Jacob Klein is the Herman Mark Professor of Polymer Physics at the Weizmann Institute in Israel. From 2000-2007 he was the Dr. Lee’s Professor of Chemistry at the University of Oxford and Head of its Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Department(2000-2005). His interests have ranged from the dynamics and interfacial properties of polymers to the behaviour of confined fluids and biological lubrication. His honours include the High Polymer Physics Prize of the American Physical Society (1995), the 2011 Soft Matter and Biophysical Chemistry Award of the UK Royal Society of Chemistry, the 2012 Tribology Gold Medal, the 2015 David Turnbull Lectureship Award of the Materials Research Society and the 2017 Liquid Matter Prize of the European Physical Society. In 2009 and 2017, he received ERC Advanced Grants. In 2013 he was elected to the EuropeanAcademy and in 2016 he was elected to the Israel Academy of Science and Humanities.
Biotribology: how nature does it.