good2 Dr. Amy Mueller – Principle Investigator

Dr. Mueller is an Assistant Professor at Northeastern University in the departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Marine & Environmental Sciences.  Work in the Environmental Sensors Lab builds on Dr. Mueller’s prior research at MIT’s Parsons Laboratory for Environmental Science and Engineering and the University of Washington’s Department of Oceanography.


Jonathan Chihoski – Ph.D. Candidate

jtcJonathan came to Northeastern via Georgia Tech and UMass Amherst where he studied Mechanical and Environmental Engineering.  Jonathan’s graduate work focuses on sensing systems for nutrients, particularly those related to issues of resource recovery and surface water quality/eutrophication.




Version 2Anna Cullen – Class of 2020, Chemistry

Anna joined the lab in Fall 2016 to study issues related to farming productivity in developing countries.  Specifically Anna is working on a fast, cheap, point-of-sale test for fertilizer quality to protect career farmers from the economically-devastating consequences of purchasing low-quality fertilizers.



Alex Agudelo – Class of 2018, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Alex joined the team during his Junior year at Northeastern to lead development of an embedded controller for the trace-metal in-situ sampler which will be used to study nutrients (like Fe) at long-term ocean monitoring stations; this project integrates sensing, algorithm development, and controls.



Fizzah Shaikh – Class of 2021, Electrical and Computer Engineering

Fizzah dove into research at Northeastern in her very first year on campus, teaming up with Alex on embedded controller design where she has focused on data and time management as well as algorithm development.