Andre Marshall, PhD

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Andre Marshall, PhD

Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact

Contact Information

Campus: Fairfax
Office: 5200 Merten Hall
Mail Stop: 3A2

Phone: (703) 993-6926

Pronouns: he/him/his


Andre W. Marshall is Vice President for Research, Innovation, and Economic Impact at George Mason University and President of the George Mason Research Foundation. As the university’s senior research officer, Dr. Marshall provides overall leadership for the portfolio of research, innovation, and economic development activities.  

Marshall joined George Mason University from the National Science Foundation, where he served as Program Director for the Industry-University Cooperative Research Center (IUCRC) and Innovation Corps (I-CorpsTM) programs. During his tenure at NSF, Dr. Marshall advanced NSF’s university-based tech translation and commercialization programs through national initiatives strengthening industry-university engagement and collaboration, new partnerships broadening participation in innovation and tech entrepreneurship, and program virtualization increasing accessibility to the highly regarded national I-Corps Teams program. 

Prior to NSF, Dr. Marshall served on the faculty at the University of Maryland, College Park in the Department of Fire Protection Engineering where he founded the Fire Testing and Evaluation Center (FireTEC) and launched a tech-startup based on patented technology stemming from his research and inspired by his participation in the NSF I-Corps program. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, FM Global, United Technologies Research Center, National Fire Protection Association, and various other institutions.  

Dr. Marshall is a faculty member in the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Volgenau School of Engineering. His research and teaching interests are centered around experimental characterization and computational evaluation of complex turbulent reacting flows and sprays. His work in this area was inspired by early propulsion research he performed while at Rolls-Royce Corp., which influenced his approach to fire suppression and most recently agricultural sprays. He is the recipient of the NSF Presidential Early Career Award in Science and Engineering (PECASE) and the Philip Thomas Medal of Excellence. He has served as Associate Editor for the Fire Safety Journal and on the USPTO Working Group for the National Council for Expanding American Innovation (NCEAI). 

Dr. Marshall began his college career at Georgia Tech receiving a BME and MS in mechanical engineering in 1991 and 1992, respectively. In 1996, he completed his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. 



PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park 
MS, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech 
BME, Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Tech