Research

My research is primarily in developing a new manufacturing method for nanolayered devices.  I'm also interested in traditional composites and even have done some recent work using microfluidics that I really enjoyed.

I've put some things below that I've written.  They range from my dissertation to a few relatively short projects.  I hope that they give an idea of my experimental and analytical work.  NOTE:  Some of the links are broken, so I've moved more things to the attachments.  If you are interested in something not attached below, then feel free to contact me directly (Feb 2011).

Some other information:
  • Merrill, M.H. 2010.  "Large-Scale Electrospray Ionization Methods for Nanocoating Application", Paper and Technical Presentation, ASME 2010 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition. (attached below)
  • A recent paper that represents a significant part of my current research:
    • Merrill, M.H., Sun, C.T. 2009.  "Fast, Simple and Efficient Assembly of Nanolayered Materials and Devices."  Nanotechnology 20(7):075606 (final pre-print is here, with supplementary information here)
    • This research was reported on in "Materials Today" and also by the National Nanomanufacturing Network on InterNano
  • My dissertation (pdf - 6.4 MB)
  • My defense (pptx - 9 MB)
  • Merrill, M.; Sun, C.T. Nanostructure/Strain-Resistance in Thin Films Containing Carbon Nanofibers and Carbon Nanotubes.  Paper and Technical Presentation, ASC 23rd Technical Conference, 2008.  (attached below)
    • Experimental films + some analysis of 2D gages in general.
    • Chosen for the 'Best Paper Award.'
  • A report on the microfluids aspect of the spin-coating as it applied to SSLbL.  Primarily analytical with some experiments (attached below).
  • A presentation of an analytical / FEA study to relate the crack growth properties of a layered and orthotropic body (attached below).

Please note that I have tried to follow all copyright regulations, and I am fairly confident that what I have posted here is legal.  If I am in error, I apologize.
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Marriner Merrill,
Feb 7, 2011, 6:59 AM
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Marriner Merrill,
Jul 29, 2009, 1:19 PM
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Marriner Merrill,
Jul 29, 2009, 1:19 PM
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Marriner Merrill,
Jul 29, 2009, 1:20 PM
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