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Steven Greenbaum

TitleProfessor of Physics
InstitutionHunter College, CUNY
DepartmentPhysics and Astronomy
AddressRoom 1220 HN, Hunter College, CUNY
695 Park Avenue
New York NY 10065
Phone(212) 772-4973
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    Clark University, WOrcerste, MAB.A.1976Physics
    Brown University, Providence, RIPh.D.10/1981Physics
    U.S. Naval Research Lab, Washington DCpostdoc7/1983Semiconductor Physics
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    1990 - 1991Fulbright Fellow, Weizmann Institute of Science
    1997 - 1998NASA/NRC Senior Research Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    2001Roosevelt Gold Medal for Science, U.S. Navy League
    2002Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, White House
    2003Richard Nicholson Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
    2014 - 2015Jefferson Science Fellowship, U.S. State Department
    2016SACNAS Distinguished Scientist Award

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    Dr. Steve Greenbaum is CUNY Distinguished Professor of Physics at Hunter College in the City University of New York (CUNY) and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. He also served (2008-14) as Executive Officer of the Ph.D. Program in Physics at the CUNY Graduate Center. Dr. Greenbaum earned his Ph.D. in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics from Brown University. He spent two years in the Semiconductor Branch of the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. as an NRC Postdoctoral Fellow, and also spent sabbatical years as a Fulbright Scholar at the Weizmann Institute of Science, and a NASA/NRC Senior Research Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Lab, California Institute of Technology, where he was a member of the team that designed the lithium ion batteries for the successful Mars Rover missions. He has also held Visiting Professor positions in the Chemistry Department at Stony Brook University, the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Rutgers University, the School of Chemistry at Tel Aviv University, the Laboratory for Solid State Physics of the University of Paris-Sud (XI), the School of Chemical Sciences at University of Padova, and the Department of Chemistry at University of Rome, La Sapienza.

    Dr. Greenbaum's main research interest involves spectroscopic studies of disordered solids by magnetic resonance and synchrotron x-ray absorption, most of which has recently centered on materials for electrochemical energy storage and conversion (i.e. batteries and fuel cells). He has authored or co-authored over 260 peer reviewed publications and given over 60 invited talks at national or international conferences. He has directly supervised the research of 20 postdoctoral associates, 28 Ph.D. students, and numerous MA and BA research students.

    Dr. Greenbaum was the 2001 recipient of the Roosevelt Gold Medal for Science, bestowed by the New York Council of the United States Navy League, and the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, awarded jointly by the National Science Foundation and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He also received the 2003 Richard Nicholson Science Teaching Award. Dr. Greenbaum was selected as one of eleven Jefferson Science Fellows who served as Senior Science and Technology advisors to the U.S. State Department during the 2014-15 academic year. He was also recognized by the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) by receiving their 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award. He was on sabbatical leave in 2018-19 at Ionic Materials, Inc. in Woburn, MA, and since then serves as a senior science advisor.

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    1. Alfurayj I, Fraenza CC, Zhang Y, Pandian R, Spittle S, Hansen B, Dean W, Gurkan B, Savinell R, Greenbaum S, Maginn E, Sangoro J, Burda C. Solvation Dynamics of Wet Ethaline: Water is the Magic Component. J Phys Chem B. 2021 Aug 02. PMID: 34339215.
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    2. Rim G, Roy N, Zhao D, Kawashima S, Stallworth P, Greenbaum SG, Park AA. CO2 utilization in built environment via the PCO2 swing carbonation of alkaline solid wastes with different mineralogy. Faraday Discuss. 2021 Jul 16; 230(0):187-212. PMID: 34042933.
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    3. Zettl R, Gombotz M, Clarkson D, Greenbaum SG, Ngene P, de Jongh PE, Wilkening HMR. Li-Ion Diffusion in Nanoconfined LiBH4-LiI/Al2O3: From 2D Bulk Transport to 3D Long-Range Interfacial Dynamics. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2020 Aug 26; 12(34):38570-38583. PMID: 32786241.
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    4. Jayakody NK, Fraenza CC, Greenbaum SG, Ashby D, Dunn BS. NMR Relaxometry and Diffusometry Analysis of Dynamics in Ionic Liquids and Ionogels for Use in Lithium-Ion Batteries. J Phys Chem B. 2020 Aug 06; 124(31):6843-6856. PMID: 32667199.
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    5. Bocharova V, Jayakody N, Yang J, Sacci RL, Yang W, Cheng S, Doughty B, Greenbaum S, Jeong SP, Popov I, Zhao S, Gainaru C, Wojnarowska Z. Modulation of Cation Diffusion by Reversible Supramolecular Assemblies in Ionic Liquid-Based Nanocomposites. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2020 Jul 15; 12(28):31842-31851. PMID: 32567831.
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    6. Morales DJ, Greenbaum S. NMR Investigations of Crystalline and Glassy Solid Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries: A Brief Review. Int J Mol Sci. 2020 May 11; 21(9). PMID: 32403435.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    7. Munoz S, Greenbaum S. Review of Recent Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Ion Transport in Polymer Electrolytes. Membranes (Basel). 2018 Nov 30; 8(4). PMID: 30513636.
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    8. Carbone L, Moro PT, Gobet M, Munoz S, Devany M, Greenbaum SG, Hassoun J. Enhanced Lithium Oxygen Battery Using a Glyme Electrolyte and Carbon Nanotubes. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2018 May 16; 10(19):16367-16375. PMID: 29676560.
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    9. Fu C, Xu L, Aquino FW, V Cresce A, Gobet M, Greenbaum SG, Xu K, Wong BM, Guo J. Correlating Li+-Solvation Structure and its Electrochemical Reaction Kinetics with Sulfur in Subnano Confinement. J Phys Chem Lett. 2018 Apr 05; 9(7):1739-1745. PMID: 29551062.
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    10. Giffin GA, Moretti A, Jeong S, Pilar K, Brinkkötter M, Greenbaum SG, Schönhoff M, Passerini S. Connection between Lithium Coordination and Lithium Diffusion in [Pyr12O1 ][FTFSI] Ionic Liquid Electrolytes. ChemSusChem. 2018 Jun 22; 11(12):1981-1989. PMID: 29282874.
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    11. Timachova K, Villaluenga I, Cirrincione L, Gobet M, Bhattacharya R, Jiang X, Newman J, Madsen LA, Greenbaum SG, Balsara NP. Anisotropic Ion Diffusion and Electrochemically Driven Transport in Nanostructured Block Copolymer Electrolytes. J Phys Chem B. 2018 02 01; 122(4):1537-1544. PMID: 29355016.
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    12. Pilar K, Balédent V, Zeghal M, Judeinstein P, Jeong S, Passerini S, Greenbaum S. Communication: Investigation of ion aggregation in ionic liquids and their solutions with lithium salt under high pressure. J Chem Phys. 2018 Jan 21; 148(3):031102. PMID: 29352782.
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    13. Suo L, Xue W, Gobet M, Greenbaum SG, Wang C, Chen Y, Yang W, Li Y, Li J. Fluorine-donating electrolytes enable highly reversible 5-V-class Li metal batteries. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2018 02 06; 115(6):1156-1161. PMID: 29351993.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    14. Zhan X, Lai S, Gobet MP, Greenbaum SG, Shirpour M. Defect chemistry and electrical properties of garnet-type Li7La3Zr2O12. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2018 Jan 17; 20(3):1447-1459. PMID: 29255815.
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    15. Borodin O, Suo L, Gobet M, Ren X, Wang F, Faraone A, Peng J, Olguin M, Schroeder M, Ding MS, Gobrogge E, von Wald Cresce A, Munoz S, Dura JA, Greenbaum S, Wang C, Xu K. Liquid Structure with Nano-Heterogeneity Promotes Cationic Transport in Concentrated Electrolytes. ACS Nano. 2017 10 24; 11(10):10462-10471. PMID: 29016112.
      Citations: 13     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    16. Lampel A, McPhee SA, Park HA, Scott GG, Humagain S, Hekstra DR, Yoo B, Frederix PWJM, Li TD, Abzalimov RR, Greenbaum SG, Tuttle T, Hu C, Bettinger CJ, Ulijn RV. Polymeric peptide pigments with sequence-encoded properties. Science. 2017 06 09; 356(6342):1064-1068. PMID: 28596363.
      Citations: 31     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    17. Carbone L, Di Lecce D, Gobet M, Munoz S, Devany M, Greenbaum S, Hassoun J. Relevant Features of a Triethylene Glycol Dimethyl Ether-Based Electrolyte for Application in Lithium Battery. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2017 May 24; 9(20):17085-17095. PMID: 28440629.
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    18. Kumar R, Mahalik JP, Bocharova V, Stacy EW, Gainaru C, Saito T, Gobet MP, Greenbaum S, Sumpter BG, Sokolov AP. A Rayleighian approach for modeling kinetics of ionic transport in polymeric media. J Chem Phys. 2017 Feb 14; 146(6):064902. PMID: 28201898.
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    19. Pilar K, Rua A, Suarez SN, Mallia C, Lai S, Jayakody JRP, Hatcher JL, Wishart JF, Greenbaum S. Investigation of dynamics in BMIM TFSA ionic liquid through variable temperature and pressure NMR relaxometry and diffusometry. J Electrochem Soc. 2017; 164(8):H5189-H5196. PMID: 30034028.
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    20. Cresce AV, Russell SM, Borodin O, Allen JA, Schroeder MA, Dai M, Peng J, Gobet MP, Greenbaum SG, Rogers RE, Xu K. Solvation behavior of carbonate-based electrolytes in sodium ion batteries. Phys Chem Chem Phys. 2016 Dec 21; 19(1):574-586. PMID: 27918030.
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    21. Ascienzo D, Yuan H, Greenbaum S, Bayer TJM, Maier RA, Wang JJ, Randall CA, Dickey EC, Zhao H, Ren Y. Investigation of Electric Field-Induced Structural Changes at Fe-Doped SrTiO3 Anode Interfaces by Second Harmonic Generation. Materials (Basel). 2016 Oct 31; 9(11). PMID: 28774003.
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    22. Gainaru C, Stacy EW, Bocharova V, Gobet M, Holt AP, Saito T, Greenbaum S, Sokolov AP. Mechanism of Conductivity Relaxation in Liquid and Polymeric Electrolytes: Direct Link between Conductivity and Diffusivity. J Phys Chem B. 2016 Oct 27; 120(42):11074-11083. PMID: 27681664.
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    23. Berman MB, Greenbaum SG. NMR Studies of Solvent-Free Ceramic Composite Polymer Electrolytes-A Brief Review. Membranes (Basel). 2015 Dec 14; 5(4):915-23. PMID: 26694474.
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    24. Fadeeva TA, Husson P, DeVine JA, Costa Gomes MF, Greenbaum SG, Castner EW. Interactions between water and 1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium ionic liquids. J Chem Phys. 2015 Aug 14; 143(6):064503. PMID: 26277141.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    25. Carbone L, Gobet M, Peng J, Devany M, Scrosati B, Greenbaum S, Hassoun J. Comparative Study of Ether-Based Electrolytes for Application in Lithium-Sulfur Battery. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 2015 Jul 01; 7(25):13859-65. PMID: 26057152.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    
    26. Rangasamy E, Liu Z, Gobet M, Pilar K, Sahu G, Zhou W, Wu H, Greenbaum S, Liang C. An iodide-based Li7P2S8I superionic conductor. J Am Chem Soc. 2015 Feb 04; 137(4):1384-7. PMID: 25602621.
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    27. Borodin O, Henderson WA, Fox ET, Berman M, Gobet M, Greenbaum S. Influence of solvent on ion aggregation and transport in PY15TFSI ionic liquid-aprotic solvent mixtures. J Phys Chem B. 2013 Sep 12; 117(36):10581-8. PMID: 23941158.
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    28. Bogle X, Vazquez R, Greenbaum S, Cresce Av, Xu K. Understanding Li(+)-Solvent Interaction in Nonaqueous Carbonate Electrolytes with (17)O NMR. J Phys Chem Lett. 2013 May 16; 4(10):1664-8. PMID: 26282976.
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    29. Wang Y, Sun CN, Fan F, Sangoro JR, Berman MB, Greenbaum SG, Zawodzinski TA, Sokolov AP. Examination of methods to determine free-ion diffusivity and number density from analysis of electrode polarization. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2013 Apr; 87(4):042308. PMID: 23679415.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    30. Suarez S, Kodiweera NK, Stallworth P, Yu S, Greenbaum SG, Benicewicz BC. Multinuclear NMR study of the effect of acid concentration on ion transport in phosphoric acid doped poly(benzimidazole) membranes. J Phys Chem B. 2012 Oct 18; 116(41):12545-51. PMID: 22989302.
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    31. Herriot C, Khatun S, Fox ET, Judeinstein P, Armand M, Henderson WA, Greenbaum S. Diffusion Coefficients from (13)C PGSE NMR Measurements-Fluorine-Free Ionic Liquids with the DCTA(-) Anion. J Phys Chem Lett. 2012 Feb 02; 3(3):441-4. PMID: 26285864.
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    32. DeSilva JHSR, Udinwe V, Sideris PJ, Smart MC, Krause FC, Hwang C, Smith KA, Greenbaum SG. Solid State Multinuclear Magnetic Resonance Investigation of Electrolyte Decomposition Products on Lithium Ion Electrodes. ECS Trans. 2012; 41(41):207-214. PMID: 31007829.
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    33. Desilva S, Vazquez R, Stallworth PE, Reddy TB, Lehnes JM, Guo R, Gan H, Muffoletto BC, Greenbaum SG. Solid-State Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Studies of Electrochemically Discharged CF(x). J Power Sources. 2011 Jul 01; 196(13):5659-5666. PMID: 21528019.
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    34. Suarez S, Greenbaum S. Nuclear magnetic resonance of polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells. Chem Rec. 2010 Dec; 10(6):377-93. PMID: 20648522.
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    35. Suarez SN, Jayakody JR, Greenbaum SG, Zawodzinski T, Fontanella JJ. A fundamental study of the transport properties of aqueous superacid solutions. J Phys Chem B. 2010 Jul 15; 114(27):8941-7. PMID: 20568805.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    36. D'Epifanio A, Navarra MA, Weise FC, Mecheri B, Farrington J, Licoccia S, Greenbaum S. Composite Nafion/sulfonated zirconia membranes: effect of the filler surface properties on proton transport characteristics. Chem Mater. 2010 Feb 09; 22(3):813-821. PMID: 20209115.
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    37. Leifer ND, Johnson VS, Ben-Ari R, Gan H, Lehnes JM, Guo R, Lu W, Muffoletto BC, Reddy T, Stallworth PE, Greenbaum SG. Solid-State NMR Studies of Chemically Lithiated CF. J Electrochem Soc. 2010 Jan 01; 157(2):A148-A154. PMID: 20676233.
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    38. Bennett GD, Greenbaum SG, Owens FJ. NMR and Raman spectroscopic characterization of single walled carbon nanotube composites of polybutadiene. J Mater Res. 2009 Jul 01; 24(7):2215-2220. PMID: 20686647.
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    39. Nair NG, Blanco M, West W, Weise FC, Greenbaum S, Reddy VP. Fluorinated boroxin-based anion receptors for lithium ion batteries: fluoride anion binding, ab initio calculations, and ionic conductivity studies. J Phys Chem A. 2009 May 21; 113(20):5918-26. PMID: 19397307.
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    40. Fernicola A, Weise FC, Greenbaum SG, Kagimoto J, Scrosati B, Soleto A. Lithium-Ion-Conducting Electrolytes: From an Ionic Liquid to the Polymer Membrane. J Electrochem Soc. 2009 May 05; 156(7):A514-A520. PMID: 20354582.
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    41. Hulicova-Jurcakova D, Seredych M, Lu GQ, Kodiweera NK, Stallworth PE, Greenbaum S, Bandosz TJ. Effect of surface phosphorus functionalities of activated carbons containing oxygen and nitrogen on electrochemical capacitance. Carbon N Y. 2009 May 01; 47(6):1576-1584. PMID: 20354586.
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    42. McLachlan GD, Slocik J, Mantz R, Kaplan D, Cahill S, Girvin M, Greenbaum S. High-resolution NMR characterization of a spider-silk mimetic composed of 15 tandem repeats and a CRGD motif. Protein Sci. 2009 Jan; 18(1):206-16. PMID: 19177364.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
    43. Ye H, Huang J, Xu JJ, Khalfan A, Greenbaum SG. Li Ion Conducting Polymer Gel Electrolytes Based on Ionic Liquid/PVDF-HFP Blends. J Electrochem Soc. 2007 Sep 21; 154(11):A1048-A1057. PMID: 20354587.
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    44. Chung SH, Lopato R, Greenbaum SG, Shirota H, Castner EW, Wishart JF. Nuclear magnetic resonance study of the dynamics of imidazolium ionic liquids with -CH2Si(CH3)3 vs -CH2C(CH3)3 substituents. J Phys Chem B. 2007 May 10; 111(18):4885-93. PMID: 17441766.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    45. Petrowsky M, Frech R, Suarez SN, Jayakody JR, Greenbaum S. Investigation of fundamental transport properties and thermodynamics in diglyme-salt solutions. J Phys Chem B. 2006 Nov 23; 110(46):23012-21. PMID: 17107139.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    
    46. Narayanan SR, Yen SP, Liu L, Greenbaum SG. Anhydrous proton-conducting polymeric electrolytes for fuel cells. J Phys Chem B. 2006 Mar 09; 110(9):3942-8. PMID: 16509680.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Cells
    47. see www.hunter.cuny.edu/physics/faculty/greenbaum/repository/files/pubsF2016.pdf .
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