Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Office: Science 266Tylinski 2022



Educational Background

B.A. Chemistry (2011)

Ph.D. Materials Chemistry (2017) University of Wisconsin, Madison


Professional Experience

Teaching assistant: General Chemistry I, Physical Chemistry Outreach teaching: Polymer science, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Anderson Natural Science Lecturer, General Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry Lab, Student Research in Physical Chemistry, Cornell College

Visiting Assistant Professor of Chemistry, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I Lab, Organic Chemistry II Lab, Nursing Chemistry Lab, Widener University

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, General Chemistry I, Chemistry of the Built Environment, Organic Chemistry 1 Lab, Scientific Instrumentation, Wentworth Institute of Technology


Teaching Areas

General Chemistry

Physical Chemistry


Research Interests

My research students and I are studying the properties of extremely concentrated water-based electrolytes. These types of solutions are being proposed as components in rechargeable batteries that are safer and cheaper than the current commercial options. We are using experimental and computational techniques to study the electrical stability, conductivity, and viscosity of various electrolyte solutions. These fundamental experiments will give future scientists and engineers the data to formulate electrolyte solutions that meet their needs.
Water & High Voltage - Concentrated electrolyte solutions and batteries. May 5, 2023 Friday Science Seminar



1. Morphology of vapor-deposited acetonitrile films
M. Tylinski, R. Scott Smith, Bruce D. Kay
J Phys. Chem. A 124, 6237 (2020)

2. Structure and desorption kinetics of acetonitrile thin films on Pt (111) and on graphene on Pt (111)
M. Tylinski, R. Scott Smith, Bruce D. Kay
J. Phys. Chem. C 124, 2521 (2020)

3. Effect of molecular size and hydrogen bonding on three surface-facilitated processes in molecular glasses: Surface diffusion, surface crystal growth, and formation of stable glasses by vapor deposition
Yinshan Chen, Zhenxuan Chen, M. Tylinski, M. D. Ediger, Lian Yu
J. Chem. Phys. 150, 024502 (2019)

4. Glasses of three alkyl phosphates show a range of kinetic stabilities when prepared by physical vapor deposition
M. S. Beasley, M. Tylinski, Y.Z. Chua, C. Schick, M.D. Ediger
J. Chem. Phys. 148, 174503 (2018)

5. Limited surface mobility inhibits stable glass formation for 2-ethyl-1-hexanol
M. Tylinski, M. S. Beasley, Y.Z. Chua, C. Schick, M.D. Ediger
J. Chem. Phys. 146, 203317 (2017)

6. Vapor-deposited alcohols reveal a wide range of kinetic stability
M. Tylinski, Y.Z. Chua, M.S Beasley, C. Schick, M.D. Ediger
J. Chem. Phys. 145, 174506 (2016)

7. Glass transition and stable glass formation of tetrachloromethane
Y. Z. Chua, M. Tylinski, S. Tatsumi, M.D. Ediger, C. Schick
J. Chem. Phys. 144, 244503 (2016)

8. Vapor-deposited glasses of methyl-m-toluate: How uniform is stable glass transformation?
M. Tylinski, A. SepĂșlveda, D.M. Walters, Y.Z. Chua, C. Schick, M.D. Ediger
J. Chem. Phys. 143, 244509 (2015)