Dr. Matthew Mench, Department Head of MABE, was recently elected by his fellow department heads of other institutions to serve a two-year term on the ASME Department Head Executive Committee (DHEC). The DHEC operates within the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and functions to promote mechanical engineering education through a wide variety of activities which includes benchmarking educational programs and dissemination of best practices to fellow department heads and faculty across the country. “I am looking forward to service on this important ASME committee. It is a tremendous opportunity for me to raise the national profile of the department, improve our education, improve the development of our faculty and staff, and help provide state-of-the-art facilities,” said Mench.
Mench also serves as the Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Fuel Cell Science and Technology and was elected a Fellow of ASME in 2013.