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
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).