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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. Our chapter has created committees designed to attract and develop a diverse range of skill sets.

Executive Board 

fall 2021


Marcus Lannie 



Marcus is a Senior 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.

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Jared Nathan

Vice President


Jared is a Junior from Rochester, MN. He is excited to begin his third semester on the ASME exec board as Vice President. Jared has an interest in 3D modelling, design and manufacturing, and is excited to facilitate the growth of ASME design teams.

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Sajon Seaberg



Sajon is a Sophomore who joined ASME during first semester at Purdue. He previously served as executive assistant, and is pursuing minors in math and management. Sajon is interested in the functions of the club and improving the clarity of the organization.

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Jakob Harbers



Jakob is from Indianapolis, IN. 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.

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Claire Taranowski

Event Coordinator


Claire is a Sophomore from Libertyville, IL. She first joined ASME as a member of the sports equipment and prosthetics design team. Claire has interest in helping to create new and engaging events to help students network with companies.

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Deacon Shininger

Industrial Relations


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

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Sneha Anand

Director of Advertising


Sneha is a Senior from Dublin, Ohio. She is currently the Director of Advertising after serving as an exec board assistant last semester. She is currently a team member on sports equipment design team and was previously on the Rube Goldberg team. She hopes to be bring people together to learn more about mechanical engineering and career opportunities.

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Audrey Darland

Director of Technology


Audrey is a Sophomore from Carmel, Indiana. She joined ASME as a member in spring 2021 and was recently appointed Director of Technology. She is part of the sports equipment and Autodesk design teams and holds interests in product, web, and graphic design. Audrey is passionate about combining business and leadership through engineering, and looks forward to contributing to ASME in this way!

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Design Committee Leads

Sports Equipment Lead - Lacrosse CAD

Jordan Dobstaff


Sports Equipment Lead - Lacrosse non-CAD

Nick Korell


Small Projects Lead

Jared Nathan


Prosthetics  Leads

Nikhil Varanasi


Sam Zhang


Executive Committees


Olivia Humlen


Claire Taranowski


Saketh Ayyalasomayajula


CAD Training

Jordan Dobstaff


Jack Walsh


 Ari Atlas



Hunter Thompson thomp700@purdue.edu

Industrial Relations

Zach Georgevich


Darshak Gadagkar


Braden Stock


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. She 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.