Edward W. Merrill

Edward W. Merrill

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

polymer synthesis, polymer physical chemistry,biomedical engineering, biomaterials, conservation and preservation of works of art


Sc.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1947

B.A., Harvard University, 1944

Honors and Awards

Elected fellow of the National Academy of Inventors, 2016

Elected to Institute of Medicine, 2014

Admitted to National Academy of Engineering (NAE), 2013

AIMBE Galletti Award, 2010

AIChE Founders Award, 2000

AIChE Charles M.A. Stine Award, 1993

Society for Biomaterials, Clemson University Award, 1990

AIChE Alpha Chi Sigma Award, 1984

Selected Publications

Rempp, P. and Merrill, E. W., Polymer Synthesis, Huthig and Wepf, Basel/Heidelburg, first edition (1988), second revised edition (1991).

Numerous articles on polyethylene oxide and medical/biological applications thereof, beginning with: "Polyethylene Oxide as a Biomaterial", Merrill, E.W. and Salzman, E.W., Trans. of American Society for Artificial Organs, vol. 12, (1966).