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Norbert Mueller


Mechanical Engineering (ME), College of Engineering

Engineering Bldg, 428 S Shaw Ln Room 2455


Turbomachinery, centrifugal compressors, wave rotors, refrigeration and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning) with natural refrigerants, micro-fabricated energy systems such as Brayton and Rankine cycle devices, heat exchangers and fuel cells with integrated nano sensors, highly efficient and environmentally friendly energy conversion systems, including the use of solar, wind, tidal, geothermal ... energy and clean fuels, high-speed drives and bearings, mechatronics.

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Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Technische University Dresden, Germany 1999

M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technische University Dresden, Germany 1994

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Technische University Dresden, Germany 1991


Innovation of the Year Award 2013

Boston Innovation Prize 2008

MSU Lilly Teaching Fellow 2005

Elected Member National Academy of Inventors


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Iancu, F., Mueller, N., "Shockwaves in Microchannels," in Encyclopedia of Micro- and Nanofluidics, edited by Li, Dongqing, Springer (ISBN: 978-0-387-49000-7, to appear Jun 2008).

Iancu, F., Zhu, X., Tang, Y., Aslam, D., Mueller N., "Design and Fabrication of Microchannel Test Rig for Ultra-Micro Wave Rotors," Journal of Microsystem Technologies, 2007, DOI 10.1007/s00542-007-0402-5.

Akbari, P., Nalim, M. R., Mueller, N., "A Review of Wave Rotor Technology and Its Applications," ASME Journal of Engineering for Gas Turbines and Power, 2006, Vol. 128, pp 717-735. (*Most downloaded paper from the journal in March 2007*)