Asst Research Marine Physicist & Engineer

Research Interests

  • Air-sea interactions
  • Upper ocean processes
  • Surface waves
  • Turbulence


  • 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.