VROMAN, AKIVA (1912– ), geologist. Born in Holland, Vroman graduated from the University of Utrecht in 1935. Upon immigration to Ereẓ Israel, he made a geological survey of the southwest region of the Carmel in 1936. He received his doctorate from the Hebrew University in 1938. From 1948 to 1955 he made extensive geological surveys of Israel, including a geological mapping of the Negev with Dr. J. Bentor. He received the Israel Prize for science in 1955.