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Although the "core" of the ASME Milwaukee Section is located in and around Milwaukee, our members are from Eastern Wisconsin, Madison, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  We are an active section and have very active student sub-sections at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, Marquette University, Milwaukee School of Engineering and Michigan Tech.  To learn more about us, the programs we have had recently, our sub-sections, our leadership and how you can volunteer or provide input (amongst other things), please check out our website at:




Ken Derra 
ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) 


Wednesday, February 8, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM CST

 Gather at Marquette Eng Hall:  5:00pm
 Short Presentation:  5:45pm
 Lab Tour & Discussion: 6:00pm
 Dinner:  7:30pm
 Wrap-up:  8:30pm



FREE Parking at the 16th Street Parking Structure
(#55 on the Marquette Map) at:

16th St Parking Structure
749 N. 16th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

You will get a parking pass when you enter after telling security that you are attending an event for ASME. 


Then walk directly South on either 16th or 17th Street to the Engineering building  (#34 on the Marquette Map) and enter through the front door.  Signs should point you to the room that you will go to.

MU Engineering Hall
1637 W Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233



Member:  $30
Non-Member:  $40
Member Significant Other:  $20
Student:  $5


Traditional Buffet:
Herb Pork Loin
Au Gratin Potatoes
Cubed roasted carrots
Classic macaroni salad
Classic Caesar salad
Chocolate cream pie
Lemonade & water for beverage





ASME - Milwaukee Section Tour of Marquette University Combustion Research Facilities & Learning About Using Low Carbon Fuels in Heavy-Duty Engines



The ASME Milwaukee Section is thrilled to visit the Marquette University combustion research facilities on February 8, 2023.  There we will tour the facility and learn about their research into using low carbon fuels in heavy-duty engines.

Due to its high-power density & low cost compared to competing technologies, the internal combustion engine will remain the primary mode of propulsion for the foreseeable future, especially in heavy-duty applications. In 2050, technologies such as the full battery electric vehicle are projected to have only a few percent of the global transportation market based on total energy consumed. The fastest growing transportation sector is commercial transportation, and it is the most difficult to electrify due to the high energy demands over long operating periods. Thus, to improve the sustainability of heavy-duty transportation, we must reduce the emissions from diesel engines, the primary power source in the heavy-duty sector.

 For decades diesel engine research focused on the reduction of criteria pollutant emissions that are known to have negative effects on human health and the environment, such as NOx, soot, and unburned hydrocarbons. Over the last decade, additional focus has been put on reducing fossil fuel consumption due to its connection with greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), such as CO2. The most pragmatic way to reduce GHG emissions from diesel engines is by using alternative, low carbon fuels. This seminar, led by Dr. Adam Dempsey, will discuss research on advanced engine combustion strategies that will allow the use of low carbon fuels, such as alcohols, natural gas, ammonia, and hydrogen in heavy-duty engines while maintaining diesel-like engine performance characteristics by continuing to use mixing-controlled combustion.

Dr. Adam Dempsey is an Assistant Professor at Marquette University in the Mechanical Engineering Department. Prior to joining Marquette, he was a Senior Research Engineer at Caterpillar Inc. and a postdoctoral researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Dr. Dempsey received his Bachelors and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University and his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013.

Following the seminar, tours will be given of the Marquette University combustion research facilities, which include a diesel engine test cell and an optical accessible rapid compression machine. A buffet dinner and a networking reception (at Marquette) will also be part of the event.  Also, special dietary needs are available upon request (please indicate in your registration.)