Michael E. Mueller

Michael Mueller
Associate Chair
Ph. D., Stanford University, 2012 (Mechanical Engineering)


D332 Engineering Quadrangle

Faculty Assistant

Emma Kruse

Research Areas

Short Bio

Prof. Mueller’s research interests encompass computational modeling of multi-physics turbulent flows with applications to energy, propulsion, and the environment, including combustion, offshore wind, aerosols, and plasmas. In addition, his research interests extend to broader areas of computational and data sciences including uncertainty quantification, algorithms for heterogeneous computational architectures, and data-based modeling and ML/AI algorithms. Since 2020, he is jointly appointed as a Faculty Research at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Among other awards and recognitions for his research, he has been recognized with the Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award from The Combustion Institute and the Young Investigator Program (YIP) Award from the Army Research Office. He has received the Princeton University Graduate Mentoring Award and been named to the Princeton University School of Engineering and Applied Science Commendation List for Outstanding Teaching in 11 semesters. Prior to serving as Associate Chair, Prof. Mueller served as the Director of Graduate Studies from 2020 until 2023.

Selected Publications

A. Aiyer, L. Deike, M.E. Mueller, A dynamic wall modeling approach for Large Eddy Simulation of offshore wind farms in realistic oceanic conditions, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy 16 (2024) 013305

C.E. Lacey, K. VanderKam, S. Sundaresan, M.E. Mueller, Data-based instantaneous conditional progress variable dissipation rate modeling for turbulent premixed combustion, Combustion and Flame 259 (2024) 113139

M.B. Bertagni, R.H. Socolow, J.M.P. Martinez, E.A. Carter, C. Greig, Y. Ju, T. Lieuwen, M.E. Mueller, S. Sundaresan, R. Wang, M.Z. Zondlo, A. Porporato, Minimizing the impacts of the ammonia economy on the nitrogen cycle and climate, Proceedings of the National Academy of Science 120 (2023) e2311728120

H. Maldonado Colmán, A. Attili, M.E. Mueller, Large Eddy Simulation of turbulent nonpremixed sooting flames: Presumed subfilter PDF model for finite-rate oxidation of soot, Combustion and Flame 258 (2023) 112602

M. Hassanaly, B.A. Perry, M.E. Mueller, S. Yellapantula, Uniform-in-phase-space data selection with iterative normalizing flows, Data-Centric Engineering 4 (2023) E11