SFSB Announces Israelachvili Honors Science Scholarship

The Scholarship Foundation is accepting donations for a new scholarship fund established in memory of UC Santa Barbara Research Professor Emeritus Jacob Nissim Israelachvili. The Jacob N. Israelachvili Honors Science Scholarship Fund will support graduate and undergraduate students in chemical engineering, materials, physics, and biochemistry.

A prominent physicist, chemical engineer, and materials scientist, Mr. Israelachvili invented the Surface Force Apparatus, a sophisticated research instrument widely used to measure the physical forces between surfaces. He authored or co-authored 492 journal articles, as well as the textbook Intermolecular and Surface Forces, in use worldwide and now in its third edition. Mr. Israelachvili joined the UCSB faculty in 1986 following successive fellowships at Australian National University’s Institute of Advanced Studies. He became a professor emeritus in 2017.

“Most important to Jacob were his students and their success. He believed in excellence in education and science research, so it is befitting that a fund has been set up in his name for the advancement of education and science,” said wife Trudi Carey.

To donate to the Jacob N. Israelachvili Honors Science Scholarship Fund, contact Nicole Jones, Scholarship Foundation donor relations manager, at (805) 687-6065 or [email protected].

More information is available here.