Field Application Specialist
Dr. Ruth Merrifield earned her Ph. D in nanoscale physics at the University of Birmingham (UK). She worked as a post doctoral researcher in nanoecotoxocology at the same university, before moving to the University of South Carolina. Her research interests are based around the effect of environmental and toxicological media on the physio-chemical properties of nanoparticles (particularly oxidation states, surface interactions and dissolution rates) and how this affects the transport, uptake and toxicity of nanoparticles.
Ruth joined PerkinElmer in 2017 as a Field Application Scientist. As well as training and application development across all inorganic platforms she continues to help the development of SP-ICP-MS and SC-ICP-MS to fully quantify exposure and dose of NPs to cells by understand the relationship between NP transformations and cellular uptake.