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Dr. Merkle

Andrew C. Merkle Mission Area Executive

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D.Eng., Engineering Management

George Washington University


University of Maryland, College Park

M.S., Engineering Mechanics

Virginia Tech

B.S., Engineering Science and Mechanics

Virginia Tech

Dr. Andrew C. Merkle is APL’s mission area executive for Research and Exploratory Development. He drives the investment strategy for research programs seeking technology breakthroughs to benefit the missions of the Laboratory’s sponsors. He has expertise in impact biomechanics and human injury mitigation. Dr. Merkle is chair of the Systems Engineering program in the JHU Whiting School of Engineering’s Engineering for Professionals program. He has authored more than eighty publications on human injury biomechanics and warfighter protection.

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