Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080
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2012 AAAS (Elected Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science).
2004 MRS Medal, awarded for recent work on adhesion and friction.
2004 NAS (Elected to the US National Academy of Science in the area of Engineering Science).
1996 NAE (Elected Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Engineering).
1991 Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research: AICHE.
1988 FRS (Elected Fellow of the Royal Society of London).
Professor Israelachvili's research interests are in the general area of intermolecular and intersurface forces in complex fluid, biological and materials systems. He uses the Surface Forces Apparatus and other techniques for directly measuring the forces between surfaces in liquids and vapors, and for studying other interfacial and thin film phenomena at the molecular level. Specific projects currently include: non-equilibrium interactions (e.g., adhesion and friction), and developing new experimental techniques.
- Surfaces & thin films
- Adhesion & bioadhesion
- Molecular & hydrodynamic forces
BS: University of Cambridge, Christ's College
PhD: Surface Physics, University of Cambridge - Cavendish Laboratory