J. Janik, 2013, "The adsorption of bisulfate and sulfate anions over a Pt(111) electrode: A first principle study of adsorption configurations, vibrational frequencies and linear sweep voltammogram simulations", Catalysis Today, 202, pp. 20-35
  • K.-Y. Yeh, M. J. Janik and Janna K Maranas, 2013, "Molecular dynamics simulations of an electrified water/Pt(111) interface using point charge dissociative water", Electrochimica Acta special issue on Theoretical and Computational Electrochemistry, 101, pp. 308-325
  • K.-J. Lin, K. Li and Janna K Maranas, 2013, "Differences between polymer/salt and single ion conductor solid polymer electrolytes", RCS Advances, 3, pp. 1564-1571
  • K. Sinha*, W. Wang, K. I. Winey and Janna K Maranas, 2012, "Dynamic patterning in PEO based single ion conductors for Li ion batteries", Macromolecules, 44, pp. 5381-5391
  • K.-J. Lin* and Janna K Maranas, 2012, "Cation coordination and motion in a poly(ethylene oxide)-based single ion conductor", Macromolecules, 45, pp. 6230-6240
  • A Vila Verde, P J Beltramo and Janna K Maranas, 2011, "Adsorption of homopolypeptides on gold investigated using atomistic molecular dynamics.", Langmuir : the ACS journal of surfaces and colloids, 27, (10), pp. 5918-26
  • P Depa, C Chen and Janna K Maranas, 2011, "Why are coarse-grained force fields too fast? A look at dynamics of four coarse-grained polymers.", The Journal of chemical physics, 134, (1), pp. 014903
  • S. K. Fullerton-Shirey, W. Shi and Janna K Maranas, 2011, "Influence of thermal history and humidity on the ionic conductivity of nanoparticle-filled solid polymer electrolytes", J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys., 49, pp. 1496-1505
  • K. Sinha and Janna K Maranas, 2011, "Segmental dynamics and ion association in PEO based single ion conductors", Macromolecules, 44, pp. 5381-5391
  • E K Boland, Jude Liu and Janna K Maranas, 2010, "A molecular picture of motion in polyolefins.", The Journal of chemical physics, 132, (14), pp. 144901
  • S. K. Fullerton-Shirey and Janna K Maranas, 2010, "Structure and mobility of PEO/LiClO4 solid polymer electrolytes filled with Al2O3 nanoparticles", J. Phys. Chem. C, 114, pp. 9196-9206
  • A V Verde, J M Acres and Janna K Maranas, 2009, "Investigating the specificity of peptide adsorption on gold using molecular dynamics simulations.", Biomacromolecules, 10, (8), pp. 2118-28
  • S. K. Fullerton and Janna K Maranas, 2009, "The effect of LiClO4 on the structure and mobility of PEO-based solid polymer electrolytes", Macromolecules, 42, pp. 2142-2156
  • S. K. Fullerton-Shirey and Janna K Maranas, 2009, "Molecular mobility and ion transport in solid polymer electrolytes for lithium batteries", NIST Center for Neutron Research 2009 annual report
  • C. Chen and Janna K Maranas, 2009, "A molecular view of dynamic responses when mixing poly(ethylene oxide) and poly (methyl methacrylate)", Macromolecules, 42, pp. 2795-2805
  • C Chen, P Depa, Janna K Maranas and V Garcia Sakai, 2008, "Comparison of explicit atom, united atom, and coarse-grained simulations of poly(methyl methacrylate).", The Journal of chemical physics, 128, (12), pp. 124906
  • V. Garcia-Sakai, Janna K Maranas, I. Peral and J. R. D. Copley, 2008, "Dynamics of PEO in blends with PMMA: Study of the effects of blend composition via quasi-elastic neutron scattering", Macromolecules, 41, pp. 3701-3710
  • J. Sacristan, C. Chen and Janna K Maranas, 2008, "The Role of Effective Composition on Dynamics of PEO-PMMA Blends", Macromolecules, 41, pp. 5466-5476
  • P K Depa and Janna K Maranas, 2007, "Dynamic evolution in coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulations of polyethylene melts.", The Journal of chemical physics, 126, (5), pp. 054903
  • M Doxastakis, V G Sakai, S Ohtake, Janna K Maranas and J J de Pablo, 2007, "A molecular view of melting in anhydrous phospholipidic membranes.", Biophysical journal, 92, (1), pp. 147-61
  • Janna K Maranas, 2007, "The effect of environment of local dynamics of macromolecules", Curr. Opin. Colloid Interface Sci., 12, pp. 29-42
  • M. Doxastakis, S. Ohtake, V. Garcia Sakai, Janna K Maranas and J. J. de Pablo, 2007, "Melting in dehydrated lipid bilayers"
  • A F May and Janna K Maranas, 2006, "The single chain limit of structural relaxation in a polyolefin blend.", The Journal of chemical physics, 125, (2), pp. 24906
  • C Chen, P Depa, V G Sakai, Janna K Maranas, J W Lynn, I Peral and J R Copley, 2006, "A comparison of united atom, explicit atom, and coarse-grained simulation models for poly(ethylene oxide).", The Journal of chemical physics, 124, (23), pp. 234901
  • C. Chen, Janna K Maranas and V. Garcia Sakai, 2006, "Local Dynamics of Syndiotactic Poly(methyl methacrylate) using Molecular Dynamics Simulation", Macromolecules, 39, (26), pp. 9630-9640
  • J. Liu, V. Garcia Sakai and Janna K Maranas, 2006, "The Composition Dependence of Segmental Dynamics of Poly(Ethylene Oxide)", Macromolecules, 39, pp. 2866-2874
  • B Farago, C Chen, Janna K Maranas, S Kamath, Ralph Colby, A J Pasquale and T E Long, 2005, "Collective motion in poly(ethylene oxide)/poly(methylmethacrylate) blends.", Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 72, (3 Pt 1), pp. 031809
  • P K Depa and Janna K Maranas, 2005, "Speed up of dynamic observables in coarse-grained molecular-dynamics simulations of unentangled polymers.", The Journal of chemical physics, 123, (9), pp. 94901
  • S K Fullerton and Janna K Maranas, 2005, "A molecular dynamics study of the structural dependence of boron oxide nanoparticles on shape.", Nano letters, 5, (2), pp. 363-8
  • V. Garcia-Sakai, Janna K Maranas, Z. Chowdhuri, I. Peral and J. Copley, 2005, "Miscible Blend Dynamics and the Length Scale of Local Compositions", J. Polym. Sci. Polym. Phys., 43, (20), pp. 2914-2923
  • P. Depa and Janna K Maranas, 2005, "Speed-Up of Dynamic Observables in Coarse-Grained Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Polymer Melts", J. Chem. Phys., 123, pp. 094901-094907
  • A. Neelankantan, A. May and Janna K Maranas, 2005, "The Role of Environment in Structural Relaxation of Miscible Polymer Blends", Macromolecules, 38, (15), pp. 6598-6609
  • S K Fullerton and Janna K Maranas, 2004, "A molecular interpretation of vitreous boron oxide dynamics.", The Journal of chemical physics, 121, (17), pp. 8562-70
  • A Neelakantan and Janna K Maranas, 2004, "Spatial regimes in the dynamics of polyolefins: collective motion.", The Journal of chemical physics, 120, (3), pp. 1617-26
  • A Neelakantan and Janna K Maranas, 2004, "Spatial regimes in the dynamics of polyolefins: self-motion.", The Journal of chemical physics, 120, (1), pp. 465-74
  • A. Neelakantan and Janna K Maranas, 2004, "Intra-and Inter-Molecular Packing in Polyolefin Blends", Macromolecules, 37, pp. 8473-8480
  • V. Garcia-Sakai and Janna K Maranas, 2004, "A Molecular Picture of Dynamics in Miscible Polymer Blends", pp. pp. 7
  • V. Garcia-Sakai, C. Chen, Janna K Maranas and Z. Chowdhuri, 2004, "Effect of Blending with Poly (ethylene oxide) on the dynamics of Poly (methyl methachylate): A Quasi-Elastic Neutron Scattering Approach", Macromolecules, 37, pp. 9975-9983
  • A. Neelakantan, R. Stine and Janna K Maranas, 2003, "Chain Packing in Ethylene-Butene Copolymers", Macromolecules, 36, pp. 3721-3731
  • S. Natarajan and Janna K Maranas, 2003, "Discretization Parameters in Fine-Grained Lattice Simulations of Linear and Branched Polymers", J. Chem. Phys., 118, pp. 9053-9057
  • J. Clark and Janna K Maranas, 2003, "Densification Effects on the Dynamics of Polyolefins", J. Chem. Phys., 119, pp. 8695-8703
  • Janna K Maranas, Y. Chen, D. K. Stillinger and F. H. Stillinger, 2001, "Polarization Interactions and Boroxol Ring Formation in Boron Oxide: A Molecular Dynamics Study", J. Chem. Phys., 115, pp. 6578-6589
  • A. I. Indrakanti, Janna K Maranas, S. K. Kumar and A. Z. Panagiotopoulos, 2001, "Quantitative Accurate Lattice Models for Hydrocarbon Polymers", Macromolecules, 34, pp. 8596-8599
  • A. I. Indrakanti, Janna K Maranas and S. K. Kumar, 2000, "Intramolecular Effects on the Thermodynamics of Polymers", Macromolecules, 33, pp. 8865-8869
  • Janna K Maranas, M. Mondello, G. S. Grest, W. W. Graessley, P. G. Debenedetti and S. K. Kumar, 1998, "Liquid Structure, Thermodynamics and Mixing Behavior of Saturated Hydrocarbon Polymers 1. Cohesive Energy Density and Internal Pressure", Macromolecules, 31, pp. 6991-6997
  • Janna K Maranas, M. Mondello, G. S. Grest, W. W. Graessley, P. G. Debenedetti and S. K. Kumar, 1998, "Liquid Structure, Thermodynamics and Mixing Behavior of Saturated Hydrocarbon Polymers. 2. Pair Distribution Functions and the Regularity of Mixing", Macromolecules, 31, pp. 6998-7002
  • J. D. Londono, Janna K Maranas, M. Mondello, A. Habenschuss, G. S. Grest, W. W. Graessley and S. K. Kumar, 1998, "Chain Packing Effects in the Thermodynamics of Polymers", J. Polym. Sci. Pol. Phys., 33, pp. 3001-3005
  • S. K. Kumar, B. A. Veytsman, Janna K Maranas and B. Crist, 1997, "Is Compressibility Important in the Thermodynamics of Polymer Mixtures?", Phys. Rev. Lett., 79, pp. 2265-2268
  • J. K. Taylor-Maranas, P. G. Debenedetti, W. W. Graessley and S. K. Kumar, 1997, "Compressibility Effects in Neutron Scattering by Polymer Blends", Macromolecules, 30, pp. 6943-6946
  • J. K. Taylor-Maranas, P. G. Debenedetti, W. W. Graessley and S. K. Kumar, 1996, "Compressibility Effects in the Analysis and Interpretation of Neutron Scattering Data from Polymer Blends", Macromolecules, 29, pp. 764-773

Conference Proceedings

  • Janna K Maranas, M. Mondello, G. S. Grest, W. W. Graessley, P. G. Debenedetti and S. K. Kumar, 1998, "A Molecular Dynamics Study of Intermolecular Structure, Thermodynamics and Miscibility in Hydrocarbon Polymers", Proceedings of Computers and Chemical Engineering, 22, pp. S19-S26

Research Projects

  • August 2015 - July 2018, "Superionic conduction using Ion Aggregates," (Sponsor: DOE, BES, MSE).
  • June 2013 - September 2016, "Collaborative Research: Multiscale atomistic modeling tools for electrocatalytic systems," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2010 - August 2013, "Conduction Mechanisms and Structure of Ionomeric Single-Ion Conductors," (Sponsor: U.S. Department of Energy).

Honors and Awards

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Administrative Review for ME Department Head, January 2016 - March 2016
  • Committee Member, Administrative Review for EE Department Head, January 2015 - March 2015
  • Chairperson, Graduate Program Committee, 2014
  • Administrator, Graduate Program Coordinator, January 2015
  • Committee Member, CHE New Building Committee, 2015
  • Advisor, 2014
  • Chairperson, Promotion & Tenure Committee, Department of Chemical Engineering, 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Organizer, Conference organizer, soft matter, American Conference for neutron scattering, 2016
  • , Conference organizer: Soft Matter sessions at the American Conference for Neutron Scattering, December 2015 - July 2016
  • External Reviewer, external reviewer for promotion of Rajesh Khare, Texas Tech University, October 2015 - November 2015
  • , Beam time allocation committee, SNS, Beam time allocation committee, SNS, 2012 - 2015
  • , Beam time allocation committee, NIST Center for Neutron Research, Beam time allocation committee, HIFR, 2005
 


 

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