Andrew S Merryweather, PhD
  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Family And Preventive Medicine
  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Professional Service

  • ASHCA Summit - Agricultural Safety and Health Council of America (ASHCA) ashca.org. Role: Board Member. Organizing Board Member and Reviewer. 11/2019 - 05/2020
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Role: Co-Chair. Session Co-Chair for IMECE 2019. 11/2019 - 11/2019
  • Rocky Mountain American Society of Biomechanics. Role: Co-Organizer/Chair. Regional Meeting Co-Organizer for annual conference in Estes Park, CO. 04/2019 - present
  • NIOSH. Role: External Reviewer. External review of scientific research (1). 11/15/2018 - 11/15/2018
  • ICRA 2019. Role: Reviewer. Review conf. manuscript for acceptability. 11/07/2018 - 11/07/2018
  • PlosOne. Role: Reviewer. Review articles for publication (1). 09/28/2018 - 09/28/2018
  • Industrial Ergonomics. Review manuscript (2). 09/01/2018 - 09/01/2018
  • IEEE SMC 2018. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for sessions (4). 05/14/2018 - 05/15/2018
  • IEEE RAS EMBS. Role: Reviewer. Review conference submissions for acceptability (1). 05/02/2018 - 05/02/2018
  • World Congress on Biomechanics. Role: Judge/Reviewer. Undergraduate Design Competition Judge (5). 02/27/2018 - 02/27/2018
  • American Society of Safety Professionals. Role: Webmaster. Webmaster - Executive Committee Member. 01/01/2018 - present
  • Applied Ergonomics. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for publication (2). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Human Movement Science. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for publication (1). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Gait and Posture. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for publication (1). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Ergonomics. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for publication (2). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • CMBBE. Role: Reviewer. Review manuscripts for publication (2). 01/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
  • Utah NORA Symposium. Role: Symposium Organizer-Chair. Plan and Host the annual NORA Symposium. A conference for new and young investigators with research in the fields of safety and health. 08/21/2017 - present
  • Swiss National Science Foundation. Role: Reviewer. Review proposals. 08/2017 - 08/2017
  • Safety and Health at Work (SH@W). Role: Reviewer. Review 3 articles. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. Role: Reviewer. Review 1 Article. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Clinical Biomechanics. Role: Reviewer. Review 1 Article. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • PlosOne. Role: Reviewer. Review 1 Article. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Journal of Biomechanics. Role: Reviewer. Review 2 Articles. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. Role: Reviewer. Review 4 articles. 01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017
  • National Science Foundation. Role: Panel Member. Review and score research proposals. 05/09/2016 - 05/26/2016
  • NORA Symposium. Role: Symposium Co-Organizer. Plan and Host the annual NORA Symposium. A conference for new and young investigators with research in the fields of safety and health. 04/14/2016 - 04/15/2016
  • IEEE Sustainable Technology Conf. Role: Co-Chair-Track on Sustainability in Agriculture. Track Co-Chair: Organize speakers, review submissions, and moderate sessions. 08/01/2015 - 08/02/2015
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE). Role: Member. Task Force Member (Student Leadership Conference). 10/01/2014 - 04/18/2015
  • International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering. Role: Member and Reviewer. Organizing Committee. 11/2012 - 04/2013
  • ASME Summer Conference. Role: Reviewer. Summer Conference Reviewer for Student Manuscripts. 11/29/2011 - 12/2016
  • Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment & Rehabilitation. Role: Editorial Board Member. Reviewer - 12 articles per year. 05/2009 - 12/2016

Honors & Awards

  • Best Paper Award Ahmad Alsaleem, Ross Imburgia, Andrew Merryweather, Jeffrey Rosenbluth, Stephen K Trapp, Jason Wiese. 2020. Applying Ability-Based Design Principles to Adaptive Outdoor Activities. In Proceedings of the 2020 on Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS ’20). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA. Best Paper Award. Association for Computing Machinery, 07/03/2020
  • Distinguished Faculty Service Award - Given at University of Utah Commencement May 2020. University of Utah, 05/2020
  • In recognition of his wide-ranging outstanding contributions across the spectrum that defines a professor in teaching, research, and service (based on 2018 Faculty Activity Report data). Department of Mechanical Engineering, 08/14/2019
  • The IEA/Liberty Mutual Medal. The award and a cash prize of US$ 10,000 recognizes outstanding original research leading to the reduction or mitigation of work-related injuries and/or to the advancement of theory, understanding, and development of occupational safety research. For the paper titled, “Relationships between job organisational factors, biomechanical and psychosocial exposures” is published by Stephen S. Bao, Jay M. Kapellusch, Andrew S. Merryweather, Mathew S. Thiese, Arun Garg, Kurt T. Hegmann & Barbara A. Silverstein. July 2017. International Ergonomics Association/Liberty Mutual Insurance, 07/2017
  • Faculty Innovation Research and Entrepreneurship (FIRE) Scholars Program - University of Utah Center for Medical Innovations, Selected as a founding member, May 2017. University of Utah Center for Medical Innovations, 05/2017
  • Advisor to Dr. Rami M. Shorti, the 2016-2017 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah, in recognition for Rami’s devotion to advancing research intellectual merit and benefiting the broader impacts to society, May 2017. Department of Mechanical Engineering, 05/2017
  • Utah Section Safety Professional of the Year (SPY). American Society of Safety Engineers, 10/2015
  • Recognized as an outstanding teacher (Top 10%), spring 2013. College of Engineering (UU), 08/2013
  • Team Mentor (The Green Machine), 3rd Place Undergraduate Design Competition, American Society of Mechanical Engineers Summer Bioengineering Conference, June 2013. ASME, 06/2013
  • A funded 6 week fellowship at the Liberty Mutual Research Institute for Safety to conduct research and collaborate on projects dealing with hospital patient falls. American Society of Safety Engineers Fellowship, 05/2012
  • Co-Author: 2nd Place Best Paper Award. Safety and Health at Work Journal - OSHRI, 12/2011
  • University of Utah Teaching Grant - $2995 Low Cost Teaching Tool for Motion Tracking and 3D Modeling. University of Utah, 05/2011
  • 2nd Place Award-National Ergonomics Student Design Competition. Applied Ergonomics, 2008

Internal Service

  • Search Chair - Systems Engineering. Chair, 08/2019 - present. Department service.
  • Biomedical Engineering Faculty Search Committee. Member, 10/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Infrastructure Committee. Member, 08/01/2018 - present. Department service.
  • Robotics Faculty Search Committee. Member, 09/01/2017 - present. Department service.
  • Capstone Design Committee. Member, 08/24/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 08/2015 - present. Department service.
  • Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health - Center Executive Committee. Program Director, 07/01/2015 - present. University service.
  • Design Faculty Search Committee. Member, 11/03/2014 - present. Department service.
  • Curriculum Committee. Member, 08/25/2014 - present. Department service.
  • University of Utah, Student Section of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). Faculty Adviser, 07/2012 - present. University service.
  • Center on Aging. Member, 06/2012 - present. University service.
  • FIRST Robotics, Robot Inspector. Robot Inspector Team Member, 04/2010 - present. College service.
  • ASSE Student Section Advisor. Advisor and Faculty Sponsor, 01/01/2010 - 12/31/2010. University service.
  • Graduate Advisory Committee. Member, 01/2009 - present. Department service.

Community Partnership

  • Utah Falls Coalition - Presenter and demonstration at community parks for senior care centers in Salt Lake County. 09/13/2018 - 09/20/2018
  • TRAILS Program-University of Utah. 06/2017 - present
  • Utah School for the Deaf and Blind - Design and development of new technology for physical education and teaching. 08/2011 - 12/31/2016
  • Taks Force Leader - Region II ASSE Student Leadership Committee. 07/01/2011 - 05/01/2012
  • Sustainable Manufacturing Conference Co-Chair. 03/2011 - 07/2011

Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Member, 05/2013 - present
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Member, 11/2012 - present
  • American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE), Member, 12/2010 - present
  • American Society of Biomechanics (ASB), Member, 10/2009 - present
  • American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), Member/Student Section Advisor, 08/2008 - present

Outreach

  • ASSE Silent Auction. 02/22/2018 - 03/22/2018
  • College of Engineering, New Student Orientation - Faculty Panel. 07/2017 - present
  • FIRST Robotics - Robot Inspector. 03/15/2017 - 03/17/2017
  • Engineering Day Lab Tours. 11/14/2015 - present
  • Visiting Speaker-2013 STEM for U Week, Presentation about research in biomechanics and a career in STEM to an 8th grade class at Bryant Middle School, Oct. 2013. 10/2013 - 10/2013
  • Invited Speaker: “A Glance from the Past…Evening of Excellence”, Keynote speaker at Wasatch High School Evening of Excellence, April 22, 2013. 04/2013 - 04/2013
  • FIRST Robotics Competition. 03/09/2012 - present

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