Arvind Atreya

Professor of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering
(734) 647-4790

Professor Atreya’s research focuses on combustion, fire, and energy and the environment. He has worked on numerous combustion and environmental problems for industry and the United States Department of Energy, 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.

Research Interests: 
Combustion; fire; heat and mass transfer; energy conservation; fire suppression; diffusion flame ignition and extinction under microgravity conditions; soot and NOx formation and oxidation in diffusion flames; flame spread; diesel engine combustion.