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The International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) is ASME’s largest research and development (R&D) conference focused primarily on mechanical engineering while encompassing perspectives from many engineering disciplines. Each year, roughly 2400 papers, presentations, and posters are presented at IMECE in 17 core tracks. Attendees include the leading researchers in their representative disciplines, with the majority of presenters coming from academia, but also including experts from government and industry R&D labs. The greatest strength of IMECE is the breadth of research presented. With approximately 30 parallel sessions running over a 4-day technical program, every field is addressed. From critical advancements in mature fields to new and innovative areas of R&D.

IMECE Keynotes include the world leaders in Mechanical Engineering and are consistently rated as a top reason to attend IMECE. Past Keynote speakers included a Noble Prize winner and high ranking officers (e.g., Vice President and CEO) of Fortune 500 companies. Another 25 track plenaries included topic-specific leaders and award recipients.

Fast Facts from 2019 IMECE

  • 2500 Attendees
  • 300 Technical Sessions (see word cloud of session names)
  • 150 Committee Meetings and Special Events
  • Largest four tracks (by presentations): Mechanics of Solids, Structures, and Fluids; Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering; Advanced Materials; and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Average session attendance was 28.4 attendees
  • 91% of presenters were satisfied by their involvement in IMECE 2019
  • Over 400 posters were presented at IMECE 2019, and more than $5,000 in prizes awarded for in poster competitions, with another $20,000 of NSF travel grants for student poster presenters
Track Track Chair(s) Track Co-Chair(s)
1. Acoustics, Vibration, and Phononics Haijun Liu, Temple University

Weidong Zhu, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Yongfeng Xu, University of Cincinnati

2. Advanced Manufacturing William J Emblom

Chetan Nikhare, Penn State Erie
Muhammad Jaha, Miami University
Scott Thompson, Auburn University

3. Advanced Materials: Design, Processing, Characterization and Applications Min Zhou, Georgia Tech  Hareesh Tippur, Auburn University
4. Advances in Aerospace Technology Yingtao Liu Erkan Oterkus
5. Biomedical and Biotechnology

Ahmed Al-Jumaily, Auckland University of Technology

Linxia Gu, Florida Institute of Technology
Martin Tanaka, Western Carolina University, NC
Sara Wilson, The University of Kansas

6. Design, Systems and Complexity

Caterina RIZZI

7. Dynamics, Vibration, and Control

Dumitru I. Caruntu, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Marco Amabili, McGill University
Bogdan Epureanu, University of Michigan

8. Energy

Partha Mukherjee

Michail Nitsas
Hohyun Lee

9. Engineering Education Subha Kumpaty Salim Azzouz
10. Fluids Engineering

Charlie Zheng

Philipp Epple
11. Heat Transfer and Thermal Engineering

Brent Webb

Sandra Boetcher
12. Mechanics of Solids, Structures and Fluids

Taher Saif, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Marco Amabili, McGill University
13. Micro- and Nano-Systems Engineering and Packaging

Nazmul Islam

Zayd Leseman
Namwon Kim

14. Safety Engineering, Risk, and Reliability Analysis

Mihai A. Diaconeasa

Andrey Morozov
John Wiechel   

15. ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Exposition Eleonora Tubaldi  
16. National Science Foundation

Dr. Siddiq Qidwai, NSF

Marriner Merrill, U. S. Naval Research Laboratory
17. Research Posters

Prof. Albert Ratner

Prof. Omid Askari