Andrew Mansfield

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Assistant Professor


111V Sill Hall


[email protected]

Office Hours

Mondays - 1:00-4:00 and
Wednesdays - 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

  • September 2018 - Present: 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. (2020).  A revised chemical kinetic mechanism for methanol combustion in sub and supercritical water.  The Journal of Supercritical Fluids, 166, 105023.

2.  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).

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

4.  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.

5.  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

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

7.  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.

8.  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.

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

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