Faculty

Scott Merkle

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Mechanical Engineering

Main Office

1337 Hoover
Ames, IA 50011
Phone: 515-294-5575
Fax: 515-294-3261




Education

  • MBA, University of Iowa, 2004
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, 1982

Brief Biography

Licensure
  • Certified Professional Engineer, State of Iowa, 1985-Present
Professional Experience
  • Engineering Project Manager / Principal Engineer, Whirlpool Corp., 2006-2015
  • Director of Laundry Product Engineering, Maytag Corp., 1996-2006
  • Director of Sourcing, Maytag Corp., 1995-1996
  • Manager of Commercial and High Efficiency Laundry Design Engineering, Maytag Corp., 1990 – 1995
  • Senior Design Engineer of Advanced Technology, Maytag Corp., 1984-1990
Patents
  • United States Patent 6,826,933 – “Dual Use Detergent Dispenser” Inventor(s): Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA), Shown; Jeffrey A. (Marlboro, MA), Berube; Jason D. (Methuen, MA), Boucher; Boyd D. (Dorchester, MA), Kjellman; Shaun T.(Nashua, NH), Lansil; Clifford S. (Toronto, CA), Thurow; Torben C. (Boston, MA), Morris; Michael E. (Arlington, MA) Issue Year: 2004
  • United States Patent 6,792,776 – “High Efficiency Water Valve for Washing Appliance” Inventor(s): Bruntz; Jordan S. (Baxter, IA), Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA) Issue Year: 2004
  • United States Patent 5,934,109 – “Dispenser for Front Loading Washing Machine” Inventor(s): Kiefer; Lynn E. (Kellogg, IA), Herr; Nedra A. (Newton, IA), Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA), Jackovin; Gary B. (Ankeny, IA), Szaroletta; William K. (Watkinsville, GA), Bowie; Scott J. (Stanford, CA) Issue Year: 1999
  • United States Patent 5,442,344 – “Data Acquisition System Having Selective Communication Capability“ Inventor(s): Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA), Ochsner; Douglas A. (Newton, IA) Issue Year: 1994
  • United States Patent 5,299,113 – “Control Board Having Dual Means of Configuration“ Inventor(s): England; Brent A. (Newton, IA), Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA) Issue Year: 1994
  • United States Patent 4,984,670 – “Coin Drop Assembly” Inventor(s): Merkle; Scott A. (Newton, IA) Issue Year: 1991