Michiel Mueller (1963) is Managing Director at Ecofys and Ecofys Wind Turbine Testing Services (WTTS) and has been working at Ecofys from 2008. After receiving his doctorate degree in Physical Chemistry from the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands, in 1990, and several post-doc positions, Michiel Mueller became Assistant professor in 1999 and Associate Professor in 2002 in non-linear optics and biophysics at the University of Amsterdam. During this time he also held visiting scientist positions at two Universities in the USA. Throughout his academic career Michiel Mueller published more than 60 papers in peer review journals and held numerous presentations at international conferences.
In 2008, Michiel Mueller made a major career switch to the field of sustainable energy and became senior Researcher & Developer in the ‘Innovation’ division of Ecofys. He was made responsible for the sea water air-conditioning (SWAC) development programme, which concerns both the technical and financial issues for SWAC project development. Under his supervision financial assessment, SWAC system optimisation and control strategy approaches have been developed and executed.
In addition he has undertaken various initiatives within the innovation field of heat & mass transfer and bio-energy. He was part of the management team of the ‘Innovation’ division. In November 2009, Michiel Mueller joined the Wind Energy department of Ecofys as Senior Consultant, working as project leader for the Far and Large Offshore Wind (FLOW) programme and in 2011 became unit manager of the wind energy unit. He was also involved in business innovation within the wind energy portfolio. Michiel Mueller was one of the project developers of the wind turbine test facility near Lelystad, which became operational in 2011. Michiel Mueller is the Managing Director of Ecofys WTTS which co-ordinates all activities at Test Site Lelystad and provides all required measurement services to the turbine manufacturers. [Utrecht, Netherlands]