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February 25 – 28, 2018 at 2018 41st Adhesion Society Meeting in San Diego CA, USA
Catamaran Resort Hotel

September 17 – 22, 2017 at 2017 World Tribology Conference (WTC) in Beijing, China
Beijing International Convention Center (IBCC), Booth# 16

DOWNLOAD JACOB’S WTC TALK WITH VIDEO INSET (NB: PPT file is 1.3GB)

April 2 – 5, 2017 at 253rd ACS National Meeting in San Francisco, California.
Moscone Center Exhibition Hall Booth# 1432, April 2 – 4, 2017
Sunday (4/2) 6-8:30PM, Monday (4/3) 9AM-5PM, Tuesday (4/4) 9AM-5PM


Jacob’s ACS talks:
WHEN: 3 April, 4:05PM, Moscone Center RM2001
SESSION: Interfacial Phenomena & the Oil-Water Interface
TITLE: Effects of salinity on oil recovery: Experimental and theoretical studies of crude oil water-calcite surface restricting and associated physical and (electro)chemical interactions.

WHEN: 4 April, 8:30AM, Moscone Center RM2001
SESSION: Chemistry and Physics of Tribology
TITLE: Friction and lubrication from the nano (molecular) through the micro (μm-mm) to the macro (geological) scales, and over large time and velocity scales.

2017 World Tribology Conference (WTC)
Beijing, China

August 23 – 29 at SFA 2014 – CAI-STEM in Cancun, Mexico.
International Workshop in Colloidal and Interfacial Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Adhesive strength testing of modified siderophore cyclic trichrysobactin (CTC) in saline environments- varying lysine and catechol in a wet adhesive; A Sticky Situation.

​SFA2000 configuration: Basic configuration- Piezoelectric Top Mount & Main Translation Stage.

Simultaneous measurements of membrane thickness and interaction forces during hemifusion using an SFA combined with fluorescence microscopy; Seeing the Action.

​SFA2000 configuration: (FL-SFA) Piezoelectric Top Mount & Main Translation Stage with Fluorescence Microscope.

Adhesive forces between self-healing polymer surfaces under aqueous conditions with varying pH- role of catechol groups in wet adhesives; The Fix Is In

​SFA2000 configuration: Basic configuration- Piezoelectric Top Mount & Main Translation Stage.

Myelin Basic Protein (MBP) adsorption by healthy and simulated diseased myelin bilayers- insights into demyelinating diseases; Unhealthy Attachments.

​SFA2000 configuration: Piezoelectric Top Mount and Main Translation Stage Bottom Mount.

Ionic Liquid [C4mim][NTf2] charged surface screening indicative of a dilute weak-electrolyte (low-free-ion density) solution;Understanding the Energetics of Ionic Liquids.

SFA2000 configuration: Electrochemcial (EC) Top Mount with Main Translation Stage Bottom Mount.

Stick-slip friction as primary mechanism degrading articular cartiledge;Mechanics of Arthritus.

SFA2000 configuration: Friction Device Top Mount and Main Translation Stage Bottom Mount with addtiional strain gauging – (microtribometer configuration, does not require interferometry).

UCSB researchers find that the chemical topology of silica can influence the effectiveness of many chemical processes that use it.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis, are investigating whether an analytical technique to measure friction between two surfaces can provide better understanding of wine sensory perception related to astringency and mouthfeel.

The below are front-covers that are either explicitly based on measurements taken using a Surface Force Apparatus (SFA), refer to the historical role SFAs have played in the direct measurement of oscillatory structural forces, or support data taken using an SFA through additional simulation and analysis.

NOV 1, 2016
A History of Nanobubbles
Langmuir, 32 (43)
DOI: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.6b02489

FEB 24, 2015
Developing a General Interaction Potential for Hydrophobic and Hydrophilic Interactions
Langmuir, 31 (7)
DOI: 10.1021/la502115g

DEC 26 2013
The Intersection of Interfacial Forces and Electrochemical Reactions
J. PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B,177(51)(online)
DOI: 10.1021/jp408144g

NOV 28 2013
Brushes in Strong Polyelectrolytes in Mixed Mono- and Tri-Valent Ionic Media
at Fixed Total Ionic Strengths
SOFT MATTER, 9 (44) 10429-10656
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM90149A

SEP 21 2013
Simulation of edge facilitated adsorption and
critical concentration induced rupture of vesicles at a surface
SOFT MATTER, 9 (35) 8391-8610
DOI: 10.1039/C3SM90116E

AUG 6 2013
Brief History of Intermolecular and lntersurface Forces in Complex Fluid Systems
LANGMUIR, 29 (31) 9605-9619
DOI: 10.1021/la401002b

JUN 1 2013
Recent advances in gecko adhesion and friction mechanisms and
development of gecko-inspired dry adhesive surfaces
FRICTION, 1 (2) 114-129
DOI: 10.1007/s40544-013-0016-0

JULY 9 1997
Recent advances in gecko adhesion and friction mechanisms and
development of gecko-inspired dry adhesive surfaces
LANGMUIR, 13 (14) 3839-3848
DOI: 10.1021/la960942a