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Eric Mueller (Fed)

Eric Mueller joined the Fire Research Division in 2021. His research interests span a number of topics related to the quantification of heat and mass transfer in wildland fire combustion environments, at both laboratory and field scale and primarily in support of numerical modeling.  

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  • IAFSS Best Thesis Award for 2017-2019, Europe and Africa section (2020)
  • NIST Boris Stock Award for key contribution to the Fire Dynamics Simulator (2015)
  • Best poster award, Infrastructure & Environment Scotland Postgraduate Conference (2014)
  • NFPA Percy Bugbee Scholarship (2010)
  • Tufts Summer Scholar grant recipient (2009)
  • Tau Beta Pi engineering honor society (2009)


Flame spread and combustion dynamics in pine litter under unsteady wind conditions

Eric Mueller, Zakary Campbell-Lochrie, Carlos Walker-Ravena, Matt Patterson, Jason Cole, Michael Gallagher, Kenneth Clark, Nicholas Skowronski, Rory Hadden
Understanding flame spread and combustion dynamics in surface fuels is important for both planning and evaluating the impact of prescribed fires. However

Convective heat transfer in pine forest litter beds

Eric Mueller, Michael Gallagher, Nicholas Skowronski, Rory Hadden
To properly parameterize physics-based models of wildland fire behavior, it is necessary to understand the magnitude of convective heat transfer in various
Created June 9, 2021, Updated February 5, 2024