Professor Acrivos is Professor of Chemical Engineering, Emeritus, at Stanford and The Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering, Emeritus, and former director of the Levich Institute at the City College of the City University of New York. He is recognized on an international scale as a leading Chemical Engineering educator and Fluid Dynamicist for his numerous fundamental contributions to laminar boundary theory, asymptotic expansions, heat & mass transfer, the rheology of suspensions and, more recently, the influence of electric fields on the motion of small particles. He also served as the editor of The Physics of Fluids from 1982 through 1997. He was the PhD thesis advisor of more than 50 students many of whom have developed international reputations of their own.
Although formally retired since 2000, Professor Acrivos remains very active professionally and, via the internet, cooperates informally with a number of fluid dynamicists the world over.
- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1954
- M.S. Chemical Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1951
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Syracuse University, 1950
Academic Honors and Awards
Professor Acrivos has received numerous Honors & Awards, such as the Colburn, Professional Progress and Lewis Awards from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the Fluid Dynamics Prize from the American Physical Society, the G.I. Taylor Medal from the Society of Engineering Science and the Bingham Medal from the Society of Rheology. He is recognized as an ISI highly cited researcher. He is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences and of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. He received the 2001 National Medal of Science at a White House ceremony in 2002.
Recent Journal Publications
- A Conversation with Andreas Acrivos. A. Acrivos and E. Shaqfeh. Annual Review of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, 4:1-21, 2013. (URL) (BIB)
- Roles of particle-wall and particle-particle interactions in highly confined suspensions of spherical particles being sheared at low Reynolds numbers. A.S. Sangani, A. Acrivos and P. Peyla. Physics of Fluids, 23:083302, 2011. (URL) (BIB)
- Conveyor-belt method for assembling microparticles into large-scale structures using electric fields. A. Kumar, A. Acrivos, B. Khusid, C.D. James and D. Jacqmin. Applied Physics Letters, 90(15):154104, 2007. (URL) (BIB)
- Measurements of the fluid and particle mobilities in strong electric fields. A. Kumar, E. Elele, M. Yeksel, B. Khusid, Z. Qiu and A. Acrivos. Physics of Fluids, 18(12):123301, 2006. (URL) (BIB)
- Hysteresis, Force Oscillations, and Nonequilibrium Effects in the Adhesion of Spherical Nanoparticles to Atomically Smooth Surfaces. G. Drazer, B. Khusid, J. Koplik and A. Acrivos . Phys. Rev. Lett., 95(1):016102, Jun 2005. (URL) (BIB)
- The Drag-Out Problem in Film Coating. B. Jin and A. Acrivos. Physics of Fluids, 17:103603, 2005. (BIB)
- Wetting and particle adsorption in nanoflows. G. Drazer, B. Khusid, J. Koplik and A. Acrivos. Physics of Fluids, 17(1):017102, 2005. (URL) (BIB)
- New Electric-Field-Driven Mesoscale Phase Transitions in Polarized Suspensions. A. Kumar, B. Khusid, Z. Qiu and A. Acrivos . Phys. Rev. Lett., 95(25):258301, Dec 2005. (URL) (BIB)
- Theory of Particle Segregation in Rimming Flows of Suspensions Containing Neutrally Buoyant Particles. B. Jin and A. Acrivos. Physics of Fluids, 16(641):641-651, 2004. (URL) (BIB)
- Microstructure and velocity fluctuations in sheared suspensions. G. Drazer, J. Koplik, B. Khusid and A. Acrivos. Journal of Fluid Mechanics, 511:237-263, 2004. (BIB)