Asst Research Marine Physicist & Engineer
- Air-sea interactions
- Upper ocean processes
- Surface waves
- PhD, MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Physical Oceanography, 2016
- B.S. Physics, B.S. Mechanical Engineering, Yale University, 2010
Dr. Sophia Merrifield is an observational physical oceanographer working in the fields of air-sea interaction, turbulence, and unmanned vehicle autonomy. She studied physics and mechanical engineering at Yale University and received a Ph.D. from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in 2016. Her work focuses on the use and development of emerging technologies for real-time environmental characterization in support of Department of Defense projects.