Sheridan Associate Dean to lead ASME Committee on Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Rayegani will steer launch of ASME's inaugural additive manufacuring challenge
For Immediate Release: October 8, 2013
Dr. Farzad Rayegani, Associate Dean of the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering in the Faculty of Applied Science and Technology, has been named Chair of the ASME Committee on Additive Manufacturing. As the Committee Chair, Dr. Rayegani will be leading the launch of ASME’s inaugural additive manufacturing challenge designed to give mechanical and multi-disciplinary undergraduate students around the world an opportunity to re-engineer existing products or create new designs that minimize energy consumption and/or improve energy efficiency.
"Dr. Rayegani's appointment to this prestigious leadership role is a testament to the outstanding contributions he has made in support of the advanced manufacturing sector regionally, nationally and internationally," said Dr. Darren Lawless, Sheridan's Dean of Applied Research and Innovation.
ASME's additive manufacturing challenge will provide a platform for global mechanical and multi-disciplinary students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles for rapid prototyping and rapid manufacturing. As Chair, Dr. Rayegani will lead the strategic planning on Additive Manufacturing content development and challenge, as well as participate in the Board on Student Programs meeting at the 2013 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition (IMECE) in San Diego, California, November 15 – November 21, 2013 (http://www.asmeconferences.org/Congress2013/). In this role, he will also be collaborating with ME Department Heads to develop educational material on behalf of ASME to benefit the educators and students.
ASME is a not-for-profit membership organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing, career enrichment, and skills development across all engineering disciplines, toward a goal of helping the global engineering community develop solutions to benefit lives and livelihoods. Founded in 1880 by a small group of leading industrialists, ASME has grown through the decades to include more than 130,000 members in 158 countries. Thirty-thousand of these members are students.
From college students and early-career engineers to project managers, corporate executives, researchers and academic leaders, ASME's members are as diverse as the engineering community itself. ASME serves this wide-ranging technical community through quality programs in continuing education, training and professional development, codes and standards, research, conferences and publications, government relations and other forms of outreach.
Further details about the additive manufacturing challenge will be announced at the ASME 2013 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition November 15 – 21 in San Diego, California.
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