Eli Grushka, Separation Scientist and Professor at the Hebrew University, Dies at 77

March 29, 2016

Eli Grushka, a professor emeritus of analytical chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Chemistry Institute, passed away on March 22 after a brief illness. Grushka was the president of the Israel Society for Analytical Chemistry for many years and served on the organizing committee of the annual Isranalytica meeting, the largest analytical chemistry meeting in Israel.

Eli Grushka, a professor emeritus of analytical chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's Chemistry Institute, passed away on March 22 after a brief illness. He was 77 years old.

Grushka, who was born in Tel Aviv in 1938, received his B.S. from Long Island University in 1963 and his Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1968. He did postdoctoral research with J. Calvin Giddings and for several years was on the faculty at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He joined the faculty of the Hebrew University in 1978, and served as chairman of the Chemistry Institute for several years. Even in retirement, Grushka remained professionally active, by teaching, consulting, and maintaining an active research group in the fields of chromatography and separation science.

Grushka was the president of the Israel Society for Analytical Chemistry for many years and served on the organizing committee of the annual Isranalytica meeting, the largest analytical chemistry meeting in Israel. In his spare time Grushka enjoyed classical music, art, solving sudoko puzzles, and playing with his grandchildren.

Grushka is survived by Donna, his wife of 51 years; their daughters Elana, Yael, and Tamar; and three grandchildren.