Head-and-shoulders photo of Merrill Wyatt in front of a brick wall.

Wyatt Merrill is the technology manager for Building Electric Appliances, Devices, and Systems (BEADS), a portfolio that provides a comprehensive strategy to optimize the use of electricity in buildings beyond BTO's core technology areas. The portfolio includes appliances, plug loads, other miscellaneous electric loads (MELs), as well as electrical distribution, power-conversion, and metering. BEADS R&D also incorporates and considers sensing, controls, modeling, demand flexibility, and occupant comfort to use electricity in buildings as effectively as possible.

Wyatt joined BTO in 2019 as an AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. In this role, he worked closely with the Emerging Technologies Lighting Program on numerous analyses and technical reports, and authored papers on advanced metrics and clean technology commercialization pathways. Prior to his time at the Department of Energy, Wyatt held research posts at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratories in the Chemical Processes and Instrument Development Program and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a 2017 recipient of the National Research Council Research Associateship Award.

Email Wyatt at: wyatt.merrill@ee.doe.gov