Andreas Acrivos
Born (1928-06-13) 13 June 1928 (age 95)
Athens, Greece
Alma materSyracuse University
University of Minnesota
AwardsFluid Dynamics Prize (APS) (1991)
National Medal of Science (2001)
Scientific career
FieldsFluid dynamics
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
Stanford University
City College of New York
Doctoral advisorNeal Amundson
Doctoral studentsGary Leal
John F. Brady

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

Acrivos discussing his life 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.[1]

Acrivos is considered to be one of the leading fluid dynamicists of the 20th century.[2] In 1954 Acrivos joined the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1962, he moved to Stanford University, where he worked with Professor David Mason to build chemical engineering programs. In 1977, he was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering for contributions in the application of mathematical analysis to the understanding of fundamental phenomena in chemical engineering processes. In 1987 Acrivos joined as the Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering at The City College of the City University of New York, succeeding Veniamin Levich.

From 1982 to 1997 Acrivos served as the editor-in-chief of Physics of Fluids.

Awards and honors


  1. ^ Andreas Acrivos Archived 2015-10-02 at the Wayback Machine at City College of New York Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  2. ^ "The apex of accomplishment". University of Minnesota. Archived from the original on 2010-09-23. Retrieved 8 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter A" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Archived (PDF) from the original on 10 May 2011. Retrieved 1 April 2011.
  4. ^ "1991 Fluid Dynamics Prize Recipient". American Physical Society. Archived from the original on 24 November 2010. Retrieved 25 April 2009.
  5. ^ "G. I. Taylor Medal".
  6. ^ "ISI Highly Cited Author - Andreas Acrivos". Retrieved 17 June 2009.[dead link]