Faculty

muellerMichael E. Mueller
Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Director, Graduate Certificate in Computational Science and Engineering
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

Joint Appointment:
Faculty Researcher, High Performance Algorithms and Complex Fluids Group
Computational Science Center
National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Curriculum Vitae

 

Postdoctoral Scholars

AiyerAditya Aiyer
Project: Computational Modeling of Offshore Wind Farms
Email: aaiyer@princeton.edu

 

Cisneros GaribayEsteban Cisneros Garibay
Project: Uncertainty Quantification and Supersonic Turbulent Combustion Modeling
Email: ec1287@princeton.edu

 

D'AlessioGiuseppe D’Alessio
Project: Data-Based Modeling of Multi-Physics Turbulent Flows
Email: gd6644@princeton.edu

 

Maldonado ColmanHernando Maldonado Colman
Project: Soot Modeling
Email: hm2524@princeton.edu

 

Graduate Students

BonillaIsrael Bonilla
Project: Turbulent Combustion Modeling
Email: ib0574@princeton.edu

 

LaceyCristian Lacey
Project: Data-Based Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows
Email: clacey@princeton.edu

 

VanderKamKatie VanderKam
Project: Distributed Turbulent Combustion
Email: kev2@princeton.edu

 

WilliamsHannah Williams
Project: Computational Modeling of Offshore Wind Farms
Email: hhwilliams@princeton.edu

 

Undergraduate Students

Agnes Robang
Project: Data-Based Modeling

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

Pierre-Yves Taunay, 2020-2022
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Aerospace Engineering Department, United States Naval Academy

Pavan Prakash Duvvuri, 2021-2022
Current Position: Researcher, Sustainable Future Mobility, Department of Aerospace and Geodesy, TU Munich

Graduate Alumni

Carla Bahri, PhD, 2016
Dissertation Title: Fundamentals and Scaling of Passive Scalar Fields in Isotropic Turbulence
Current Position: Co-Founder, 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: 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: Postdoctoral Appointee, Argonne National Laboratory

Bruce Perry, PhD, 2019
Dissertation Title: Computationally Efficient Large Eddy Simulation of Multi-Stream Partially Premixed Turbulent Combustion
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, 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: Senior Instructional Designer, CFA Institute

Alex Novoselov, PhD, 2020
Dissertation Title: Manifold-Based Modeling of Turbulent Reacting Flows: Cool Flames and Multi-Modal Combustion
Current Position: Postdoctoral Researcher, ETH Zurich

Kerry Klemmer, PhD, 2022
Dissertation Title: Physics-Based Uncertainty Quantification for Turbulent Flows
Current Position, Postdoctoral Resarcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Jinyoung Lee, PhD, 2022
Dissertation Title: Unified Manifold-Based Approach to Modeling Combustion-Affected Turbulence
Current Position, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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: Energy Manager, ENGIE Impact

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

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

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: Analytics Manager, Essence

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

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: Senior Business Analyst, Value Retail Plc

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: Graduate Student, Fluid Mechanics, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Dominic Saunders, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2017
Current Position: Associate Mechanical Engineer, Tesla

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: Analyst, Advanced Analytics, Kinesso

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

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

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

James Armstrong, Undergraduate Research Assistant/Senior Thesis, 2020-2021
Senior Thesis Title: Accuracy of Equilibrium Combustion Models to Predict Mass Fractions of Soot Precursors in Turbulent Jet Flames

Nancy Diallo, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2021

Kenalpha Kipyegon, Undergraduate Research Assistant, 2021

Visiting Alumni

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

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

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

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

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

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

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