The goal of the Materials Division (MD) is to encourage and foster research and development, and the publication of significant technical information within the scope of the Division.
The goal of the Materials Division is to encourage and foster research and development, and the publication of significant technical information within the scope of the Division. This includes:
- Encouraging the preparation of and aiding in the publication of papers on materials engineering developments
- Organizing conferences, symposia, and committees in which all members of the Society may meet to exchange experiences and technical data
- Cooperating with others within and without the Society with respect to standardization, research, preparation of papers, publications, meetings, special services, and consolidation of efforts
- To honor outstanding mechanical engineers in the field of materials engineering
- To provide a forum for continuing education in the area of materials engineering
AMD-MD Joint Committee on Constitutive Equations
Chair: Dr. Paul Allison
Vice Chair: Dr. J. Brian Jordon
Secretary: Dr. Brian Lester
The Technical Joint Committee (TJC) on Constitutive Equations of the Applied Mechanics Division (AMD), and Materials Division (MD) of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) exists to promote, support and advance the state of the art and science of Applied Mechanics and Materials in the area of modeling the physical behavior of materials and structures subject to external stimuli (e.g. mechanical, thermal, and/or electrical loading). Recognizing the broad and integrated nature of this mandate, the committee’s interests include the development of theoretical and mathematical models, addressing ensuring numerical implementations and issues, experimental characterization of relevant phenomena and calibration techniques, and the utilization of these tools in simulation (both in terms of design and analysis). Reflecting the range of materials used by ASME members, the scope of these efforts is intended to encompass a wide spectrum of material systems and deformation mechanisms. The committee fulfills this purpose by:
- Encouraging the presentation and publication of substantive papers in the area of modeling the physical behavior and response of materials and structures principally by sponsoring symposia at ASME meetings involving AMD and MD participation and publishing the associated technical content in bound symposia volumes and in the Journal of Applied Mechanics. Joint sponsorship of symposia with other AMD and MD technical committees and ASME divisions is also encouraged.
- Highlighting special needs and advances by promoting presentations, publications and panel sessions on selected topics in modeling the physical behavior and response of materials and structures.
- Serving as a focal point in AMD, MD, and ASME for constitutive modeling of material behavior and being a spokesman for the subject in the engineering community at large.
- Developing liaisons with other divisions of ASME, with corresponding committees of other engineering and scientific societies in the nation, and also in other countries.
- Maintaining recognition in ASME of the contributions to Applied Mechanics and Materials of engineers and scientists working in the subject area; this is principally accomplished through the recommendation of special and general lectures at ASME meetings and through the nomination of selected individuals for ASME awards, including elevation to the rank of Fellow of the Society.
Design of Engineering Materials
The Design of Engineering Materials (DEM) Technical Committee (TC) is intended to further the development of a sustainable interdisciplinary community dedicated to understanding materials design problems. This TC is to serve as a platform for facilitating collaborations, promoting innovative symposia, and organizing relevant workshops, publications, and reports. It is our hope to attract professionals across academia, industry and government to help establish this technical committee as a transformative force for years to come.
Dr. Natasha Vermaak, DEM TC Founding Chair:
Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics
Dr. Andrew T. Gaynor, DEM TC Vice-Chair:
Design Optimization Team Lead
Weapons and Materials Research Directorate
U.S. Army Research Laboratory
Meetings and News:
- At ASME-IMECE 2019, the DEM TC meeting was held Monday Nov. 11th, 2019. The 11/11/19 meeting minutes are available upon request to the Vice-Chair. In 2019, the DEM TC organized and co-sponsored several topics:
- Topic 10-20: Perspectives from Division Directors, Program Managers, and Center Leadership on Materials by Design Challenges. Representatives from ONR, NIST, NSF, AFOSR, DARPA, ARO, and several Materials by Design related Centers at LLNL, JHU and UCI to present. Topic culminates with a speaker panel discussion. See flyer below for more information.
- Topic 10-19: Design of Engineered Materials and Components for Additive Manufacturing.
- Topic 10-2: Multiscale Modeling for Materials Design
- Topic 2-2: Conference-Wide Symposium on Additive Manufacturing
- ASME-IMECE 2018, the inaugural meeting of this TC was held Monday Nov. 12th, 2018. The 11/12/18 meeting minutes and by-laws are available upon request to the Vice-Chair.
ASME Materials Division Special Events and Committee Meetings at A Glance
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
IMECE 2023 (New Orleans, LA)
|Materials Division Plenary #1
‘Materials by Design: Bioinspired Material Mechanics: Digital Discovery, Design and Manufacturing’
Speaker: Markus J. Buehler, MIT
|3–5 pm||Materials Division Awards Symposium and Reception|
|3:00–3:05 pm||Presentation of Materials Division Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology (JEMT) Orr Best Paper Award
Winners: J. Brian Jordon, et al., University of Alabama
|3:05-3:10 pm||Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award Announcement
Winner: Lihua Jin, UCLA
|3:10-3:40 pm||Orr Early Career Award Lecture
‘Symmetry is meant to be broken: Exploring the impact of disrupted symmetry in architected materials’
Winner: Grace X. Gu, UC Berkeley
|3:40-4:15 pm|| Centennial Mid-Career Award Lecture
Mechanics of extremely heterogeneous materials
Winner: Ting Zhu, GaTech
|4:15-5:00 pm||Nadai Medal Lecture
‘Regenerative Energy-Efficient Manufacturing of Thermoset Polymeric Materials’
Winner: Nancy Sottos, UIUC
|5:00-6:00 pm||Materials Division Reception
(Light cold and hot appetizers, drink tickets will be distributed)
Thursday, November 2, 2023
|TBD (Early Morning)||Materials Division Plenary #2
‘Living Machines and Materials’
Speaker: Taher Saif, UIUC
|TBD (Late Morning)||Materials Division General Meeting (open meeting)|
|TBD (Early Afternoon)||Materials Division Executive Committee Meeting (closed meeting)|
ASME Materials Division Technical Committee Meetings at IMECE 2023
Monday 10/30/2023 3-4 pm | Materials for Biomimetic and Medical Applications Technical Committee Meeting
Monday 10/30/2023, 7-8 pm | Advanced Materials for Energy Technical Committee Meeting
Monday 10/30/2023 6-7 pm | Composites and Heterogeneous Materials Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday 10/31/2023, 7-9 pm | Multifunctional Materials Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday 11/1/2023, 4-5 pm | AMD/MD Joint Committee on Constitutive Equations Technical Committee Meeting
Wednesday 11/1/2023, 6-7:30 pm | Design of Engineering Materials Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday 10/31/2023, 6:00-7:00 pm | Materials Processing Technical Committee Meeting
Tuesday 10/31/2023, 4:30-5:30 pm | Electronic Materials Technical Committee Meeting
Thursday 11/2/2023. 10:30-12 pm | Materials Division Technical Committee and Executive Committee Joint Meeting (open meeting)
Thursday 11/2/2023. 2:00-3:30 pm | Materials Division Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
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.
- Nadai Medal
The Nadai Medal is awarded in recognition of significant contributions and outstanding achievements which broaden the field of materials engineering. Nomination Deadline Date: February 1st
- Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award
The Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award recognizes early career research excellence in the areas of experimental, computational, and theoretical mechanics and materials by young investigators who are within 10 years after their Ph.D. degree, with special emphasis placed on under-represented groups. Nomination Deadline Date: February 1st
- Certificate of Appreciation
- Orr "Early Career" Award
- Orr "JEMT Best Paper" Award
- A.O. Schaefer Award
- Materials Division Centennial Mid-Career Award (NEW)
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.
Chair | November 2022 – November 2023
Vice Chair | November 2022 – November 2023
Program Chair | November 2022 – November 2023
Program Vice-chair | Secretary | November 2022 – November 2023
Huck Beng Chew
Secretary | November 2022 – November 2023
Member-at-Large | November 2022 – November 2023
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.
U.S. Based Organizations
- American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)
- American Institute of Steel Construction, Inc. (AISC)
- American Nuclear Society (ANS)
- American Petroleum Institute (API)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
- American Society for Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT)
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)
- American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)
- American Welding Society (AWS)
- International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI)
- National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE)
- Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)
U.S. Government Agencies and Departments
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
2023 Materials Division Newsletter - IMECE Happenings
2022 Materials Division Centennial Celebration Invitation
2022 Materials Division Centennial Celebration Book
2022 Materials Division Newsletter
Materials Division 2021 Award Ceremony
The Materials Division was honored to present awards and recognition at the 2021 IMECE Virtual Event. Please take a look at the presentation and help in us congratulating our awardees!
The ASME Materials Divisions supports multiple technical committees:
AMD/MD Joint Committee on Constitutive Equations
Composites and Heterogeneous Materials
Design of Engineering Materials
Materials for Biomimetic and Medical Applications
Advanced Materials for Energy