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Arvind Atreya

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Arvind Atreya

Professor, Mechanical Engineering
2428 GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)
2350 Hayward
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
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Phone: (734) 647-4790
Fax: (734) 647-3170


Ph.D., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1983
S.M., Engineering Sciences, Harvard University, 1978
M.Sc.E, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 1977
B.Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, 1975

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.

Major Funding Sources

National Science Foundation; Gas Research Institute; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; National Institue of Standards and Technology; United States Department of Energy

Honors and Awards

31st International Symposium on Combustion, Distinguished Paper Award, 2007

Invited Speaker, "High Temperature Industrial Furnace Based on Radiative Homogeneous Combustion for Improved Efficiency and Reduced Emissions", TMS 2006 Annual Meeting, 2006

Colloquium Speaker, Mechanical Engineering Department, Rutgers University, 2004

Seminar Speaker, Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan, 2004

Industrial Heating Equipment of the Future Conference, Invited Speaker, IHEA - DOE, 2004

Excellence in Service Award, College of Engineering, University of Michigan, 2004

Invited Speaker, 26th World Energy Congress on Heat Transfer in Glass Quenching, 2003

Best Paper Award from ASME National Heat Transfer Conference, 2003

Ten year Service Award, Office of Industrial Technologies, Department of Energy, U.S. Department of Energy, 2003

Elected Fellow, ASME, 2002

National Heat Transfer Conference Best Paper Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 2001

Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence, International Association for Fire Safety Science, 1994

Presidential Young Investigator Award, NSF, 1986

Research and Teaching Fellowship, Harvard University, 1977-1983

Chartered Engineer (U.K.), Indian National Merit Scholar, 1975-1970


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