UCSB Engineering

Jacob Israelachvili

Professor

Chemical Engineering
Materials

Jacob Israelachvili

Contacts

Department of Chemical Engineering
University of California Santa Barbara, 3357 Engrg II
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5080

tel: (805) 893-8407
fax: (805) 893-7870
jacob@engineering.ucsb.edu

Personal web site

Research Description

He has developed experimental techniques for directly measuring the forces between surfaces in vapours and liquids, including static (equilibrium) and dynamic (non-equilibrium) interactions at the molecular level. At UCSB, his current research covers various solid-liquid interfacial phenomena, measuring surface forces and the physical properties of very thin films, and understanding the rheology and tribology of surfaces and thin films at the molecular level. This information is valuable for controlling colloidal and biological systems, and various industrial engineering processes.

Research Groups

Biography

At UCSB, his current research covers various solid-liquid interfacial phenomena, measuring surface forces and the physical properties of very thin films, and understanding the rheology and tribology of surfaces and thin films at the molecular level. This information is valuable for controlling colloidal and biological systems, and various industrial engineering processes.

Affiliations

  • Materials Research Laboratory, Biomolecular Science and Engineering, California Nanosystems Institute, Institute for Collaborative Technologies

Awards/Honors

  • APS Fellow, 2004
  • MRS Medal, 2004
  • NAS - National Academy of Sciences, 2004
  • NAE - National Academy of Engineering, 1996
  • ACS - Langmuir Lecturer, 1993
  • AIChE - Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Research, 1991
  • FRS - Fellow of the Royal Society of London, 1988
  • Professor of Chemical Engineering and Materials, 1986
  • FAA- Fellow of the Australia Academy of Science, 1982

Selected Publications

See complete list of publications
  • Adhesion & Friction:"Direct Measurement of the Adhesion and Friction of Smooth C60 Surfaces", Chemistry of Materials, 9, 1997, 1166–1171, Gustavo Luengo Samuel Campbell Vojislav Srdanov Fred Wudl Jacob Israelachvili
  • Biological structure and organization: "Higher Order Self-Assembly of Vesicles via Site-Specific Binding, Science, 264, 1994, 1753–1756, S. Chiruvolu J. Israelachvili D. Leckband F-J Schmitt S. Walker J. Zasadzinski
  • Intermolecular and Surface Forces, Jacob Israelachvili