Alexei Saveliev

Associate Professor

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  • Engineering Building III (EB3) 3248

Dr. Saveliev is interested in plasma engineering, combustion, and alternative energy systems.

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Saveliev teaches Engineering Thermodynamics I (MAE 301) and Fluid Mechanics (MAE 308).

At the graduate level, Dr. Saveliev teaches Heat Transfer Theory and Applications (MAE 505). MAE 308 and MAE 505 are also taught as Distant Education courses. Dr. Saveliev teaches a special topics class on Plasma Engineering for interested PhD and MS students. In this course, students study current issues in plasma engineering.

Outside of work, Dr. Saveliev enjoys soccer, home improvement and spending time with family and friends.



Chemical Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


Engineering and Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology


Engineering and Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Research Description

Dr. Saveliev's research interests involve areas of non-thermal plasmas and their application for pollution control, material processing and medicine, nanomaterial synthesis and processing in flames and plasmas, combustion in heterogeneous media, excess enthalpy flames and superadiabatic combustion, fuel processing and reformation, optical diagnostics of reacting flows. Presently, Dr. Saveliev is 1) working on pulsed discharges in liquids, on liquid/gas interfaces and in supercritical fluids, 2) developing optical sensor for characterization of natural gas mixtures and opportunity fuels, 3) studying flame synthesis of metal oxide nanomaterials in oxy-fuel flames, 4) studying fuel processing and reforming in excess enthalpy flames and plasmas, and 5) developing optical sensor for diagnostic of gasifier flames.


Oscillatory coalescence of droplets in an alternating electric field
Choi, S., & Saveliev, A. V. (2017), Physical Review Fluids, 2(6).
Volumetric flame synthesis of mixed tungsten-molybdenum oxide nanostructures
Farmahini-Farahani, M., Saveliev, A. V., & Merchan-Merchan, W. (2017), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 36(1), 1055-1063.
The stabilization of partially-premixed jet flames in the presence of high potential electric fields
Kribs, J. D., Shah, P. V., Hutchins, A. R., Reach, W. A., Muncey, R. D., June, M. S., Saveliev, A., & Lyons, K. M. (2016), Journal of Electrostatics, 84, 1-9.
Nox reduction in partially premixed flames by flue gas recirculation
Chudnovsky, Y., Zelepouga, S., Saveliev, A., Wagner, J., & Gnatenko, V. (2015), (Proceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, 2014, vol 8b, ).
Volumetric flame synthesis of one-dimensional molybdenum oxide nanostructures
Srivastava, S., Desai, M., Merchan-Merchan, W., & Saveliev, A. V. (2015), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35, 2307-2314.
In situ emulsification using a non-uniform alternating electric field
Choi, S., & Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Applied Physics Letters, 105(7).
Ultrarich filtration combustion of ethane
Toledo, M., Utria, I., & Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Energy & Fuels, 28(2), 1536-1540.
Submicrometre particle filtration with a dc activated plasma textile
Rasipuram, S. C., Wu, M., Kuznetsov, I. A., Kuznetsov, A. V., Levine, J. F., Jasper, W. J., & Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 47(2).
Enhanced performance of electrothermal plasma sources as fusion pellet injection drivers and space based mini-thrusters via extension of a flattop discharge current
Winfrey, A. L., Abd Al-Halim, M. A., Saveliev, A. V., Gilligan, J. G., & Bourham, M. A. (2013), Journal of Fusion Energy, 32(3), 371-377.
Heating value sensor for producer gas
Jangale, V. V., Saveliev, A., Zelepouga, S., Gnatenko, V., & Pratapas, J. M. (2012), (Proceedings of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference (ICEF), ) (pp. 817-822).

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High-efficiency Superadiabatic Burner for C-TEC microCHP GENSETS
US Dept. of Energy (DOE) - Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E)(11/16/15 - 11/13/17)
Minimization of NOx Formation in Ribbon Burners
Utilization Technology Development(1/01/15 - 9/30/15)
Commercial Prototype of Gas Quality Sensor For Opportunity Fuels
Utilization Technology Development(11/30/-1 - 12/31/15)
Imaging and Data Acquisition for Prototype Gasifier Sensor
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(8/01/12 - 12/31/14)
Numerical Modeling of Enhanced Hydrogen Recovery From Hydrogen Sulfide
National Science Foundation (NSF)(10/01/11 - 3/01/14)
Excess Enthalpy Porous Bed Combustion
Southern California Gas Company(11/30/-1 - 3/31/15)
Utilization Technology Development(11/30/-1 - 5/31/12)
Energy Efficient Control Valve for Water Heating Appliances
Gas Technology Institute(2/01/10 - 7/31/12)
Numerical Modeling and Development of Control Algorithms for Superadiabatic Reactors
US Dept. of Energy (DOE)(2/01/10 - 9/15/10)
Gas Technology Institute(5/25/09 - 12/31/09)