Available Positions

Study of surface interactions, in particular with respect to nanotribology and biological lubrication and its relevance to biological and biomedical surfaces such as cartilage and hydrogels. 2 postdoctoral positions are being offered.

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Chemistry
Life Sciences
Physics
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our group has strong interests in understanding lubrication in living systems and its relevance for cellular and tissue health, through sophisticated molecular-level studies on surface interactions, particularly nanotribology and lubrication of soft and biological matter. Some representative relevant papers appear below:

  1. Raviv, U., Giasson, S., Kampf, N., Gohy, J-F., Jerome, R. and Klein, J., 'Lubrication by charged polymers', Nature, 425, 163-165 (2003)
  2. Briscoe, W.H., Titmuss, S., Tiberg, F., McGillivray, D.J., Thomas, R.K., Klein, J., 'Boundary lubrication under water', Nature 444, 191-194 (2006)
  3. Chen, M., Briscoe, W.H., Armes, S.P. and Klein, J., 'Lubrication by biomimetic surface layers at physiological pressures', Science, 323 1698-1702 (2009)
  4. Klein, J., 'Repair or replacement: A joint approach', Science, 323, 47-48 (2009)
  5. Goldberg, R., Schroeder, A., Barenholz, Y., Klein, J., 'Boundary Lubricants with Exceptionally Low Friction Coefficients Based on 2D Close-Packed Phosphatidylcholine Liposomes', Advanced Materials, 23, 3517-3521 (2011)
  6. Klein, J., 'Hydration Lubrication', Friction 1, 1-23 (2013)
  7. Seror, J. Raya Sorkin, R., and Klein, J., 'Boundary Lubrication by Macromolecular Layers and its relevance to synovial joints', Polymers Adv. Tech. Polymers Adv. 25, 468-477 (2014) Doi: 10.1002/pat.3295
  8. Seror, J., Zhu, L., Goldberg, R., Day, A.J. and Klein J., 'Supramolecular synergy in the boundary lubrication of synovial joints' - Nature Communications, | 6:6497 | DOI: 10.1038/ncomms7497 (2015)