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Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University

Dr. George “Wren” Greene received his PhD in Materials in 2010 from the University of California, Santa Barbara working in the research group of Jacob Israelachvili, one of the world’s leading authorities in surface and interfacial science. Dr. Greene joined the Institute of Frontier Materials at Deakin University in 2011 and was awarded a DECRA fellowship by the ARC in 2013 to investigate the properties and potential applications of lubricin protein. Dr. Greene’s primary expertise is in the areas of biotribology (i.e. biological adhesion and lubrication), biomaterials, and biophysics although he has been active in several multidisciplinary research projects that include synthetic, cartilage-mimetic materials, arthritis, cell locomotion, fluid-rock interactions important to geological processes, and materials for energy storage and generation.


  • –present
    Associate Research Fellow, Deakin University


  • 2010 
    University of California, Santa Barbara, PhD
  • 2003 
    The Georgia Institute of Technology, ME
  • 1998 
    The Johns Hopkins University, BA