"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.


Officers for 2020

Marcus Lannie - President


Marcus is a Junior in Mechanical Engineering from Arlington Heights, IL. He joined ASME his freshman year and was previously the program manager for the Sports Equipment team. Currently, Marcus works as a Mechanical Engineering, Strategy, and Marketing Intern with A-Laser, a precision laser cutting company. Marcus is passionate about leading teams that make a positive real-world impact and is excited for the opportunity to lead in-person and virtual design teams during COVID.

Jared Nathan - Vice President nathanj@purdue.edu

Jared Nathan is a sophomore Mechanical engineering from Rochester, MN. Jared is excited to begin his third semester on the ASME Exec board as a vice President. Jared has an interest in 3D modelling, design and manufacturing, and is excited to facilitate the growth of ASME design teams

Sajon Seaberg - Secretary


Sajon Seaberg is a freshman who joined ASME in his first semester in Purdue university and was previously the executive assistant . He is majoring in Mechanical engineering and minoring in math and management. He is interested in the functions of the club and improving the clarity of the organization.

Jakob Harbers - Treasurer


Jakob is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Indianapolis Indiana. He previously served as the Director of Technology for ASME and is excited to now serve as Treasurer for the chapter. As a member of the Purdue ASME leadership and Small Projects Team, Jakob hopes to help facilitate activities that are both engaging and beneficial for Purdue's Mechanical Engineering Students.

Hannah Gagelin- Event Coordinator


Hannah is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Arlington, VA. She first joined ASME as the director of advertising and has previously worked on the sports equipment design team. Hannah has interest in helping to create new and engaging events to help students' network with companies.

Deacon Shininger - Industrial Relations


Deacon is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Greenfield, Indiana. Deacon joined this year and plans to stay involved with ASME through his senior year. He holds interest in mechanical system analysis, product design, and dynamics and vibration research, and hopes to facilitate meaningful information and discussion regarding the numerous Mechanical Engineering career paths.

Sneha Anand - Director of Advertising


Sneha is a junior majoring in mechanical engineering from Dublin, Ohio. She is currently the Director of Advertising after being an exec board assistant last semester. In ASME, she is currently in the sports equipment design team and was previously on the Rube Goldberg team. She hopes to be able to bring people together to learn more about mechanical engineering and career opportunities.

Oduduabasi Victor - Director of Technology


Oduduabasi is a Sophomore in Mechanical engineering from Warri, Nigeria. Odudu joined ASME as a member in fall 2020 and was just appointed the position of Director of technology. He intends to serve in ASME for the rest of his stay in Purdue. He holds interests in product design, web design, programming and automotive related tasks. He aims to make the website as stylish and user friendly as possible. Oduduabasi is zealous in striving for greatness with his colleagues and ensuring that together the job is done in the best and most productive manner.

Design Committee Leads

Sports Equipment Lead - Lacrosse CAD

Jordan Dobstaff


Sports Equipment Lead - Lacrosse non-CAD

Nick Korell


Sports Equipment Lead - Weight Rack

Potentially you!

Sports Equipment Lead - Football Helmet

Potentially you!

Small Projects Lead - Quadcopter

Jared Nathan


Small Projects Lead - Yo-yo

Protentional you!

Faculty Advisors

Prof. Jitesh Panchal


Dr. Jitesh H. Panchal is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He received his BTech (2000) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati, and MS (2003) and PhD (2005) in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. Dr. Panchal's research interests are in the science of systems engineering and design, with focus on decision making in decentralized socio-technical systems, secure design and manufacturing, and integrated products and materials design. He is a co-author of two books, and has co-edited one book. He is currently an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Mechanical Design (JMD), and has served in the past as an Associate Editor of ASME Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (JCISE). Dr. Panchal is currently the chair of ASME’s Computers and Information in Engineering (CIE) division. He is a recipient of CAREER award from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Young Engineer Award, and three best paper awards from ASME, and a university silver medal from IIT Guwahati. 

Prof. Amy Marconnet


Amy Marconnet is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. Prof. Marconnet first became involved in ASME as a student member in 2003 while working towards a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2007. She was active as an officer in the ASME student organization and participated in the design competition team. She then went on to graduate school at Stanford University, receiving an M.S. and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in 2009 and 2012, respectively. She then worked briefly as a postdoctoral associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, before joining the faculty at Purdue University in August 2013. At Purdue, Dr. Marconnet has made significant contributions to the field of heat transfer developing an interdisciplinary research program to evaluate, understand, and control the physical mechanisms governing the thermal transport properties of materials, machines, and systems. Her research group has made significant advances to the development of novel metrology tools for characterizing transport properties, enhanced understanding of fundamental transport and energy conversion mechanisms, and strategic, physics-based design and development of materials with multi-functional capabilities. She participates in the ASME K-16 Committee on  Heat Transfer in Electronic Equipment through the organization of conference sessions, panels for graduate students, and student design challenges. In 2017, she won the Woman Engineer of the Year Award from the ASME Electronics & Photonics Packaging Division and, in 2020, she was recognized as the Outstanding Graduate Student Mentor for Mechanical Engineering by the College of Engineering at Purdue and the ASME Bergles-Rohsenow Young Investigator Award in Heat Transfer. In 2020, she became one of the mentors for Purdue's ASME Student Organization.

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