13 June 1928 |
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley
City College of New York
|Alma mater||Syracuse University
University of Minnesota
|Doctoral advisor||Neal Amundson|
|Doctoral students||Gary Leal|
|Notable awards||National Medal of Science (2001)|
Andreas Acrivos (born 13 June 1928) is the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, Emeritus at the City College of New York. He is also the Director of the Benjamin Levich Institute for Physicochemical Hydrodynamics.
Education and career
Born in Athens, Greece, Acrivos moved to the United States to pursue an engineering education. He received a Bachelor's degree from Syracuse University in 1950, a Master's degree from the University of Minnesota in 1951, and a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1954; all in chemical engineering.
Acrivos is considered to be one of the great fluid dynamicists of the 20th century. In 1954 Acrivos joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1962, he moved to Stanford University where he helped Professor David Mason build one of the world's finest chemical engineering programs. In 1987 Acrivos joined as the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of the City University of New York, a chair vacated by the death of renowned fluid dynamicist Veniamin Levich.
Awards and honors
- National Medal of Science, 2001
- Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1993
- Fluid Dynamics Prize, 1991
- G. I. Taylor Medal, Society of Engineering Science, 1988
- Acrivos has been listed as an ISI Highly Cited Author in Engineering by the ISI Web of Knowledge, Thomson Scientific Company.
- Andreas Acrivos at City College of New York
- The apex of accomplishment
- "Book of Members, 1780-2010: Chapter A". American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
- 1991 Fluid Dynamics Prize Recipient
- G. I. Taylor Medal
- ISI Highly Cited Author - Andreas Acrivos