Alexei Saveliev

Associate Professor

  • 919-515-5675
  • 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.


Emission Characteristics of Heat Recirculating Porous Burners With High Temperature Energy Extraction
Banerjee, A., & Saveliev, A. (2020), FRONTIERS IN CHEMISTRY, 8.
NOx Minimization in Staged Combustion Using Rich Premixed Flame in Porous Media
Banerjee, A., Kundu, P., Gnatenko, V., Zelepouga, S., Wagner, J., Chudnovsky, Y., & Saveliev, A. (2019), COMBUSTION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.
High efficiency high temperature heat extraction from porous media reciprocal flow burner: Time-averaged model
Yao, Z., & Saveliev, A. V. (2018), APPLIED THERMAL ENGINEERING, 143, 614–620.
High temperature heat extraction from counterflow porous burner
Banerjee, A., & Saveliev, A. V. (2018), INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER, 127, 436–443.
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., … 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).

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Optimization of Infrared and Convective Heat Transfer for Tile Coating Drying
USG Corporation(4/01/21 - 12/31/21)
Optimization of Infrared and Convective Heat Transfer for Tile Coating Drying
USG Corporation(3/22/21 - 9/30/21)
USG Corporation(3/15/18 - 12/31/21)
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)