Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
Phone: (734) 647-4790
Professor Atreya’s research focuses on combustion, fire, and energy and environment. He has worked on numerous combustion and environmental problems for the U.S. Department of Energy and industry and several fire growth and suppression problems for NASA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology Center for Fire Research. He has worked on combustion problems for the large steel industry, the aluminum industry and the cement industry. In the fire research area, he is well known for his work on ignition and fire growth over charring materials.