Professor and Associate Dean of Research

Dr. Marshall moved to Vermont in 2006 from a faculty position at the University of Iowa, where he served as a professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. Dr. Marshall performed research in fluid mechanics and particulate flows, with particular focus on vortex flows and adhesive particulate flows. His recent projects have dealt with nanoparticle diffusion, biofilm simulation, renewable energy systems, turbulent particle agglomeration, obscurent cloud dynamics, particle transport in gas turbine engines, and cold-regions sensor systems. Dr. Marshall is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Environment. He served as the director of the UVM Smart Grid IGERT program from 2012-2019, and as the interim director of Vermont Space Grant in 2019. He teaches thermo-fluids related courses and also serves as the Associate Dean for Research in the College.


Jin, X., Marshall, J.S., and Wargo, M.J., “Hybrid model of bacterial biofilm growth,” Bulletin of Mathematical Biology, Vol. 82, 27 (2020).

Chen, S., Li, S., and Marshall, J.S., “Exponential scaling in early-stage agglomeration of adhesive particles in turbulence,” Physical Review Fluids, Vol. 4, 024304 (17 pages) (2019).

Mahian, O., Kolsi, L., Amani, M., Estellé, P., Ahmadi, G., Kleinstreuer, C., Marshall, J.S., Siavashi, M., Taylor, R.A., Niazmand, H., Wongwises, S., Hayat, T., Kolanjiyil, A., Kasaeian, A., and Pop, I., “Recent advances in modeling and simulation of nanofluid flows. Part I: Fundamentals and theory,” Physics Reports, Vol. 790, pp. 1-48 (2019).

Dizaji, F., Marshall, J.S., and Grant, J.R., “Collision and breakup of fractal particle agglomerates in a shear flow,” Journal of Fluid Mechanics, Vol. 862, pp. 592-623 (2019).

Ma, D., Marshall, J.S., and Wu, J.R., “Measurement of ultrasound-enhanced diffusion coefficient of nanoparticles in an agarose hydrogel,” Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 144, No. 6, pp. 3496-3502 (2018).

Marshall, J.S., “Modeling and sensitivity analysis of particle impact with a wall with integrated damping mechanisms,” Powder Technology, Vol. 339, pp. 17-24 (2018).

Dizaji, F.F., Marshall, J.S., and Grant, J.R., “A stochastic vortex structure method for interacting particles in turbulent shear flows,” Physics of Fluids, Vol. 30, 013301 (16 pages)(2018).

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Fluid Dynamics, Particulate Flows, Renewable Energy Systems, Biofluids


  • University of California at Berkeley, Ph.D. (1987)
  • UCLA, B.S. (1983) and M.S. (1984) in Mechanical Engineering


  • (802) 656-3826
Office Location:

231A Votey

Courses Taught

  • ME 040 - Thermodynamics
  • ME 143 Fluid Mechanics
  • ME 233 Vortex Flows
  • ME 238 Energy Systems Engineering
  • ME 243 Incompressible Flow
  • ME 304 Adv Engineering Analysis
  • ME 343 Adv Fluid Dynamics