Dr. Margot Mandy
Assistant Professor

Ph.D. University of Toronto
Theoretical Chemistry


My current research interests include kinetic modelling of reaction networks important in atmospheric chemistry and interstellar medium, reaction theory, the molecular dynamics of elementary reactions, and applications of artificial intelligence to chemical modeling. 

I have published several articles in refereed scientific journals throughout my career and presently hold an NSERC grant for theoretical investigations of interstellar hydrogen. On the basis of my doctoral thesis, the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics nominated me for the 1993 Polanyi Prize. I am a member of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics.

As a member of the Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology, I am very interested in the communication of science to young women. 



Selected Articles

P.G. Martin, W. J. Keogh, and M. E. Mandy, 1998. Collision-induced Dissociation of Molecular Hydrogen at Low Densities. Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 499, in Press (1 June 1998).

M.E. Mandy, P.G. Martin and W. J. Keogh, 1998. Collisional energy transfer in H2 (Vab, jab) + H2 (Vcd, Jcd). Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 108, pp. 492-497.

P.G. Martin, D. H. Schwarz, and M. E. Mandy, 1996. Master Equation Studies of Collisional Excitation and Dissociation of H2 molecules by H atoms. Astrophysical Journal. Vol. 461, pp. 265-281.

P.G. Martin, M. E. Mandy, 1995. Analytic Temperature Dependences for a Complete Set of Rate Coefficients for Collisional Excitation and Dissociation on H2 Molecules by H Atoms. Astrophysical Journal Letters. Vol. 455, pp. L89-L92.

P.G. Kusalik, M. E. Mandy, and I. G. Svishchev, 1994. The Dielectric Constant of Polar Fluids and the Distribution of the Total Dipole Moment. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 100, pp. 7654-7664.

M.E. Mandy, P. G. Martin, and W. J. Keogh, 1994. Why Quasiclassical Cross Sections can be Rotationally and Vibrationally Hot. Journal of Chemical Physics. Vol. 100, pp. 2671-2676.