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Dr. Christian Greiner

Mitglied Transdisziplinärer Ausschuss
Materialien unter tribologischer Belastung
Gruppe: Emmy Noether
Raum: 207
Tel.: +49 721 608-26407
Fax: +49 721 608-24567
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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

IAM-CMS

Gebäude 30.48 (MZE)
Strasse am Forum 7

76131 Karlsruhe



Materials Tribology / Materialien unter tribologischer Belastung

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The group focuses on materials science aspects of materials under a tribological load.

Our main research topics are:

  • The elementary mechanisms for microstructural changes
  • The Materials Science origins of friction and wear
  • Size effects
  • Contact mechanics
  • Bio-inspired materials and structures
  • Laser surface texturing
  • Data Science in tribology

In order to be able to answer these questions:

  • We develop and build our own equipment and instrumentation, e.g. an extremely high resolution in situ reciprocating tribometer
  • Make use of ultra-high resolution electron and ion microscopy, including 3D reconstruction techniques
  • Morphologically texture surfaces by means of laser radiation
  • Employ modern x-ray techniques, including from synchrotron sources
  • Collaborate with scientists on an international basis

 

With this unique combination of scientific expertise and analytical tools we aim at strategically tayloring materials and microstructures for lower friction and less wear.

 

We always have very attractive topics available for bachelor and master theses, so please do contact us in case you are interested in joining the group!

 

 

Current group members

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Dr. Christian Greiner

Research Focus

  •      „Materials Tribology“, focusing on the elementary mechanisms for the microstructure evolution under tribological loading
  •      High resolution electron and ion microscopy
  •      Contact mechanics; Bio-inspired materials

 

Career History and Education

01/2013 – present                   Head of the Emmy Noether Research Group „Materials Tribology“ at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (funded by the DFG) /

                                                    KIT Associate Fellow

 

10/2010 – 12/2012                  Staff Scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute for Applied Materials, Reliability of Components and Systems (Prof. Dr. Peter Gumbsch)

 

01/2009 – 08/2010                  Postdoctoral Research Associate at University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, PA, USA; funded by a Feodor Lynen Scholarship awarded by der Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

(Prof. Dr. Robert Carpick)

 

11/2007 – 10/2008                  Postdoctoral Research Assistant and Lecturer at the Institute for                                                      Non-Metallic and Inorganic Materials at University of Stuttgart,                                                         Germany (Prof. Dr. J. Bill)

 

12/2004 – 10/2007                  Graduate Research Assistant (PhD Work) at Max Planck Institute                                                     for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany

                                                     Topic of the thesis: „Size and Shape Effects in Bioinspired Fibrillar                                                      Adhesives“

                                                     Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Eduard Arzt

                                                     Advisor: Dr. Aránzazu del Campo

                                                     Degree: Dr.rer.nat. (with honors)

 

03/2004 – 08/2004                 Diploma Work performed at Northwestern University, Evanston, Il, USA (Advisor: Prof. Dr. David C. Dunand); funded by a scholarship awarded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Grade: excellent

Topic of the thesis: „Processing and Properties of Superelastic NiTi Foams“

 

10/1999 – 09/2004                 Studies of Materials Science at the University of Stuttgart, Germany

                                                    Degree: Diploma Engineer (Dipl.-Ing.) (grade: with honors)

 

1989 – 1998                               High School (Gymnasium) in Esslingen a. N., Germany

                                                     Degree: Qualification of university entrance (Abitur) (grade: 1.3)

                                                    

Employments and Internships

05/2006 – 06/2006                 Visiting Graduate Research Assistant at University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA with Prof. Kimberly Turner, Prof. Jacob Israelachvili, and Prof. Edward Kramer (Materials Research Lab)

Adhesion theory and mechanical behavior of elastomers

 

09/2005                                     Visiting Graduate Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics, Halle, Germany with Prof. Dr. Ulrich Gösele and Dr. Martin Steinhart                                               Fabrication of nanoporous alumina templates and preparation of PS and PVDF nanowires

 

2001 – 2004                              Undergraduate Research Assistant at Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, Stuttgart, Germany (Prof. Eduard Arzt)

                                                    Electron beam lithography, focus ion beam, scanning electron microscopy, optical profilometry       

 

05/1999 – 08/1999                 Undergraduate Research Assistant at Chelatech Inc., Alameda, CA, USA at a start-up company of chemical nanotechnology

                                                    Polymerization of special polymers for HPLC columns used in metals recovery

 

Third-Party Funding

Total volume of third-party funding (German Research Association (DFG), Industry, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)):

1.77 Mio. EUR

 

Publications

25 articles in peer-review journals, number of citations: 1529, h-Index: 14,

accumulated impact factor: 185.2 (ISI, April 17th 2017), 28 invited talks

 

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Reviewer Award for Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties (2016)
  • Second list position at TU Wien (2016)
  • KIT Associate Fellow (2015)
  • Masing-Gedächtnispreis of the German Society for Materials Research (DGM) (2015)
  • Lecturer Award of the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) (2014)
  • Emmy Noether Research Group by the German Research Association (DFG) (2012)
  • Materials Research Society Conference Funding Award (2009)
  • Feodor Lynen-Stipendium of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (2008)
  • Dr.-Artur-Fischer-Preis for Outstanding Academic Achievements (2005)
  • Research Fellowship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) (2004)
  • Fellow of the Deutschen Museums (1997)

 

Professional Memberships

  • German Society for Materials Research (DGM)
  • German Physical Society (DPG)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS)
  • Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)

 

Referee for (selection)

  • US-DOE, Polish National Science Centre
  • Nature, Nature Communications
  • Progress in Materials Science, Tribology International
  • Journal of the Royal Society Interface, The Journal of Adhesion
  • Advanced Functional Materials, Advanced Materials Interfaces
  • Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Micromechanics and Mircoengineering
  • Langmuir,  ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
  • Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • Intermetallics, Acta Biomaterialia, Surface and Coatings Technology
  • Journal of Materials Research, Shape Memory and Superelasticity

 

Honorary Office

1999 – 2011                              Group leader with the German Boy Scouts (2002-2004)

                                                    Organization and realization of several scout camps for up to 250 adolescents (2001-2011)

 

2012 – today                            Young Investiagtor Network (YIN) at KIT. On the board of directors since October 2013; Since July 2013 director of the committee for transdisciplary research and teaching; Since March 2015 as representative speaker

 

Further Qualification and Training

  • Certificate of academic instructions / university didactic of the state Baden-Württemberg, Germany
  • Academic Leadership Certificate

List of publications; peer-reviewed


2019
  1. Carbon Nanofibers: Locally Controlled Growth of Individual Lambda-Shaped Carbon Nanofibers.
    Lutz, C.; Bog, U.; Loritz, T.; Syurik, J.; Malik, S.; Kumar, C. N. S.; Kübel, C.; Bruns, M.; Greiner, C.; Hirtz, M.; Hölscher, H.
    2019. Small, 15 (7), 1970036. doi:10.1002/smll.201970036
  2. Nano-scale surface steps as the origin of friction anisotropy of snake scales.
    Wu, W.; Yu, S.; Greiner, C.; Gomard, G.; Hölscher, H.
    2019. DPG-Frühjahrstagung der Sektion Kondensierte Materie (SKM), Fachverband Oberflächenphysik (2019), Regensburg, Germany, March 31–April 5, 2019 
  3. Locally Controlled Growth of Individual Lambda-Shaped Carbon Nanofibers.
    Lutz, C.; Bog, U.; Loritz, T.; Syurik, J.; Malik, S.; Kumar, C. N. S.; Kübel, C.; Bruns, M.; Greiner, C.; Hirtz, M.; Hölscher, H.
    2019. Small, Article no 1803944. doi:10.1002/smll.201803944
2018
  1. Glassomer-Processing Fused Silica Glass Like a Polymer.
    Kotz, F.; Schneider, N.; Striegel, A.; Wolfschläger, A.; Keller, N.; Worgull, M.; Bauer, W.; Schild, D.; Milich, M.; Greiner, C.; Helmer, D.; Rapp, B. E.
    2018. Advanced materials, 30 (22), 1707100. doi:10.1002/adma.201707100
  2. Friction reduction through biologically inspired scale-like laser surface textures.
    Schneider, J.; Djamiykov, V.; Greiner, C.
    2018. Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 9, 2561–2572. doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.238Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
  3. Characterization of the microscopic tribological properties of sandfish (Scincus scincus) scales by atomic force microscopy.
    Wu, W.; Lutz, C.; Mersch, S.; Thelen, R.; Greiner, C.; Gomard, G.; Hölscher, H.
    2018. Beilstein journal of nanotechnology, 9, 2618–2627. doi:10.3762/bjnano.9.243Full text Full text of the publication as PDF document
  4. Microstructure evolution and deformation mechanisms during high rate and cryogenic sliding of copper.
    Chen, X.; Schneider, R.; Gumbsch, P.; Greiner, C.
    2018. Acta materialia, 161, 138–149. doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2018.09.016
  5. Nanocomposites: Glassomer-Processing Fused Silica Glass Like a Polymer (Adv. Mater. 22/2018).
    Kotz, F.; Schneider, N.; Striegel, A.; Wolfschläger, A.; Keller, N.; Worgull, M.; Bauer, W.; Schild, D.; Milich, M.; Greiner, C.; Helmer, D.; Rapp, B. E.
    2018. Advanced materials, 30 (22), 1870151. doi:10.1002/adma.201870151
  6. Stages in the tribologically-induced oxidation of high-purity copper.
    Liu, Z.; Patzig, C.; Selle, S.; Höche, T.; Gumbsch, P.; Greiner, C.
    2018. Scripta materialia, 153, 114–117. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.05.008
  7. The origin of surface microstructure evolution in sliding friction.
    Greiner, C.; Liu, Z.; Schneider, R.; Pastewka, L.; Gumbsch, P.
    2018. Scripta materialia, 153, 63–67. doi:10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.04.048
2016
  1. Sequence of Stages in the Microstructure Evolution in Copper under Mild Reciprocating Tribological Loading.
    Greiner, C.; Liu, Z.; Strassberger, L.; Gumbsch, P.
    2016. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8 (24), 15809–15819. doi:10.1021/acsami.6b04035
  2. A reciprocating optical in situ tribometer with high-speed data acquisition.
    Becker, S.; Popp, U.; Greiner, C.
    2016. Review of scientific instruments, 87 (8), 085101. doi:10.1063/1.4959883
  3. Haften wie ein Gecko.
    Greiner, C.; Hölscher, H.
    2016. Physik in unserer Zeit, 47 (3), 116–122. doi:10.1002/piuz.201601422
  4. Chronology of the microstructure evolution for pearlitic steel under unidirectional tribological loading.
    Wolff, K.; Liu, Z.; Braun, D.; Schneider, J.; Greiner, C.
    2016. Tribology international, 102, 540–545. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2016.06.016
  5. Liquid Glass: A Facile Soft Replication Method for Structuring Glass.
    Kotz, F.; Plewa, K.; Bauer, W.; Schneider, N.; Keller, N.; Nargang, T.; Helmer, D.; Sachsenheimer, K.; Schäfer, M.; Worgull, M.; Greiner, C.; Richter, C.; Rapp, B.
    2016. Advanced materials, 28 (23), 4646–4650. doi:10.1002/adma.201506089
2015
  1. Bio-inspired scale-like surface textures and their tribological properties.
    Schaefer, M.; Greiner, C.
    2015. Bioinspiration & biomimetics, 10 (4), Art.Nr.:044001. doi:10.1088/1748-3190/10/4/044001
  2. Optimum dimple diameter for friction reduction with laser surface texturing: the effect of velocity gradient.
    Greiner, C.; Merz, T.; Braun, D.; Codrignani, A.; Magagnato, F.
    2015. Surface topography, 3 (4). doi:10.1088/2051-672X/3/4/044001
  3. Study on micro texturing of uncoated cemented carbide cutting tools for wear improvement and built-up edge stabilisation.
    Kümmel, J.; Braun, D.; Gibmeier, J.; Schneider, J.; Greiner, C.; Schulze, V.; Wanner, A.
    2015. Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 215, 62–70. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2014.07.032
2014
  1. Contact Splitting and the Effect of Dimple Depth on Static Friction of Textured Surfaces.
    Greiner, C.; Schäfer, M.; Popp, U.; Gumbsch, P.
    2014. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 6 (11), 7986–7990. doi:10.1021/am500879m
  2. Efficiency of laser surface texturing in the reduction of friction under mixed lubrication.
    Braun, D.; Greiner, C.; Schneider, J.; Gumbsch, P.
    2014. Tribology International, 77, 142–147. doi:10.1016/j.triboint.2014.04.012
  3. A Phase-Field Approach for Wetting Phenomena of Multiphase Droplets on Solid Surfaces.
    Ben Said, M.; Selzer, M.; Nestler, B.; Braun, D.; Greiner, C.; Garcke, H.
    2014. Langmuir, 30 (14), 4033–4039. doi:10.1021/la500312q
2010
  1. Bioinspired fibrillar adhesives.
    Boesel, L. F.; Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.; del Campo, A.
    2010. Advanced materials, 22 (19), 2125–2137 
  2. Bio-inspired deposition of TiO2 thin films induced by hydrophobines.
    Santhiya, D.; Burkhard, Z.; Greiner, C.; Juergens, L. P. H.; van Aken, P. A.; Bill, J.
    2010. Langmuir, 26 (9), 6494–6502. doi:10.1021/la9039557
  3. Temperature dependence of nanoscale friction investigated with thermal AFM probes.
    Greiner, C.; Felts, J.; Dai, Z.; King, W. P.; Carpick, R. W.
    2010. Mechanochemistry in materials science : November 30 - December 4, 2009, Boston, Massachussetts, USA, 13–20, Curran, Red Hook (NY) 
  4. Local nanoscale heating modulates single-asperity friction.
    Greiner, C.; Felts, J.; Dai, Z.; King, W. P.; Carpick, R. W.
    2010. Nano Letters, 10 (11), 4640–4645. doi:10.1021/nl102809k
2009
  1. Adhesion design maps for fibrillar adhesives: The effect of shape.
    Greiner, C.; Spolenak, R.; Arzt, E.
    2009. Acta Biomaterialia, 5 (2), 597–606 
  2. Experimental Parameters Controlling Adhesion of Biomimetic Fibrillar Surfaces.
    Greiner, C.; Buhl, S.; del Campo, A.; Arzt, E.
    2009. The Journal of Adhesion, 85 (9), 646–661 
  3. Humidity influence on the adhesion of biomimetic fibrillar surfaces.
    Buhl, S.; Greiner, C.; del Campo, A.; Arzt, E.
    2009. The International Journal of Materials Research, 100 (8), 1119–1126 
  4. Hierarchical Gecko-Like Adhesives.
    Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.; del Campo, A.
    2009. Advanced Materials, 21 (4), 479–482 
2008
  1. A Gecko-Inspired Reversible Adhesive.
    Northern, M. T.; Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.; Turner, K. L.
    2008. Advanced Materials, 20 (20), 3905–3909 
2007
  1. Gecko-Inspired Nanomaterials.
    Greiner, C.
    2007. Bio-mimetic and Bio-inspired Nanomaterials for Life Sciences, Wiley-VCH, Weinheim. doi:10.1002/9783527610419.ntls0203
  2. A hierarchical gecko-inspired switchable adhesive.
    Northen, M. T.; Turner, K. L.; Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.
    2007. Proceedings of the Hilton Head 2006 - A Solid State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Workshop, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA, June 4 - 8, 2006; 1 CD-Rom, 43–46, Transducer Research Foundation, San Diego (Calif.) 
  3. Adhesion of Bioinspired Micropatterned Surfaces: Effects of Pillar Radius, Aspect Ratio, and Preload.
    Greiner, C.; del Campo, A.; Arzt, E.
    2007. Langmuir, 23 (7), 3495–3502 
  4. SU-8: A photoresist for high-aspect-ratio and 3D submicron lithography.
    del Campo, A.; Greiner, C.
    2007. Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 17 (6), R81-R95 
  5. Designing model systems for enhanced adhesion.
    Chan, E. P.; Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.; Crosby, A. J.
    2007. MRS Bulletin, 32 (6), 496–503 
  6. Patterned Surfaces with Pillars with Controlled 3D Tip Geometry Mimicking Bioattachment Devices.
    del Campo, A.; Greiner, C.; Alvarez, I.; Arzt, E.
    2007. Advanced Materials, 19 (15), 1973–1977 
  7. Contact Shape Controls Adhesion of Bioinspired Fibrillar Surfaces.
    del Campo, A.; Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.
    2007. Langmuir, 23 (20), 10235–10243 
2006
  1. Polymeric structured surfaces for adhesion enhancement.
    Greiner, C.; Arzt, E.; del Campo, A.
    2006. Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society, Inc., Jacksonville, Florida, USA, February 19 - 22, 2006. Ed.: Gregory Anderson, 319–338, Adhesion Society, Blacksburg (VA) 
2005
  1. High strength, low stiffness, porous NiTi with superelastic properties.
    Greiner, C.; Oppenheimer, S. M.; Dunand, D. C.
    2005. Acta Biomaterialia, 1 (6), 705–716 

Google Scholar

 

Articles, non peer-reviewed

 

3.   C. Greiner, “Bio-inspired surfaces created by laser texturing and their tribology“, Laser User

      (2016), 79(1), 24-25

 

2.   C. Greiner, H. Hölscher, “Kleben wie ein Gecko“, Physik in unserer Zeit (2016), 47(3),
      116-122

 

1.   C. Greiner, “Tribologische Beanspruchung: Wie sich die Mikrostruktur von Werkstoffen 

      durch Reibung ändert”, Maschine+Werkzeug (2013), 114(5), 92-93

 

Conference proceedings

 

5.   D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Laser Surface Texturing: The Effect of Dimple

      Diameter and Oil Viscosity“, World Tribology Congress (2013), 52-55

 

4.   D. Braun, T. Baumann, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Size effects and the texturing of steel

      surfaces for unidirectional sliding“, Proceeding of the German Tribological Society GFT 

      (2013), 61, 1-12

 

3.   C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Temperature dependence of

      nanoscale friction investigated with thermal AFM probes“, Mater. Res. Soc. Symp. Proc.

      (2009) Vol. 1226, 1226-II05-02

 

2.   M. T. Northen, K. L. Turner, C. Greiner, E. Arzt, “Hierarchical gecko-inspired

      switchable adhesive“, A Solid-State Sensor, Actuator, and Microsystems Workshop,

      (2006), (Hilton Head, SC), 43-46

 

1.   C. Greiner, E. Arzt, A. del Campo, “Polymeric structured surfaces for adhesion

      enhancement“, Proceedings of the 29th Annual Meeting of The Adhesion Society (2006), 

      (Jacksonville, Florida), 318

 

Book chapter

 

  1. C. Greiner, “Gecko-inspired Nanomaterials”, in the book series Nanomaterials for the Life Sciences, volume 7, Bio-mimetic and Bio-inspired Nanomaterials for Life Sciences published by Wiley-VCH.

 

Talks and posters

108. J. Lehmann, Z. Liu, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Influence of Sliding Velocity on the

        Tribologically-Induced Oxidation in High-Purity Copper”, April 2019, Materials

        Research Society Spring Meeting 2019 (Phoenix, USA)

107. X. Chen, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Microstructure Evolution and Deformation

        Mechanisms During High Rate and Cryogenic Sliding of Copper”, April 2019, Materials

        Research Society Spring Meeting 2019 (Phoenix, USA)

106. P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, Z. Liu, J. Gagel, X. Chen “Friction-Mediated Subsurface Plastic

         Deformation and Microstructure Evolution in Copper”, April 2019, Materials Research

         Society Spring Meeting 2019 (Phoenix, USA)

105. C. Haug, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Evolution of friction anisotropy for repeated

         unidirectional tribological loading of high-purity copper”, September 2018 [Poster],

         Materials Science and Engineering 2018 (Darmstadt, Germany)

104. J. Lehmann, Z. Liu, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Interlinking deformation mechanisms and

         tribology”, September 2018 [Poster, Prize for best poster at the conference], Materials

         Science and Engineering 2018 (Darmstadt, Germany)

103. F. Ruebeling, G. Richter, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “How normal load influences the

         microstructure evolution in copper under reciprocating tribological loading”, September

         2018 , Materials Science and Engineering 2018 (Darmstadt, Germany)

102. C. Greiner, “Interlinking deformation mechanisms and tribology”, July 2018 [invited],

         Gordon Research Conference for Thin Films and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior  

         (Waterville, USA)

101. C. Greiner, “Microstructure Evolution und a tribological load”, June 2018 [invited],

         Werkstoffkolloquium 2018 (Karlsruhe, Germany)

100. C. Greiner, Z. Liu, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, “The Origin of Microstructural Changes

        underneath a Tribologically Loaded Surface”, May 2018, STLE 2018 (Minneapolis, USA)

99.   Y. Zhang, D. Chern, R. Chromik, F. Stolz,  C. Greiner, “Microstructural  evolution  of  cold-

         sprayed  copper  during reciprocating  sliding  wear “, April 2018, International Conference

         on Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (San Diego, USA)

98.   C. Greiner, C. Haug, S. Becker, “Tribologically Induced Oxidation of High-purity Copper as a

         Function of Sliding Distance“, April 2018, International Conference on Metallurgical

         Coatings and Thin Films (San Diego, USA)

97.   C. Greiner, “The Origin of Microstructural Discontinuities underneath a Tribologically

         Loaded Surface“, April 2018 [invited], CAMTEC IV (Cambridge, U.K.)

96.   C. Greiner, “Elementarmechanismen für die Entstehung eines nanoskaligen Gefüges unter

        tribologischer Belastung “, March 2018 [invited], 20. Werkstofftechnisches Kolloquium

        (Chemnitz,  Germany)

95.   C. Greiner, “Laser Surface Texturing: Bio-Inspired Scale-Like Surfaces and their Tribological

        Properties “, January 2018, 21st TAE international colloquium tribology (Esslingen,

        Germany)

94.   F. Ruebeling, C. Greiner, “Microstructural Changes in Copper under Tribological Loading“,

        January 2018, 21st TAE international colloquium tribology (Esslingen, Germany)

93.   C. Greiner, “TriboKey”, October 2017 [invited], European Research Council Executive

         Agency (Brussels, Belgium)

92.   C. Greiner, “Oberflächen und Ihre Bedeutung: Beispiele aus der Tribologie”, June 2017

        [invited], Naturwissenschaftliches und Medizinisches Institut (NMI) an der Universität

        Tübingen (Reutlingen, Germany)

91.   C. Greiner, “Stages in the microstructure evolution in metals under a tribological load”,

        June 2017 [invited], Technical University of Munich (Munich, Germany)

90.   C. Greiner, Z. Liu, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, “The Origin of Microstructural Discontinuities

        underneath a Tribologically Loaded Surface”, May 2017, STLE 2017 (Atlanta, USA)

89.   C. Greiner, “Sequence of stages in the microstructural evolution in copper under

        reciprocating tribological loading”, April 2017 [invited], International Conference on

        Metallurgical Coatings and Thin Films (San Diego, USA)

88.   Z. Liu, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “The Origin of Microstructural Discontinuities

        underneath a Tribologically Loaded Surface”, March 2017, Spring Meeting of the German

        Physical Society (Dresden, Germany)

87.   C. Greiner, “Structure-properties relations in high entropy alloys under a tribological load”,

        March 2017, University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany)

86.   C. Greiner, “Laser Surface Texturing: Bio-inspired scale-like surfaces and their tribological

         properties”, March 2017 [invited], Industrial Laser Applications Symposium

        (Grantham, U.K.)

85.   C. Greiner, “Challenges in Materials Tribology of metals (and where  X-rays might help)”,

        March 2017 [invited], PETRA IV Workshop on Tribology and Interfaces in Functional

        Materials, Deutsches Elektronenscynchrotron DESY (Hamburg, Germany)

84.   S. Becker, H. Lambach, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Microstructure evolution in materials

         under reciprocating tribological loading with a variation of plastic and elastic strain”,

        March 2017, Friction, Wear and Wear Protection (Ettlingen, Germany)

83.   Z. Liu, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “The formation of microstructural

        discontinuity in pure copper in very early stage of tribological contact”, March 2017,

        Friction, Wear and Wear Protection (Ettlingen, Germany)

82.   F. Stolz, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Microstructural changes in copper as a function of load

        under reciprocating tribological loading”, March 2017, Friction, Wear and Wear Protection

        (Ettlingen, Germany)

81.   C. Greiner, “Bio-inspired scale-like surface textures and their tribological properties”,

        March 2017, Friction, Wear and Wear Protection (Ettlingen, Germany)

80.   C. Greiner, “Versetzungsselbstorganisation und Mikrostrukturänderungen in Kupfer unter

        einer tribologischen Beanspruchung”, February 2017 [invited], Werkstoffseminar der

        Universität Kassel (Kassel, Germany)

79.   C. Greiner, “Das Entstehen einer diskreten Versetzungsstruktur in Kupfer unter einer

         tribologischen Belastung”, November 2016 [invited], Kupfertagung 2016 (Karlsruhe,

         Germany)

78.  F. Stolz, C. Greiner, “Microstructural changes in copper under unidirectional reciprocation

       tribological loading”, September 2016 [Poster], Materials Science and

       Engineering (Darmstadt, Germany)

77.  S. Becker, C. Greiner, “Microstructure evolution in surface textured materials under

       reciprocating tribological loading”, September 2016, Materials Science and

       Engineering (Darmstadt, Germany)

76.  Z. Liu, R. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Dislocation structures in high-purity copper

       under a unidirectional linear tribological load”, September 2016, Materials Science and

       Engineering (Darmstadt, Germany)

75.   C. Greiner, “Bio-inspired scale-like laser textures for reduced friction and wear”, July 2016

        [invited], Aesculapium (Tuttlingen, Germany)

74.   C. Greiner, K. Wolff, Z. Liu, “Sequence of Microstructure Evolution Processes in Fine-

         Pearlitic Steel Under Unidirectional Lubricated Tribological Loading”, May 2016, STLE 2016

         (Las Vegas, USA)

73.   C. Greiner, “Mikrostrukturänderungen in Kupfer unter einer tribologischen Belastung und

        Größeneffekte beim Lasertexturieren”, April 2016 [invited], Tribologiesymposium der TU

        Wien (Vienna, Austria)

72.   Z. Liu, P. Messer, C. Greiner, “Stacking fault energy effects on the microstructure evolution

        of brass alloys under reciprocating tribological loading”, March 2016, MRS Spring Meeting

        (Phoenix, USA)

71.   Z. Liu, C. Greiner, “Elementary processes of microstructure evolution in copper under

        reciprocating tribological loading”, March 2016 [poster], MRS Spring Meeting

        (Phoenix, USA)

70.   P. Gumbsch, Z. Liu, C. Greiner, J. Gagel, D. Weygand, “Evolution of dislocation

        microstructure under a sliding contact”, March 2016, MRS Spring Meeting (Phoenix, USA)

69.   T. Junge, M. Schäfer, C. Greiner, L. Pastewka, “Modelling AFM adhesion measurements on

         rough substrates”, March 2016, MRS Spring Meeting (Phoenix, USA)

68.   C. Greiner, “Versetzungsstrukturen und Mikrostrukturänderungen in Kupfer unter einer

         tribologischen Beansprunchung “, March 2016 [invited], Adelbodener Werkstoffseminar

         (Adelboden, Switzerland)

67.  T. Junge, M. Schäfer, C. Greiner, L. Pastewka, “Modelling AFM adhesion measurements on

        rough substrates”, March 2016, Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society

        (Berlin, Germany)

66.   K. Wolff, Z. Liu, C. Greiner, “Sequence of microstructure evolution processes in steel under

        tribological loading”, March 2016, Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society

        (Berlin, Germany)

65.   C. Greiner, A. Hund, “Umgang mit Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeitern in

         Forschungsgruppen”, March 2016 [invited], Resourceneffizienz-Kongress Pforzheim

        (Pforzheim, Germany)

64.  C. Greiner, “Dislocation self-organization and microstructural changes in copper under a

        tribological load“, January 2016 [invited], Erich Schmid Colloquium (Leoben, Austria)

63.  C. Greiner, “Size effects of laser surface textures under uniform and transient sliding

       conditions“, January 2016, 20th TAE international colloquium tribology (Esslingen, Germany)

62.  C. Greiner, “Bio-inspired scale-like surfaces created by laser texturing and their tribology“,

       December 2015 [invited Keynote], British Association of Laser Users / University of Chester

       (Chester, United Kingdom)

61.  C. Greiner, “Elementarmechanismen der tribologisch induzierten Gefügeentwicklung in

       Kupfer”, October 2015 [invited], Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoffmechanik (Freiburg,

       Germany)

60. C. Greiner, “Materials Tribology: An emerging field in Materials Science”, September 2015

       [invited Keynote], Euromat 2015 (Warsaw, Poland)

59.  C. Greiner, “Material-Tribologie: Gefügeentwicklung im Reibkontakt”, July 2015

       [invited], 7. µTC Beraterkreis (Karlsruhe, Germany)

58.  C. Greiner, Z. Liu, P. Messer, “Microstructure Evolution of Brass Alloys Under

       Dry Reciprocating Tribological Loading”, May 2015, STLE 2015 (Dallas, USA)

 

57.  C. Greiner, D. Braun, P. Gumbsch, J. Schneider, “Size Effects of Laser Surface Textures: A

       Comparison Between Uniform and Transient Sliding Conditions ”, May 2015, STLE 2015

       (Dallas, USA)

56.  C. Greiner, “Material-Tribologie: Gefügeentwicklung im Reibkontakt”, March 2015

       [invited], DGM Arbeitskreis Materialkundliche Aspekte der Tribologie und

       Endbearbeitung (München, Germany)

55.  Z. Liu, P. Messer, P. Gumbsch, C. Greiner, “Microstructure evolution of brass alloys

       under dry reciprocating tribological loading”, March 2015, Spring Meeting of the German

       Physical Society (Berlin, Germany)

54.  C. Greiner, “Tribologie aus materialwissenschaftlicher Sicht”,

       February 2015 [invited], Jahreseröffnung der Jung-DGM Saar, (Saarbrücken, Germany)

53.  C. Greiner, “Materials Tribology: An emerging field in Materials Science”,

       January 2015 [invited], RWTH Aachen, IMM, (Aachen, Germany)

52.  C. Greiner, “Materials Tribology: Grain size evolution in high purity copper”,

       October 2014 [invited], Max Planck Institute for Iron Research (Düsseldorf, Germany)

51.  Zhilong Liu, C. Greiner, “Evolution of a nanocrystalline microstructure through

       reciprocating tribological loading”, September 2014 [poster],

       MSE 2014 (Darmstadt, Germany)

50.  Zhilong Liu, C. Greiner, “Microstructure Evolution of High-Purity Copper under

       Reciprocating Tribological Loading”, July 2014 [poster], Gordon Research Conference

       for Thin Films and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior (Waterville, USA)

49.  C. Greiner, “Materials Tribology: An emerging field in Materials Science”, July 2014

       [invited], Junior Euromat 2014 (Lausanne, Switzerland)

48.  C. Greiner, “Materialien unter tribologischer Belastung: Lasertexturierung und

       Mikrostrukturentwicklung”, July 2014 [invited], TU Kaiserslautern

       (Kaiserslautern, Germany)

47.  C. Greiner, Uwe Popp, Zhilong Liu, “Grain size evolution under tribological loading as

       a function of sliding energy density”, May 2014, STLE 2014 (Orlando, USA)

46.  Z. Liu, C. Greiner, “Grain size and orientation evolution of high-purity copper under

       reciprocating tribological loading”, May 2014, Friction Wear and Wear Protection 2014

       (Karlsruhe, Germany)

45.  U. Popp, C. Greiner, “Microstructure evolution under tribological loading as a function

       of sliding energy density”, May 2014, Friction Wear and Wear Protection 2014

       (Karlsruhe, Germany)

44.  C. Greiner, J. Schneider, P. Gumbsch,“ Contact splitting in static friction of laser

       surface textured surfaces”, May 2014, Friction Wear and Wear Protection 2014

       (Karlsruhe, Germany)

43.  R. Martin, D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Influence of texture element

       arrangement on friction of steel sliding pairs with laser-textured surface”, May 2014,

       Friction Wear and Wear Protection 2014 (Karlsruhe, Germany)

42.  D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Friction reduction through laser surafce texturing:

       A discussion of inluencing factors”, May 2014, Friction Wear and Wear Protection 2014

       (Karlsruhe, Germany)

41.  C. Greiner, Z. Liu, “Grain size and orientation evolution of high-purity copper under

       reciprocating tribological loading”, April 2014, Spring Meeting of the German Physical

       Society (Dresden, Germany)

40.  D. Braun, C. Greiner,  T. Baumann, J. Schneider, “Size effects and the texturing of steel

       surfaces for unidirectional sliding”, October 2013, GFT Annual Meeting 2013

       (Göttingen, Germany)

39.  D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Laser surface texturing: the effect of dimple

      diameter and oil viscosity”, September 2013, World Tribology Congress 2013

      (Turino, Italy)

38.  C. Greiner “Tribologically loaded materials: Laser surface texturing and microstructure

       evolution”, July 2013 [invited], Institut für Neue Materialien (Saarbücken, Germany)

37.  D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Size Effects of Laser Generated Surface Textures

       on Steel Sliding Pairs Under Mixed Lubrication”, May 2013, STLE 2013 (Detroit, USA)

36.  C. Greiner “Grain Size Evolution of High-Purity Copper under Reciprocating

       Tribological Loading”, May 2013, STLE 2013 (Detroit, USA)

35.  C. Greiner, P. Gumbsch, “Grain Size Evolution  under Tribological  Loading  as  a

        Function of Sliding Energy Density, March 2013, TMS 2013 (San Antonio, USA)

34.  C. Greiner, P. Gumbsch, “Microstructure Evolution of High-Purity Copper Under

       Reciprocating Tribological Loading”, September 2012, Materials Science and

       Engineering (Darmstadt, Germany)

33.  D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Laser surface texturing and tribological

       characterization of steel sliding pairs in unidirectional contact “, August 2012 [poster],

       Gordon Research Conference (Waterville, ME)

32.  C. Greiner, P. Gumbsch, “Grain Size Evolution of High-Purity Copper Under

       Reciprocating Tribological Loading”, July 2012 [poster], Gordon Research Conference

       for Thin Films and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior (Waterville, ME)

31.  D. Braun, C. Greiner, J. Schneider, “Laser surface texturing : The tribological

       characterization of steel sliding pairs in unidirectional contact“, July 2012 [poster], Junior

       Euromat (Genf, Switzerland)

30.  C. Greiner, “Size effects and microstructure evolution in textured metal surfaces during

       reciprocating sliding”, April 2012 [invited], Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Board for 

       Materials Science and Engineering (Bonn, Germany)

29.  C. Greiner, “Reibung von lasertexturiertem Messing und die Mikrostrukturentwicklung

       unter tribologischer Belastung“, April 2012, IAM-ZBS Klausur (Gernsbach, Germany)

28.  C. Greiner, “Laser textured surfaces and capillary effects”, Januar 2012 [invited],

       Mikrotribologie Seminar (Pfinztal, Deutschland)

27.  C. Greiner, J. Schneider, P. Gumbsch, “Size Effects in Microtextured Copper for Friction

       Applications”, October 2011, Friction, Wear and Wear Protection 2011 (Karlsruhe,

       Germany)

26.  C. Greiner, “Temperature Effects in Nanoscale Friction Revealed by Thermal AFM

       Probes”, September 2011 [invited], Euro AFM Forum 2011, ETH Zürich (Zürich,

       Switzerland)

25.  C. Greiner, “Laser surface texturing for high-pressure gasoline injection pumps”, Mai

       2011 [invited], Automotive Engineering Seminar, Esslingen University of Applied

       Sciences (Esslingen, Germany) 

24.  C. Greiner, “Mikrostrukturentwicklung texturierter Proben im reversierenden

       Gleitkontakt“, May 2011 [poster], DGM and DFG Nachwuchakademie

       (Attendorn, Germany)

23.  C. Greiner, “ Temperature Effects in Nanoscale Friction Revealed by Thermal AFM

        Probes”, February 2011 [poster], Advanced Atomic Force Microscopy Techniques

        (Karlsruhe, Germany)

22.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Temperature effects in

        nanoscale friction: thermal probes reveal the role of capillary bridges“, December    

       2010, MRS Fall Meeting 2010 (Boston, MA)

21.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Influence of temperature on

       nanoscale friction: The role of thermally-actiavted capillary bridges investiged with

       thermal AFM probes“, August 2010, NATAS 38th Annual Conference (Philadelphia,

       PA)

20.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Thermal probes reveal

       temperature dependence of nanoscale friction“, July 2010 [poster], NSF and Nano Bio

       Interface Center Review (Philadelphia, PA)

19.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Influence of temperature on

       nanoscale friction: The role of thermally-activated capillary bridges investigated with

       thermal AFM probes “, June 2010 [poster], Gordon Research Conference on Tribology

       (Waterville, ME)

18.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Studying nanoscale friction

       with thermal AFM probes“, April 2010 [poster], Nanomechanical Characterization of

       Soft Materials with SPM (Annandale, NJ)

17.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Friction as a function of

       temperature investigated with thermal AFM probes“, December 2009, MRS Fall

       Meeting 2009 (Boston, MA)

16.  C. Greiner, “Thermal AFM probes, a new tool in nanoscience“, November 2009

       [invited], Nano/Bio Interface Center (Philadelphia,PA)

15.  C. Greiner, J. Felts, Z. Dai, W. P. King, R. W. Carpick, “Thermal AFM probes to study

       nanoscale friction“, October 2009 [poster], NanoDay@Penn (Philadelphia, PA)

14.   C. Greiner, “Temperature dependent friction investigated with thermal AFM

        probes”, August 2009 [invited], MEAM seminar, University of Pennsylvania

        (Philadelphia, PA)

13.   C. Greiner, “Bioinspired fibrillar adhesives“, February 2009 [invited], Carpick MEAM

        seminar, University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA)

12.   C. Greiner, “Design rules for biomimetic materials: from adhesive structures to

        nanocomposites - the role of materials in intelligent behavior“, September 2008 

        [invited], E-MRS 2008 (Warsaw, Poland)

11.   C. Greiner, E. Arzt, A. del Campo, “The effect of pillar radius and aspect ratio on

        bioinspired fibrillar adhesives“, September 2007, Euromat 2007 (Nürnberg, Germany)

10.   C. Greiner, E. Arzt, “Bioinspired materials research: The example of the gecko 

        adhesive system“, April 2007, Rotary Seminar, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research

        (Stuttgart, Germany)

9.    E. Arzt, A. del Campo, C. Greiner, E. DeSouza, “Designing biomimetic model surfaces

       with enhanced adhesion“, February 2007, TMS 2007 Annual Meeting & Exhibition

       (Orlando, FL)

8.    I. Alvarez, A. del Campo, C. Greiner, A. Peressadko, S. Reddy, E. Arzt, “Measuring 

       Adhesion Forces“, December 2006 [poster], Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck

       Institute for Metals Research (Stuttgart, Germany)

7.    C. Greiner, E. Arzt, A. del Campo, “Polymeric structured surfaces with enhanced 

       adhesion”, August 2006 [poster], Gordon Research Conference on the Science of  

       Adhesion (Tilton, NH) 

6.    C. Greiner, “Contact mechanics of microstructured elastomer surfaces“, May 2006,

       Materials Research Lab Seminar [invited], University of California Santa Barbara (Santa

       Barbara, CA)

5.    C. Greiner, E. Arzt, A. del Campo, “Polymeric structured surfaces for adhesion

       enhancement“, February 2006, 29th Annual Meeting of The Adhesion Society

       (Jacksonville, Florida)

4.    C. Greiner, “Adhesion in biological systems and biomimetic approaches“, September

       2005 [invited], Department Prof. U. Gösele, Max Planck Institute for Microstructure

       Physics (Halle, Germany)

3.    D. C. Dunand, C. Greiner, S. M. Oppenheimer, “Superelasticity in porous NiTi”,

       September 2005 [poster], MetFoam 2005 (Kyoto, Japan)

2.    C. Greiner, H. Pfaff, A. Peressadko, S. Gorb, E. Arzt, A. del Campo, “Fabrication of

       model microstructured polymeric surfaces and their adhesion properties”, July 2005

       [poster], Conference on Contact Phenomena in Materials and Biological Systems

       (Ringberg Castle, Germany)

1.    C. Greiner, S. M. Oppenheimer, D. C. Dunand, “Porous superelastic NiTi for biomedical

       application“, November 2004, Fall MRS 2004 (Boston, MA)

Vorlesungen Dr. Christian Greiner
Titel Typ Ort Semester
Vorlesung (V) SS 2019
Vorlesung (V) SS 2019
Vorlesung (V) WS 19/20
Vorlesung (V) WS 19/20
Vorlesung (V) WS 19/20


News from the Materials Tribology group

  • August 2017: Johannes, Daniel and Christian publish a paper in Lubricants
  • August 2017: The group has to say good-bye to Xiang, who is joining RWTH Aachen
  • August 2017: The group moves it offices to the MicroTribology Building on KIT's Campus South. Please note the new phone numbers
  • July 2017: Xiang presents his exciting results at NanoSPD in Sidney, Australia
  • July 2017: Christian Haug joins the group as a new PhD student. Welcome Christian!
  • Mai 2017: Christian is receives the Outstanding Reviewer Award for Surface Topography: Metrology and Properties 
  • April 2017: Christian gives an invited talk at ICTCMF and also joins the group of organizers
  • March 2017: Friederike gives a talk at the DPG Spring Meeting
  • March 2017: Christian gives an invited talk at ILAS 2017 in the UK
  • March 2017: Christian gives an invited talk at DESY
  • March 2017: The group again shows in full force what we do at the friction, wear and wear protection in Ettlingen
  • February 2017: Christian gives an invited talk at Kassel University
  • November 2016: Christian gives an invited talk at the Kupfertagung
  • September 2016: The group shows up in full force for MSE in Darmstadt where Christian co-organized a symposium
  • September 2016: The group moves from Campus North to South and now resides in the so-called MZE. We are all exhausted from the move but very happy with the new venue for our exhiting science:-) 
  • August 2016: Dr. Xiang Chen from Prof. Ke Lu's group joins us as a PostDoc! Welcome Xiang!
  • March 2016: Zhilong wins the prestigious Best Poster Award at the 2016 MRS Spring Meeting
  • October 2015: Friederike Stolz joins the group as a PhD candidate. Welcome Friederike!
  • October 2015: Sarah and Christian both represent the group at Euromat 2015 in Warsaw
  • September 2015: Christian presents part of the group's research at Werkstoffwoche in Dresden
  • July 2015: Christian sucessfully finishes the HDZ certificate
  • June 2015: Christian now is a KIT Associate Fellow
  • May 2015: The group gives two talks at the STLE meeting in Dallas
  • March 2015: Zhilong presentes his work at the Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society
  • December 2014: Christian is selected to revieve the DGM Masing Gedächtnispreis
  • August 2014: Christian is awarded the FEMS Lecurer Award
  • Juni 2014: Sarah Becker joins the group as a PhD candidate. Welcome Sarah!
  • October 2013: Zhilong Liu joins the group as a PhD candidate. Welcome Zhilong!
  • March 2013: Michael wins a research student fellowship for the outstanding results of his bachelor thesis
  • January 2013: The Emmy Noether group starts and Uwe Popp has his first day as PhD candidate!