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Archival as Subject

A. Acrivos

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Dates

June 13, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Acrivos, A.

Additional Forms of Names

Acrivos, A., 1928-

Acrivos, Andreas

Acrivos, Andreas, 1928-

Biography

Abstract

Acrivos is considered to be one of the great fluid dynamicists of the 20th century. He has made many contributions in the application of mathematical analysis to the understanding of fundamental phenomena in chemical engineering processes. 2001 National Medal of Science winner.

Important Dates

June 13, 1928Born, Athens (Greece).

1950Obtained BS in Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, Syracuse (N.Y.).

1951Obtained MS in Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1954Obtained Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1954 – 1962Instructor in Chemical Engineering (1954-1955); Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering (1955-1959); and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering (1959-1962), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1962Gained United States citizenship.

1962 – presentProfessor of Chemical Engineering (1962-1988) and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering (1988-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1976Guggenheim Fellow.

1977Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1980 – presentMember (1980-present) and Chair (1984-1986), United States National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

1981Fellow, American Physical Society.

1982 – 1997Editor, Physics of Fluids.

1988 – 2001Director, Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics, City College, City University of New York, New York (N.Y.).

1988 – presentAlbert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, City College (1988-2001) and Emeritus Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, City College (2001-present), City University of New York, New York (N.Y.).

1991Awarded American Physical Society, Fluid Dynamics Prize.

1991Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1993Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1994Bingham Medalist, Society of Rheology.

June 12, 2001Awarded National Medal of Science.

Occupation

Fluid dynamicist.

Places

Birth

Athens (Greece)

Undergraduate Education

Syracuse (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Stanford (Calif.)

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Fluid dynamics.

Hysteresis.

Laminar flow.

Newtonian fluids.

Rheology.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Amundson, Neal R. (Neal Russell), 1916-2011

Ph.D. advisor at University of Minnesota, Theoretical Discussion of Steady and Unsteady State Multicomponent Rectification.

Leal, L. Gary

Advised by Acrivos at Stanford University, chemical engineering.

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Homsy, G. M. (George M.)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at City University of New York.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Grove, Andrew S.

Institutions

Major Positions

City University of New York. City College. Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics

Director.

City University of New York. City College. School of Engineering

Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, Emeritus Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering.

Stanford University. Department of Chemical Engineering

Professor of Chemical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemical Engineering

Instructor in Chemical Engineering; Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering; and Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Chemical Society

American Institute of Physics

Editor, Physics of Fluids.

American Physical Society

International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

National Academy of Engineering

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Syracuse University. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Obtained BS in 1950.

U.S. National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics

Member, Chair.

University of Minnesota. Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science

Obtained MS in 1951 and Ph.D. in 1954.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Andrew S. Grove, 2004 July 14 and September 1.

The Beckman Center for History of Chemistry

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA