The College of Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Tom Merrill's research interests include energy systems, biotransport modeling, and medical devices. Prior to Rowan University, Dr. Merrill worked for 13 years including United Technologies Carrier, Abiomed, Wyeth Research, MicroDose Technologies, and FocalCool - a medical device startup company. He received his degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State (Ph.D.), the University of Michigan (M.S.), and Bucknell University (B.S.). He currently teaches thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and biofluids.
Office: Rm. 231
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Refereed Journal Publications:
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
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.
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 invivo tests in large animals, Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, 124, pp. 520-530, (2002).
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).
Merrill, T.L., Thermally controlled bubble collapse in binary solutions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 43, pp. 3287-3298, (2000).
Federspiel, W.J., Golob, J., and Merrill, T.L., Ex-vivo testing of the intravenous membrane oxygenator, Journal of the American Society for Artificial Internal Organs, 46(3), pp. 261-267, (2000).
Merrill, T.L., Setoguchi, T., and Perez-Blanco H., Compact bubble absorber design, Journal of Enhanced Heat Transfer, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 249-256, (1998).
Merrill, T.L., and Perez-Blanco H., Combined heat and mass transfer during bubble absorption in binary solutions, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer, Vol. 40, No.3, pp. 589-603, (1997).
Refereed Conference Presentations:
Merrill, T.L., Yadav, J. Catheter optimization using Comsol Multiphysics, 2006 Comsol User Conference, Cambridge, MA, October 23, (2006).
Merrill, T.L, Enhancing endovascular heat and mass transfer,Neurocritical Care Symposium, Fourth International Clinical Neuromonitoring Meeting, Cleveland, OH, Sept. 28th and 29th, (2001).
Merrill, T.L., Hattler, B.G., and Federspiel, W.F. Gas-side oxygen measurement for intravascular artificial lungs, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Meeting, New York, NY (2000).
Golob, J., Merrill, T.L., and Federspiel W.J., Acute testing of an intravascular artificial lung, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Meeting, New York, NY (2000).
Golob, J. and Merrill T.L., Analysis of in-vivo flow effects on the in-vitro testing of intravascular oxygenators, American Society for Artificial Internal Organs Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA (1999).
Therapeutic Hypothermia, Edited by S. Mayer and D. Sessler, Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer and co-author of Chapter 10: Surface and Endovascular Cooling. Marcel Dekker, New York, NY, (2005).