Merlin Theodore

Group Leader, Advanced Fibers Manufacturing

Dr. Merlin Theodore is the Group Leader for the Advanced Fibers Manufacturing Group in the Manufacturing Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. She guides material research efforts at two Department of Energy national user facilities – the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility and the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility - where she helps industry overcome the barriers associated with advanced fibers such as cost, technology scaling, and product and market development. Her efforts allow technologies to advance from the research and development stage to validation and deployment.