In honor of one of the chemical engineering profession’s most influential leaders and one of the great fluid dynamacists of the 20th century, the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) has renamed the Professional Progress Award the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering. A fundraising effort was launched at the end of 2013 by Dr. Acrivos’ friends and former students and together this distinguished group of “Founding Donors” has raised over $100K toward the endowment of this important award.
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Dr. Andreas “Andy” Acrivos, Albert Einstein Professor Emeritus of Science and Engineering at the City College of the City University of New York and Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering at Stanford University, is an extraordinary teacher and mentor who has made profound contributions to the profession of chemical engineering, especially in the areas of energy production and transport, heat and mass transfer, and the rheology of suspensions. He has had a transformative impact on the field of Chemical Engineering.
Prior to 2014 the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering was named the Professional Progress Award. To see past recipients of the Professional Progress Award click here.
A plaque and $4,000, plus a $500 travel allowance.
The award recognizes outstanding progress in the field of chemical engineering. The awardee will have made a significant contribution to the science of chemical engineering through one of the following means:
- A theoretical discovery or development of a new principle in the chemical engineering field.
- Development of a new process or product in the chemical engineering field.
- An invention or development of new equipment in the chemical engineering field.
- Distinguished service rendered to the field or profession of chemical engineering.
- The recipient must be less than 45 years of age at the end of the calendar year in which the award is presented. The recipient does not have to be a member of AIChE.
The recipient is invited to deliver an address either at the time of the award presentation or later.
Note from the Foundation:
Please join AIChE’s effort to endow this award in Andreas Acrvios’ honor. To underwrite this award, we are asking Andy’s colleagues, former students, and friends to consider a gift in his honor that will allow AIChE to present this award annually, in perpetuity. All donors to the award will be recognized nationally each year. To make a gift to be used exclusively in support of the Andreas Acrivos Award for Professional Progress in Chemical Engineering.