- 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
- Highly efficient and environmentally friendly
energy conversion systems, including the use of solar, wind, tidal, geothermal
energy and clean fuels
The Turbomachinery Laboratory is located in 2500
- Müller N.,
Design of compressor impellers for water as a refrigerant.
ASHRAE Transaction 2001 Vol. 107, pp. 214-222.
- Müller N. and
Fréchette L. G.,
Optimization and design guidelines for high flux microchannel heat sinks
for liquid and gaseous single phase flow. ITHERM 2002, May 29 –
June 1, 2002, San Diego.
- Müller N.,
Ein schneller Algorithmus für Entwurf und Berechnung von Laufrädern mit
Radialfaserschaufeln (A fast algorithm for design and flow
calculation of radial-line impellers). in Klingenberg J., Heller W.:
Beiträge zur Strömungsmechanik, TU Dresden, 2001, pp. 235-244.
Norbert Müller is Assistant
Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Michigan State University. He
received his Ph.D. from Technische Universität
Dresden, Germany in 1999.
His teaching interests are in the
thermal-fluid science and engineering, gas and fluid dynamics,
thermodynamics, turbomachinery, energy systems, refrigeration and HVAC and
His research focuses on
centrifugal compressors, refrigeration systems
as refrigerant, micro-fabricated energy systems such as Brayton and
Rankine cycle devices and heat exchangers. From 1993 to 1999 he worked for
the industrial research center Institut für
Luft- und Kältetechnik (ILK) Dresden, the largest refrigeration & HVAC research center of its kind in
Germany. There he developed a strong background in industrial research. He
also worked in Aerospace for Daimler Chrysler in Munich,
prior to joining Michigan State University he was an Adjunct Assistant
Professor for Turbomachinery and a Research Scientist at Columbia
University in New York, working on micro-energy