The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Announces New President


Said Jahanmir, a prominent technology innovator and engineering executive with accomplishments across a wide spectrum of disciplines – from heart assist pumps to advanced manufacturing – has been named president of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).   

As ASME president, Jahanmir will play a central role in growing the Society’s activities in disseminating technical information and innovative solutions to improve safety and quality of life. His stated goals include increasing the number of active members, especially students and early-career engineers, and motivating staff and volunteers to develop genuine collaboration and partnerships.

Jahanmir, an ASME fellow, currently serves as assistant director for federal partnerships, at the Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office at the National Institute of Standards Technology (NIST) which coordinates the Manufacturing USA program with other interagency partners. His current assignment is in the Executive Office of the President of the United States, where he serves as executive secretary for the Subcommittee on Advanced Manufacturing at the National Science and Technology Council. Jahanmir is also serving as president and CEO of Boston Tribology Associates, an engineering consulting firm based in Cambridge, Mass. Prior to his current position, he was a senior legislative fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, where as an ASME Congressional Fellow he provided advice on manufacturing, science and technology policy, STEM education, and workforce development. 

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