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Joins the Civil & Environmental Engineering department in Fall 2016.


  • 2012 PhD in Environmental Chemistry at MIT
  • 2003 MEng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT

Research & Scholarship Interests

Biogeochemistry of natural and engineered systems; in-situ sensors and instrumentation for high-resolution process characterization; remediation and sustainability in natural and built coastal environments; sensor-driven closed-loop controls for resource optimization in engineered systems; signal processing and machine learning, embedded systems, and sensor networks
Affiliated With

Department Research Areas

Honors & Awards

  • National Science Foundation, Ocean Sciences Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2015-2016)
  • MIT-Xerox Fellowship (2009)
  • Geological Society of America, Graduate Research Grant (2009)
  • National Science Foundation, Graduate Research Fellowship (2004-2007)

Professional Affiliations

  • American Geophysical Union
  • Geological Society of America
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Selected Publications

  • Mueller, A.V. and H.F. Hemond.  2013.  Extended Artificial Neural Networks:  Incorporation of a priori chemical knowledge enables use of Ion Selective Electrodes for in-situ measurement of ions at environmentally-relevant levels.  Talanta 117:  112-118.
  • Mueller, A.V. and H.F. Hemond.  2011.  Towards an automated, standardized protocol for determination of equilibrium potential of ion-selective electrodes.  Analytica Chimica Acta 590:  71-78.
  • Mueller, A,V., M. Orosz, A.K. Narasimhan, R. Kamal, H.F. Hemond, Y. Goswami.  Evolution and feasibility of decentralized concentrating solar thermal power systems for modern energy access in rural areas.  MRS Energy & Sustainability.  In Review.
  • Orosz, M.S. and A.V. Mueller.  2015.  Dynamic Simulation of Performance and Cost of Hybrid PV-CSP-LPG Generator Micro Grids with Applications to Remote Communities in Developing Countries.  Proceedings of the ASME 2015 Power & Energy Conference (PowerEnergy2015), June 28-July 2, 2015, San Diego, CA, USA.
  • Hemond, H. F., A.V. Mueller, and M. Hemond.  2008.  Field testing of lake water chemistry with a portable and an AUV-based mass spectrometer.  Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 19:  1403-1410.
  • Herring, K.T., A.V. Mueller, and D.H. Staelin.  2009.  Blind Separation of Noisy Multivariate Data using Second Order Statistics:  Remote Sensing Applications.  IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 47(10):  3406-3415.

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February 28, 2017

Amy Mueller, assistant professor in the departments of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Marine and Environmental Sciences, and science and engineering students in her research group are tackling environmental problems using a multidisciplinary research approach.

September 1, 2016

Amy Mueller joins the Civil & Environmental Engineering department in Fall 2016 as an Assistant Professor with a joint appointment in Marine and Environmental Sciences.