ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 140,000 members in 151 countries.
The ASME Strategy is focused on engaging with the volunteers, industry leaders, and other constituents to deliver solutions in several core technology areas: Manufacturing, Pressure Technology, Clean Energy, Bioengineering, and Robotics. The Clean Energy technology area involves the technologies that support the generation of electric power, transportation, and industry and infrastructure while minimizing the environmental impact. Includes renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro and tidal, nuclear, fuel cells, and certain biomass), storage technologies (batteries, pumped hydro, compressed air, fly wheels, thermal storage, and hydrogen), pollution-minimization technologies (including low-carbon tech), energy efficiency, demand-side management, and distributed generation technologies that reduce or optimize energy and support sustainable energy usage practices.
For more than 100 years, ASME has successfully enhanced performance and safety worldwide through its renowned codes and standards, conformity assessment programs, training courses, and journals.
ASME also produces nearly 40 international conferences. These industry-leading events feature advanced research and technical content spanning a range of industries impacted by mechanical engineering, including energy production, energy sources, advanced manufacturing, and engineering sciences. See all ASME Conferences.
About the ASME Divisions working together to make ACES a success:
Advanced Energy Systems Division (AESD)
Organized as one of four divisions within the Society's Energy Resources Board, the Advanced Energy Systems Division is concerned with non-conventional or emerging energy conversion processes, both direct and indirect. Emphasis is placed on conversion from chemical and thermal to electrical or mechanical forms of energy. Recent activities have included consideration of transportation energy requirements, thermal discharge disposition, advanced power cycles, pollution impacts and the demands on technology due to the energy crisis.
About Environmental Engineering Division (EED)
ASME Environmental Engineering Division promotes the art, science and practice of engineering in all issues pertaining to the environment. Originally, the Division’s main business was pollution controls for emissions from electric power generation plants (e.g., Flue Gas Desulfurization, NOx Control, etc.). Today, the Division fosters developments and applications in air, ground, and water pollution technologies and is breaking ground into many multi-disciplinary areas of the environment. The EED disseminates information on the technical and economic aspects of environmental technologies through the publication of technical papers and by sponsoring conferences and training courses.
International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI)
The International Gas Turbine Institute is a Group of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) under the ASME Gas Turbine Segment. ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.
Materials and Energy Recovery Division (MER)
The Materials and Energy Recovery Division is committed to encouraging and fostering research and development that advances the practice of sustainable waste management in the U.S. and abroad, improving processes for maximum recovery of materials and energy from solid wastes.
MER’s guiding principle is "Engineers for Sustainable Waste Management," achieved through cooperation with established professional organizations, developing codes and standards, and the promotion of proper management practices for the ultimate disposal of solid waste materials.
About Nuclear Engineering Division (NED)
ASME Nuclear Engineering Division focuses on the design, analysis, development, testing, operation and maintenance of reactor systems and components, nuclear fusion, heat transport, nuclear fuels technology and radioactive waste.
Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division (OOAE)
The Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division, a member the ASME Energy Sources & Processing (ESP) Segment, promotes technological progress and international cooperation in all areas of ocean, offshore and arctic engineering, and in the recovery of resources in hazardous, offshore and arctic environments.
Petroleum Division (PD)
The ASME Petroleum Division was founded to provide mechanical engineers working in the areas of Petroleum, Natural Gas, Petrochemicals, Coal, Oil Shale, and others with the opportunity to participate in technical workshops and conferences while fostering the continued growth of engineering education and promotion of mechanical engineering as a career choice.
Dedicated to the advancement of steam and hydro power generation and use, Power Division sponsors professional publications, meetings, classes and discussions, and provides a forum for engineers who are interested in the design development, selection, operation, maintenance, economics, environmental effects, research, and education related to power production equipment and facilities.
Solar Energy Division (SED)
Established in 1966 from a group of ASME members interested in the application of solar energy to mechanical engineering systems, the Solar Energy Division focuses on solar related technologies, broadly covering all renewable energy technologies (wind energy, ocean energy, bioconversion, biofuels) as well as energy conservation.