MADE CLEAR Delaware Project Manager
University of Delaware
Dr. Merrill is the Delaware Project Manager for the MADE CLEAR project and also serves as the Research Coordinator for the Delaware Sea Grant College Program. Prior to her work at the University of Delaware she was a Senior Program Officer at the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council of the National Academies. During her six years she managed projects involving national and international committees that examined issues including marine natural products, deep sea ocean exploration, marine mammals and underwater acoustics, and fossil fuels in marine environments (oil and methane hydrates). Dr. Merrill served as a NOAA Sea Grant Knauss Fellow, and earned her Ph.D. at the University of Maryland’s Horn Point Laboratory in Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science with research on tidal freshwater and mesohaline marsh geochemistry.