Manufacturing Engineering Division

Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) is concerned with the knowledge base of manufacturing sciences and technology and its applications for improved production performance.


The Manufacturing Engineering Division is concerned with the knowledge base of manufacturing sciences and technology and its applications for improved production performance that is economically viable and meets industrial health, safety, and resource conservation legislation. It also promotes the art, science, and practice of mechanical engineering through manufacturing engineering and its entire scope where "product" is the desired end result. It covers the entire field of manufacturing engineering such as Machine Tools, Materials Processing, Sensors and Controllers, Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics, Manufacturing Systems Management and Optimization, and Emerging Areas of Manufacturing Engineering.

MSEC Call for Papers

The Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) of ASME and the North American Manufacturing Research Institution of SME are pleased to co-sponsor the 2023 International Manufacturing Science & Engineering Conference (MSEC) and the 51st North American Manufacturing Research Conference (NAMRC). The co-located conferences will be hosted by Rutgers University College of Engineering on June 12-June 16th, 2023, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA. We anticipate having an in-person conference, just as in 2022.
Symposia reseach papers are being solicited for MSEC 2023. Download the flyer for a list of symposia. 

MSEC 2023 invites all high-quality advanced manufacturing research papers, even if they may not directly fit into one of these symposia. We ask authors to find the closest related symposium to place papers into. Technical Chairs and the Symposium Organizers will coordinate review of these submitted papers.


Featured Event

IMECE® - International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition®
Greater Columbus Convention Center
Columbus, OH
October 30 – November 3, 2022
Advanced Manufacturing Track

NAMRC 51 | MSEC 2023 | LEM&P 2023
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
June 12 -16, 2023

Past Events:

Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC)
June 27, 2022 - July 1, 2022
College of Engineering
West Lafayette, Indiana
Hosted by Purdue University

Virtual MSEC 2021, June 21-25
Hosted by the University of Cincinnati

ASME 2020 IMECE – Manufacturing Policy Forum: SPECIAL EVENT
….An ASME Manufacturing Engineering Division (MED) Centennial Celebration Event
Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 6:00pm-8:00pm (Eastern Time)

NSF Industry-Academia Collaboration in Advanced Manufacturing Workshop
June 22, 2020, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

MSEC 2019: Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference
Penn State Erie, The Behrend College,
Erie, PA
June 10 – June 14, 2019

Honors & Awards

Recognition of outstanding achievement in engineering is one of the major objectives of ASME International. Through its programs of honors and awards, ASME recognizes outstanding contributions to the art and science of engineering. These programs provide the opportunity for personalized presentations to honor recipients which dramatize to the public the achievements of the engineers, and they identify ASME with excellence in engineering.

Society Level Awards

Division Level Awards

Nominations link for processing division awards: Unit Awards


Frank Pfefferkorn
Chair | July 2022 - June 2023

Barbara Linke
Vice Chair | July 2022 - June 2023

Moneer Helu
Past Chair | July 2022 - June 2023

Jarred Heigel
Program Chair | July 2022 - June 2023

Mihaela Banu PhD
Treasurer | July 2022 - June 2023
Jaydeep Karandikar
Secretary | July 2022 - June 2023

Azadeh Seidaei
Communications | July 2022 - June 2023

Barbara Zlatnik
Staff Contact



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.

Government Agencies

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)


Professional Societies

MED Technical Committees

ASME Manufacturing Engineering Technical Committees

  • Quality and Reliability Technical Committee
  • Manufacturing Systems Technical Committee
  • Manufacturing Processes Technical Committee
  • Manufacturing Equipment and Automation Technical Committee
  • Life Cycle Engineering Technical Committee
  • Biomanufacturing Technical Committee
  • Advanced Materials Manufacturing
  • Nano/Micro/Meso Manufacturing Technical Committee

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