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.

Life Sciences
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)