| United States|
| Andreas Acrivos|
L. Gary Leal
| 13 June 1928 (age 87)
Athens, Greece (1928-06-13) |
University of California, Berkeley
City College of New York
University of Minnesota
Fluid Dynamics Prize (APS) (1991)
National Medal of Science (2001)
Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada, National Medal of Science for Engineering
University of Minnesota (1954), Syracuse University
Andreas Acrivos Wikipedia
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.
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.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.