Qualifications Category

The candidate must be an ASME corporate member, have been responsible for significant engineering achievements, and shall have 10 or more years of active practice and not less than 10 or more years of corporate membership in ASME. There are no educational or professional rank requirements. Suggested categories and examples of possible accomplishments are listed below.  The candidate does not need to meet all the suggested criteria in one category, but through the sum total of their professional engineering contributions.

Engineering Design and Product Development:

Significant contribution to the engineering profession based on innovation, invention or design of new products, systems or facilities. The significance may derive from one or more of the following: scale of the accomplishment, uniqueness of the accomplishment, degree to which the state of the art is advanced, the quantity and quality of designs produced, utility of the designs produced or the value to society of the product, system, or facility. If the work is part of a group effort, it must be shown that the candidate was a driving force and key technical leader of the group and that his or her role significantly contributed to the success of the design effort. Should be an acknowledged expert in the technical aspects of the product or service.  Individual can be selected on the basis of advancing the state of the art through introduction of the product or service into a new area of application or on the basis of making a major improvement in existing technology.

Research and Development:

Significant contribution to basic and applied engineering research leading to noteworthy invention, discovery or advancement in the state of the art as evidenced by technical presentations, publications, awarded patents, or by having products or processes in the marketplace. The accomplishment can be a single contribution of extreme importance or an accumulation of smaller contributions that have led to the development of a body of knowledge in a field of engineering practice. Presentations and publications should be at highly reputable events and in major archival journals.

Education and Workforce Development:

Recognized contributions to the development and implementation of new and innovative programs. Clearly demonstrated leadership roles in curriculum development, teaching, research and/or administration. Has received documented formal recognition from students and colleagues as an outstanding teacher. Established international reputation and publication record in teaching and research. Has led or played a significant role in the development of academic excellence within a department, school, college or university that has been recognized nationally for its accomplishments. Promotion of science and engineering education at all levels including k-12 and beyond. Committed to outreach to traditionally underrepresented populations and underserved regions.

Standards and Certification:

Recognized by peers as having extraordinary technical knowledge and dedication to the development and promotion of codes, standards, or  certification.  Participation and or contribution to the ASME codes committees, or in other standards development organizations at the national or international level. Having utilized knowledge and dedication to further the activity of the committee in developing a new code or standard, in making a major revision to an existing one, in initiating an important procedural change in applying new or existing codes or standards; or is recognized by peers as a forward-thinking individual who has identified and promoted the development of codes or standards for emerging technologies. In all committee work has demonstrated exemplary dedication to protection of the public safety and to the convenience of consumers.


Significant and sustained contributions to the engineering profession, that may include management of significant projects/programs in industry, government, or academia; leadership in professional society activities; or receiving peer distinction, including honors and awards or other recognition regarding specific contributions to the individual's profession. Individuals selected may be recognized leaders promoting the art and science of engineering and the benefits of technology to the society. Accomplishments could include dedication to the furtherance of the engineering profession by positively influencing governmental legislation, regulations or policies that are technology related or affect the practice of engineering. Promoting public service in the engineering community, as well as a public awareness of the importance of engineering in meeting societal needs, are also important considerations.


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