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Committee Meetings & Special Events

View Committee Meetings & Special Events at the Hilton Riverside Hotel
Saturday, October 28, 2023, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM & Sunday, October 29, 2023, 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

View Committee Meetings & Special Events at the Convention Center
Monday, October 30, 2023 - Thursday, November 2, 2023


If you need to cancel or revise any of the meetings listed, reach out to your Sr. Manager of TEC Operations or email Kim Williams @ There will be a shuttle service provided during the AM & PM between the Hilton Riverside Hotel and the Convention Center. Days and times will be posted shortly.


IMECE 2023 Shuttle

Morning Shuttles start the route from the Hilton Riverside Hotel (pick up in the lobby down the hall from the escalator. Look for sign). Afternoon Shuttles begin the route from the Convention Center, outside of Hall G. Buses will leave approximately every 15 minutes from the start time.

Sunday, October 29: 3:00pm – 8:00pm
Monday, October 30: 6:45am – 10:00am & 3:00pm – 9:15pm
Tuesday, October 31: 6:45am – 10:00am & 3:00pm – 9:15pm
Wednesday, November 1: 6:45am – 10:00am & 3:00pm – 9:15pm
Thursday, November 2: 6:45am – 10:00am & 3:00pm – 7:00pm



Special Events

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 391-92
Cost: $50

Tuesday, October 31, 2023, 6:00pm- 9:00pm
Convention Center, Room 391-92
Cost: $75

Monday, October 30, 2023: 10:30 AM – 12 noon
Convention Center, Room 389

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning present many promising opportunities. This was evident in recent months when Chat-GPT took the world by storm. Meanwhile, many people have raised ethical concerns about this topic, including engineering practitioners and educators. This interactive workshop will cover the foundational issues and concerns related to AI, potential ethical pitfalls related to AI, and the ongoing efforts to guide the work in AI, with a focus on Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Education. Attendees will be able to bring in one of their current projects that includes AI and conduct an analysis to identify potential ethical issues. An interactive discussion will be carried out to identify possible solutions and remedies to the resulting ethical concerns. If you are currently working on integrating AI in any part of your work, this workshop is for you.

Time: 90 minutes
Presenters: Nael Barakat and Sara Wilson
Cost: ($50)

Sponsored by: ASME Management Division

Tuesday, October 31, 6:00-7:30 PM
Convention Center, Room 394

This in-person reception is planned for all ME/AEM department heads and chairs or their representatives to have an informal get together to network and share ideas and experiences as well as engage with members of the ASME Mechanical Engineering Department Heads and Chairs Executive Committee (MEDHEC). This reception will also feature a short presentation and Q&A with the new NSF CMMI director, Dan Linzell, from 6:45-7:30 PM. The title of the NSF engagement will be "NSF's Division of Civil, Mechanical & Manufacturing Innovation – What the "Newbie" DD Thinks and Where the Newbie KNOWS this Community Can Help”. This portion of the reception is open to everyone.

Materials Division Awards Symposium and Reception
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
3:00pm - 6:00pm
Convention Center, Room 395

Presentation of Materials Division Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (JEMT) Orr Best Paper Award
3:00pm – 3:05pm
WINNERS: J. Brian Jordon, et al., University of Alabama

Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award Announcement
3:05pm - 3:10pm

Orr Early Career Award Lecture
3:10pm - 3:40pm
"Symmetry is Meant to Be Broken: Exploring the Impact of Disrupted Symmetry in Architected Materials"
WINNER: Grace X. Gu, UC Berkeley

Centennial Mid-Career Award Lecture
3:40pm - 4:15pm
"Mechanics of Extremely Heterogeneous Materials"
WINNER: Ting Zhu, Georgia Tech

Nadai Medal Lecture
4:15pm - 5:00pm
"Regenerative Energy-Efficient Manufacturing of Thermoset Polymeric Materials"
WINNER: Nancy Sottos, UIUC

Materials Division Reception
5:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday, October 30, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Convention Center, Room 396
Panel Discussion 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Reception 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Hosts: Caterina Rizzi, Olesya Zhupanska

Sponsored by:

  • Aerospace Division
  • Applied Mechanics Division
  • Computers & Information In Engineering Division
  • Materials Division
  • Congress Steering Committee (CSC)
  • Technical and Engineering Communities Sector (TEC) Networking Event

Thursday November 2, 2023 (Full day – Two Sessions)
Time: Session I 10:30am – 12:00pm and Session II 2:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 299, Convention Center

Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Panel: 2:00pm – 4:00pm | Additional discussion: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 388, Convention Center

Organizers: Sourav Banerjee, Gary Georgeson, Janis Terpenny, Yuris Dzenis
Moderator: Gary Georgeson, Boeing R&T (emeritus) & Georgeson Consulting

Co-Sponsored by ASME Nondestructive Evaluation & Prognostics Division (NDPD), Intelligent Manufacturing Technology Group (IMTG), and Technical and Engineering Communities Sector (TEC)

This panel aims to explore the prospects of in-process nondestructive evaluation (NDE) during next generation manufacturing of structural components. Panelists comprising leading experts in manufacturing and NDE from academia and industry will discuss recent advances in the field and how continuous monitoring of emerging complex manufacturing processes can transform the industry and accelerate adoption of new rapid, additive, and high-rate processes for demanding structural applications. Challenges, opportunities, and needs will be covered from research and workforce development prospectives. Value proposition for the use of in-process NDE will be presented. Possible contribution of real-time NDE to future smart digital manufacturing and Industry 4.0/5.0 will be discussed. Join us to learn about relevant emerging technologies elucidated via engaging discussion.

Sourav Banerjee

Sourav Banerjee
University of South Carolina

Jian Cao

Jian Cao
Northwestern University

Christian Gobert

Christian Gobert
Sentient Science Corporation

Roman Maev

Roman Maev
University of Windsor & Tessonics Group

Megan McGovern

Megan McGovern
General Motors R&D

Yan Wang

Yan Wang
Georgia Institute of Technology