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Irving S. Scher of Guidance Engineering and Applied Research Joins ASTM International Board of Directors


Irving S. Scher, Ph.D., P.E., a principal and biomechanical engineer at Guidance Engineering and Applied Research, will serve a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors. Scher is based in Seattle, Washington.

Guidance Engineering and Applied Research is an engineering and scientific consulting company that performs in-depth research and analysis for its clients.

Scher holds degrees in mechanical engineering: a Ph.D. and an M.S. from the University of California (Berkeley) and a B.S. from the University of Pennsylvania.

An ASTM International member since 1999, Scher is currently chairman of Committee on Snow Skiing (F27) and of the Subcommittee on Research and Statistics. He was also membership secretary of the committee from 2011 to 2014. In addition, Scher is a member of Committees on Sports Equipment, Playing Surfaces, and Facilities (F08); Pedestrian/Walkway Safety and Footwear (F13); and Amusement Rides and Devices (F24).

Scher, who is also an affiliate scientist in the Applied Biomechanics Laboratory at the University of Washington, specializes in biomechanical engineering and accident reconstruction, and he has experience with related testing design and analysis. From 2004 to 2009, Scher had been an adjunct associate professor of clinical physical therapy at the University of Southern California.

ASTM’s board of directors is made up of 25 leaders from an array of companies, associations, and government bodies worldwide. Several members are based outside the United States. Learn more at

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Release #10241

January 12, 2017

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