"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 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students." - National ASME Website


The Purdue University Chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) strives for excellence in all facets of the School of Mechanical Engineering for all of its constituents, mainly the student body. Being the only professional mechanical engineering society on campus, we are committed to helping our 200+ members and mechanical engineering students realize their potential and prepare them to be successful in a professional environment. To do this effectively, our chapter has created committees designed to attract and develop a diverse range of skill sets.


Elected Officers for 2019

Jay Pike - President



Jay is a junior in Mechanical Engineer from Kokomo, IN. Jay joined the Executive Board this year to serve as the President after previously serving as the Industrial Relations Officer. Jay also worked for Oak Ridge National Labs this summer as a research assistant. Jay enjoys helping students connect with industry.


Jonathan Limp - Vice President


Jonathan is a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Frankfort, IL. Jonathan joined the ASME Exec board as vice president this year. Jonathan has an interest in manufacturing and is excited to help students build their leadership skills and network with companies.

Jack Burke - Treasurer


Jack Burke is a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Brentwood, TN. He joined the ASME executive board as the treasurer this year. Jack is currently pursuing the certificate of entrepreneurship, and is looking forward to serve the organization by helping to manage its financial side.

Nikhil Carnerio - Secretary



Nikhil Carneiro is a senior in Mechanical Engineering from West Lafayette, IN. Nikhil joined the ASME Exec board in Spring 2018 as the secretary. Nikhil is excited about leading ASME and assisting students in their professional development.

Appointed Officers for 2019

Industrial Relations

Jeffrey Radzik - jradzik@purdue.edu

Event Coordinator

Farida Tangpoolcharoen - ftangpoo@purdue.edu

Director of Advertising

Farhana Chowdhury - chowdhuf@purdue.edu

Director of Technology

Abhi Boyina - aboyina@purdue.edu

Social Media Director

 Odette Kuehn - okuehn@purdue.edu

Grand Prix Design Lead

William Hanson - hanson73@purdue.edu

Chain Reaction Lead

Salman Ali - ali84@purdue.edu

Hand Car Design Lead

 Gene Bryan - ebryan@purdue.edu

Faculty Advisor

Gordon Pennock


Dr. Gordon R. Pennock received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Davis, in June 1983. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, in August of the same year as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1989. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and is active at all levels of this society, that is, student section, regional, and national. He received the ASME Dedicated Service Award in March 2002. He is the Student Section Advisor for the ASME student chapter at Purdue University. He has also served as the College Relations Chairman and Senior Representative on the Student Section Committee, and was a member of the Board on Student Affairs. Dr. Pennock is active in many areas of mechanical design primarily in the areas of kinematics and dynamics of machines. He has received numerous awards including the ASME Outstanding Student Section Advisor Award, the SAE Ralph R. Teetor Award, the Ferdinand Freudenstein Award at the 4th National Applied Mechanisms and Robotics Conference, and the A. T. Yang Award at the 29th ASME Mechanisms and Robotics Conference. His other activities include archival publications, conference speaker, workshop organizer, and conference session organizer. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (United Kingdom), a Fellow of the Society of Automotive Engineers, a senior member of IEEE, and a Life Member of SME. He is also a member of the honorary societies Sigma Xi and Pi Tau Sigma.

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ASME Purdue Chapter

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West Lafayette, IN 47906



Mail: purdueASME@gmail.com