Clayton Radke Awarded Ruben Medal

August 30, 2019

Clayton Radke

Clayton Radke in the center with members of his lab.

Clayton Radke, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the Ruben Medal by the International Society for Contact Lens Research. The medal is awarded by a vote of the previous recipients to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of contact lens-related research.

The International Society for Contact Lens Research (ISCLR) is committed to international communication in the field of contact lens research and related sciences. The Ruben Medal has been awarded since 1984.

About Clayton Radke's research

Professor Radke's research focuses on combining principles of surface and colloid science towards engineering technologies where phase boundaries dictate system behavior. He employs modern spectroscopic tools along with molecular theory and simulation, and continuum transport and reaction engineering to provide quantitative description of interfacial behavior important to technology development. Specific areas of interest include: protein/polymer/surfactant adsorption from solution, two-phase enzymatic catalysis, interfacial surfactant transport, wetting and spreading, colloid stability, dynamics and stability of thin films, chromatography, multiphase and disperse phase flow in porous media, wettability of and chemical transport and reaction in porous media, electrokinetics, pore-level fluid mechanics, tear films, and contact-lens coating and physical design.

About the ISCLR

The ISCLR was established in 1978 by a group of world leading researchers, including Montague Ruben from Moorfields Eye Hospital in London, who became the founding president. Through Montague Ruben’s involvement, the Czech Republic's Otto Wichterle, father of soft contact lenses, became patron of the organisation.

The ISCLR recognises that keeping in touch with the latest investigations around the world is essential to the progress of research and product development. While limits on publication of information into the public domain often prevents the communication of valuable early stage research results, the closed structure of ISCLR and it’s meeting allows researchers and members of industry to benefit from international research efforts, and maintain their links with the forefront of research knowledge.

ISCLR has become a crucial way in which researchers and industry in the field of contact lenses may be brought rapidly up-to-date with important developments and directions.