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A portrait of V'yacheslav Akkerman

V'yacheslav Akkerman

Associate Professor

Professional Preparation

B.S., Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, 2001 — Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Moscow, Russia

M.S. Physics, 2003 — Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden

M.S., Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, 2003 — Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

M.S., Engineering Physics 2004 — Umeå University

Phil. Licentiate in Theoretical/Nonlinear Physics, 2005 — Umeå University

C.S. (Ph.D. equivalent), Physics and Mathematics, 2006 — Nuclear Safety Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia

Ph.D., Theoretical/Nonlinear Physics 2007 — Umeå University


2012-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, West Virginia University

2008-2012: Research Staff Member, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University

2007-2008: Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Turbulence Research, Stanford University

2007: Visiting Researcher, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands


Project Relevant Publications

  1. D. Valiev, V. Akkerman, M. Kuznetsov, L.-E. Eriksson, C.K. Law, V. Bychkov, Influence of Gas Compression on Flame Acceleration in the Early Stage of Burning in Tubes, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 160, No. 1, pp. 97-111 (2013).
  2. V. Akkerman, C.K. Law, V. Bychkov, L.-E. Eriksson, Analysis of Flame Acceleration Induced by Wall Friction in Open Tubes, Physics of Fluids, Vol. 22, No. 5, p. 053606 (2010).
  3. D. Valiev, V. Bychkov, V. Akkerman, C.K. Law, L.-E. Eriksson, Flame Acceleration in Channels with Obstacles in the DDT, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 157, No. 5, pp. 1012-1021 (2010).
  4. D. Valiev, V. Bychkov, V. Akkerman, L.-E. Eriksson, Different Stages of Flame Acceleration from Slow Burning to CJ Deflagration, Physical Review E, Vol. 80, No. 3, p. 036317 (2009).
  5. V. Akkerman, V. Bychkov, A. Petchenko, L.-E. Eriksson, Accelerating Flames in Cylindrical Tubes with Non-Slip at the Walls, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 145, No. 1-2, pp. 206–219 (2006).

Additional Publications

  1. V. Akkerman, C. Law, V. Bychkov, Self-Similar Accelerative Propagation of Expanding Wrinkled Flames and Explosion Triggering, Physical Review E, Vol. 83, No. 2, p. 026305 (2011).
  2. V. Bychkov, P. Matyba, V. Akkerman, M. Modestov, D. Valiev, G. Brodin, C.K. Law, M. Marklund, L. Edman, Speedup of Doping Fronts in Organic Semiconductors through Plasma Instability, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107, No. 1, p. 016103 (2011).
  3. V. Akkerman, V. Bychkov, L.-E. Eriksson, Numerical Study of Turbulent Flame Velocity, Combustion and Flame, Vol. 151, No. 3, pp. 452–471 (2007).
  4. A. Petchenko, V. Bychkov, V. Akkerman, L.-E. Eriksson, Violent Folding of a Flame Front in a Flame-Acoustic Resonance, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 97, No. 16, p. 164501 (2006).
  5. V. Akkerman, V. Bychkov, Velocity of Weakly Turbulent Flames of Finite Thickness, Combustion Theory and Modelling, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 323-351 (2005).

Synergistic Activities

Collaborators and Other Affiliates


  • Bizett, A. (Umeå University, Sweden);
  • Brodin, G. (Umeå University);
  • Chakravarthy, S. (IIT Madras, India);
  • Chaudhuri, S. (IISs Bangalore, India);
  • Clark, N.(West Virginia University);
  • Covington, A. (West Virginia University);
  • Dion, C.(Umeå University);
  • Edman, L. (Umeå University);
  • Eriksson, L. (Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden);
  • Hailer, J. (West Virginia University);
  • Johnson, D. (West Virginia University);
  • Kobyakov, D. (TU Darmshtadt, Germany);
  • Kuznetsov, M. (Karsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany);
  • Lee, M. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute);
  • Li, H. (West Virginia University);
  • Lundh, E. (Umeå University);
  • Matyba, P. (Umeå University);
  • Marklund, M. (Chalmers University of Technology);
  • McKain, D. (West Virginia University);
  • Modestov, M. (Princeton University);
  • Mongold, R. (West Virginia University);
  • Ranganathan, S. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute);
  • Rangwala, A. (Worcester Polytechnic Institute);
  • Sandowal, C. (West Virginia University);
  • Sezer, H. (West Virginia University);
  • Valiev, D. (Umeå University);
  • Wayne, W.S. (West Virginia University);
  • Wu, M.H. (National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan);
  • Zaytsev, M. (Nuclear Safety Institute, Moscow, Russia).
  • Graduate Advisors and Postdoctoral Sponsors

  • Bychkov, V. (Ph.D. adviser, Umeå University, Sweden – died in August 2015).
  • Law, C.K. (sponsor at Princeton University).
  • Pitsch, H. (sponsor at Stanford University; currently – at RTWH Aachen, Germany).