Thomas L. Merrill

Thomas L. Merrill

Thomas L. Merrill

Associate Professor

Tom Merrill


  • Ph.D. - Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1994
  • M.S. - Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, 1990
  • B.S. - Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA, 1987

Research Interests:

  • Medical Devices
  • Biotransport
  • Energy Systems
  • Entrepreneurship


  1. McIver, K., Merrill, T.L., Farrell, S., Chemical Engineering Education, "An experiment to introduce mass transfer concepts using a commercial hollow fiber blood oxygenator", v51 n1, Winter 2017.
  2. Merrill, T.L., Mitchell, J.E., Merrill, D.R., Medical Engineering and Physics, "Heat transfer analysis of catheters used for localized tissue cooling to attenuate reperfusion injury" doi: 10.1016/j.medengphy.2016.05.007. 2016 Jun 13.
  3. Sikorski, R.A., Merrill, D.R. and Merrill, T.L., Predicting Regional Brain Cooling Following Intracranial Thrombectomy With Localized Therapeutic Hypothermia, J. Med. Devices 7(3), 030927 (2 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4024514, Jul 03, 2013
  4. Dahm, K., Riddell, W., Merrill, T., Harvey, R., and Weiss, L., Implementing Entrepreneurial Assignments in a Multidisciplinary, Sophomore-Level Design Course, Advances in Engineering Education, Volume 3, Number 3,, (36 pages), Winter 2013.
  5. Merrill, T.L., Mingin, T., Merrill, D.R., Akers, J.E., Perfusion, "A Hemolysis Study of an Intravascular Blood Cooling System for Localized Organ Tissue Cooling" doi: 10.1177/0267659112462733. Epub 2012 Oct 9.
  6. Merrill, T.L., Merrill, D.R., Akers, J.E., Improved ease of use designs for rapid heart cooling, J. Med. Devices, Volume 6, Issue 3, 035001,, (10 pages) September 2012.
  7. Merrill, T. L., Merrill, D. R., Nilsen, T., Akers, J., Design of a Cooling Guide Catheter for Rapid Heart Cooling, J. Med. Devices, Volume 4, Issue 3, 035001(8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4002063, September 2010.
  8. Vasilyev, D.V, Merrill, T.L, Iwanow, A., Dunlop, J, Bowlby, M.R., A novel method for patch-clamp automation, European Journal of Physiology, ISSN: 0031-6768 (Paper) 1432-2013 (Online) DOI: 10.1007/s00424-005-0029-2, April 5, 2006.
  9. Vasylyev, D.V., Merrill, T.L., Bowlby, M. R., Development of a Novel Automated Ion Channel Recording Method Using "Inside-Out" Whole-Cell Membranes, Journal of Biomolecular Screening, October 18, 2005 as doi:10.1177/1087057105279481.
  10. Merrill, T.L., Therapeutic Hypothermia, Edited by S. Mayer and D. Sessler, Book Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and co-author of Chapter 10: Surface and Endovascular Cooling. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, (2005).
  11. Hattler, B.G., Lund L.W., Golob, J., Russian, H., Merrill, T.L., Frankowski, B., and Federspiel, W.J., A respiratory gas exchange catheter: In vitro and in vivo tests in large animals, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 124, pp. 520-530, (2002).
  12. Golob, J.F., Federspiel W.J., Merrill, T.L., Frankowski, B.J., Litwak K., Russian H., and Hattler B.G., Acute in-vivo testing of an intravascular respiratory support catheter, Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 47(5), pp. 432-437, Sep-Oct (2001).
  13. Merrill, T.L., Thermally controlled bubble collapse in binary solutions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, pp. 3287-3298, (2000).

Contact Information


Phone: (609) 558-1169

Office: Rowan Hall 231

Office Hours: Please refer to my home page


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Resume: merrill-resume.pdf