Approved Graduate Faculty for Statler MS and PhD committees
Ph.D., Umea University, Sweden, 2007
C.Sc. (equivalent of Ph.D.), Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia, 2006
Philosophy Licentiate, Umea University, Sweden, 2005
M.Sc. Thesis, Umea University, Sweden, 2004
M.Sc. Degree, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 2003
M.Sc. Thesis, Umea University, Sweden, 2003
B.Sc. Degree, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Russia, 2001
V'yacheslav Akkerman graduated with distinction from Moscow Institute of Physics
and Technology, Russia, with B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2003) degrees in Applied Mathematics
and Applied Physics, and received his Ph.D. in Theoretical/Nonlinear Physics from
Umea University, Sweden, in 2007. He also holds a Philosophy Licentiate degree
from Umea University and a Candidate of Science (Ph.D. equivalent) degree from
the Nuclear Safety Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. Dr. Akkerman was
a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Turbulence Research at Stanford University
in 2007-2008 and has been a professional research staff member in the Department
of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University in 2008-2012. He
accepted his current position at West Virginia University in August, 2012. Akkerman's
primary research interests lie in the hydrodynamics of laminar and turbulent reacting
Analyses of laminar and turbulent, reacting and non-reacting flows including:
Flame acceleration and deflagration-to-detonation transition.
Turbulence, turbulent combustion and flame turbulization.
Fire and mining safety research
Combustion and hydrodynamic instabilities.
Acoustic coupling to reacting and non-reacting flows; flame-sound resonance.
Extension of the combustion theory to other fields (plasma, astrophysics, material science, etc.)