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Professor, Virginia Tech

Linsey Marr is the Charles P. Lunsford Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Virginia Tech's College of Engineering.

Marr, who was recently awarded a Fulbright fellowship, is an expert in air quality and health whose research interests include characterizing the emissions, fate, and transport of air pollutants in order to provide the scientific basis for improving air quality and health. She also conducts research on the environmental fate of nanomaterials and airborne transmission of infectious diseases.

Marr was selected to become one of 18 members of a national committee that aims to use engineering and science to comprehensively address global issues. The National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineering has convened a Committee on Grand Challenges and Opportunities in Environmental Engineering and Science to bring together leading thinkers of different backgrounds to identify problems and opportunities to improve quality of life around the world.

She received a New Innovator Award from the National Institutes of Health in 2013 and a CAREER award from the National Science Foundation in 2006.

Marr received a B.S. in engineering science from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering from University of California, Berkeley.


  • –present
    Associate professor, civil engineering, Virginia Tech