U-M Mechanical Engineering Professor Arvind Atreya has been elected a Fellow of the Combustion Institute (CI).
Professor Arteya’s citation is for his “remarkable and significant contributions to fundamental understanding of pyrolysis, flame spread, and flame ignition, extinction, and fire protection.”
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.
The CI is an international, non-profit, educational and scientific society that was founded in 1954. The goal of CI is to promote research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.