Materials Handling Engineering Division

The Materials Handling Engineering Division (MHED) concentrates on systems engineering methods that integrate control technology, information technology, and material transport equipment to provide efficient, safe and economical material handling.


Dear MHED Members:

The mission and primary interest of the Materials Handling Engineering Division is to identify and communicate information about the latest developments in material handling equipment and practices in all areas of interest to MHED members.

Over the last decade material handling has undergone tremendous changes. To reflect these changes MHED is in the process of a yearlong revitalization effort. As a part of this effort we will be reaching out to members like you to find out how MHED can play an important role in your profession and career. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We look forward to your support and participation.

Kesh Kesavadas

Honors & 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.


Laura Herrera
Staff Contact | December 2023 – OPEN





The following Mechanical Engineering Landmarks may be of interest to members of the Materials Handling Engineering Division. ASME fosters the preservation of mechanical engineering innovations used in a wide range of applications through its History and Heritage program.

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