Michael E. Mueller

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

Faculty Assistant

Emma Kruse

Research Areas

Short Bio

Professor 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.