Lynn A. Mandeltort

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry


Chemistry and Biochemistry

Coram Library, Room 221


Science coursework can be a major barrier for student academic progression, affecting student attitudes, performance, and retention in science. Mandeltort’s interests include implementing and assessing active learning techniques in large and small enrollment chemistry courses. Trained as a physical chemist, she also seeks ways to engage students in the process of communicating science both within and outside the classroom.

Selected publications:
Chaudhury, S. R.; Mandeltort, L.; Mulnix, A.; Vandergrift, E.; Yates, J., Using Scientific Visualization to Enhance the Teaching and Learning of Core Concepts. In Essentials of Teaching and Integrating Visual and Media Literacy — Visualizing Learning; Baylen, D. and D’Alba, A., Eds; Springer: New York, 2015; pp 185–202.
Mandeltort, L.; Chen, D.; Saidi, W. A.; Johnson, J. K.; Cole, M. W.; Yates, J. T., Jr., Experimental and Theoretical Comparison of Gas Desorption Energies on Metallic- and Semiconducting- Carbon Nanotubes. J. Am. Chem. 
Soc. 2013, 135, 7768–7776.
Mandeltort, L.; Yates, J. T., Jr., Rapid Atomic Li Surface Diffusion and Intercalation on Graphite: a Surface
Science Study. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 24962–2496.
Mandeltort, L.; Choudhury, P.; Johnson, J. K.; Yates, J. T., Jr., Methyl Radical Reactivity on the Basal Plane of 
Graphite. J. Phys. Chem. C 2012, 116, 18347–18357.
Mandeltort, L.; Choudhury, P.; Johnson, J. K.; Yates, J. T., Jr., Reaction of the Basal Plane of Graphite with the Methyl Radical. J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2012, 3, 1680-1683.
Mandeltort, L.; Büttner, M.; Yates, J. T., Jr.; Choudhury, P.; Xiao, L.; Johnson, J. K., Carbon-Chlorine Bond Scission in Li-Doped Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes: Reaction of CH3Cl and Lithium. J. Phys. Chem. C 2010,114, 17148-17158.