Alexei Saveliev

Associate Professor

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  • Engineering Building III (EB3) 3248

Dr. SavelievĀ 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.

Education

Ph.D.

Chemical Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

M.S.

Engineering and Physics

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

B.S.

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.

Publications

High efficiency high temperature heat extraction from porous media reciprocal flow burner: Time-averaged model
Yao, Zhaoxi and Saveliev, Alexei and , V (2018), APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 143(), 614-620.
High temperature heat extraction from counterflow porous burner
Banerjee, Abhisek and Saveliev, Alexei and , V (2018), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 127(), 436-443.
Oscillatory coalescence of droplets in an alternating electric field
Choi, S. and Saveliev, A. V. (2017), Physical Review Fluids, 2(6), .
Volumetric flame synthesis of mixed tungsten-molybdenum oxide nanostructures
Farmahini-Farahani, M. and Saveliev, A. V. and 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. and Shah, P. V. and Hutchins, A. R. and Reach, W. A. and Muncey, R. D. and June, M. S. and Saveliev, A. and Lyons, K. M. (2016), Journal of Electrostatics, 84(), 1-9.
Nox reduction in partially premixed flames by flue gas recirculation
Chudnovsky, Y. and Zelepouga, S. and Saveliev, A. and Wagner, J. and 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. and Desai, M. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. (2015), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 35(), 2307-2314.
In situ emulsification using a non-uniform alternating electric field
Choi, S. and Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Applied Physics Letters, 105(7), .
Submicrometre particle filtration with a dc activated plasma textile
Rasipuram, S. C. and Wu, M. and Kuznetsov, I. A. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Levine, J. F. and Jasper, W. J. and Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Journal of Physics. D, Applied Physics, 47(2), .
Ultrarich filtration combustion of ethane
Toledo, M. and Utria, I. and Saveliev, A. V. (2014), Energy & Fuels, 28(2), 1536-1540.
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. and Abd Al-Halim, M. A. and Saveliev, A. V. and Gilligan, J. G. and Bourham, M. A. (2013), Journal of Fusion Energy, 32(3), 371-377.
Development of active porous medium filters based on plasma textiles
Kuznetsov, I. A. and Saveliev, A. V. and Rasipuram, S. and Kuznetsov, A. V. and Brown, A. and Jasper, W. (2012), AIP Conference Proceedings, 1453(), 265-270.
Flame volume synthesis of carbon-coated WO3 nanoplatelets and nanorods
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Sanmiguel, S. G. and Farahani, M. F. (2012), Journal of Nanoparticle Research, 14(12), .
Heating value sensor for producer gas
Jangale, V. V. and Saveliev, A. and Zelepouga, S. and Gnatenko, V. and Pratapas, J. M. (2012), Proceedings of the ASME Internal Combustion Engine Division Fall Technical Conference (ICEF), (), 817-822.
Hybrid filtration combustion of natural gas and coal
Toledo, M. G. and Utria, K. S. and Gonzalez, F. A. and Zuniga, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. (2012), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(8), 6942-6948.
Partial oxidation of methane in a reciprocal flow porous burner with an external heat source
Zheng, C. H. and Cheng, L. M. and Cen, K. F. and Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. (2012), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 37(5), 4119-4126.
Partial oxidation of methane in porous reactor: Part I. Unidirectional flow
Zheng, C. H. and Cheng, L. M. and Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. and Cen, K. F. (2012), Energy & Fuels, 26(8), 4849-4856.
A study of plasma parameters in a capillary discharge with calculations using ideal and nonideal plasma models for comparison with experiment
Winfrey, A. L. and Abd Al-Halim, M. A. and Gilligan, J. G. and Saveliev, A. V. and Bourham, M. A. (2012), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 40(3), 843-852.
Gas and solid phase temperature measurements of porous media combustion
Zheng, C. H. and Cheng, L. M. and Saveliev, A. and Luo, Z. Y. and Cen, K. F. (2011), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33(), 3301-3308.
Increasing the solar cell power output by coating with transition metal-oxide nanorods
Kuznetsov, I. A. and Greenfield, M. J. and Mehta, Y. U. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and Salkar, G. and Saveliev, A. V. (2011), Applied Energy, 88(11), 4218-4221.
Modeling of an ablation-free electrothermal plasma pellet accelerator
Winfrey, A. L. and Abd Al-Halim, M. and Gilligan, J. G. and Saveliev, A. V. and Bourham, M. A. (2011), Fusion Science and Technology, 60(2), 480-485.
Numerical studies on flame inclination in porous media combustors
Zheng, C. H. and Cheng, L. M. and Saveliev, A. and Luo, Z. Y. and Cen, K. F. (2011), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 54(15-16), 3642-3649.
Solid support flame synthesis of 1-D and 3-D tungsten-oxide nanostructures
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Jimenez, W. C. (2011), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 33(), 1899-1908.
Syngas production in hybrid filtration combustion
Toledo, M. and Vergara, E. and Savelieu, A. V. (2011), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 36(6), 3907-3912.
Ultra-low-emission steam boiler constituted of reciprocal flow porous burner
Barcellos, W. M. and Souza, L. C. E. O. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2011), Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 35(3), 570-580.
Combustion synthesis of carbon nanotubes and related nanostructures
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. and Jimenez, W. C. (2010), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 36(6), 696-727.
Flame synthesis of hybrid nanowires with carbon shells and tungsten-oxide cores
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Jimenez, W. C. and Salkar, G. (2010), Carbon, 48(15), 4510-4518.
Novel flame-gradient method for synthesis of metal-oxide channels, nanowires and nanorods
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Cuello-Jimenez, W. (2010), Journal of Experimental Nanoscience, 5(3), 199-212.
Hydrogen production in ultrarich combustion of hydrocarbon fuels in porous media
Toledo, M. and Bubnovich, V. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. (2009), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 34(4), 1818-1827.
Influence of electrode characteristics on DC point-to-plane breakdown in high-pressure gaseous and supercritical carbon dioxide
Lock, E. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. (2009), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 37(), 1078-1083.
Nucleation and growth mechanism for flame synthesis of MoO2 hollow microchannels with nanometer wall thickness
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Taylor, A. M. (2009), Micron, 40(8), 821-826.
Opposed flow oxy-flame synthesis of carbon and oxide nanostructures on molybdenum probes
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Nguyen, V. (2009), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 32(), 1879-1886.
Plasma chemical reactor with exploding water jet
Shmelev, V. M. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2009), Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 29(4), 275-290.
Volumetric flame synthesis of well-defined molybdenum oxide nanocrystals
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Desai, M. (2009), Nanotechnology, 20(47), .
High rate flame synthesis of highly crystalline iron oxide nanorods
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Taylor, A. M. (2008), Nanotechnology, 19(), 125605-125609.
A numerical and experimental study of counterflow syngas flames at different pressures
Som, S. and Ramirez, A. I. and Hagerdorn, J. and Saveliev, A. and Aggarwal, S. K. (2008), Fuel (London, England), 87(), 319-334.
Coating of inner and outer carbon nanotube surfaces with polymers in supercritical CO2
Lock, E. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and D'Arcy, J. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2007), Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, 111(), 13655-13658.
NO reburning in ultrarich filtration combustion of methane
Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2007), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 31(2), 3417-3424.
OH and CH luminescence in opposed flow methane oxy-flames
De Leo, M. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. and Zelepouga, S. A. (2007), Combustion and Flame, 149(4), 435-447.
Flame nanotube synthesis in moderate electric fields: From alignment and growth rate effects to structural variations and branching phenomena
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2006), Carbon, 44(15), 3308-3314.
Flame synthesis of molybdenum oxide whiskers
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2006), Chemical Physics Letters, 422(1-3), 72-77.
Methanol and dimethyl sulfide removal by pulsed corona. Part I: Experiment
Lock, E. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2006), Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 26(), 527-542.
Reply on the comments "Initiation of pulsed corona discharge under supercritical conditions"
Lock, E. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2006), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 34(), 2467-2468.
Energy extraction from a porous media reciprocal flow burner with embedded heat exchangers
Contarin, F. and Barcellos, W. M. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2005), Journal of Heat Transfer, 127(), 123-130.
Fullerene formation in atmospheric pressure opposed flow oxy-flames
Silvestrini, W. H. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2005), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 30(2), 2545-2552.
Initiation of pulsed corona discharge under supercritical conditions
Lock, E. and Saveliev, A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2005), IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, 33(), 850-853.
Conversion of hydrogen sulfide to hydrogen by superadiabatic partial oxidation: Thermodynamic consideration
Slimane, R. B. and Lau, F. S. and Khinkis, M. and Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2004), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 29(14), 1471-1477.
High-rate flame synthesis of vertically aligned carbon nanotubes using electric field control
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2004), Carbon, 42(), 599-604.
Optimization of hydrogen production by filtration combustion of methane by oxygen enrichment and depletion
Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. (2004), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 29(13), 1365-1370.
Carbon nanostructures in opposed-flow methane oxy-flames
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. (2003), Combustion Science and Technology, 175(), 2217-2236.
Experimental assessment of pulsed corona discharge for treatment of VOC emissions in paper and forest industry
Sobacchi, M. G. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Gutsol, A. F. and Kennedy, L. A. (2003), Plasma Chemistry and Plasma Processing, 23(), 347-370.
Metal catalyzed carbon nanostructures in an opposed flow methane oxygen flame
Saveliev, A. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and Kennedy, L. A. (2003), Combustion and Flame, 135(1-2), 27-33.
A reciprocal flow filtration combustor with embedded heat exchangers: Numerical study
Contarin, F. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2003), International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, 46(6), 949-961.
Experimental assessment of a combined plasma/catalytic system for hydrogen production via partial oxidation of hydrocarbon fuels
Sobacchi, M. G. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Kennedy, L. A. and Ahmed, S. and Krause, T. (2002), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 27(6), 635-642.
Filtration combustion of a methane wave in air for oxygen-enriched and oxygen-depleted environments
Kennedy, L. A. and Saveliev, A. V. and Bingue, J. P. and Fridman, A. A. (2002), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 29(1), 835-841.
Formation of carbon nanotubes in counter-flow, oxy-methane diffusion flames without catalyst
Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. and Fridman, A. A. (2002), Chemical Physics Letters, 354(1-2), 20-24.
Hydrogen production in ultra-rich filtration combustion of methane and hydrogen sulfide
Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2002), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 27(6), 643-649.
Hydrogen sulfide filtration combustion: Comparison of theory and experiment
Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Kennedy, L. A. (2002), Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science, 26(2-4), 409-415.
Soot and NO formation in methane?oxygen enriched diffusion flames
Beltrame, A. and Porshnev, P. and Merchan-Merchan, W. and Saveliev, A. and Fridman, A. and Kennedy, L. A. and Petrova, O. and Shdanok, S. and Amouri, F. and Charon, O. (2001), Combustion and Flame, 124(1-2), 295-310.
Chemical structures of methane-air filtration combustion waves for fuel-lean and fuel-rich conditions
Kennedy, L. A. and Bingue, J. P. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Foutko, S. I. (2000), Proceedings of the Combustion Institute, 28(1), 1431-1438.
Relative effect of acetylene and PAHs addition on soot formation in laminar diffusion flames of methane with oxygen and oxygen-enriched air
Zelepouga, S. A. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. and Fridman, A. A. (2000), Combustion and Flame, 122(1-2), 76-89.
Soot formation effects of oxygen concentration in the oxidizer stream of laminar coannular nonpremixed methane/air flames
Lee, K.-O. and Megaridis, C. M. and Zelepouga, S. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. and Charon, O. and Ammouri, F. (2000), Combustion and Flame, 121(1-2), 323-333.
Employing plasma as catalyst in hydrogen production
Mutaf-Yardimci, O. and Saveliev, A. V. and Fridman, A. A. and Kennedy, L. A. (1998), International Journal of Hydrogen Energy, 23(12), 1109-1111.
Gliding arc gas discharge
Fridman, A. and Nester, S. and Kennedy, L. A. and Saveliev, A. and Mutaf-Yardimci, O. (1998), Progress in Energy and Combustion Science, 25(2), 211-231.
Syngas production using superadiabatic combustion of ultra-rich methane-air mixtures
Drayton, M. K. and Saveliev, A. V. and Kennedy, L. A. and Fridman, A. A. and Li, Y.-E. (1998), Symposium (International) on Combustion, 27(1), 1361-1367.

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Grants

OPTIMIZATION OF INFRARED AND CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER FOR TILE COATING DRYING
USG Corporation(3/15/18 - 12/31/18)
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)
MODELING OF REGENERATIVE GAS GUARD RECUPERATOR
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)