Clark School Fire Expert Wins PECASE

Clark School Fire Expert Wins PECASE

Clark School Fire Expert Wins PECASE

Dr. André W. Marshall
Dr. André W. Marshall

André W. Marshall, an associate professor in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering, received the 2007 National Science Foundation (NSF) Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at a White House ceremony on December 19. He was among only 20 researchers so honored.

Marshall was recognized for his research titled "Exploring jet fragmentation and atomization for combustion and fire suppression systems." He uses advanced diagnostics and models to analyze and improve fire sprinkler discharge characteristics, seeking to develop better systems to save the lives of fire victims and first responders.

The award, established in 1996, honors those beginning researchers deemed to be the most promising in the nation within their fields.

“Dr. Marshall's PECASE not only honors his excellent work as a young investigator, it also highlights the quality of our nationally recognized fire protection department and indicates the strength of the Clark School's research program today and going forward,” says Darryll J. Pines, incoming Dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering.

Marshall earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland in 1996, and M.S. (1992) and B.S. (1991) degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In addition to his research activities, Marshall directs the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC) at the University of Maryland. He has also won the NSF CAREER award.

December 22, 2008


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“Dr. Marshall's PECASE not only honors his excellent work as a young investigator, it also highlights the quality of our nationally recognized fire protection department and indicates the strength of the Clark School's research program today and going forward.”

Darryll J. Pines, incoming Dean and Nariman Farvardin Professor of Engineering



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