Anthony J. Marchese, Ph.D.


Director, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory

Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
A103H Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
Campus: (970) 491-2328

Lab: (970) 491-4786
Cell: (267) 528-7954




Anthony Marchese is the Director of the Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory and Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Marchese holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University and B.S. and M.S. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. His research areas include internal combustion  engines, alternative fuels, combustion, chemical kinetics, microgravity experiments, methane emissions and biomass cookstoves.  Current research projects include biodiesel chemical kinetics, pollutant formation from algae-based biofuels, exhaust emissions from algal methyl esters, locomotive engine emissions, ultrasonic harvesting of microalgae, dual fuel diesel/natural gas engines, biomass gasifier cookstoves and methane emissions from the natural gas supply chain. He is on the editorial board for the journal Algal Research and is the Principal Investigator on a $1.9 Million study organized by the Environmental Defense Fund aimed at quantifying the total emissions of methane from the gathering and processing sector of the natural gas supply chain. From 2010 to 2013, he served as the fuel conversion team leader for the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts, a $50 Million DOE algal biofuel consortium. Marchese teaches courses in combustion, thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics and product design.  He has previously held positions at Rowan University, United Technologies Research Center in East Hartford, CT and NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, OH. He is the holder of numerous United States Patents and is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Xi, Pi Tau Sigma, The Combustion Institute, AIAA, ASME, SAE and ASEE.   In 2001, he was named a Carnegie Scholar by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and in 2004 he was awarded the ASEE Kauffman Outstanding Entrepreneurship Educator Award. 


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