"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 2020

Jonathan Limp - President



Jonathan is a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Frankfort, Illinois. Jonathan joined ASME his freshman year and is currently ASME's president, having served in the past as VP and Secretary. This past summer he completed an internship at Amazon Lab126 working on Amazon’s advanced products hardware team as a product design engineer. He is interested in helping students network with companies and gain hands on design skills through ASME.


Salman Ali - Vice President


Salman is a senior in Mechanical Engineer from Islamabad, Pakistan. Salman joined the Executive Board this year to serve as the Vice President after previously serving as the Lead for Chain React. Salman also worked for Halliburton this summer as an R&D Intern. Salman enjoys helping students develop professional networks while gaining hands-on experience.

Andrew Croissant - Treasurer


Andrew is a sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Harrisonburg, VA. He joined the ASME executive board as the treasurer this year. He is interested in research and product development, and enjoys working with the financial side of the organization.

Jared Nathan - Secretary


Jared Nathan is a freshman in First Year Engineering, hoping to go into Mechanical Engineering from Rochester, MN. Jared joined the ASME Exec board this year as the secretary. Jared has an interest in 3D modeling, design, and manufacturing, and is excited to facilitate the growth of ASME design teams.

Odette Kuehn - Event Coordinator


Odette is a junior in Mechanical Engineering from Elkhart, IN. She joined the executive board this year as the Event Coordinator. Odette has interest in Environmental Engineering and is looking forward to working with Purdue ASME to create resources for students and encourage involvement.

Appointed Officers for 2019

Industrial Relations

Suyash Jadhav - jadhav3@purdue.edu

Director of Technology

Abhi Boyina - aboyina@purdue.edu

Director of Social Media and Outreach

Matt Pugsley - mpugsley@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

Sports Equipment Leads

Hugh Ross - ross217@purdue.edu

Bailey Chen - chen2482@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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