Jeffrey S. Derrick

Process Research and Development, Merck


Jeff Derrick earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he pursued his Master of Science in Inorganic Chemistry at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea, under the supervision of his undergraduate advisor, Prof. Mi Hee Lim. During his time at UNIST, his research focused on elucidating the relationship between metal ions, amyloid proteins, and oxidative stress in Alzheimer’s disease. Jeff completed his M.Sc in 2016 and in pursuit of new scientific challenges, joined the research group of Prof. Chris Chang at the University of California, Berkeley. There he dedicated his efforts to the development of various electrocatalytic systems with the aim of converting carbon dioxide into value-added chemicals. He successfully obtained his Ph.D. in 2022. Currently, Jeff is part of the flow team within Enabling Technologies at MSD, Rahway (NJ, USA) where he has been developing continuous flow methods for process chemistry.