Jacob Klein#


Jacob Klein
Email:jacob.klein 'at' weizmann.ac.il
Membership Number:3502
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:ISRAEL
Section:CHEMICAL SCIENCES
Username:jklein
Elected:2013
Homepage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/materials/JKlein/index.html





Present and Previous Positions
  • 1986 - present Herman Mark Professor of Polymer Physics, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 2010-15 Visiting Scholar, Tsinghua University, Beijing
  • 2000 - 2007 Dr. Lee’s Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford
  • 2000 – 2005 Head of Department, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department, University of Oxford
  • 1999 – 2000 Chairman of Scientific Council, Weizmann Institute
  • 1990 Visiting Professor, University of California at Santa Barbara
  • 1991 Visiting Professor, Princeton University
  • 1989 -1991 Head, Polymer Research Department, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • 1980 - 1987 Assistant/Associate Professor Weizmann Institute of Science (Full Professor since 7/1987)
  • 1980 – 1984: University Demonstrator, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge

Fields of Scholarship
  • Soft matter
  • Surface and interfacial forces
  • Physical chemistry of polymers
  • Biological lubrication
  • Nanotribology
  • Tissue Engineering

Honours and Awards
  • 1983: Somach Sachs Prize, Weizmann Institute of Science.
  • 1984: Charles Vernon Boys Prize, British Institute of Physics,
  • 1987: Dudley Wright Award in Membrane Research
  • 1994: International Kao Fellow, Japan
  • 1995: High Polymer Physics Prize, American Physical Society
  • 1998: Ford Annual Science Lecture (Ford Motor Company, Michigan)
  • 2000: Whitby Lectures (Akron Univ., Ohio)
  • 2001: Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry
  • 2002: Inaugural John D. Ferry Lectures (Univ. of Wisconsin)
  • 2003: Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 2004: Paris Sciences Medal, City of Paris
  • 2004: Annual Award Lecture of the Japanese Chemical Society
  • 2004: Fellow, Institute of Physics, UK
  • 2004: Paris Sciènce Lectures, Ecole Superieure de Physique et Chimie Industrielle, Paris
  • 2007: Kolthof Prize, Technion Israel Institute of Science
  • 2008: The Laughlin Lectures, Cornell University
  • 2010: ERC Advanced Grant Award (2010-2015
  • 2010: Israel Chemical Society Prize
  • 2011: Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) Soft Matter and Biophysics Prize and Medal
  • 2012: Tribology Gold Medal

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