"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 Senior 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.
Marcus Lannie - Vice President
Marcus is a Junior in Mechanical Engineering from Arlington Heights, IL. He joined ASME his freshman year and was previously a design lead for the Sports Equipment team. Currently, Marcus designs autonomous robots used in agriculture as a Mechanical Engineering and Marketing Intern with Rogo Ag. 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 - Secretary
Jared Nathan is a Sophomore in Mechanical Engineering from Rochester, MN. Jared joined the ASME Exec board last 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.
Andrew Croissant - Treasurer
Andrew is a Junior in Mechanical Engineering from Harrisonburg, VA. He joined the ASME executive board as the treasurer last year. He is interested in research and product development, and enjoys working with the financial side of the organization.
Odette Kuehn - Event Coordinator
Odette is a Senior in Mechanical Engineering from Elkhart, IN. She joined the executive board last 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.
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.
Appointed Officers and Design Committee Leaders
Director of Technology
Director of Advertising
Chain Reaction Lead
Grand Prix Design Lead
Sports Equipment Leads
Hand Car Design Lead
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.