Interest

Opera, classical music, wine, gadgets.

Summary

An accomplished academic with a wealth of experience in the fields of physical chemistry and engineering, Dr. Rina Tannenbaum currently works as a Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the School of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Tannenbaum also serves as the Senior Scientist in the Experimental Therapeutics Program at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and as the Senior Scientist at the UAB BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center. Before taking on her current responsibilities, Dr. Rina Tannenbaum worked as a Research Professor in the Departments of Mechanical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering and the Division of Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University. Dr. Tannenbaum also spent the better part of five years as a Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Dr. Rina Tannenbaum began her academic career at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and Physics. After completing her undergraduate studies, Dr. Tannenbaum went on to pursue a Master of Science in Polymer Physical Chemistry at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Rehovot, Israel. Four years later, Dr. Tannenbaum completed her Doctor of Science in Chemical Engineering and Catalysis at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Later in her career, Dr. Tannenbaum worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Florida and a Postdoctoral Associate in the Department of Chemistry at McGill University.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Present

Professor

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Details:Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering Senior Scientist, Experimental Therapeutics Program, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Senior Scientist, UAB BioMatrix Engineering and Regenerative Medicine Center.

Education

Education
Aug 1978 - Oct 1982

PhD

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology

Thesis title: "Homogeneous hydroformylation of olefins by cobalt carbonyl complexes." Prize for Outstanding Doctoral Qualifying Exam. The Wyler Fund Fellowship. NATO Summer Fellowship.