Anthony J. Marchese, Ph.D.


Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering

Director, Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory

Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering
104 Scott Bioengineering Building
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
Campus: (970) 491-2328

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


July 16, 2020.  CSU receives $3.5 Million award (Dan Olsen, PI) from the US Department of Energy entitled Development of Advanced Combustion Strategies for Direct Injection Heavy Duty Propane Engines to Achieve Near-Diesel Engine Efficiency.

October 18, 2019.  CSU methane research and METEC facility featured on CGTN Global Business News.  

September 1, 2019.  CSU receives $2 Million award (Bret Windom, PI) from the US Department of Energy entitled Poly(oxymethylene) Ethers as a High Cetane, Low Sooting Biofuel Blendstock for Use in Medium to Heavy Duty Mixing Controlled Compression Ignition Engines

July 25, 2019.  CSU methane emissions research freatured on "The Truth About Natural Gas" on BBC News Business Daily.

June 21, 2019.  CSU Ram Rocketry team successfully launches liquid bipropellant ethanol/nitrous oxide rocket to 9,500 feet at 2019 Spaceport America Cup.   Video 1.   Video 2.

July 5, 2018.  CSU methane research and METEC facility featured on Denver Channel 7 News.

July 2, 2018.  Article entitled, "The US natural gas industry is leaking way more methane than previously thought. Here’s why that matters"  published in The Conversation.  

June 21, 2018.  Synthesis study on methane emissions published in Science estimates total U.S. methane loss rate at 2.3%, which is 60% higher than current EPA estimates.  Listen here on NPR Weekend Edition.  

June 21, 2018. CSU Ram Rocketry team launches ARIES IV, a liquid ethanol/liquid nitrous oxide bipropellant liquid rocket at the 2018 Spaceport America Cup, joining Michigan as the first teams to successfully launch and recover liquid propelled rockets in the history of the  competition.   Twitter.  Facebook.  

March 26, 2018.  CSU Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center (METEC) featured on Inside Energy podcast, Invisible Leaks: Where “Clean” Natural Gas Falls Short.

March 6, 2018.  CSU receives $1.2 Million award (Dan Olsen, PI) from the US Department of Energy entitled Expanding the Knock/Emissions/Misfire Limits for the Realization of Ultra-Low Emissions, High Efficiency Heavy Duty Natural Gas Engines.  Radio blurb on KUNC.

October 9, 2016.  Thermophoretic nanoparticle sampler, developed at CSU, to fly on board International Space Station.  

September 2, 2016. CSU awarded $1.8 Million from DOE to measure methane emissions from natural gas gathering compressor stations.

June 10, 2016. CSU awarded $3.5 Million from DOE ARPA-E to develop and operate Field Test Site for MONITOR (Methane Observation Networks with Innovative Technology to Obtain Reductions) program

April 2016. New 2016 EPA Greenhouse Gas Inventory issued with new data from CSU Natural Gas Gathering & Processing and Transmission & Storage methane emission studies

January 2016. Aliso Canyon methane leak raises awareness for methane emissions from oil and gas: KPBS radio story, WYPR Environment in Focus, inside climate news,, inside energy.

December 2015.  CSU research on dual fuel natural gas/diesel engines featured in ASME Mechanical Engineering Magazine

November 18, 2015.  CSU Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory featured on CBS4 Denver in a segment on measuring mobile emissions on VW diesel vehicles.

October 1,2015. CSU awarded subaward on $9 Million DOE Consortium PACE (Producing Algae for Co-Products and Energy).

August 18, 2015. CSU study on methane emissions from natural gas gathering and processing published in Environmental Science and Technology.  Research results featured in NY Times,, NPR marketplace, NPR On Point, CPR and Background Briefing.

June 27, 2015. CSU team (John Whitmore, Joe Pointer, Shawn Nicholson and Geoff Pietz) win the Dr. Gil Moore Award for Innovation at the 2015 Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition for their successful launch and recovery of a 400 lbf thrust hybrid rocket. Click here for video.

February 10, 2015. Results from field campaign for natural gas gathering and processing methane emissions project published today in Environmental Science and Technology.

October 15 , 2013. CSU awarded $1.9 Million from Environmental Defense Fund to lead a study aimed at Quantifying Fugitive Methane Emissions from the Natural Gas Gathering and Processing Sector.

October 15 , 2012 . Research grant entitled "Achieving Tier 4 Emissions and Efficiency in Biomass Cookstoves" awarded from DOE in response to the FOA Technology Research, Development and Tools for Clean Biomass Cookstoves (DOE FOA-0000709).

January 13, 2010. Department of Energy announces $49 million award to the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bio-products for the creation of an algae biofuel consortium. Marchese research group to focus on characterization of the properties of algae-derived fuels.


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