Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Institute of Technology, May 5, 2000
Andreas Acrivos, Albert Einstein Professor of Science and Engineering in the City College of the City University of New York, earned his master's (1951) and Ph.D. degrees (1954) in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He is recognized for his contributions to fluid mechanics and for penetrating and extensive application of that science to various chemical engineering problems, such as enhanced sedimentation and the rheology of suspensions: and for a career spent in teaching and mentoring a succession of students. Dr. Acrivos' work and achievements are recognized nationally and internationally. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering and the recipient of the Fluid Dynamics Prize of the American Physical Society.
Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.