Close Menu

Martha (Maria) Tanner

Martha (Maria) Tanner, Ph.D.

Martha (Maria) Tanner, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

Phone: 

312.567.7974

Education 

B.S. Chemistry, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ph.D., Inorganic Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
M.A. Pastoral Studies, Seattle University

Expertise 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: 8 years as a research scientist in the petrochemical industry. Transition-metal-catalyzed olefin polymerizations, anionic polymerizations, methane activation, selective oxidation. ACADEMIC FOCUS: Chemistry education, including guided inquiry-based learning, flipped classrooms, team-based learning and teaching with case studies. Effective communication of science.

Publications 

Alaimo, P.J.; Langenhan, J.M.; Tanner, M.J.; Ferrenberg, S.M. "Safety Teams: an Approach to Engage Students in Laboratory Safety." J. Chem. Ed. 2010, 87, 856.

Jensen, Michael, D.; McDaniel, Max, P. ; Benham, Elizabeth, A.; Eaton, Anthony, P.; Martin, Joel, L.; Hawley, Gil, R.; Crain, Tony, R.; Tanner, Martha, J. "Polymerization catalyst compositions and processes to produce polymers and bimodal polymers" US Patent 6,936,667, Issued Aug. 30, 2005.

Jensen, Michael, D.; McDaniel, Max, P. ; Benham, Elizabeth, A.; Eaton, Anthony, P.; Martin, Joel, L.; Hawley, Gil, R.; Crain, Tony, R.; Tanner, Martha, J. "Polymerization catalyst compositions and processes to produce polymers and bimodal polymers" US Patent 6,528,448 Bl, Issued March 4, 2003.

Tanner, Martha J.; Brookhart, M.; DeSimone, J. M. "Observation of an Inverse Kinetic Isotope Effect in a Co(III)-Catalyzed Polymerization of Ethylene. " J. Am. Chem. Soc. 1997, 119, 7617.

Brookhart, M.; Desimone, J. M.; Grant, B. E.; Tanner, M. J. "Co(III) Catalyzed Living Polymerization of ethylene: Routes to End-capped Polyethylene with a Narrow Molar Mass Distribution." Macromolecules, 1995, 28, 5378.

Brookhart, M.; Desimone, J. M.; Grant, B. E.; Tanner, M. J. "Synthesis of Low Polydispersity, End-capped Polyethylene Using Living Co(III) Catalysts." Polm. Prepr. (Am. Chem. Soc. Div. Polym. Sci.) 1994, 35, 661.