Jenny Mueller

Dr. Jennifer Mueller is an expert in ecological engineering and environmental issues within engineering. A registered professional engineer, she has been a consultant for the Environmental Protection Agency on such projects as lead-contaminated soil removal, spill prevention and control, and environmental site assessments. Dr. Mueller is the director of Rose-Hulman’s HERE program, and her commitment to sustainability extends beyond the classroom—she and her family live in an energy-efficient geodesic dome house. She also advises the Concrete Canoe Club and is a tap dancer.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Colorado State University, Civil Engineering, 2010
  • MS, Colorado State University, Civil Engineering, 2006
  • BS, Northwestern University, Environmental Engineering, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • Early Career Award, American Society of Engineering Education’s Environmental Engineering Division, 2015

Publications & Presentations

  • Mueller Price, J., Baker, D., and Bledsoe, B., “Effects of Passive and Structural Stream Restoration Approaches on Transient Storage and Nitrate Uptake,” River Research and Applications, Vol. 32 (7), 1,542-1,554, 2016
  • Sparks, A., Morris, C., DeVasher, M., and Mueller Price, J., “Home for Environmentally Responsible Engineering (HERE): Water Taste Test Challenge.” Proceedings of the World Environmental & Water Resources Congress, American Society of Civil Engineers-Environmental & Water Resources Institute, 2016
  • Mueller Price, J., and M. Robinson, “Developing Future Engineers through Sustainable Design in Undergraduate Civil Engineering Curriculum,” Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management: Special Issue on Sustainability, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2015
  • Mueller Price, J., B.P. Bledsoe, and D.W. Baker, “Influences of Sudden Changes in Physical Stream Characteristics on Transient Storage and Nitrate Uptake in an Urban Stream,” Hydrological Processes, Vol. 29, 1,466-1,479, 2015
  • Mueller Price, J., “Providing Students with Hands-on Experiences through the Construction of a Treatment Wetland,” Proceedings of the American Society of Engineering Education Conference, Seattle, 2015

Research Experiences

  • Incorporated sustainable design principles in engineering curriculum
  • Constructed treatment wetland in campus greenhouse for controlled experiments of removing suspended sediment and nutrients from stormwater or greywater
  • Modeled transient storage and nutrient uptake in streams with implications for stream restoration  
  • Monitored water quality and habitat characteristics, bed sediment sizes, sediment transport, flow discharge-stage measurements, cross-section geometry, and longitudinal profile surveys of streams

Teaching Interests

  • Hydraulics and water resources engineering
  • Sustainable design
  • Surface water quality and nonpoint source pollution
  • Environmental river mechanics
  • Ecological engineering
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