Internal Combustion Engine Division

The Internal Combustion Engine Division (ICED) has been promoting the art and science of mechanical engineering of engines, encouraging and fostering research and development for mobile, marine, rail, generation and stationary applications and summarizing and publishing reliable data concerning these pursuits since 1921.


The Internal Combustion Engine Division of ASME has been promoting the art and science of mechanical engineering of engines, encouraging and fostering research and development for mobile, marine, rail, generation and stationary applications and summarizing and publishing reliable data concerning these pursuits since 1921.

Mission and Vision  

Recognize and promote advancements in the art, science, and practice of engineering in the field of internal combustion engine systems. The Division provides an inclusive forum for the documentation, worldwide dissemination, and recognition of technical achievements and diverse ideas related to internal combustion engine systems, for the benefit of humanity.

To be the premier technical community empowering our diverse membership to drive the advancement of internal combustion engine systems through an inclusive culture focused on engineering excellence.

Connect with the ICE Division by visiting the ICE Division LinkedIn Group Page.

ICE Division Operating Guide
The ICE Division Executive Committee has given its approval to the October 2023 Operating Guide. We encourage all ICE Division members to review the guide and contribute any suggestions for improvement.

How to Select the ASME ICE Division as one of your technical Division Interests and how to opt-in to receive communications from ASME.

Contact Us
For additional information, please contact:
Thomas Lavertu, Division Secretary, at
Laura Herrera, ASME Sr. TEC Operations Manager, at


Dr. Kelly Senecal, Chair
Owner & Vice President, Convergent Science

Dr. Sundar Rajan Krishnan, Vice Chair
Professor, University of Alabama

Dustin Osborne, Conference Chair
Principal Engineer, Southwest Research Institute

Dr. Scott Curran, Conference Co-Chair
Group Leader for Fuel Science & Engine Technologies Research
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Dr. Andrea Strzelec, Member
Sr. Research Scientist, USCAR

Dr. Ronald O. Grover, Jr., Industry Advisor
Staff Researcher, General Motors

Dr. Thomas Lavertu, Secretary
Senior Engineer – Advanced Engine Technologies, Wabtec

Dr. Kalyan Srinivasan, Treasurer
Professor, University of Alabama

Dr. Sibendu Som, Past Chair & Sponsorship Program Chair
Director – Advanced Propulsion and Power Department
Argonne National Laboratory

Laura Herrera, Senior Manager, Technical & Engineering Communities (TEC) Operations



ICE Division Newsletter
The ICE Division newsletter will be published in January and July of each year. The newsletter is distributed to ICE Division members who have opted-in to receive communications from ASME. Contact Laura Herrera, ICE Division staff liaison, if you have any inquiries.

January 2024 ICE Division Newsletter
July 2023 ICE Division Newsletter
January 2023 ICE Division Newsletter

News & Updates

ICED Webinar Series

The ASME ICE Division has been holding a Webinar Series titled "The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine". The goal of this series is to communicate the role of the ICE in our decarbonization society. Topics include light duty, heavy duty, combustion, electrification. alternative fuels, computer simulations, AI, and much more!

View the recordings of the webinar

We hope you join us for this exciting webinar series!


The ICED Executive Committee

Complimentary Webinar
The IC Engine Saga: Continuous Improvement in Power and Emissions Reduction with Alternative Fuels
March 6, 2024
10:00 - 11:00 AM Eastern Time

Dr. Cathy Choi, ClearFlame
Dr. Stefania Esposito, University of Bath
Dr. Andrea Strzelec, USCAR

The journey of the internal combustion engine can be summed up in two words: continuous improvement. Decades of engine research have provided better performance and continuously cleaner powertrains for both stationary and mobile power needs. The advent of renewable fuels further accelerated the gains in emissions abatement.

Dr. Cathy Choi, ClearFlame, will present her perspective on the past, current and future R&D journey for heavy-duty compression ignition engine systems. Dr. Stefania Esposito, University of Bath, will talk about how simulation tools can help us understand the further emissions impacts that renewable fuels, like methanol, can provide. The panel will be moderated by Dr. Andrea Strzelec,  USCAR.

Honors & Awards

The ICE Division offers many awards to recognize leadership and contributions in the field of Internal Combustion Engines. Some of the more prestigious honors awarded by the division are below.

Society Awards

Division Awards

For all Division Award requests, please contact the Division Administrator.

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.

ASME Journals

The Division contributes to the journals listed below by offering editorial support from its members who serve as associate editors.

Technical and Engineering Communities Sector

The Technical and Engineering Communities (TEC) Sector is comprised of a diverse volunteer community representing technologies and ideas through technology groups, technical divisions, and research committees. TEC engages the extraordinary talents of its members to deliver content through existing and new conferences and events, as well as provide resources and subject matter expertise to create new opportunities, for the spread of engineering knowledge. Through these efforts, members grow and develop personally and professionally.

Technical Committees

The ICED Executive Committee has established technical committees to help carry out Division objectives. The objectives of the technical committees are:
  • To promote the art and science of internal combustion engines within the scope of the technical committee.

  • To encourage and foster research and development and publish reliable data of engineering importance pertaining to subjects within the committee’s scope.

  • To direct attention to outstanding engineering achievements within the scope of the committee, with recommendations and suggestions as to the suitable recognition for such achievements.

Technical Committees

  1. Off-Road Engine Systems
  2. Fuels and Carbon Management
  3. Advanced Combustion, Flows, and Sprays
  4. Powertrains, Hybridization, and Engine Controls
  5. Emissions Control (CLEERS)
  6. Modeling and Simulation
  7. Design, Lubrication, and Thermal Management


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 designated by ASME through its History and Heritage Landmarks Program.
  • ASME History and Heritage
    ASME fosters the preservation of mechanical engineering innovations used in a wide range of applications through its History and Heritage program.
  • CIMAC (International Council on Combustion Engines)
    A non-profit association that brings together manufacturers, utilities, suppliers, scientists and others who are interested in combustion engines.
How to Conduct Effective Meetings
Holding effective meetings is crucial to utilizing the aggregated knowledge of the meeting participants. This document will provide guidance on achieving this important goal of every meeting.

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