Technical Leadership Committees
ASPE has initiated a new approach for tracking technical progress in precision engineering and in managing how we share these advances with our members. This is a culmination of many discussions with members and much planning among past and current leaders. The most exciting outcome of this is an opportunity for all members, ranging from the newest to the most senior, to regularly discuss interesting and relevant technology (perhaps electronically) with peers and plan how this is shared among the membership.
We are inviting ASPE members to join one or more of six Technical Leadership Committees (TLCs). These committees are listed below along with their current leaders. These TLC Chairs are Directors-at-Large elected to these roles. Click on the link of each committee to review the white paper for each committee. We are looking to each committee to fulfill a set of needs for the Society: 1) Understand and report on the state-of-the-art (SOTA); 2) Advise the Annual Meeting Chairperson; 3) Recommend Topical Meetings & assist the Chairperson; 4) Solicit qualified conference speakers and papers and 5) Prepare a review paper for Precision Engineering. Each of the committees will develop their own personality and its own way of meeting these needs. We have formulated an overall vision for how these committees will contribute to the overall Society. This is intended to be a dynamic environment, where topics emphasized by the committees can evolve, and even the number of committees can change. The topics chosen for the committees are in the spirit of core technologies which have a long-term importance to precision engineering. Applications of these technologies can be represented within the committees and can then easily evolve on a shorter time scale based on the challenging and commercially hot topics of the day.
Technical Leadership Committees:
- Precision Manufacturing
Stephen J. Furst, Smart Material Solutions, Inc.
- Metrology Systems
Jonathan D. Ellis, University of Arizona
Richard K. Leach, University of Nottingham
- Precision Design
Richard M. Seugling, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Micro and Nano Technologies
Michael A. Cullinan, The University of Texas at Austin
- Controls and Mechatronics
Chinedum E. Okwudire, University of Michigan