Caroline Muller

Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Caroline Muller is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Mathematics at NYU Shanghai. She is also a CNRS researcher in France. She holds a Ph.D. from the Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences at NYU. After her Ph.D., she worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT and an associate research scholar at Princeton University, before joining the CNRS.

Professor Muller’s research interests lie in the fields of geophysical fluid dynamics and climate science. She is particularly interested in internal waves in the ocean and cloud processes in the atmosphere.

Her work has appeared in international peer-reviewed journals including Nature Climate Change, Journal of Climate, Journal of Geophysical Research, Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, Journal of Physical Oceanography and Geophysical Research Letters.

Professor Muller is also a lecturer in the geoscience department of the Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, and she is the director of the Summer School on Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment, co-organized by Ecole Polytechnique France and the University of Cambridge UK (

Selected Recent Publications

  • A. Lefauve, C.J. Muller, A. Melet, 2015
    A Three-Dimensional Map of Tidal Dissipation Over Abyssal Hills
    Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 120
  • C.J. Muller, S. Bony, 2015
    What Favors Convective Aggregation, and Why?
    Geophysical Research Letters, 42
  • A. Melet, M. Nikurashin, C.J. Muller, S. Falahat, J. Nycander, P. Timko, B. Arbic, J. Goff, 2013
    Internal Tide Generation by Abyssal Hills Using Analytical Theory
    Journal of Geophysical Research - Oceans, 118
  • C.J. Muller, 2013
    Impact of Convective Organization on the Response of Tropical Precipitation Extremes to Warming
    Journal of Climate, 26
  • C.J. Muller, I.M. Held, 2012
    Detailed Investigation of the Self-Aggregation of Convection in Cloud-Resolving Simulations
    Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences, 69
  • C.J. Muller, P.A. O'Gorman, 2011
    An Energetic Perspective on the Regional Response of Precipitation to Climate Change
    Nature Climate Change, 1
  • C.J. Muller, P.A. O'Gorman, L.E. Back, 2011
    Intensification of Precipitation Extremes with Warming in a Cloud Resolving Model
    Journal of Climate, 24


  • Ph.D., Internal Waves in the Ocean 
    NYU, 2008


  • French (native)
  • English (bilingual)