Advanced Energy Systems Division (AESD)
ASME's Advanced Energy Systems Division was founded in 1964, as the Energetics Division. In 1982, the Division's name was changed to the Advanced Energy Systems Division, reflecting its broader scope. Organized as one of four divisions within the Society's Energy Resources Board, the 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.
Solar Energy Division (SED)
The ASME Solar Energy Division was established in 1966 from a group of ASME members interested in the application of solar energy to mechanical engineering systems. Solar related technologies broadly cover all renewable energy technologies (wind energy, ocean energy, bioconversion, biofuels,..) as well as energy conservation.
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.
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. View all ASME Conferences.