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Starting in the fall 2018, I will be an assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania. For the summer and fall semester I am visiting the Max Planck Institute for mathematics in Bonn.

Before I was a J.J. Sylvester Assistant Professor in the mathematics department at Johns Hopkins University.

I got my Ph.D. at the University of Chicago under the supervision of Peter May in 2014.

My research interests include algebraic K-theory, its applications to number theory and manifold theory, and equivariant stable homotopy theory.

At Johns Hopkins, I was the organizer for the JHU Topology Seminar.

Together with Nitu Kitchloo, Jack Morava, Emily Riehl and Steve Wilson, I organized the second Mid-Atlantic Topology Symposium which took place 12-13 March 2016 at Johns Hopkins University. We hope the Mid-Atlantic Topology conference will continue in future years, rotating between Hopkins and UVA.

Here is my CV.

Contact Information

Johns Hopkins University
Department of Mathematics
404 Krieger Hall
3400 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
Office: Krieger 311
E-mail: mmerling at math.upenn.edu (Note: my .jhu address is not valid anymore)

Personal Information

I am originally from Romania. I grew up in Bucharest, where I attended a German school. I came to the US to attend Bard College as an undergraduate.