Andrew Mansfield

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Associate Professor


111V Sill Hall


[email protected]

Office Hours

Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:00-4:00 pm



  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2014
  • MSE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2009
  • BSE, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2008

Professional Summary

  • June 2023 - Present: Associate Professor
  • September 2018 - June 2023: Assistant Professor
  • August 2017 - August 2018: Assistant Research Scientist, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan.
  • December 2014 - August 2017: Advanced Combustion Systems Engineer, General Motors, Global Propulsion Systems.
  • March 2010 - August 2011: Rotating Equipment Engineer, Shell International Exploration and Production.

Interests and Expertise

  • Energy and thermofluid systems
  • Combustion
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Thermodynamics
  • Heat transfer
  • Advanced powertrain development and analysis
  • Alternative and non-carbon fuels
  • Physical chemistry and transport phenomena in reacting flows
  • Optical diagnostics
  • Optimization processes in fundamental and applied thermofluid science
  • SAE Mini Baja Faculty Advisor

Courses Taught

  • ME100 - Introduction to Design and Manufacturing
  • ME316 - Thermodynamics
  • ME317 - Fluid Mechanics
  • ME418 - Heat Transfer
  • ME420 - Senior Thermofluids Laboratory

Selected Publications

Recent Publications:

1. Mansfield, A., Sophonrat, N. An Experimental Investigation of Parallel Free-Radical and Ionic Reaction Kinetics of Propane Oxidation in Supercritical Water.  Accepted to AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov 5-10, 2023 Orlando, FL

2. Burnett, M. A., Kim, J., Wagnon, S. W., Mansfield, A. B., & Wooldridge, M. S. (2022). An Experimental Study of 2-Propanol Pyrolysis Chemistry. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 126(48), 9097-9107.

3.  Mansfield, A., A Chemical Kinetic Mechanism for Ethanol Oxidation in Supercritical Water.  Accepted to AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov 13-18, 2022 Phoenix, AZ

4.  Kim, J.,  Mansfield, A., Burnett, M., Wooldridge, M. A Study of OH Measurements during Auto-ignition of Syngas and Siloxane Mixtures.  2022 Spring Technical Meeting of The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute. May 15–17, 2022. Detroit, Michigan

5.  Chakrapani, V., Mansfield, A., Zhu, C., Wooldridge, M. DISI engine combustion system calibration and modeling using genetic optimization and machine learning.  2022 Spring Technical Meeting of The Central States Section of the Combustion Institute. May 15–17, 2022. Detroit, Michigan

6.  Mansfield, A., Keena, E., & Sophonrat, N. (2022). An experimental investigation of methanol combustion in low temperature supercritical water. The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 105566.

7.  Mansfield, A., Chakrapani, V., Li, Q., & Wooldridge, M. (2022). Genetic optimization for engine combustion system calibration: A case study of optimization performance sensitivity to algorithm search parameters. Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 144(8), 082308.

8.  Mansfield, A., Yaw, M., Yuan, J.  Combining genetic optimization and machine learning for chemical kinetic mechanism generation, as applied to hydrogen combustion. 12th US National Combustion Meeting, May 24-26, 2021

9.  Kim, J., Mansfield, A. Wooldridge, M. An experimental study of OH during auto-ignition of syngas with trace trimethylsilanol. 12th US National Combustion Meeting, May 24-26, 2021

10.  Mansfield, A. (2020).  A revised chemical kinetic mechanism for methanol combustion in sub and supercritical water.  The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 166, 105023.

11.  Mansfield, A., Boehman, A., & Gorsich, D. (2020).  Assessment of conventional and alternative energy carriers for use in military vehicle platforms.  Journal of Energy Resources Technology, 143(4).

12.  Mansfield, A., & Tiwari, H. (2020).  An Experimental Approach to Shape optimization of an IC Engine Intake Runner (No. 2020-01-0922).  SAE Technical Paper.

13.  Singh, R., Han, T., Fatouraie, M., Mansfield, A., Wooldridge, M., & Boehman, A. (2019).  Influence of fuel injection strategies on efficiency and particulate emissions of gasoline and ethanol blends in a turbocharged multi-cylinder direct injection engine.  International Journal of Engine Research.

14.  Mansfield A., Burnett M., Wagnon S., Thomas C., Wooldridge M. (2019) The experimental pursuit of elementary reaction rates for iso-propanol pyrolysis using multi-species constraint.  11th US National Combustion Meeting, March 24-27, 2019 Pasadena, CA

15.  Mansfield, A. (2019).  Topology Optimization of an Engine Piston to Reduce Particulate Emissions during Cold Start Operation (No. 2019-01-0835).  SAE Technical Paper.

16.  Singh, R., Mansfield, A., & Wooldridge, M. (2018) Automated Engine Calibration Optimization Using Online Extremum Seeking.  In ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition ( Vol. 52118, p. V08AT10A019).  American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

17.  Mansfield, A. B., Chapman, E., & Briscoe, K. (2016).  Effect of market variations in gasoline composition on aspects of stochastic pre-ignition.  Fuel, 184, 390-400.

18.  Mansfield, A. B., & Wooldridge, M.S. (2015).  The effect of impurities on syngas combustion.  Combustion and Flame, 162(5), 2286-2295.

19.  Mansfield, A.B., Wooldridge, M.S., Di, H., & He, X. (2015).  Low-temperature ignition behavior of iso-octane.  Fuel, 139, 79-86.