IMECE 2020 Keynote Speakers Announced

Sep 24, 2020

The ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition® (IMECE®) virtual event, will take place November 16-19. IMECE® is not only ASME’s largest research and development conference focused primarily on mechanical engineering but also encompasses perspectives from many engineering disciplines.

We are excited to announce this year’s three keynote speakers. On November 16 at 11 am ET Emily A. Carter, PhD, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost (EVCP), Distinguished Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UCLA, will discuss “Insights into Sustainable Energy Materials Optimization from First Principles.” On November 17 at 11 am ET, Dragos Maciuca, PhD, Executive Technical Director, Ford’s Research and Innovation Center, will present "Opportunities & Challenges for Mechanical Engineering in Autonomy and Artificial Intelligence.” And on November 19 at 11 am ET, James J. Truchard, PhD, former CEO, NI, ASME 2020 Richard J. Goldstein Energy Lecture Award Recipient, will share "A Future for Energy."

IMECE’s new virtual experience offers up to 15 parallel sessions running over a four-day technical program, where every field is addressed, from critical advancements in mature fields to new and innovative areas of R&D. Through live chat and video conferencing features, attendees can network with leading researchers in their representative disciplines from academia, government, and industry R&D labs.

IMECE technical tracks will explore subjects like advanced manufacturing, advances in aerospace technology; biomedical and biotechnology engineering; design, systems and complexity; energy; engineering education; fluids engineering; heat transfer and thermal engineering; mechanics of solids, structures and fluids; micro- and nano-systems engineering and packaging; and safety engineering, risk and reliability analysis.

The technical program will also feature the ASME International Undergraduate Research and Design Exposition, a unique National Science Foundation (NSF) track, and a track for poster presentations.

Registration is available for members at $199 and nonmembers at $399. Student members can attend for $99 and nonmember students can attend for $149. For more information on the ASME 2020 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, and to register, visit

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