Prof. Rina Tannenbaum

University of Alabama at Birmingham, UK
Full Professor



1982 Ph.D., The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland, Chemical Engineering and Catalysis
1978 M.Sc., The Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, Polymer Physical Chemistry
1974 B.Sc., The Hebrew University, Israel, Chemistry and Physics

Publications (selected)

  1. Convenient synthetic routes to the cyclopentadienyl ruthenium dicarbonyl chloride and bromide, A. Eisenstadt, R. Tannenbaum and A. Efraty, J. Organometal. Chem. 1981, 221, 317-321.
  2. Evidence for a mechanical coupling of glycoprotein microfibrils with collagen fibrils in Wharton's jelly, F. A. Meyer, Z. Laver-Rudich and R. Tannenbaum, Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1983, 755(3), 376-387.
  3. Ionomeric blends V: FTIR spectroscopic studies of ionic interactions in polyurethane-styrene blends, R. Tannenbaum, M. Rutkowska and A. Eisenberg, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. Ed. 1987, 25, 663-671.
  4. The carbonylation of RuCl3.3H2O in ethanol: an infrared spectroscopic study, R. Tannenbaum, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1987, 130(1), 49-53.
  5. The solid-state decomposition and oxidation of dicobaltoctacarbonyl in a polymer matrix, R. Tannenbaum, C. L. Flenniken and E. P. Goldberg, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. Ed. 1987, 25, 1341-1358.
  6. The synthesis and characterization of some Ru(II) complexes containing carbon monoxide and isocyanide groups, R. Tannenbaum, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1988, 148, 199-202.
  7. A quantitative infrared spectroscopic method for the determination of concentrations of cobalt carbonyls in a multi-component system, R. Tannenbaum, U. K. Dietler and G. Bor, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1988, 154, 109-114.
  8. Magnetic metal-polymer composites: the thermal and oxidative decompositions of Fe(CO)5 and Co2(CO)8 in a poly(vinylidenefluoride) matrix, R. Tannenbaum, C. L. Flenniken and E. P. Goldberg, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. Ed. 1990, 28, 2421-2433.
  9. Activation of molecular hydrogen in cobalt-catalyzed hydroformylation, P. Pino, A. Major, F. Spindler, R. Tannenbaum, G. Bor and I. T. Horvath, J. Organometal. Chem. (special issue dedicated to P. Pino) 1991, 417, 65-76.
  10. Segment level chemistry in the reactive adsorption of poly(methylmethacrylate) on aluminum oxide surfaces, F. Kostandinidis, B. Thakkar, A. K. Chakraborty, L. Potts, R. Tannenbaum, M. Tirrell and J. Evans, Langmuir 1992, 8, 1307-1317.
  11. Infrared spectroscopic studies of the reactions between Co2(CO)8, H2 and D2, R. Tannenbaum and G. Bor, Inorg. Chim Acta. 1992, 201, 87-93.
  12. Biographical sketch – Professor György Bor, R. Tannenbaum, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1994, 227(2), R11-R14.
  13. Synthesis and characterization of three-dimensional coordination polymers of Ru(+2) with 1,4- diisocyanobenzene ligands and their catalytic activity, R. Tannenbaum, Chem. Mater. 1994, 6, 550-555.
  14. Thermal decomposition of cobalt carbonyl complexes in viscous media, R. Tannenbaum, Inorg. Chim. Acta 1994, 227, 233-240.
  15. Radiation enhancement of the catalytic properties of three dimensional coordination polymers of Ru(II) with diisocyanobenzene ligands, R. Tannenbaum, J. Molec. Catal. A: Chemical 1996, 107, 207-215.
  16. Polymer matrix influence on the kinetics of some fundamental inorganic colloidal reactions, R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 1997, 13, 5506-5561.
  17. Gelation and cluster growth with cluster-wall interactions, H. Rotstein, A. Novick-Cohen and R. Tannenbaum, J. Stat. Phys. 1998, 90, 119-141.
  18. Fundamental metal carbonyl equilibria, V: reinvestigation of the equilibrium between dicobalt octacarbonyl and cobalt tetracarbonyl hydride under hydrogen pressure, R. Tannenbaum, U. K. Dietler, G. Bor and F. Ungváry, J. Organometal. Chem. 1998, 570, 39-47.
  19. Selected reactions of cobalt carbonyl complexes placed under vacuum conditions, R. Tannenbaum and G. Bor, J. Organometal. Chem. 1999, 586, 18-22.
  20. Cluster coagulation and growth limited by surface interactions with polymers, H. Rotstein and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. B 2002, 106(1), 146-151.
  21. Spatial distribution of metal nanoclusters in block copolymers, E. H. Tadd, John Bradley and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2002, 18(6), 2378-2384.
  22. Spectroscopic study of the chemistry at the Cr-PMMA interface, R. Tannenbaum, C. Hakanson, A. D. Zeno and M. Tirrell, Langmuir 2002, 18(14), 5592-5599.
  23. Shape control of iron oxide nanoclusters in polymeric media R. Tannenbaum, S. Reich, C. L. Flenniken and E. P. Goldberg, Adv. Mat. 2002, 14(19), 1402-1405.
  24. Kinetic analysis and solvent effects in the carbonylation of RuCl3•3H2O, R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. A. 2002, 106(41), 9502-9505.
  25. Miscibility behavior and coil overlap in ionic blends of phenylated polytriphenylene oxide/poly(methyl methacrylate), R. Murali, A. Natansohn, A. Eisenberg, and R. Tannenbaum , J. Appl. Polym. Sci. 2003, 89, 728-733.
  26. Wetting characteristics of plasma modified porous polyethylene, G. Greene, G. Yao, and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2003, 19(14), 5869-5874.
  27. FTIR studies of ionic interactions in perfluorinated acid copolymer blends, R. Tannenbaum, M. Rajagopalan and A. Eisenberg, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. Ed. 2003, 41(15), 1814-1823.
  28. Infrared spectra of isotopically substituted XCo(CO)4 (X = H, EtC(O), EtOC(O), EtOC(O)CH2) molecules, G. Bor, G. Fachinetti, C. D. Hoff, G. Pályi, C. Zucchi, F. Ungváry and R. Tannenbaum, Inorg. Chim. Acta 2003, 353C, 168-176.
  29. Adsorption and polymer film formation on metal nanoclusters, E. H. Tadd, A. Zeno, M. Zubris, N. Dan and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2003, 36(17), 6497-6502.
  30. Kinetics of nucleation, growth and stabilization of cobalt oxide nanoclusters, S. King, K. Hyunh, and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. B 2003, 107(44), 12097-12104.
  31. Polymer-mediated alignment of carbon nanotubes under high magnetic fields, H. Garmestani, M. S. Al-Haik, K. Dahmen, R. Tannenbaum, D. Li, S. S. Sablin and M. Y. Hussaini, Adv. Mater. 2003, 15(22), 1918-1921.
  32. Mechanical Properties of Magnetically Oriented Epoxy, M. S. Al-Haik, H. Garmestani, D. Li, M. Y. Hussaini, S. S. Sablin, R. Tannenbaum , K. Dahmen, J. Polym. Sci. B: Polym. Phys. Ed. 2003, 42(9), 1586-1600.
  33. Adsorption and wetting characteristics of polyelectrolyte multilayers on plasma modified porous polyethylene, G. Greene, G. Yao, and Rina Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2004, 20(7), 2739-2745.
  34. Re-evaluation of the mechanism of the stoichiometric hydroformylation of olefins with cobalt carbonyls as catalysts, R. Tanenbaum and G. Bor, J. Molec. Catal. A 2004, 215(1-2), 33-43.
  35. Infrared study of the kinetics and mechanism of adsorption of acrylic polymers on alumina surfaces, R. Tannenbaum, S. King, J. Lecy, M. Tirrell and L. Potts, Langmuir 2004, 20(11), 4507-4514.
  36. Adsorbtion of polyelectrolyte multilayers on plasma-modified porous polyethylene, G. Greene and Rina Tannenbaum, Appl. Surf. Sci. 2004, 233(1-4), 336-342.
  37. Distribution patterns due to diffusion in a coagulation-fragmentation process with cluster-wall interactions, H. Rotstein and R. Tannenbaum, Chem. Eng. Comm. 2004, 191(9), 1234-1257.
  38. Chemical and environmental stability of surface-modified porous polyethylene membranes, G. Greene, and Rina Tannenbaum, J. Disper. Sci. Technol. 2004, 25(5), 611-619.
  39. Isotope effects in the hydroformylation of olefins with cobalt carbonyls as catalysts, R. Tannenbaum and G. Bor, J. Phys. Chem. A 2004, 108(34), 7105-7111.
  40. Two-point probability function analysis of Co-polymer nano-composites, G. Jefferson, H. Garmestani, R. Tannenbaum, A. Gokhale and E. Tadd, Intl. J. Plasticity 2005, 21, 185-198.
  41. Experimental trends in polymer nanocomposites – a review, J. Jordan, K. I. Jacob, R. Tannenbaum, M. A. Sharaf and I. Jasiuk, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 2005, 393(1-2), 1-11.
  42. Kinetics of Fe-Co Nanoalloy Formation via Decomposition of their Carbonyl Precursors, M. Zubris, R. B. King and R. Tannenbaum, J. Mater. Chem. 2005, 15, 1277-1285.
  43. Polymer-directed nanocluster synthesis: control of particle size and morphology, R. Tannenbaum, M. Zubris, E. P. Goldberg, S. Reich and N. Dan, Macromolecules 2005, 38(10), 4254-4259.
  44. Competitive self-assembly of symmetrical, di-functional molecules on copper surfaces, L. Pranger, A. Goldstein and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2005, 21(12), 5396-5404.
  45. Protein binding properties on surface-modified porous polyethylene membranes, G. Greene, H. Radakrishna and R. Tannenbaum, Biomaterials 2005, 26(30), 5972-5982.
  46. Preparation and characterization of alumina nanoparticles from aluminum alkoxides, Y. -K. Park, E. H. Tadd, M. Zubris and R. Tannenbaum, Mater. Res. Bull. 2005, 40(9), 1506-1512.
  47. Photonic crystals fabricated using patterned nanorod arrays, X. Wang, C. Neff, E. Graugnard, Y. Ding, J. S. King, L. A. Pranger, R. Tannenbaum, Z. L. Wang and C. J. Summers, Adv. Mater. 2005, 17, 2103-2106.
  48. Self-Assembly of 1,4-phenylene diisocyanide and terephthalic acid on Ni, Cu and Pt, L. Pranger and R. Tannenbaum, J. Coll. Interf. Sci. 2005, 292, 71-78.
  49. Effect of polymeric media on the kinetics of nanocluster nucleation and growth, N. Dan, M. Zubris and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2005, 38(22), 9243-9250.
  50. Uniform directional alignment of single-walled carbon nanotubes in viscous polymer flow, E. Camponeschi, J. Stokes, B. Florkowski, G. Garrett, H. Garmestani and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2006, 22(4), 1858-1862.
  51. Characterization of the morphology of the interfaces between metallic particles and polymer matrices in nanocomposites, R. Tannenbaum, M. Zubris, K. David, D. Ciprari, I. Jasiuk
  52. , K. Jacob and N. Dan, J. Phys. Chem. B 2006, 110(5), 2227-2232.
  53. Using carbon nanotubes as Raman sensors to measure the sulfur vulcanization of natural rubber, Q. Zhao, R. Tannenbaum and K. Jacob, Carbon 2006, 44(9), 1740-1745.
  54. Synthesis of FeNi3 alloyed nanoparticles by hydrothermal reduction, Q. Liao, R. Tannenbaum and Z. L. Wang, J. Phys. Chem B. 2006, 110(29), 14262-14265.
  55. Interphase Morphology in Polymer-Based Nanocomposites and its impact on mechanical properties, D. Ciprari, K. Jacob and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2006, 39(19), 6565-6573.
  56. Characterization of the sol-gel formation of iron (III) oxide nanonetworks from weak base molecules, J. Walker and R. Tannenbaum, Chem. Mater. 2006, 18(20), 4793-4801.
  57. Effect of polymer architecture on metal nanoclusters, K. David, E. H. Tadd, R. Tannenbaum, S. Tikku and N. Dan, Polymer 2006, 47(25), 8344-8349.
  58. Competitive adsorption of polymers on metal nanoclusters, K. David, N. Dan and R. Tannenbaum, Surf. Sci. 2007, 601(1), 1781-1788.
  59. Hierarchical conjugate structure of γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles and PbSequantum dots for biological applications, L. Etgar, E. Lifshitz and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem.C 2007, 111(17), 6238-6244.
  60. Properties of epoxy-based composites reinforced with carbon nanotubes aligned in a magentic field, E. Camponeschi, R. Vance, H. Garmestani and R. Tannenbaum, Carbon 2007, 45, 2037-2046.
  61. Polymer adsorption on curved surfaces: A geometric approach, E. Hershkovitz, A. Tannenbaum and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. C 2007, 111(33), 12369-12375.
  62. Sol-gel synthesis of hydrous ruthenium oxide nanonetworks from 1,2 epoxides, J. Walker, R. Bruce King and R. Tannenbaum, J. Solid State Chem. 2007, 180(8), 2290-2297.
  63. Chemical stability and characterization of rhodium-diisocyanide coordination polymers, C. G. Carson, R. A. Gerhardt and R Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem B 2007, 111(51), 14114-14120.
  64. Oxidation of polycrystalline copper thin films at ambient conditions, I. Platzman, R. Brener, H. Haick, and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. C 2008, 112(4), 1101-1108.
  65. Biobased nanocomposites prepared by in situ polymerization of furfuryl alcohol with cellulose whiskers or montmorillonite clay, L. Pranger and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2008, 41(22), 8682-8687.
  66. Effect of temperature on the kinetics of nanocluster nucleation and growth in polymeric media, O. Gazit, N. Dan and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2008, 41(6), 2164-2171.
  67. Synthesis of water soluble PbSe quantum dots, L. Etgar, E. Lifshitz and R. Tannenbaum, J. Mater. Res. 2008, 23(4), 899-903.
  68. Scaling aspects of block co-polymer adsorption on curved surfaces from non-preferential solvents, E. Hershkovitz, A. Tannenbaum and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. B. 2008, 112(17), 5317-5326.
  69. Adsorption of block co-polymers from selective solvents on curved surfaces, E. Hershkovitz, A. Tannenbaum and R. Tannenbaum, Macromolecules 2008, 41(9), 3190-3198.
  70. Surfactant effects on the particle size of iron (III) oxides formed by sol-gel synthesis, E. Camponeschi, J. Walker, H. Garmestani and R. Tannenbaum, J. Noncrystal. Solids 2008, 354(34), 4063-4069.
  71. Self-assembled diblock copolymer "nanoreactors" as catalysts for metal nanoparticle synthesis, O. Gazit, R. Khalfin, Y. Cohen and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys. Chem. C 2009, 113(2), 576-583.
  72. Control of branched amphiphilic Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS-M)p-(R)x-(R)y nanoparticles assembly and properties by functional groups driven self-assembly, R. Gunawidjaja, F. Huang, G. A. Nunnery, M. Gumenna, N. Klimenko, V. Shevchenko, R. Tannenbaum and V. V. Tsukruk, Langmuir 2009, 25(2), 1196–1209.
  73. Physical properties of magneto-optical conjugated structures composed of PbSe quantum dots and γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles L. Etgar, G. Leitus, Y. G. Assaraf, R. Tannenbaum and E. Lifshitz, ChemPhysChem. 2009, 10(13), 2235-2241.
  74. Synthesis and structure of copper terephthalate metal organic frameworks with N,N-dimethylformamide, C. G. Carson, K. Hardcastle, J. Schwartz, X. Liu, C. Hoffmann, R. A. Gerhardt and R. Tannenbaum, Eur. J. Inorg. Chem. 2009, 16, 2338-2343.
  75. Adsorption of PMMA on concave Al2O3 surfaces in nano-porous membranes. G. A. Nunnery, E. Hershkovits, A. Tannenbaum and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2009, 25(16), 9157–9163.
  76. Sol-gel-derived iron oxide thin films on silicon: Surface Properties and Interfacial Chemistry. C. D. Park, J. Walker, R. Tannenbaum, A. E. Stiegman, J. Frydrych, and L. Machala, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2009, 1(9), 1843-1846.
  77. Formation of Ultrasmooth and Highly Stable Copper Surfaces through Annealing and Self-Assembly of Organic Monolayers, I. Platzman, C. Saguy, R. Brener, R. Tannenbaum and H. Haick, Langmuir 2010, 26(1), 191-202.
  78. Metal Organic Framework Mixed Matrix Membranes for Gas Separations, R. Adams, C. Carson, J. Ward, R. Tannenbaum and W. Koros, Micropor. Mesopor. Mater. 2010, 131(1-3), 13-20.
  79. Targeting of PbSe-g-Fe2O3 Nanoplatforms by External Magnetic Field under Viscous Flow conditions, L. Etgar, A. Nakhmani, A. Tannenbaum, E. Lifshitz and R. Tannenbaum, Sensor Letters 2010, 8, 383-386.
  80. Physical Gelation of Cellulose Acetate Propionate Mediated by metal carbonyl complexes, G. A. Nunnery, K. I. Jacob and R. Tannenbaum, Polymer 2010, 51(5), 1082-1087.
  81. Facile Alignment of Carbon Nanotubes Mediated by Tethered Maghemite Nanoparticles, I. T. Kim, G. A. Nunnery, K. Jacob, J. Schwartz, X. Liu and R. Tannenbaum, J. Phys.Chem.C 2010, 114(15), 6944–6951.
  82. Directed Self-Assembly of Cr2O3 Nanoparticles in Block-Copolymer Periodic Structures, O. Gazit, Y. Cohen and R. Tannenbaum, Polymer 2010, 51, 2185-2190.
  83. Trajectory Control of PbSe - g-Fe2O3 Nanoplatforms under Viscous Flow and an External Magnetic Field, L. Etgar, A. Nakhmani, A. Tannenbaum, E, Lifshitz and R, Tannenbaum, Nanotechnology 2010, 21, 175702.
  84. Magnetic Alignment of Cellulose Nanowhiskers in an All-Cellulose Composite, D. Li, Z. Liu, M. Al-Haik, R. Tannenbaum, H. Garmestani, F. Murray and I. Rudman, Polym. Bull. 2010, 65(6), 635-642.
  85. Capture/Release Ability of Thermo-Responsive Polymer Particles, B. Simpson, G. A. Nunnery, R. Tannenbaum and K. Kalaitzidou, J. Mater. Chem. 2010, 20(17), 3496-3501.
  86. Self-Assembly of Organic Monolayers as Protective and Conductive Bridges for Nanometric Surface-Mount Applications, I. Platzman, H. Haick, and R. Tannenbaum, ACS Appl. Mater. Interf. 2010, 2(9), 2585-2593.
  87. Anisotropic conductivity of magnetic carbon nanotubes embedded in epoxy matrices, I. T. Kim, A. Tannenbaum and R. Tannenbaum, Carbon 2011, 49, 54-61.
  88. The development and control of nanoscale roughness in titanium implant surfaces for the enhancement of osteoblast differentiation, R. A. Gittens I., T. McLachlan, Y. Cai, S. Bemer, R. Tannenbaum, Z. Schwartz, K. H. Sandhage and B. D. Boyan, Biomaterials 2011, 32, 3395-3403.
  89. Enhancement of Surface Wettability via the Modification of Microstructured Titanium Implant Surfaces with Polyelectrolytes, J. H. Park, Z. Schwartz, R. Olivares-Navarrete, B. D. Boyan, and R. Tannenbaum, Langmuir 2011, 27(10), 5976-5985.
  90. Non-parametric clustering for studying RNA conformations, X. Le Faucheur, E. Hershkovitz, R. Tannenbaum, and A. Tannenbaum, IEEE Trans. Comp. Biol. Bioinform. 2011, 8(6), 1604-1619.