ASME EFx 2018

What’s an ASME EFx?

An ASME EFx is a one-day event designed to bring the excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of an ASME E-Fests engineering festival, to engineering students at local colleges and universities around the world.

ASME EFx FISAT

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ASME EFx FISAT

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) organized its one-day technical event EFx at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT). The event was organized to bring the
excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of an ASME Engineering Festival, to engineering students at local colleges and universities around the world.

The program consisted of various interactive sessions and workshops with industry experts such as Prashant Dhawan, founder of Biomimicry Lab India, Sandith Thandassery, CEO Navalt Solar and Electric Boats, Sunder Raman Mohan, General Manager Siemens India and Viswa Mohan Senior Manager Bosch India.

 

Keynote Session
Speaker: Sandith Thandassery, CEO Navalt Solar and Electric Boats

• Sandith Thandasherry, the man behind India’s first solar powered ferry, gave rise to NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats, along with Phillippe Pallu and Frederic Meniere, a joint venture between Navgathi Marine Design & Construction and two French companies – Alternative Energies (AltEn), and EVE Systems.
• He completed his B-tech in Naval Architecture from IIT Madras and pursued an MBA from INSEAD, France. His industrial experience adds up to more than 16 years of his lifetime. The initial stages of his career includes 2 years of work experience in Gujarat after which he worked for several shipyards across South Korea. After pursuing his MBA, the 39-year-old naval architect and entrepreneur started his journey with Navgathi, his first company, which targeted to build small capacity solar-
powered boats.

• Nevertheless, he realised the fact that the commercial sector was primarily attributed to large passenger transport boats. This shift in his course was later supported and emphasized by AltEn, one of the world’s most experienced solar boats manufacturer. These instances duly gave rise to the formation of NavAlt in October, 2013.
• NavAlt’s vision was to make marine transport more efficient by drastically reducing the energy and resources needed for building and operation. The Kochi based startup was highly encouraged after receiving its first commercial order from the State Water Transport Department of Kerala, the first ferry, ADITYA. The ferry has a 75-passenger capacity, and has been operational for a while.
• “At the moment, we only have the proven technology for large solar ferries, and we have a strong design and R&D team to maintain the lead. Conventional boats using petrol or diesel engines can be designed well with noise and vibrations minimised to give similar comfort,” says Sandith.
• The team won the ‘Tissot Signature Innovators Club’ award for April 2017. This fuelled their thoughts with positivity attributed to every hurdle they’ve faced. He aspires to ease the transportation system with his innovation. He currently plans to expand his start up to other Asian countries where sunlight is prominent.

 

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HPV Design Workshop
Speaker: Sunder Raman Mohan, General Manager Siemens India

A session on ASME’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) event by Mr. Sunder Raman Mohan, GM Siemens India. He started off with a motivational speech about how a team works and the struggles it needs to go through to meet the interests of the fellow mates. The talk session included an explanation of technical terms, mechanism, specifications, and biometrics of the HPVC vehicle and rider. Safety instruments and gears used for the same were discussed as well.

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Biomimicry Session
Speaker: Prashanth Dhawan, CEO Biomimicry India

• Prashant Dhawan is the Co-founder of the Biomimicry India Network. He holds a degree in MS (Master of Science ) in Biomimicry from the Arizona State University, U.S.A along with Biomimicry Professional Certification awarded by Biomimicry 3.8, USA . He also holds a degree in Architecture from SPA Delhi, and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad.
• M/s Biomimicry India (studio and lab) has been formed by Prashant Dhawan and Seema Anand to develop region specific content, offer educational services and consultancy in the field of Biomimicry. Seema and Prashant are also the co-founders of the Biomimicry India Network, which is a regional network of Biomimicry Global network with the objective of spreading awareness about biomimicry in India and provide a common platform to people who are interested in biomimicry to meet
and cross pollinate ideas. Theyve have been instrumental in spreading awareness and promoting the adoption of Biomimicry in academic institutions in India and have recently helped create a Biomimicry Lab at the Srishti Institute of art, design and technology. They have conducted talks and workshops about Biomimicry in various educational institutions in India as also in China.

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Bosch Session
Speaker: Viswa Mohan, Senior Manager Bosch India

PMP and Scrum certified, Business field manager, managing project sourcing and deployment across Bosch plants in
India. Current scope of projects involve Manufacturing planning, engineering services, Logistics planning,
construction, relocation projects and training

The session discussed the idea of critical thinking that will enable students to better understand how technology improves the life of people through the case studies of Bosch, innovative modern technologies like Park Assist, IOT and much more.

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ASME Leadership and SECD Session
Speaker: P Vijayan (Indian Police Officer), Madhukar Sharma (President ASME
India), Erin Dolan (ASME International)

The inaugural ceremony was followed by an inspiring talk on leadership qualities by Mr. P Vijayan,IPS. And was  followed by the ASME SECD (Student and Early Career Development) session by Mr. Madhukar Sharma, President, ASME INDIA and Mr. Siddharth Jadeja, SRA ASME Asia Pacific.
The event started with the introduction to ASME Student and Early Career Development Sector and the council associated with it. The session also introduced the Early Career Engineer Programming Committee and the internship opportunities they have. He talked about the interactive ASME online pages that cater to the queries and suggestions about ASME and the SECD Council. He highlighted upon the ASME Fests and discussed upon the various events conducted there, that includes the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC), Student Design Competition, and Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Competition.

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Some of the showcase events were:

3D Printing Exhibition

A 3D Printing exhibition overseen by Mr. Sreenath Polackal, CEO EMI Product, showcasing the modern advancements that 3D Printing brings out to the modern era.With samples, 3D printed using the modern machines and other presentations, he was able to open the students’  vision to countless possibilities in the field of technology.

Automobile Quiz Competition

A quiz on the automobile industry was conducted for all who were interested. The winners were given Rs 4000 and the runners up were given Rs 2000.

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Entertainment has always been the highlight when it comes to any event. To mark the end of the mega one-day event of ASME EFx, the evening saw some electrifying performances delivered by ‘LASA-GU’, musical band formed by a group of talented musicians of FISAT. The enthusiasm of the musicians was at its zenith as they performed various songs. The audience was enthralled by their performance.

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What’s an ASME EFx?

An ASME EFx is a one-day event designed to bring the excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of an ASME E-Fests engineering festival, to engineering students at local colleges and universities around the world.

ASME EFx FISAT

Previous

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ASME EFx FISAT

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) organized its one-day technical event EFx at the Federal Institute of Science and Technology (FISAT). The event was organized to bring the
excitement, community, innovation and vibrant experience of an ASME Engineering Festival, to engineering students at local colleges and universities around the world.

The program consisted of various interactive sessions and workshops with industry experts such as Prashant Dhawan, founder of Biomimicry Lab India, Sandith Thandassery, CEO Navalt Solar and Electric Boats, Sunder Raman Mohan, General Manager Siemens India and Viswa Mohan Senior Manager Bosch India.

 

Keynote Session
Speaker: Sandith Thandassery, CEO Navalt Solar and Electric Boats

• Sandith Thandasherry, the man behind India’s first solar powered ferry, gave rise to NavAlt Solar and Electric Boats, along with Phillippe Pallu and Frederic Meniere, a joint venture between Navgathi Marine Design & Construction and two French companies – Alternative Energies (AltEn), and EVE Systems.
• He completed his B-tech in Naval Architecture from IIT Madras and pursued an MBA from INSEAD, France. His industrial experience adds up to more than 16 years of his lifetime. The initial stages of his career includes 2 years of work experience in Gujarat after which he worked for several shipyards across South Korea. After pursuing his MBA, the 39-year-old naval architect and entrepreneur started his journey with Navgathi, his first company, which targeted to build small capacity solar-
powered boats.

• Nevertheless, he realised the fact that the commercial sector was primarily attributed to large passenger transport boats. This shift in his course was later supported and emphasized by AltEn, one of the world’s most experienced solar boats manufacturer. These instances duly gave rise to the formation of NavAlt in October, 2013.
• NavAlt’s vision was to make marine transport more efficient by drastically reducing the energy and resources needed for building and operation. The Kochi based startup was highly encouraged after receiving its first commercial order from the State Water Transport Department of Kerala, the first ferry, ADITYA. The ferry has a 75-passenger capacity, and has been operational for a while.
• “At the moment, we only have the proven technology for large solar ferries, and we have a strong design and R&D team to maintain the lead. Conventional boats using petrol or diesel engines can be designed well with noise and vibrations minimised to give similar comfort,” says Sandith.
• The team won the ‘Tissot Signature Innovators Club’ award for April 2017. This fuelled their thoughts with positivity attributed to every hurdle they’ve faced. He aspires to ease the transportation system with his innovation. He currently plans to expand his start up to other Asian countries where sunlight is prominent.

 

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HPV Design Workshop
Speaker: Sunder Raman Mohan, General Manager Siemens India

A session on ASME’s Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) event by Mr. Sunder Raman Mohan, GM Siemens India. He started off with a motivational speech about how a team works and the struggles it needs to go through to meet the interests of the fellow mates. The talk session included an explanation of technical terms, mechanism, specifications, and biometrics of the HPVC vehicle and rider. Safety instruments and gears used for the same were discussed as well.

Previous

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Biomimicry Session
Speaker: Prashanth Dhawan, CEO Biomimicry India

• Prashant Dhawan is the Co-founder of the Biomimicry India Network. He holds a degree in MS (Master of Science ) in Biomimicry from the Arizona State University, U.S.A along with Biomimicry Professional Certification awarded by Biomimicry 3.8, USA . He also holds a degree in Architecture from SPA Delhi, and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad.
• M/s Biomimicry India (studio and lab) has been formed by Prashant Dhawan and Seema Anand to develop region specific content, offer educational services and consultancy in the field of Biomimicry. Seema and Prashant are also the co-founders of the Biomimicry India Network, which is a regional network of Biomimicry Global network with the objective of spreading awareness about biomimicry in India and provide a common platform to people who are interested in biomimicry to meet
and cross pollinate ideas. Theyve have been instrumental in spreading awareness and promoting the adoption of Biomimicry in academic institutions in India and have recently helped create a Biomimicry Lab at the Srishti Institute of art, design and technology. They have conducted talks and workshops about Biomimicry in various educational institutions in India as also in China.

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Bosch Session
Speaker: Viswa Mohan, Senior Manager Bosch India

PMP and Scrum certified, Business field manager, managing project sourcing and deployment across Bosch plants in
India. Current scope of projects involve Manufacturing planning, engineering services, Logistics planning,
construction, relocation projects and training

The session discussed the idea of critical thinking that will enable students to better understand how technology improves the life of people through the case studies of Bosch, innovative modern technologies like Park Assist, IOT and much more.

Previous

Next

ASME Leadership and SECD Session
Speaker: P Vijayan (Indian Police Officer), Madhukar Sharma (President ASME
India), Erin Dolan (ASME International)

The inaugural ceremony was followed by an inspiring talk on leadership qualities by Mr. P Vijayan,IPS. And was  followed by the ASME SECD (Student and Early Career Development) session by Mr. Madhukar Sharma, President, ASME INDIA and Mr. Siddharth Jadeja, SRA ASME Asia Pacific.
The event started with the introduction to ASME Student and Early Career Development Sector and the council associated with it. The session also introduced the Early Career Engineer Programming Committee and the internship opportunities they have. He talked about the interactive ASME online pages that cater to the queries and suggestions about ASME and the SECD Council. He highlighted upon the ASME Fests and discussed upon the various events conducted there, that includes the Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC), Student Design Competition, and Innovative Additive Manufacturing 3D Competition.

Previous

Next

Some of the showcase events were:

3D Printing Exhibition

A 3D Printing exhibition overseen by Mr. Sreenath Polackal, CEO EMI Product, showcasing the modern advancements that 3D Printing brings out to the modern era.With samples, 3D printed using the modern machines and other presentations, he was able to open the students’  vision to countless possibilities in the field of technology.

Automobile Quiz Competition

A quiz on the automobile industry was conducted for all who were interested. The winners were given Rs 4000 and the runners up were given Rs 2000.

Previous

Next

Entertainment has always been the highlight when it comes to any event. To mark the end of the mega one-day event of ASME EFx, the evening saw some electrifying performances delivered by ‘LASA-GU’, musical band formed by a group of talented musicians of FISAT. The enthusiasm of the musicians was at its zenith as they performed various songs. The audience was enthralled by their performance.

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