Dr. Giel Muller

Dr. Giel Muller is a Dutch-American, education-focused lecturer in chemistry and scholarly teaching fellow in the School of Chemistry and Molecular Bioscience at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia. He lectures into and co/coordinates the CHEM101 (General and Physical Chemistry), CHEM105 (Foundations of Chemistry) and CHEM215 (Food Chemistry) subjects, in addition to being an Associate Fellow of the Wollongong Academy of Tertiary Teaching and Learning Excellence (WATTLE) and serving on the Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee and Education Committee. His extensive background in teaching began in 2010 as a high school chemistry and physics teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area through Teach For America. Throughout his postgraduate studies, he demonstrated undergraduate laboratory classes and served as a teaching assistant at the University of San Francisco and the University of Melbourne.

On a more casual basis, he continues researching small, gas-phase molecules to inform reactivity in interstellar/circumstellar and combustion environments.


  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Melbourne, 2021
  • M.S. Chemistry, University of San Francisco, 2015
  • California Preliminary Secondary Teaching Credential in Chemistry, Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles, 2011
  • B.S. Chemistry, University of South Carolina, 2009 (+ exchange at University of Massachusetts, Boston)


  • Wollongong Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (WATTLE)
  • International Society for Optics and Photonics (SPIE)
  • Optical Society of America (OSA)
  • Out For Australia & Queers in Science
  • Teach For America, 2010 San Francisco Bay Area Corps
  • Royal Australian Chemical Society (RACI)



  • For University of Wollongong-related business: gmuller@uow.edu.au

Giel Muller, 2024