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Tim Marbach, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Riverside Hall 4038

6000 J St., Sacramento, CA 95819

Office Hours: Mon, Wed 1:00-2:30

E-mail: TMarbach@csus.edu

Phone: (916) 278-6089

Fax: (916) 278-7713


Research Interests: 

Sustainable, environmentally benign and mesoscale energy systems, combustion and thermodynamics.


Courses Taught:

Fundamentals of Combustion

Fluid and Thermal Systems Laboratory

Alternative Energy Systems

Project Engineering


Intermediate Thermodynamics

HVAC Systems

Research Methodology

Brewery Engineering (U.C. Davis Master Brewer Program)



2001 B.S. Engineering Science

St. Mary's University, San Antonio, TX

2005 Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering

University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Professional Experience:

U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Facility

Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX

Siemens-Westinghouse Power Corporation, Orlando, FL


Professional Affiliations:


Combustion Institute

AIAA Propellants and Combustion Technical Committee

Tau Beta Pi


Conference Chair, 40th Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics Institute, Sacramento, CA, June 2008.


Technical Track Chair, Thermal-Fluid Sciences for Energy Systems, 2nd ASME International Conference on Energy Sustainability, Jacksonville, FL, August 2008.

ME Exchange and ASME meeting, March 20.