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Florian Hausen, PhD
Post-Doctoral Fellow in Physical Chemistry
Perkin group
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
University of Oxford

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Publications (March 2014) (Provide direct links)
Curriculum Vitae (March 2014)
My webpage with further information
Linkedin Profile
Google Scholar
My PhD-Thesis (free of charge, German only)
The Perkin group at the University of Oxford
The Nanotribology group at the INM
The German Research Foundation (DFG)

I am currently working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Perkin group at the University of Oxford holding a Forschungsstipendium of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG). My research interests are the fundamental analysis of friction forces at solid|liquid – interfaces at the molecular and atomic scale. In particular I am interested in altering these forces in situ in order to modify and control surface interactions. To achieve this goal I am combining tools as the atomic force microscope (AFM) and the surface force balance (SFB) with electrochemical methods. This approach enables studying well defined interfaces. Currently I am focussing on ionic liquids as high performance lubricants. The electrical potential allows a fast and reversible switching between high and low friction regimes by tuning the interfacial properties of an ionic liquid.

More detailed information about me and my research can be found on hausen.joyphoria.de