Advanced Energy Systems Division

ASME's Advanced Energy Systems Division (AESD) was founded in 1964, as the Energetics Division. In 1982, the Division's name was changed to the Advanced Energy Systems Division, reflecting its broader scope. Organized as one of four divisions within the Society's Energy Resources Board, the Division is concerned with non-conventional or emerging energy conversion processes, both direct and indirect. Emphasis is placed on conversion from chemical and thermal to electrical or mechanical forms of energy. Recent activities have included consideration of transportation energy requirements, thermal discharge disposition, advanced power cycles, pollution impacts and the demands on technology due to the energy crisis.



New energy technologies can reduce the nation's vulnerability to major changes in energy availability, enhance power generation, transmission and consumption efficiencies and contribute to an improvement in overall environmental quality. The Advanced Energy Systems Division strives to represent a variety of technologies in various stages of development, from untried concepts through laboratory models, to full-scale hardware.


  • To promote the art and science of mechanical engineering in advanced energy systems.
  • To encourage and foster research and development and the publication of significant data in the field of advanced energy systems and systems analysis techniques.
  • To encourage interchange of ideas among engineers by encouraging technical publication, organizing programs for technical presentations and discussions, and cooperating with other ASME professional divisions, groups, committees and Society segments.
  • To direct attention to outstanding engineering achievement in the area of advanced energy systems.


Andrea Lazzaretto
Immediate Past Chair | July 2023 – June 2024

Reza Baghaei Lakeh
Chair | July 2023 – June 2024

Roberto Carapellucci
Co-Chair | July 2023 – June 2024

Guangdong Zhu
Secretary/Treasurer | July 2023 – June 2024

Soumik Banerjee
Honors & Awards | July 2023 – June 2024

Jun Xu
Media Editor | July 2023 – June 2024

Adriano Sciacovelli
Member | July 2023 – June 2024

Heejin Cho
Member | July 2023 – June 2024

Tatiana Morosuk
Editor | July 2023 – June 2024

Jamie Hart, Senior Manager
Technical & Engineering Communities (TEC) Operations at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Staff Contact | July 2022 – OPEN

Honors & Awards

Recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering is one of the major objectives of ASME. Through its programs of honors and awards, ASME recognizes outstanding contributions to the art and science of engineering.

Society Awards

  • Edward F. Obert Award
    This award recognizes an outstanding paper on thermodynamics authored during the preceding two calendar years.

Division Awards

Nominations link for processing division awards.
Unit Awards

Important Award Information For Recipients of Monetary Awards

Please note that honorariums cannot be distributed without receipt of applicable tax forms. If you are a recipient of a monetary award, you will be contacted by ASME staff regarding tax forms you will need to complete, as well as how to submit them to us.


Links to helpful online resources related to the division are below. If you have suggestions for other resources, please contact the division chair or ASME staff.

  • ASME Landmarks Program
    Landmarks, sites and collections of historic importance to mechanical engineering are desiASME History and Heritage
    ASME fosters the preservation of mechanical engineering innovations used in a wide range of applications through its History and Heritage program.

Other Links of Interest

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