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NJIT Community Mourns the Loss of Marinos Xanthos, Associate Provost for Graduate Studies

Marinos Xanthos PhD, age 67, of Fort Lee, passed on Thursday June 27, 2013.  He was born in Athens, Greece and was a professor and associate provost for Graduate Studies at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Dr. Xanthos received a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Thessaloniki, in Greece, a M.A.Sc. and PhD in chemical engineering and applied chemistry from the University of Toronto, Canada.  Dr. Xanthos was the director of research, Polymer Processing Institute at Steven's Institute of Technology prior to joining NJIT in 1995 as an associate professor of chemical engineering.  Dr. Xanthos wrote numerous books and publications and was a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Polymer Processing Society (PPS) and the American Chemical Society (ACS).  His primary areas of research were polymer blends and composites, polymer modification, reactive polymer processing, plastics recycling and polymer processing/structure/property relationships.  He won the best paper award in the SPE Regional Technical Conference on "Blends, Alloys and Modified Polymers" in 1993.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to www.endpolio.org - 14280 Collection Centre Drive, Chicago, IL 60693 (PolioPlus Fund).