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Andreas Acrivos
Born 13 June 1928 (1928-06-13) (age 81)
Athens, Greece
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Greek American
Fields Fluid dynamics
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Stanford University
City College of New York
Alma mater Syracuse University
University of Minnesota
Doctoral advisor Neil 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.

Born in Athens, Greece, Acrivos came 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]

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Acrivos is considered to be one of the great 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 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 Benjamin Levich.

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