Faculty

muellerMichael E. Mueller
Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Graduate Certificate in Computational and Information Science
Associated Faculty, Princeton Institute for Computational Science and Engineering
Associated Faculty, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Office: D332 Engineering Quadrangle
Email: muellerm@princeton.edu
Phone: +1-609-258-5191
Curriculum Vitae

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

None Currently

Graduate Students

KlemmerKerry Klemmer
Project: Uncertainty Quantification
Email: kklemmer@princeton.edu

 

LaceyCristian Lacey
Project: Multi-Modal Turbulent Combustion (LES)
Email: clacey@princeton.edu

 

LeeJinyoung Lee
Project: Heat Release Effects on Turbulence
Email: jl50@princeton.edu

 

NovoselovAlex Novoselov
Project: Multi-Modal Turbulent Combustion (DNS)
Email: agn@princeton.edu

 

Undergraduate Students

None Currently

Visiting Students

None Currently

Postdoctoral Alumni

Temistocle Grenga, 2015-2018
Current Position: Researcher, Institute for Combustion Technology, RWTH Aachen University

Suo Yang, 2017-2018
Current Position: Richard & Barbara Nelson Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota

Graduate Alumni

Carla Bahri, PhD, 2016
Dissertation Title: Fundamentals and Scaling of Passive Scalar Fields in Isotropic Turbulence
Current Position: R&D Engineer, Volumetric Inc.

Sili Deng, PhD, 2016
Dissertation Title: Chemistry-Transport Coupling in Flame Dynamics and Emissions
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jeffry Lew, MSE, 2018
Master Thesis Title: Large Eddy Simulation Subfilter Modeling of Soot-Chemistry-Turbulence Interactions
Current Position: Assistant Engineer, SciTec Inc.

Jon MacArt, PhD, 2018
Dissertation Title: Computational Simulation and Modeling of Heat Release Effects on Turbulence in Turbulent Reacting Flow
Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Exascale Simulation of Plasma-Coupled Combustion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1/2020: Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Notre Dame)

Cody Nunno, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: Reduced-Order Manifold Models for Non-Adiabatic Turbulent Combustion
Current Position: Postdoc, Argonne National Laboratory

Bruce Perry, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: Computationally Efficient Large Eddy Simulation of Multi-Stream Partially Premixed Turbulent Combustion
Current Position: Postdoc, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Sandra Sowah, MSE, 2019
Master Thesis Title: Laminar and Turbulent Secondary Flow Profiles for Curved Pipes of Constant Radius of Curvature
Current Position: Pre-College Faculty, Kaplan Partner Solutions

Undergraduate Alumni

Leland Baldwin, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2013-2014
Senior Thesis Title: Soot Evolution in Turbulent Reacting Flows: Refining the Mesh for Bluff Body Ethylene Flames
Current Position: Technical Specialist, ENGIE Insight

Daniel Chao, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2018-2019
Senior Thesis Title: Investigation into Computational Performance of a Multi-Modal Turbulent Combustion Model
Current Position: Software Development Engineer, Amazon

Kevin Griffin, Undergrduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2016-2017
Senior Thesis Title: Subfilter Mixture Fraction Variance Model Parameter Sensitivity
Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Jimin Hong, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2014
Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Yale University

Kevin Huang, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2016-2017
Senior Thesis Title: Comparison of the Large Eddy Simulation of a Turbulent Subsonic Dimethyl Ether Flame with Experimental Data
Current Position: Business Analyst, Value Retail Plc

Silken Jones, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2014-2015
Senior Thesis Title: Analysis of Sooting Turbulent Flames with Dynamic Mode Decomposition
Current Position: Graduate Student, Graduate Aerospace Laboratories, Caltech

La Lee Lo, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2017-2018
Senior Thesis Title: A Large Eddy Simulation Study of the Flame Structures of Piloted Turbulent Dimethyl Ether Flames
Current Position: Data Analyst, IPG Mediabrands

Po Moon, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2014-2015
Senior Thesis Title: Understanding Soot Emissions in Bluff Body Ethylene Flames in the Same Configuration
Current Position: Head of Engineering and Operations, Ad Energy

Agastya Parikh, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2016-2017
Senior Thesis Title: Passive Boundary Layer Separation Control on a NACA2415 Aerofoil at High Reynolds Number
Current Position: Research Assistant, Unsteady Flow Diagnostics Laboratory, EPFL

Dominic Saunders, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2017

Omkar Shende, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2017-2018
Senior Thesis Title: On the Efficacy and Accuracy of Models for Large Eddy Simulations of Turbulent Premixed Combustion
Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Michael Whitmore, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2018-2019
Senior Thesis Title: Analysis and Closure of Dissipation Rates in a Physically Derived Reduced-Order Manifold for Turbulent Combustion
Current Position: Graduate Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Visiting Alumni

Lukas Berger, Visiting Student Research Collaborator (RWTH Aachen University), 2015
Master Thesis Title: Model Development for Subfilter Soot-Turbulence Interactions in Large Eddy Simulations to Enhance Predictions of Soot Emissions

Ruihong Chen, Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 2018

Shuyu Ding, Undergraduate Research Assistant (Tsinghua University), 2018-2019

Zhenyang Dong, Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 2017

Chenxi Feng, Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 2016

Raymond Langer, Visiting Student Research Collaborator (RWTH Aachen University), 2014-2015
Master Thesis Title: A Tri-Variate Soot Model with the Hybrid Method of Moments

Kai Lok Leung, Visiting Undergraduate Research Assistant (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), 2019