Jump to Navigation

Greenblatt, Martha

Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry

Martha Greenblatt E-mail: E-mail
Phone: 848-445-3277   FAX: 732-445-5312
Office: Wright Rieman Labs 134A/114
Mailing Address: 610 Taylor Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854
Education Links
  • B.S., (Cum Laude) 1962, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY
  • Ph.D., (Inorganic Chemistry) 1967, Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Research Summary

Solid state inorganic chemistry; synthesis and crystal growth of novel transition metal compounds with quasi-low-dimensional properties including perovskite-related manganates, coboltates and ferrates with large magnetoresistant properties, transition metal (Mo, W, Nb) oxide bronzes, metal cluster chalcogenides, transition metal nitrides, and high temperature superconductors. Properties of compounds are characterized by X-ray diffraction, magnetic susceptibility, electronic conductivity, Seebeck effect, X-ray absorption near-edge spectroscopy, and thermal analysis. Structural-physicochemical property relationships are emphasized. Particular interest in compounds with electronic correlations/instabilities that lead to metal-to- insulator or metal-to-charge density wave, or superconducting transitions. Because of the highly aniosotropic behavior of low-dimensional materials, single crystal growth of bulk materials and films are pursued.

Selected Recent Research Activities

High Pressure, High Temperature Solid-State Chemistry

Multiferroics in ...

Synthesis and Properties of Charge-Ordered  ...

Polar and Magnetic Layered  ...

Greenblatt Research Group

Martha Greenblatt Group
Manrong Li, Mariana Whitaker, Martha Greenblatt, Kai Filsinge, Maria Retuerto (Left to Right)


  1. Rutgers University Board of Trustees Award for Excellence in Research 2008.
  2. Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal 2003; sponsored by ACS, Francis P. Garvan-John M. Olin Medal Endowment-National Award by the American Chemical Society for major contribution to the field by a woman chemist.
  3. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science 1990.
  4. Lady Davis Fellowship, Hebrew University, Israel, 3-1-1999-8-1-1999.
  5. NATO Visiting Professor CNRS, Grenoble, France, Winter, 1998.
  6. PRF/ACS Member of the Board 1998-2004.
  7. University, Saga, Visiting Professor, Saga, Japan, March, 1995.
  8. National Academy of Science, Solid State Science Committee, Member 1989-1992.
  9. Honorary Member, Indian Materials Research Society, 1988-present.
  10. Visiting Professor, University of Cordoba, Cordoba Spain, December, 1990.
  11. Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, Visiting Member of the Staff, 1980-1981.
  12. Oxford University, Clarendon Laboratory, Visiting Professor, Summer 1980.
  13. Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel Visiting Scientist, 1972-1973.
  14. Editor- in- Chief, Materials Research Bulletin, 2000-present.
  15. Journal of Solid State Chemistry, Member of the Editorial Advisory Board 1989-present.
  16. Chemistry of Materials, Advisory Board, 1991-1997.
  17. Materials Research Bulletin, Editorial Advisory Board, 1995-2001.
  18. Materials Science and Engineering B-solid state materials for advanced engineering, Associate Editor, 1991-97.
  19. Inorganic Chemistry, Member of the Editorial Board, 1993-96.
  20. Chemtracts, Inorganic Chemistry, 1992-present.

Other National/International Services/Honors

  1. NSF Summer Program for Solid State Chemistry-Organizer, Summers 1986/87/88; Rutgers University, NB.
  2. Presidential Young Investigator Award NSF Panelist, 1986.
  3. Small Business Innovative Program, Panelist, NSF - 1987.
  4. Site Visit - Science Technology Research Center U. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign, 1988.
  5. Panelist for the Materials Research Section, NSF - 1988.
  6. Panelist for High Tc Superconductors, NSF, May 1989.
  7. Panelist-Science Technology Centers, NSF, Dec. 13-14, 1989.
  8. Panelist - Evaluation of the Materials Research Laboratory for DOE - Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, Nov. 8-9, 1990.
  9. Site Visit-Science Technology Research Center U. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign, 1991.
  10. Site Visit-NSF-Materials Research Group, Arizona State University, Tampa, AR. May 27, 1992.
  11. Site Visit-Science Technology Research Center U. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign-July, 1992.
  12. Chair, Panel to Evaluate the Program on "Solid Electrolytes" at the DOE, March 8-10, 1993 in Bethesda, MD.
  13. Chair, Panel of Chemistry 1, for International Science Foundation, Long-Term Research Grants, Dec. 6-8, 1993, Washington, NRC, Georgetown, Green Bldg.
  14. Site Visit-Science Technology Research Center U. of Ill., Urbana-Champaign, June 21-23, 1994.
  15. Panel of Chemistry 1, for International Science Foundation, Long-Term Research Grants, July 6-8, 1994, Washington, NRC, Georgetown, Green Bldg. Member of Outside Review.
  16. Committee to evaluate the Chemistry Department of the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa, December 4-5, 1994.
  17. Co-Organizer of a NATO Advanced Study Institute on the "Physics and Chemistry of Low-Dimensional Iorganic Conductors" Les Houches, France, June 12-23, 1995.
  18. Presenter/Member of Panel: “Workshop on Nanomaterials”, UC/NSF Toulouse, France, Oct. 19-20, 2000.
  19. Chair, Organizing Committee-MRS Fall Meeting 2002, Solid State Chemistry Symposium.
  20. Chair, Gordon Research Conference on Solid State Chemistry, July, 2004.
  21. Presenter and member of NSF-Workshop, New Delhi, India, June, 2004.
  22. Member of NSF Committee on Carrier Awards, Alexandria, VA, November, 2005.
  23. Member of Workshop on “Women Equity at Universities” Washington DC Janury 2006.
  24. Member on Workshop for “NSF-Materials for the Future” Northwestern U, IL May, 2006.
  25. Member of Committee to Evaluate Chemistry Department, SUNY-Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, September 18-21, 2006.
  26. Member on Panel to evaluate ACS-PRF focus of scientific support. Washington DC, January, 2007.

Recent Publications

  1. Water oxidation by λ-MnO2: Catalysis by the cubical Mn4O4 subcluster obtained by delithiation of spinel LiMn2O4. David Robinson, Yong Bok Go, Martha Greenblatt, and G. Charles Dismukes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 132, 11467-11469 (2010).
  2. Synthesis and properties LaSrMnNbO6 an Ordered Double Perovskites. Tao Yang, Tyche Perkisas, Joke Hadermann, Mark Croft, Alexander Ignatov and Martha Greenblatt, J. Solid State Chem., 183, 2689-2694 (2010).
  3. Gross violation of Wiedemann-Franz law in a quasi-onedimensional metal. N. Wakeham, A. F. Bangura, X. Xu, J.-F. Mercure, N. Wakeham, M. Greenblatt and N. E. Hussey, Nature Commun., 2(July), 1406/1-1406/6 (2011).
  4. Synthesis and properties of LaAMnSnO6 (A = Sr, Ba) Double Perovskites. Tao Yang, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Martha Greenblatt, J. Mater. Chem., 21(1) 199-205 (2011).
  5. Critical spin dynamics in the antiferromagnet La4Ni3O8 from 139La nuclear magnetic resonance. N. ApRoberts-Warren, A. Dioguardi, V. Poltavets, M. Greenblatt, Peter Klavins, and N. J. Curro. Phys. Rev. B 83(1), 014402/1-014402/4 (2011).
  6. Short range layered A-site ordering in double perovskites NaLaBB’O6 (B = Mn, Fe; B’ = Nb, Ta) Walid Dachraoui, Tao Yang, Chang Liu, Graham King, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo, Anna Llobet, Martha Greenblatt, Chem. Mater., 23, 2398-2406 (2011).
  7. Spiral ground state against ferroelectricity in the frustrated magnet BiMnFe2O6 Artem M. Abakumov, Alexander A. Tsirlin, J. M. Perez-Mato, Vaclav Petricek, Helge Rosner, Tao Yang, Martha Greenblatt. Phys Rev. B83, 214402-1-10 (2011).
  8. Electronic and Magnetic Structure of Bi-layer, La3Ni2O6 and Tri-layer, La4Ni3O8 Nickelates. Soumyajit Sarkar, I. Dasgupta, Martha Greenblatt and T. Saha-Dasgupta. Phys. Rev. B84, 180411/1-4, (R) (2011).
  9. Superconducting Critical Field Far Above the Pauli Limit in the Purple Bronze Li0.9Mo6O17, J.-F. Mercure, A. F. Bangura, X. Xu, N. Wakeham, M. Greenblatt and N. E. Hussey, Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 187003-7 (2012).
  10. Structural Requirements in Lithium Cobalt Oxides for Catalytic Oxidation of Water. Graeme P. Gardner, Yong Bok Go, David M. Robinson, Joke Hadermann, Artem Abakumov, Martha Greenblatt*, and G. Charles Dismukes* Ang. Chem. Int. Ed., 51, 1616-1619 (2012).
  11. Magnetodielectric Effect in A-Site Ordered PbMn3Mn4O12 Quadruple Perovskite. T. Locherer, R. Dinnebier, R. K. Kremer, M. Greenblatt, M. Jansen. J. Solid State Chem., 190, 277-284 (2012).
  12. Magnetic Structure and Physical Properties of the Series of Multiferroic Compounds, RMn2O5 R = Pr. C. Doubrovsky, F. Damay G. Andre, F. Bouquet, P. Auban-Senzier, C. Pasquier, E. Elkaim, M. Li, M. Greenblatt, P. Foury-Leylekian, Physica B, 407, 1718-1721 (2012).
  13. High magnetic ordering temperature in the perovskites Sr4-xLaxFe3ReO12 (x = 0, 1.0, 2). Maria Retuerto Yong Bok Go, Alexander Ignatov, Mark Croft, K.V. Ramanujachary, Israel Nowik, Jason Hodges, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Martha Greenblatt J. Solid State Chem., 194, 48-58 (2012).
  14. Transport and thermodynamic properties of A0.9Mo6O17 (A = Na, K). Xiaofeng Xu, A. F. Bangura, C. Q. Niu, M. Greenblatt, Song Yue, C. Panagopoulos, and N. E. Hussey. Phys Rev. B85, 195101-8 (2012).
  15. Magnetic and Structural Studies of the multifunctional materials SrFe0.75Mo0.25O3-δ. M. Retuerto, M.-R. Li, Y. B. Go, A. Ignatov, M. Croft, K. V. Ramanujachary, J. Hadermann, J. Hodges, R. H. Herber, I. Nowik and M. Greenblatt, Inorg. Chem., 51, 12273-12280 (2012).
  16. Magnetic phase transition in PrMn2O5: Importance of ion-size threshold size effects in RMn2O5 compounds (R = rare earth). C. Doubrovsky, G. Andre, A. Gukasov, P. Auban-Senzier, C.R. Pasquier, E. Elkaim, M. R. Li, M. Greenblatt, F. Damay and P. Foury-Leylekian, Phys. Rev. B86, 174417-7 (2012).
  17. Investigation of the electromagnon excitations in the multiferroic TbMn2O5. S. Petit, V. Bal´edent, C. Doubrovsky, M. B. Lepetit, M. Greenblatt, B. Wanklyn, and P. Foury-Leylekian, Phys Rev., B87, 14030 -4 (R) (2013).
  18. Synthesis, crystal structure, and properties of KSbO3-type Bi3Mn1.9Te1.1O11 Man-Rong Li, Maria Retuerto, Yong Bok Go, Thomas J. Emge, Mark Croft, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, Walid Dachraoui, Joke Hadermann, Mei-Bo Tang, Jing-Tai Zhao and Martha Greenblatt, J. Solid State Chem., 197, 543-549 (2013).
  19. Multiferroic double perovskites, NaLaFeWO6 and NaNdFeWO6 with cationic ordering in both sublattices. Maria Retuerto, Manrong Li, Yong Bok Go, Mark Croft, Israel Nowik, Joke Hadermann, Gustaaf Van Tendeloo and Martha Greenblatt, Inorg. Chem., 52, 12482-12491 (2013).
  20. Crystal structure and magnetic properties of the Cr-doped spiral antiferromagnet BiMnFe2O6. Dmitry Batuk, Christopher De Dobbelaere, Alexander A. Tsirlin, Artem M. Abakumov, An Hardy4, Marlies Van Bael, Martha Greenblatt, Joke Hadermann, Mater. Res. Bull., 48(9) 2993-2997 (2013).
  21. The structural requirements of crystalline polymorphs of manganese oxides for catalysis of water oxidation. David M. Robinson, Yong Bok Go, Michelle Mui, Graeme Gardner, Zhijuan Zhang, Jing Li, Martha Greenblatt, and G. Charles Dismukes, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 135(9) 3494-3501 (2013).
  22. NMR evidence for spin Fluctuations in the bilayer nickelate La3Ni2O6. N. apRoberts-Warren, J. Crocker, A. P. Dioguardi, A. C. Shockley, V. V. Poltavets, M. Greenblatt, P. Klavins, and N. J. Curro, Phys. Rev. B, 88, 075124/1-075124/5 (2013).
  23. Polar and Magnetic Mn2FeMO6 (M = Nb, Ta) with LiNbO3-Type Structure - High Pressure Synthesis. Man-Rong Li, David Walker, Maria Retuerto, Tapati Sarkar, Joke Hadermann, Peter W. Stephens, Mark C. Croft, Alex Ignatov, Joachim Hemberger, Israel Nowik, Kandalam V. Ramanujachary, P. Shiv Halasyamani, Thanh T. Tran, Swarnakamal Mukherjee, Tanusri Saha Dasgupta, Martha Greenblatt, Ang., Chem. Int. Ed.,52, 8406-8410 (2013).
  24. Microscopic Investigation of Activity of Oxometallic Units in Water Oxidation Process. Soumyajit Sarkar, Mukul Kabir, Martha Greenblatt, and T. Saha-Dasgupta, J. Chem. Mater. A, 1, 10422-10428 (2013).
  25. CsTlX3 (X = F, Cl): synthesis and properties of mixed-valent thallium halide perovskites: precursors for superconductivity? M. Retuerto, P. W Stephens, J. Hadermann, T. Emge, M. Croft, A. Ignatov, C. Jin, M. R. Li, Z. P. Yin, J. Simons, M. Aronson, H. Sun, A. Pan, D. n. Basov, G. Kotliar, M. Greenblatt, Chem. Mater., 25, 4071-4-79 (2013).
  26. Nanocrystalline Ni5P4: a hydrogen evolution electrocatalyst of exceptional efficiency in both alkaline and acidic media. A. B. Laursen, K. R. Patraju, M. Whitaker, T. Sarkar, N. Yao, K. V. Ramanujachary, M. Greenblatt, G. C. Dismukes, Nature, in review, 12/31/13.
  27. Above Room Temperature Insulating Polar Ferrimagnet Mn2FeMoO6. Man-Rong Li, David Walker, Maria Retuerto, Tapati Sarkar, Joke Hadermann, Peter W. Stephens, Mark Croft, Alex Ignatov, Joachim Hemberger, Jason Hodges, Swarnakamal Mukherjee, Tanusri Saha Dasgupta, Martha Greenblatt, submitted, Nature Mater., 01/2014.

Research Areas: 
Inorganic Chemistry
Research Areas: 
Materials Chemistry

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey