Dr Gleb Yakubov

Senior Research Fellow

School of Chemical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
+61 7 336 54920


I did my PhD in physical chemistry on colloidal probe AFM force spectroscopy, and thereafter my career progression was within the industry where I spend 9 years. I joined The University of Queensland in 2012, where I lead the areas of Biointerface and Biocolloid engineering, with a strong focus on glycoprotein/mucin adsorption, saliva interactions, as well as tribological and mechanical properties of hydrocolloid and hydrogel systems including Plant Cell Walls and Polysaccharide Gels. My research has strong industrial connections, which involves collaborations with major global pharmaceutical and food companies. I also have great interest in fundamental aspects of Soft Condensed Matter Physics especially in the context of Food Engineering and Biomaterial applications.


  • Diploma of Doctor of Phylosophy, Institute of Physical Chemistry of Russian


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Book Chapter

  • Yakubov, Gleb E. (2014). Lubrication. In Antoon J. M. Ligtenberg and Enno C. I. Veerman (Ed.), Saliva: secretion and functions (pp. 71-87) Basel, Switzerland: S. Karger AG. doi:10.1159/000358790

  • Yakubov, Gleb E., Singleton, Scott and Williamson, Ann-Marie (2014). Methods for assessing mucoadhesion: the experience of an integrative approach. In Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy (Ed.), Mucoadhesive materials and drug delivery systems (pp. 197-232) Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118794203.ch09

  • Yakubov, Gleb E., Gibbins, Hannah, Proctor, Gordon B. and Carpenter, Guy H. (2014). Oral mucosa: physiological and physicochemical aspects. In Vitaliy V. Khutoryanskiy (Ed.), Mucoadhesive Materials and Drug Delivery Systems (pp. 3-37) Chichester, West Sussex, UK: John Wiley & Sons. doi:10.1002/9781118794203.ch01

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Punyadeera, C., Nouwens, A. S., Stokes, J. R., Yakubov, G. and Cooper-White, J. (2010). Elucidation of changes in human saliva protein profiles during resting and stimulated states. In: Human Proteome World Congress (HUPO 2010), Sydney, Australia, (). 19 - 23 September 2010.

  • Bongaerts, Jeroen H. H., Rossetti, Damiano, Yakubov, Gleb E., Macakova, Lubica and Stokes, Jason R. (2008). COLL 344-Lubrication of the oral interface by saliva. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 235th American-Chemical-Society National Meeting, New Orleans La, (). Apr 06-10, 2008.

  • Stokes, J. R., Davies, G. A., Macakova, L., Yakubov, G., Bongaerts, J. and Rossetti, D. (2008). From rheology to tribology: Multiscale dynamics of biofluids, food emulsions and soft matter. In: Co, A, Leal, LG, Colby, RH and Giacomin, AJ, AIP Conference Proceedings: The XVth International Congress on Rheology: The Society of Rheology 80th Annual Meeting.. The XVth International Congress on Rheology, Monterey, California, (1171-1173). August 3 - 8, 2008. doi:10.1063/1.2964505

  • Silberberg, Yaron R., Pelling, Andrew E., Yakubov, Gleb E., Crum, William R., Hawkes, David J. and Horton, Mike A. (2008). Tracking displacements of intracellular organelles in response to nanomechanical forces. In: 2008 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, Proceedings, ISBI. 2008 5th IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: From Nano to Macro, ISBI, Paris, (1335-1338). May 14, 2008-May 17, 2008. doi:10.1109/ISBI.2008.4541251

  • Fytas, G, Yakubov, GE, Michailidou, V, Loppinet, B and Ruhe, J (2004). Evanescent wave dynamic light scattering from end-grafted polymer brushes. In: Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society. 227th ACS National Meeting, Anaheim Ca, (U517-U517). Mar 28-Apr 01, 2004.

  • Butt, HJ, Ecke, S, Heim, LO, Heiskanen, K, Preuss, M, Raiteri, R, Schreithofer, N, Vinogradova, OI and Yakubov, GE (2002). Microsphere tensiometry to determine contact angles on individual particles. In: Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Vol 2. 2nd International Symposium on Contact Angle, Wettability and Adhesion, Newark Nj, (201-214). Jun 21-23, 2000.

  • Yakubov, GE and Boiko, VI (2001). The thermodynamic equation for the dissolution of solids in liquids. In: Journal of Molecular Liquids. VII International Conference -Problems of Solvation and Complex Formation in Solutions, Ivanovo, (33-46). June 29, 1998-July 2, 1998. doi:10.1016/S0167-7322(01)00142-8

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision