Dr. Vivian Merk

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Assistant Professor
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Florida Atlantic University Charles E. Schmidt College of Science 
College of Engineering and Computer Science

Contact Information
Office: SE 138
Phone: (561) 297-3819
Email: vmerk@fau.edu

Research Interests

My research is related to biomineralization and bio-inspired hybrid composites with superior performance. Towards a deeper understanding of biological processes, I employ a broad variety of experimental techniques, such as electro-optical methods, Raman microscopy, and synchrotron-based X-ray imaging.

In particular, my research interests include:

  • Hierarchical biomaterials
  • Crystallization in confinement
  • Organic-inorganic interfaces
  • Selective ion accumulation in biological organisms

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Awards and Recognition

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