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ASME DSCD Official Roster

(Please contact the DSCD Executive Committee to volunteer for any of the current or upcoming available positions)

Executive Committee:

Type of Committee: Standing Committee, formed in accordance with Article V of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Number of Members: 7 (5+2) Five elected voting members. Two appointed non-voting members: Secretary and Treasurer

Tenure: Voting members serve for 5 years; enter as Junior Member and then become Senior Member, Vice Chair, Chair and Past Chair, respectively, in successive years. Non-voting members serve for 3 years

Election/Appointment: One new member is elected each year following the procedures outlined in Article V of ASME DSCD ByLaws

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

For the current members of the executive committee please visit this link.

Honors Committee:

Type of Committee: Standing Committee, formed in accordance with Article VIII-1 of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Number of Members: 7 (needs amendment of DSCD ByLaws which stipulates 6 members)

Tenure: Each member serves for 3 years

Election/Appointment: New members are appointed following the procedures outlined in Article VIII-1 of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

For the current members of the honors committee please visit this link.

Advisory Committee:

Type of Committee: Standing Committee, formed in accordance with Article VIII-3 of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Number of Members: 4; The current Past-Chair of the Executive-Committee is the new member. The most senior member serves as the Chair.

Tenure: Each member serves for 4 years

Election/Appointment: The Chair of the Executive-Committee appoints the new member.

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Chair Member Member Member
12-13 Matthew Franchek Satish Nair Roberto Horowitz Dawn Tilbury
13-14 Satish Nair Roberto Horowitz Dawn Tilbury Huei Peng
14-15 Roberto Horowitz Dawn Tilbury Huei Peng George Chiu
15-16 Dawn Tilbury Huei Peng George Chiu Andrew Alleyne
16-17 Huei Peng George Chiu Andrew Alleyne Kok-Meng Lee

Nominating Committee:

Type of Committee: Standing Committee, formed in accordance with Article VIII-4 of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Number of Members: 4 The current Past-Chair of the Executive-Committee is the new member and serves as the Chair.

Tenure: Each member serves for 4 years

Election/Appointment: The Chair of the Executive-Committee appoints the new member.

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Chair Member Member Member
12-13 Dawn Tilbury Roberto Horowitz Satish Nair Matthew Franchek
13-14 Huei Peng Dawn Tilbury Roberto Horowitz Satish Nair
14-15 George Chiu Huei Peng Dawn Tilbury Roberto Horowitz
15-16 Andrew Alleyne George Chiu Huei Peng Dawn Tilbury
16-17 Kok-Meng Lee Andrew Alleyne George Chiu Huei Peng

By-Laws Committee:

Type of Committee: Standing Committee, formed in accordance with Article VIII-2 of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Number of Members: 3

Tenure: Each member serves for 3 years

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time.

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Chair Member Member
07-10 Eduardo Misawa Roberto Horowitz George Chiu
10-13 Huei Peng Satish Nair Dawn Tilbury
13-16 Huei Peng Andrew Alleyne Ranjan Mukherjee

Technical Committees:

Description:  See Article X of ASME-DSCD ByLaws

Please visit Technical Committee webpage links from the sidebar for the current rosters and activities.

IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics Management Committee:

Type of Committee: Ad-hoc Committee

Number of Members: 2

Tenure: Each member serves for 2 years

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: January 1 to December 31

Year Member Member
2013 Bin Yao Jordan Berg
2014 Jordan Berg Santosh Devasia
2015 Santosh Devasia Kok-Meng Lee
2016 Santosh Devasia Kok-Meng Lee
2017 Santosh Devasia Kok-Meng Lee

DSCC Steering Committee:

Type of Committee: Ad-hoc Committee

Number of Members: 8

Tenure: Not the same for all members

Election/Appointment: The Chair is the Past-Chair of the DSCD Executive Committee. There is no official procedure in place at the present time for the remaining members. A GC is chosen well in advance: he/she becomes the GC after serving in the role of Future GC for four years.

Appointment: December 1 (of previous year) to November 30


ExComm Chair PC GC Future GC Future GC Future GC Future GC Past GC
2012 Roberto Horowitz Jeffrey Stein Harry Asada Nejat Olgac


Eduardo Misawa
2013 Dawn Tilbury Miroslav Krstic Nejat Olgac Suhada Jayasuriya


Harry Asada
2014 Huei Peng Jordan Berg Suhada Jayasuriya Giorgio Rizzoni


Nejat Olgac
2015 George Chiu Rama Yedavalli Giorgio Rizzoni Kim Stelson


Suhada Jayasuriya
2016 Andrew Alleyne Jiong Tang Kim Stelson Azim Eskandarian XiaoBo Tan

Giorgio Rizzoni
2017 Kok-Meng Lee Marcia O’Malley Azim Eskandarian XiaoBo Tan


Kim Stelson

PC refers to Program Chair and GC refers to General Chair.

Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Segment:

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time. There is some overlap between the current and the next representatives. Beginning 2011, the Executive-Committee agreed that there will be two members – the Executive-Committee Chair and Vice-Chair.

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Member Member
12-13 George Chiu Huei Peng
13-14 George Chiu Andrew Alleyne
14-15 Andrew Alleyne Kok–Meng Lee
15-16 Kok–Meng Lee Ranjan Mukherjee
16-17 Ranjan Mukherjee Peter Meckl

The Systems and Design Technical Group was discontinued in 2014. There is now a Design, Materials, and Manufacturing Segment.

AACC Director:

Number of Members: 2 (Director and an Alternate)

Tenure: Typically 4 years. The Director serves for 2 years. The Alternate then becomes the Director and a new Alternate is appointed.

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: December 1 to November 30

Year Director Alternate
11-13 Harry Asada Nejat Olgac
13-15 Nejat Olgac Dawn Tilbury
15-17 Dawn Tilbury George Chiu

JDSMC Editor:

Tenure: 5 years

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: January 1 to December 31

Year Editor
09-14 Karl Hedrick
14-18 Joe Beaman

DSCD Magazine Editor and Editorial Board:

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Year Editor Editor for News Items
13-14 Galip Ulsoy Rifat Sipahi
15-16 Peter Meckl

Editorial board: Jordan M. Berg, Jaydev P. Desai, Hans DeSmidt, Kiriakos Kiriakidis, Venkat Krovi, Alexander Leonessa, Gregory M. Shaver, Guoming Zhu

Conference Editorial Board:

Tenure: 3 years

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: November 1 to October 30

Year Chair
12-15 Dave Bevly
15-18 Fen Wu

ACC Program Representative:

Number of Members: 2 (Representative and an Alternate)

Tenure: Typically 2 years. The representative serves for one year. The Alternate then becomes the Representative and a new Alternate is appointed.

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: January 1 to December 31

Year Representative Alternate
13 Sean Brennan Qian Wang
14 Qian Wang John Ferris
15 John Ferris Zongxuan Sun
16 Zongxuan Sun Rifat Sipahi
17 Rifat Sipahi

Newsletter Editors:

Number of Members: 3 (1 Editor, 2 Associate Editors)

Tenure: Each member typically serves 2 years. An Associate Editor often becomes an Editor.

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Editor Associate Editor Associate Editor
13-14 Denise McKahn Melody Baglione Hashem Ashrafiuon
14-15 Hashem Ashrafiuon Xu (Max) Chen
15-16 Hashem Ashrafiuon Xu (Max) Chen Jianguo Zhao
16-17 Xu (Max) Chen Jianguo Zhao

Student Travel Grant Coordinator:

Tenure: Variable

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time.

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Coordinator
10-13 Manish Paliwal
13-16 Qingze Zho
16-20 Carrie Hall

Webmasters:

Number of Members: 2 (1 Webmaster and 1 Assistant Webmaster)

Tenure: Variable

Election/Appointment: No official procedure in place at the present time

Appointment: July 1 to June 30

Year Webmaster Assistant Webmaster
12-13 Melih Cakmakci
13-14 Melih Cakmakci
14-15 James Mynderse
15-16 James Mynderse
16-17 James Mynderse Jeff Shelton

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