Marc Müller is an assistant professor in hydrology and water resources at the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Science. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to studying the interactions between humans and water, particularly in rapidly-changing regions where little data is available. His work focuses on new approaches to collecting, analyzing, and disseminating water information, and his research interests include water-related conflicts, surface hydrology, remote sensing, rural electrification, information/data science, applied statistics, and geostatistics.
Müller has worked in countries including Nepal, Bangladesh, Tanzania, Cambodia, Jordan, and Syria. His research has been published in a number of academic journals, and he is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the European Geophysical Union, the International Association of Hydrological Sciences, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He previously worked as a civil engineer in his native Switzerland.
Müller earned two Bscs and an Msc from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Science and Technology Fellow.
Land Deals Meant to Improve Food Security May Have Hurt
Jan 19, 2021
According to a study led by Kellogg Faculty Fellow Marc Müller that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, large-scale land acquisitions by foreign investors, intended to improve global food security, had little to no benefit, increasing crop production in some areas while simultaneously threatening local food security in others.