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Andreas Acrivos

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Nationality  United States
Fields  Fluid dynamics
Doctoral advisor  Neal Amundson

Name  Andreas Acrivos
Doctoral students  Gary Leal
Notable students  L. Gary Leal
Andreas Acrivos
Born  13 June 1928 (age 87) Athens, Greece (1928-06-13)
Institutions  University of California, Berkeley Stanford University City College of New York
Alma mater  Syracuse University University of Minnesota
Notable awards  Fluid Dynamics Prize (APS) (1991) National Medal of Science (2001)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada, National Medal of Science for Engineering
Education  University of Minnesota (1954), Syracuse University

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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.


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Andreas acrivos 2001 national medals of science

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.
  • References

    Andreas Acrivos Wikipedia

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