Jeff Marshall is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the NSF-funded Smart Grid IGERT Program at the University of Vermont. Professor Marshall studies the mechanics of incompressible fluids and particulate flows, with applications to energy, biological and aerospace systems. His technical focus is on modeling of three-dimensional vortex flows and on the dynamics of flows containing adhesive particles. Some of the application areas of his recent work include modeling of multi-species biofilm dynamics, microalgae growth processes in turbulent flow, automated dust removal from solar panels, oscillatory diffusion (a new diffusion process for particulates in a porous media in the presence of acoustics), and turbine wake vortex interactions in wind farms.
Professor Marshall has authored 123 journal publications and book chapters, 90 conference papers and abstracts, and two books (Inviscid Incompressible Flow, John Wiley & Sons, 2001 and Adhesive Particle Flow, Cambridge University Press, 2014). He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a recipient of the Henry Hess Award from ASME, the Young Investigator Award from the Army Research Office, and the CIES Fellowship from the French Ministry of Education.