Jeffrey Marchetta

Marchetta headshot Professor
Email: jmarchtt@memphis.edu 
Phone: 901.678.3141
Office: Engineering Science Building Room 322C
Research Areas
Energy Efficiency, Low Gravity Thermo-fluid Physics
Research Area Specifics
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Low Gravity Thermo-fluid Physics
  • Computational and Experimental Studies of Thermo-fluid Systems
Brief Description
  • Energy Efficiency is simply using less energy to perform the same task or produce the same result.  
  • Fluids behave in strange and unfamiliar ways in space. Engineers and scientists continue to try to understand this behavior and think of new ways to manage fluids in space.

Research Laboratory Name
  • Flow Research Center
  • Industrial Assessment Center
Research Laboratory
  • The Flow Research Center - Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) laboratory serves as the focal point for research on computational methods of modeling fluid flow and for using computational models to investigate flow dynamics.  
  • The Flow Research Center - Experimental laboratory facilitates research that requires flow visualization and flow measurement instrumentation.
  • The University of Memphis Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) provides  energy efficiency assessments of small and medium size manufacturing plans.
Research Applications
  • Cryogenic Propellant Management
  • Industrial Energy Assessment
Brief Description
  • Fluids are important for life support, plumbing, rockets, and many other systems which are vital for humans that will live and work in space for long periods of time. The next generation of manned space missions, such as a mission to the Moon or Mars, will require new technologies to manage cryogenic propellants in low gravity. 
  • The University of Memphis IAC Center provides no-cost studies of manufacturing plants across West Tennessee, North Mississippi, and Eastern Arkansas. The IAC provides educational opportunities for engineering students to perform studies analyzing energy, waste, and productivity issues for manufacturing plants.
Research Sponsors
  • NASA, University of Memphis Space Grant
  • Department of Energy, 3-Star Industrial Assessment Center