Elizabeth Merritt

Position: Scientist (P-24)

Affiliation: Los Alamos National Lab

Email: emerritt@lanl.gov

ORCID: 0000-0002-9026-0070

Research Website: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elizabeth_Merritt

Dr. Elizabeth Merritt is currently a staff Scientist in the Plasma Physics group (P-24) at Los Alamos National Laboratories where she specializes in experimental high-energy-density (HED) plasma physics and inertial-confinement fusion (ICF). For her undergraduate education Dr. Merritt received a B.A. in math and physics from Mount Holyoke College, with a concentration in optoelectronic for telecommunications. She received her Ph.D. in physics from the University of New Mexico in 2013 for work on rail-gun generated plasma jets done in collaboration with Los Alamos National Lab, where she remained for her postdoctoral work as well. Currently her work includes studies of hydrodynamic instabilities and turbulence under HED conditions, equation-of-state experiments, and development of inertial-confinement fusion platforms on large laser facilities like OMEGA, Omega EP, and the NIF.