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IMECE® 2021 International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition®

Virtual Conference, Online

Virtual Conference: November 1 – 5, 2021 

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Monday, Thursday, and Friday Keynotes Announced!

The IMECE 2021 Technical Program is now available.

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IMECE: Where Engineering Disciplines Intersect and Innovation Begins

ASME's International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) is the only event where R&D leaders from industry, government, and academia converge to make connections and share insights for innovation across engineering disciplines.

This year's program includes:

  • Keynote and plenary sessions featuring researchers and decision makers from NASA, Stanford, Boeing, U.S. DOE, Georgia Tech, and other notable companies, universities, and government agencies
  • 1,000+ technical presentations across 17 tracks for exclusive insights
  • 20+ roundtable discussions to brainstorm solutions for challenges facing advanced manufacturing, aerospace, bioengineering, and more, and to get advice for finding a job in industry or academia
  • Special panel sessions focused on nuclear power in space and the Ingenuity Mars Helicopter

Dont miss your chance to connect with 1,500+ R&D leaders, advance your career, and innovate at the intersection of engineering disciplines.

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IMECE 2021 Keynote Speakers

Aprille Joy Ericsson, Ph.D.

Aprille Joy Ericsson, Ph.D.
Aerospace Engineer, Technologist, Project and Program Manager, Professor, STEAM Youth Educator NASA GSFC, Instrument Systems and Technology Division, New Business Lead

Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D.

Shuji Nakamura, Ph.D.
Professor, University of California-Santa Barbara, 2014 Nobel Laureate in Physics Recipient, ASME 2021 Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award Recipient

IMECE 2021 Keynote Panel

Mike Molnar

Mike Molnar
Founding Director, Office of Advanced Manufacturing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Dr. W. Mark McGinley

Dr. W. Mark McGinley
Infrastructure Research, Civil and Environmental Eng., University of Louisville

Jesse Boyer

Jesse Boyer
Technical Fellow for Additive Manufacturing, Pratt & Whitney (Raytheon Technologies),CT

Dana Swan

Dana Swan
Manager - Technical Development Manager, Arkema Inc.

Juan Aparicio

Juan Aparicio
VP Product – Ready Robotics

IMECE is ASME's largest research and development conference focused primarily on mechanical engineering, but encompasses perspectives from many engineering disciplines. IMECE is THE place for you to present your technical research and expertise, while also learning from and connecting with thousands of your peer researchers on a global level.

The Virtual IMECE Technical Conference will feature robust conversations on technical content with all participants. Technical sessions are planned to consist of pre-recorded talks with live Q&A and discussion. Posters will allow for short introduction videos and Q&A. Additionally, there will be a variety of special technical events including live panels, roundtables, and special talks.

At IMECE you’ll experience stimulating innovation from basic discovery to translational application of new approaches and foster collaborations that engage stakeholders and partners not only from academia, but also from national laboratories, industry and government funding bodies. No other conference will provide you with more broad, but salient perspectives and knowledge-sharing on technical advances within mechanical engineering, than IMECE.


Program – Tracks

  1. Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics 
  2. Advanced Manufacturing 
  3. Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications 
  4. Advances in Aerospace Technology 
  5. Biomedical and Biotechnology  
  6. Design, Systems and Complexity 
  7. Dynamics, Vibration, and Control 
  8. Energy 
  9. Engineering Education 
  10. Fluids Engineering 
  11. Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering 
  12. Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids 
  13. Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging
  14. Safety Engineering, Risk and Reliability Analysis 
  15. ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Exposition 
  16. National Science Foundation 
  17. Research Posters

Important Dates

  • Abstract Submission
    March 22, 2021
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance
    March 25, 2021
  • Submission of Full-Length Paper for Review
    April 29, 2021
  • Paper Acceptance Notification
    June 15, 2021
  • Submission of Revised Paper for Review (if required)
    July 02, 2021
  • Undergrad Expo Submission
    July 09, 2021
  • Submission of Presentation Only Abstract
    July 09, 2021
  • Author Notification of Presentation Only & Revised Paper Acceptance
    July 13, 2021
  • Copyright Agreements Completed
    July 30, 2021
  • Final Paper Submission
    July 30, 2021