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Michael Mueller

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Michael Mueller is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University and has a joint appointment with NREL’s Computational Science Center. Professor Mueller's research focuses on high-fidelity computational modeling of multi-physics turbulent reacting flows. He utilizes a multi-fidelity approach leveraging full-fidelity Direct Numerical Simulation for physics discovery for the development of models for high-fidelity Large Eddy Simulation applicable to practical engineering systems relevant to energy and propulsion. 

Research Interests

Complex turbulent combustion processes

Pollutant emissions

Combustion-affected turbulence

Wind energy and fusion energy conversion processes

Uncertainty quantification

New numerical algorithms on emerging parallel computing architectures


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University (2012–present)

Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University (2012)

Featured Work

Large Eddy Simulation of soot evolution in turbulent reacting flows: Strain-Sensitive Transport Approach for Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons,” Combustion and Flame (2020)

"Heat release effects on the Reynolds stress budgets in turbulent premixed jet flames at low and high Karlovitz numbers," Combustion and Flame (2020)

"Dynamic Mode Decomposition: A Tool to Extract Structures Hidden in Massive Datasets," Data Analysis for Direct Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Combustion (2020)

"Conditional Reynolds stress modeling in turbulent premixed jet flames," APS Division of Fluid Dynamics (2019)

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