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Marshall, Andre

Andre Marshall
Associate Professor
Department of Aerospace Engineering
Department of Fire Protection Engineering
3104H J.M. Patterson Bldg.
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301-405-8507

Research Interests 

Dr. Marshall’s research is focused on characterizing turbulent flow transport in fires and flames using advanced diagnostics and models. Current flows of interest include unconfined and bounded fire plumes and fire suppression sprays.  Dr. Marshall is applying scale-modeling principles to the plume dispersion problem in his DOJ sponsored research to develop small-scale test methods for fire investigation and forensic analysis.  As part of his NSF CAREER Award and research sponsored by FM Global, Dr. Marshall is developing state-of-the art experimental methods and modeling techniques to analyze sprinkler discharge characteristics.  Dr. Marshall is also very active in propulsion research.  Currently he is performing an experimental investigation to characterize near-wall mixing and heat transfer along film cooled propulsion surfaces in support of the NASA Moon-Mars Crew Exploration Vehicle development.  He is also characterizing atomization in fuel injection sprays as part of his NSF CAREER research.  Additional information about Prof. Marshall, his research team, and their activities is provided below.

In addition to his research activities, Dr. Marshall directs the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC) at University of Maryland.  This center performs a wide variety of small and medium scale testing to support clients with interests ranging from fire investigation to product development and evaluation.  Additional information about the FireTEC mission, labs, capabilities and activities is provided below.

Background 

  • University of Maryland, 2001-Present, College Park, Maryland
    Associate Professor
    Fire Protection Engineering and Aerospace Engineering (Adjunct)
  • Rolls-Royce Corporation, 1996-2001, Indianapolis, Indiana
    Senior Project Engineer – Combustion Technology Acquisition

Education 

  • University of Maryland, 1993-1996, College Park, Maryland
    Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering – Thermal Fluids
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987-1992, Atlanta, Georgia
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering – Thermal Sciences
    Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering with High Honor

Selected Publications 

Journal Articles

  • Ren, N., Blum, A. F., Zheng, Y. H., Do, C. and Marshall, A. W., “Quantifying the Initial Spray from Fire Sprinklers,” Fire Safety Science - Proceedings of the Ninth International Association of Fire Safety Science, IAFSS, Karlsruhe, Deutschland, Accepted, 2008.
  • Wu, D., Guillemin, D., and Marshall, A. W., “A Modeling Basis for Predicting the Initial Sprinkler Spray,” Fire Safety Journal, Vol. 42, pp. 283-294, 2007.
  • Yao, X., and Marshall, A. W., “Quantitative Salt-Water Modeling of Fire Induced Flows for Convective Heat Transfer Model Development,” ASME Journal of Heat Transfer, Vol. 129, pp. 1373-1383, 2007.
  • Cruz, C. A. and Marshall, A. W., “Surface and Gas Phase Temperature Measurements Along a Film Cooled Wall”, AIAA Journal of Thermophysics and Heat Transfer, Vol. 21, pp. 181-189, 2007.

Lectures

  • Marshall, A. W., “Advances in Water-Based Fire Suppression Modeling: Evaluating Sprinkler Discharge Characteristics,” International Fire Sprinkler Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2008.
  • Marshall, A. W., “Quantitative Analysis of Fire Induced Convective Transport via the Salt-Water Analogy,” The Combustion Institute (UK Section), London, United Kingdom, 2005.

Honors and Awards 

  • SFPE Hat’s Off Award
  • IAFSS Best Research Image Award
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • NASA AST Award for Low Emissions Advancement
  • GE Aircraft Engines Engineering Achievement Award

Professional Memberships 

  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS)
  • Society of Fire Protection Engineers  (SFPE)

Related News 

UMD Clark School Highlights Disaster Resilience at Mpact Week

Five-day event focused on role of engineers in disaster prevention, mitigation, and response. November 26, 2014

Aerospace Faculty Recognized at 15th Annual Research Leaders Luncheon

15 Department of Aerospace Engineering's faculty honored for successful research funding efforts. January 23, 2014

Marshall Spray Systems Research Earns Grants

Fire protection engineering professor and colleagues to quantify fire-spray interactions, form company. September 18, 2012

Film Cooling Recognized by Vid-Terp 2009

Film Cooling Research Group wins 2nd Place in campus-wide competition May 27, 2009

Clark School Leads NASA Project

Aerospace Chair Darryll Pines to lead $7.8M/year research project, 20 universities involved. September 25, 2007

Four Faculty Earn NSF CAREER Awards

Martins, Yu, Aranda-Espinoza and Marshall selected for 2007 grants. March 14, 2007