Publications

Journal articles
57. Y. Wu, A. Varenberg, M. Varenberg, Table tennis: effect of humidity on racket rubber tribology, Tribol. Lett. 69 (2021) 31
56. S. Springle, R. Caminiti, M. Varenberg, Friction characteristics of preventative wound dressings under clinically-relevant conditions, Wound Repair Regen. 29 (2021) 280-283
55. D. Voigt, M. Varenberg, J. Schuppert, S.N. Gorb, Comparison of tarsal attachment in two closely related leaf beetle species, J. Insect Physiol. 127 (2020) 104158
54. D. Voigt, J.-K. Kim, A. Jantschke, M. Varenberg, Robust, universal, and persistent bud secretion adhesion in horse-chestnut trees, Sci. Rep. 10 (2020) 16925
53. J.-K. Kim, M. Varenberg, Polyurethane shear-activated adhesives: effect of counterface chemistry, ACS Appl. Polym. Mater. 2 (2020) 2994-3000
52. Y. Kligerman, P. Breitman, M. Varenberg, Biomimetic wall-shaped hierarchical micro-structure: numerical simulation of sliding inception, Bioinspir. Biomim. 15 (2020) 046011
51. T. Damle, M. Varenberg, L. Graber, Electric contact material selection for medium and high voltage DC circuit breakers, Trans. Electr. Electron. Mater. 21 (2020) 329-338
50. Y. Wu, M. Varenberg, M.J. Leamy, Detachment waves and self-oscillation in a belt-drive system incorporating tensile cords, J. Vib. Acoust. 142 (2020) 051101
49. J.-K. Kim, M. Varenberg, Drawing-based manufacturing of shear-activated reversible adhesives, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 12 (2020) 20075-20083 (highlighted in the Georgia Tech Research Horizons and picked up by 13 news outlets, highlighted in the October 2020 issue of the STLE Journal TLT – Tribology & Lubrication Technology)
48. Y. Qi, V. Nguyen, S. Melkote, M. Varenberg, Wear of WC inserts textured by shot peening and electrical discharge machining, Wear 452-453 (2020) 203279
47. Y. Wu, M.J. Leamy, M. Varenberg, Minimizing self-oscillation in belt drives: surface texturing, Tribol. Int. 145 (2020) 106157
46. Y. Wu, M.J. Leamy, M. Varenberg, Belt-drive mechanics: friction in the absence of sliding, J. Appl. Mech. 86 (2019) 101001
45. Y. Qi, V. Nguyen, S. Melkote, M. Varenberg, Mechano-chemical surface modification of high-speed steel cutting tools, J. Manuf. Sci. Eng. 141 (2019) 041009
44. M. Varenberg, Y. Kligerman, G. Halperin, S. Nakad, H. Kasem, Assessing workability of greased bearings after long-term storage, Friction 7 (2019) 489-496
43. D. Voigt, P.P. Goodwyn, M. Sudo, K. Fujisaki , M. Varenberg, Gripping ease in southern green stink bugs Nezara viridula L. (Heteroptera: Pentatomidae): coping with geometry, orientation and surface wettability of substrate, Entomol. Sci. 22 (2019) 105-118 (won the 2020 best paper award of the Entomological Society of Japan)
42. Y. Wu, M. Varenberg, M.J. Leamy, Schallamach wave-induced instabilities in a belt-drive system, J. Appl. Mech. 86 (2019) 031002
41. J.-K. Kim, M. Varenberg, Contact splitting in dry adhesion and friction: reducing the influence of roughness, Beilstein J. Nanotech. 10 (2019) 1-8
40. L. Reinert, M. Varenberg, F. Mücklich, S. Suárez, Dry friction and wear of self-lubricating carbon-nanotube-containing surfaces, Wear 406-407 (2018) 33-42
39. Y. Wu, M.J. Leamy, M. Varenberg, Schallamach waves in rolling: belt drives, Tribol. Int. 119 (2018) 354-358
38. J.-K. Kim, M. Varenberg, Biomimetic wall-shaped adhesive microstructure for shear-induced attachment: the effects of pulling angle and preliminary displacement, J. R. Soc. Interface 14 (2017) 20170832 (cover story, highlighted in the Georgia Tech Research Horizons and picked up by 11 news outlets)
37. D. Voigt, A. Tsipenyuk, M. Varenberg, How tight are beetle hugs? Attachment in mating leaf beetles, R. Soc. Open Sci. 4 (2017) 171108
36. M. Varenberg, G. Ryk, A. Yakhnis, Y. Kligerman, N. Kondekar, M.T. McDowell, Mechano-chemical surface modification with Cu2S: inducing superior lubricity, Tribol. Lett. 64 (2016) 28 (highlighted in the Georgia Tech Research Horizons and picked up by 7 news outlets, highlighted in the January 2017 issue of the STLE Journal TLT – Tribology & Lubrication Technology)
35. M. Varenberg, Y. Kligerman, P. Breitman, H. Kasem, Elastomer vs. ceramic in cyclically loaded contact: what wears less? Tribol. Int. 103 (2016) 641-646
34. K.E. Trinh, A. Tsipenyuk, M. Varenberg, A. Rosenkranz, N. Souza, F. Mücklich, Wear debris and electrical resistance in textured Sn-coated Cu contacts subjected to fretting, Wear 344-345 (2015) 86-98
33. H. Kasem, A. Tsipenyuk, M. Varenberg, Biomimetic wall-shaped hierarchical microstructure for gecko-like attachment, Soft Matter 11 (2015) 2909-2915 (cover story)
32. A. Tsipenyuk, M. Varenberg, Use of biomimetic hexagonal surface texture in friction against lubricated skin, J. R. Soc. Interface 11 (2014) 20140113 (highlighted in the Technion Research News, the magazines Jerusalem Post, Globes, Latest News and National Geographic Israel, radio Voice of Israel, and Israeli TV Channel 2 prime time news)
31. Y. Kligerman, M. Varenberg, Elimination of stick-slip motion in sliding of split or rough surface, Tribol. Lett. 53 (2014) 395-399 (highlighted in the April 2014 issue of the STLE Journal TLT – Tribology & Lubrication Technology)
30. M. Varenberg, A. Tsipenyuk, Testing peel adhesion of flexible films: banknote substrates, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol. 28 (2014) 630-634
29. M. Varenberg, A. Varenberg, Table tennis: preliminary displacement in pimples-out rubber, Tribol. Lett. 53 (2014) 101-105
28. M. Varenberg, Towards a unified classification of wear, Friction 1 (2013) 333–340 (cover story, mentioned as one of the 5 most viewed articles in 2014, highlighted in the 2017 ASME Tribology Division Newsletter)
27. H. Kasem, M. Varenberg, Effect of counterface roughness on adhesion of mushroom-shaped microstructure, J. R. Soc. Interface 10 (2013) 20130620
26. L. Ilberg, H. Manis-Levy, A. Raveh, Y. Lifshitz, M. Varenberg, Effect of structure of carbon films on their tribological properties, Diam. Relat. Mater. 38 (2013) 79-86
25. A. Kovalev, M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, Wet versus dry adhesion of biomimetic mushroom-shaped microstructure, Soft Matter 8 (2012) 3560-3566 (cover story)
24. L. Heepe, A. Kovalev, M. Varenberg, J. Tuma, S. Gorb, First mushroom-shaped adhesive microstructure: a review, Theor. Appl. Mech. Lett. 2 (2012) 014008
23. M. Varenberg, A. Varenberg, Table tennis rubber: tribological characterization, Tribol. Lett. 47 (2012) 51-56
22. B. Murarash, Y. Itovich, M. Varenberg, Tuning elastomer friction by hexagonal surface patterning, Soft Matter 7 (2011) 5553-5557
21. M. Varenberg, B. Murarash, Y. Kligerman, S. Gorb, Geometry-controlled adhesion: revisiting the contact splitting hypothesis, Appl. Phys. A 103 (2011) 933-938
20. L. Heepe, M. Varenberg, Y. Itovich, S. Gorb, Suction component in adhesion of mushroom-shaped microstructure, J. R. Soc. Interface 8 (2011) 585-589 (cover story)
19. B. Murarash, M. Varenberg, Tribometer for in situ scanning electron microscopy of microstructured contacts, Tribol. Lett. 41 (2011) 319–323
18. M. Varenberg, N. Pugno, S. Gorb, Spatulate structures in biological fibrillar adhesion, Soft Matter 6 (2010) 3269-3272 (cover story)
17. M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, Hexagonal surface micropattern for dry and wet friction, Adv. Mater. 21 (2009) 483-486
16. M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, Close-up of mushroom-shaped fibrillar adhesive microstructure: contact element behavior, J. R. Soc. Interface 5 (2008) 785-789
15. M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, A beetle-inspired solution for underwater adhesion, J. R. Soc. Interface 5 (2008) 383-385
14. S. Gorb, M. Varenberg, Mushroom-shaped geometry of contact elements in biological adhesive systems, J. Adhes. Sci. Technol. 21 (2007) 1175–1183
13. M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, Shearing of fibrillar adhesive microstructure: friction and shear-related changes in pull-off force, J. R. Soc. Interface 4 (2007) 721-725
12. S. Gorb, M. Varenberg, A. Peressadko, J. Tuma, Biomimetic mushroom-shaped fibrillar adhesive microstructure, J. R. Soc. Interface 4 (2007) 271-275
11. M. Varenberg, A. Peressadko, S. Gorb, E. Arzt, Effect of real contact geometry on adhesion, Appl. Phys. Lett. 89 (2006) 121905
10. A. Ovcharenko, G. Halperin, I. Etsion, M. Varenberg, A novel test rig for in situ and real time measurement of the contact area evolution during pre-sliding of a spherical contact, Tribol. Lett. 23 (2006) 55-63
9. M. Varenberg, A. Peressadko, S. Gorb, E. Arzt, S. Mrotzek, Advanced testing of adhesion and friction with a microtribometer, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 77 (2006) 066105 (selected for the July 11, 2006 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
8. M. Varenberg, I. Etsion, E. Altus, Theoretical substantiation of the slip index approach to fretting, Tribol. Lett. 19 (2005) 263-264
7. M. Varenberg, I. Etsion, G. Halperin, Nanoscale fretting wear study by scanning probe microscopy, Tribol. Lett. 18 (2005) 493-498
6. I. Etsion, O. Levinson, G. Halperin, M. Varenberg, Experimental investigation of the elastic-plastic contact area and static friction of a sphere on flat, J. Tribol. T. ASME 127 (2005) 47-50
5. M. Varenberg, I. Etsion, G. Halperin, Slip index: a new unified approach to fretting, Tribol. Lett. 17 (2004) 569-573
4. L. Kreines, G. Halperin, I. Etsion, M. Varenberg, A. Hoffman, R. Akhvlediani, Fretting wear of thin diamond films deposited on steel substrates, Diam. Relat. Mater. 13 (2004) 1731-1739
3. M. Varenberg, I. Etsion, G. Halperin, An improved wedge calibration method for lateral force in atomic force microscopy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74 (2003) 3362-3367 (selected for the July 7, 2003 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
2. M. Varenberg, I. Etsion, G. Halperin, Cross-talk problems in scanning-by-probe atomic force microscopy, Rev. Sci. Instrum. 74 (2003) 3569-3571 (selected for the July 7, 2003 issue of the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology)
1. M. Varenberg, G. Halperin, I. Etsion, Different aspects of the role of wear debris in fretting wear, Wear 252 (2002) 902-910 (mentioned as one of the 50 most-cited articles published in Wear between 2002 and 2005)

Patents
4. M. Varenberg, A. Tsipenyuk, Y. Yavets-Chen, Razor blade assembly with friction surface, International Patent Application WO2015063773 A1, published on May 7, 2015 (won Hershel and Hilda Rich Technion Innovation Award)
3. M. Varenberg, G. Ryk, Low friction film and a method of producing the low friction film, International Patent Application WO2015049683 A1, published on April 9, 2015
2. M. Varenberg, S. Gorb, Adhesive microstructure, International Patent Application WO2013069013 A1, published on May 16, 2013
1. A. Schilling, S. Gorb, M. Varenberg, Body with surface structure improving friction performance, European Patent EP2177350, published on December 5, 2012

Cover stories
spatulae cover

wear classification cover wet versus dry adhesion cover

suction component cover peeling line cover