Matthew Merrill is a Research Geologist with the USGS Geology, Energy & Minerals (GEM) Science Center in Reston, VA.
Matt received a masters and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University in Earth Sciences with focuses in Mars remote sensing and Andean volcanology respectively. Since joining the USGS in 2005 he has focused on numerous energy and minerals issues and specializes in carbon dioxide related topics, such as natural CO2 geochemistry, carbon sequestration and greenhouse gas emissions. Other areas of research include various oil and gas assessments and methodology creation for assessing enhanced oil recovery with CO2 and also the impacts to wildlife from wind turbine facilities.
- M.A. Earth Science, Wesleyan University, 2005
- B.A. Earth and Environmental Science, Wesleyan University, 2003
- 2007 - present: Eastern Energy Resources Science Center, USGS
- 2005 - 2007: Eastern Mineral and Environmental Resources Science Center, USGS