Lynn Westdal joined NREL in 1999 as an Administrative Assistant. She supports the talented and world-renowned scientists in the Photobiology Group, which is part of NREL's Bioenergy Science and Technology Directorate, led by Pin-Ching Maness. Lynn provides business support to the group; assists researchers with publications and travel arrangements to global conferences/meetings; and coordinates laboratory and office safety inspections. Previously, she worked at MOPS International as a Group Manager to the Area and Council Coordinators, supporting more than 500 individual chapters throughout the Western United States. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education.
Administrative Assistant, NREL, 1999–present
Group Manager, MOPS International, YEAR–1999
“Production of Furfural from Process-relevant Biomass-derived Pentoses in a Biphasic Reaction System,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017)
- “Ammonia pretreatment of corn stover enables facile lignin extraction,” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017)
- "New perspective on glycoside hydrolase binding to lignin from pretreated corn stover." Biotechnology for biofuels (2015)
- “Production of Furfural from Process-relevant Biomass-derived Pentoses in a Biphasic Reaction System.” ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. (2017)