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James Stewart Join Date: 09/20/2017
Membership Type: Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Changed Date: 09/20/2017 Old Hand
Dhiraj Jain Join Date: 09/04/2017
Membership Type: Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Changed Date: 09/04/2017 New Member
Diwakar Shankar Join Date: 06/23/2017
Membership Type: Power Engineering
Power Engineering
Changed Date: 06/23/2017 New Member
Diwakar Shankar Join Date: 06/23/2017
Membership Type: Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Changed Date: 06/23/2017 New Member
pjgonwa Join Date: 02/09/2017
Membership Type: Control Engineering
Control Engineering
Changed Date: 02/09/2017 New Member
MR. Guest Join Date: 11/17/2016
Membership Type: Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
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Twceaser1319 Join Date: 05/26/2016
Membership Type: Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Changed Date: 05/26/2016 New Member
Aquila Power Join Date: 04/03/2016
Membership Type: Power Engineering
Power Engineering
Changed Date: 04/03/2016 New Active Member
Aquila Power Join Date: 04/03/2016
Membership Type: Energy Engineering
Energy Engineering
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mrbrightside Join Date: 04/02/2016
Membership Type: Power Engineering
Power Engineering
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Membership Types

Membership Type Description # Members
Large image for Acoustical Engineering Small image/badge for Acoustical Engineering Acoustical Engineering

Acoustical engineering deals with sound and vibration. Typically, acoustical engineers are concerned with how to reduce unwanted sounds, how to make useful sounds, and how to use sound as an indication of some other physical property. Areas of interest include noise control, ultrasound, sonar, and sound reproduction.

( 2 members )
Large image for Aerospace Engineering Small image/badge for Aerospace Engineering Aerospace Engineering

Aerospace engineering deals with the design, development and construction of aircraft and spacecraft. There are two main branches: aeronautical engineering and astronautical engineering. Aeronautical engineers work with vehicles that remain within Earth's atmosphere. Astronautical engineers work with vehicles that operate outside of Earth's atmosphere.

( 23 members )
Large image for Agricultural Engineering Small image/badge for Agricultural Engineering Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural engineering applies scientific methods to agricultural production and the management of natural resources. Some agricultural engineers design agricultural machinery, equipment and structures. Others build irrigation, drainage, or flood control systems. Agricultural engineers also perform environmental impact assessments.

( 3 members )
Large image for Architectural Engineering Small image/badge for Architectural Engineering Architectural Engineering

Architectural engineering involves the design and construction of buildings, bridges, equipment supports, towers, walls, and other structures. Architectural engineers may create their own mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) designs, and perform some of the functions of mechanical engineers and electrical engineers. Structural engineers, building engineers, and architects are all types of architectural engineers.

( 4 members )
Large image for Automotive Engineering Small image/badge for Automotive Engineering Automotive Engineering

Automotive engineering is a branch of mechanical engineering that involves the design of cars and trucks. There are three main types of automotive engineers: product engineers or design engineers, development engineers, and manufacturing engineers. Areas of interest include fuel economy and emission controls, vehicle dynamics, performance, shift quality, safety and durability. Noise, vibration and harshness (NHV) is also important.

( 14 members )
Large image for Biomedical Engineering Small image/badge for Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering applies engineering principles and practices to biological and medical applications. Biomedical engineers specialize in bioinformatics, medical imaging, physiological signal processing, biomechanics, and biomaterials. Areas of interest include the design and development of biocompatible medical devices such as prostheses or artificial hearts, diagnostic equipment, and pharmaceuticals.

( 6 members )
Large image for Chemical Engineering Small image/badge for Chemical Engineering Chemical Engineering

Chemical engineering applies the physical sciences and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into a wide range of products. Chemical engineers who perform research and development (R&D) activities or design new materials and techniques are often called process engineers. Areas of interest include additives, agrochemicals, dietary supplements, detergents, fuels, fragrances, flavors, and pharmaceuticals.

( 16 members )
Large image for Civil Engineering Small image/badge for Civil Engineering Civil Engineering

Civil engineering involves the design, construction, and maintenance of bridges, roads, canals, dams, and related structures. There are many sub-disciplines. These include coastal engineering, construction engineering, environmental engineering, geotechnical engineering, materials engineering, structural engineering, transportation engineering, and water resources engineering. Civil engineers work in both the public and private sectors, and often licensed.

( 15 members )
Large image for Computer Engineering Small image/badge for Computer Engineering Computer Engineering

Computer engineering includes broad areas of both electrical engineering and computer science. Unlike electrical engineers, however, computer engineers focus less on power electronics and physics, and more on software design and hardware-software integration. Areas of interest also include algorithms, computer architecture, circuits and signals, database systems, digital logic, digital signal processing, electronics, embedded systems, human-computer interaction, operating systems, programming fundamentals, computer networking, distributed systems, and advanced database systems.

( 5 members )
Large image for Construction Engineering Small image/badge for Construction Engineering Construction Engineering

Construction engineering is a sub-discipline of civil engineering that involves planning and managing the building of structures such as airports, bridges, dams, reservoirs, and office buildings. Construction engineers design temporary and permanent structures, conduct site layout surveys, perform on-site material testing, select equipment, and perform various budgeting and procurement activities. They also analyze maps, drawings and blueprints; review aerial photographs and topographical information; and use computer software to design systems and structures while following building codes.

( 10 members )
Large image for Control Engineering Small image/badge for Control Engineering Control Engineering

Control engineering involves the mathematical modeling of dynamic systems, often with components as electrical circuits, digital signal processors, and microcontrollers. Control engineers work in a variety of industries, but are most closely associated with electrical and computer engineering. Areas of interest include adaptive control, building automation, control theory, feedback, intelligent control, nonlinear control, optimal control, PID control, process control and robust control.

( 39 members )
Large image for Electrical Engineering Small image/badge for Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering

Electrical engineering applies principles and practices involving electricity, electronics and electromagnetism to the design and development of electrical devices and systems. Electrical engineers often specialize in sub-disciplines such as power generation and power control, electronics and microelectronics, signal processing, telecommunications, instrumentation engineering, and computer engineering. Related disciplines include electromechanical engineering and biomedical engineering.

( 88 members )
Large image for Electromechanical Engineering Small image/badge for Electromechanical Engineering Electromechanical Engineering

Electromechanical engineering combines aspects of electrical engineering, especially the study of electromagnetism, with aspects of mechanical engineering. Electromechanical engineers design and develop electromechanical devices – products with both mechanical and electrical parts – such as motors and loudspeakers. They also design components for these devices, such as switches, solenoids, and relays. Areas of interest include power engineering, electric power conversion, and automatic transmission systems.

( 21 members )
Large image for Energy Engineering Small image/badge for Energy Engineering Energy Engineering

Energy engineering specializes in fields such as energy conservation, building system controls, energy audits, and performance contracting. Energy engineers attempt to reduce utility bills and spread awareness of energy conservation. Areas of interest include energy services, facility management, plant engineering, environmental compliance, and alternative energy technologies. Some energy engineering projects combine aspects of civil, mechanical and electrical engineering.

( 33 members )
Large image for Engineering Physics Small image/badge for Engineering Physics Engineering Physics

Engineering physics is grounded in areas of applied physics such as aerodynamics, control theory, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, nanotechnology, optics, and solid-state physics. Areas of interest include computer science, cybernetics, electronics, and information security. Engineering physicists may also study related disciplines such as experimental, theoretical, and high-technology physics.

( 14 members )
Large image for Environmental Engineering Small image/badge for Environmental Engineering Environmental Engineering

Environmental engineering applies scientific principles to projects which affect or improve the environment. Environmental engineers perform activities related to air quality management, water pollution control, risk assessment, product recycling, and hazardous waste disposal. They also design municipal water supplies and industrial wastewater treatment systems, and study the effects of various pollutants.

( 8 members )
Large image for Food Process Engineering Small image/badge for Food Process Engineering Food Process Engineering

Food process engineering involves the research and development of food products and processes. Food process engineers wok in both the public and private sectors, and in the food, chemical, biochemical and pharmaceutical industries. They also design processing, handling and packaging equipment. Areas of interest include biology, calculus, chemistry, and physics.

( 3 members )
Industrial Engineering

Industrial engineering applies mathematical, scientific, and engineering practices and principles to integrated systems. It is also known as operations management, systems engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering, or manufacturing systems engineering. Industrial engineers may specialize in fields such as operations research and optimization, supply chain management and logistics, productivity improvement, facilities design, or statistical process control.

( 11 members )
Large image for Instrumentation Engineering Small image/badge for Instrumentation Engineering Instrumentation Engineering

Instrumentation engineering involves the design and development of measurement instruments in automated systems. Instrumentation engineers may also troubleshoot and repair these systems. Areas of interest include batch software, programmable logic controllers (PLC), distributed control systems (DCS), supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, human machine interface (HMI) packages, and computer networking.

( 31 members )
Large image for Manufacturing Engineering Small image/badge for Manufacturing Engineering Manufacturing Engineering

Manufacturing engineering deals with the production of goods such as aircraft structures, automobile parts, electronics, medical devices, plant machinery, and household products. Manufacturing engineers may specialize in areas such as automated manufacturing systems, engineering mechanics, production engineering, or the mechanics of materials. Topics of interest include computer aided design (CAD), computer aided manufacturing (CAM), and automated assembly.

( 26 members )
Large image for Marine Engineering Small image/badge for Marine Engineering Marine Engineering

Marine engineering is best known for ship design and field testing; however, marine engineers perform many different activities at the human/aquatic interface. This user group's logo is an interlocked geometric shape in a Greek key design representing technical husbandry, and is often embodied in first class Marine Engineering officer uniform's epaulettes and jacket sleeve designs, the final design depending upon navies or employer companies. For more information about Marine Engineering, click here.

( 16 members )
Materials Engineering

Materials engineering includes elements of applied physics and chemistry, as well as chemical, mechanical, civil and electrical engineering. This interdisciplinary field considers the relationship of materials at the atomic or molecular scale while also considering their macroscopic properties. Materials engineers work in a variety of industries, and may specialize in ceramics, biomaterials, electronic and magnetic materials, nanotechnology, metals, or plastics.

( 2 members )
Large image for Mechanical Engineering Small image/badge for Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical engineering involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of machinery and other mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers work in a variety of industries and may specialize in the design of aircraft, automobiles, engines, heating and cooling systems, industrial equipment, robots, power plants, and many other products. They apply their knowledge of automation, drafting, mechanics, kinematics, thermodynamics, and structural analysis to design new products and improve existing ones.

( 107 members )
Metallurgical Engineering

Metallurgical engineering is concerned with the extraction, refining, processing, and fabrication of metals; their response to environmental and applied forces; and the design and application of metalworking technologies. Metallurgical engineers may specialize in joining methods such as welding, brazing, and soldering; various heat treatment methods; and surface treatments such as plating, thermal spraying, and case hardening. Topics of interest include metallography, crystallography, and mechanical testing.

( 9 members )
Large image for Military Engineering Small image/badge for Military Engineering Military Engineering

Military engineering involves designing and building offensive, defensive and logistical structures for warfare. Military engineers may also layout, place, maintain or dismantle defensive minefields; clear enemy minefields or dismantle enemy weapons systems; and build or destroy brides. Military engineers who operate during battle and under fire are called combat engineers, pioneers, or sappers. By contrast, field engineers specialize in the maintenance and repair of military vehicles and equipment.

( 2 members )
Large image for Mineral Engineering Small image/badge for Mineral Engineering Mineral Engineering

Mineral engineering uses math, physics, geology and environmental science to study and design subsurface space. Applications include mining, hydroelectric projects, oil and gas exploration, subsurface storage facilities, tunnels and subways, and underground urban shopping malls. Mineral engineers design excavation and blasting methods, analyze complex problems involving rock mechanics, and discover mineral resources. Topics off interest include geology and geophysics, three-dimensional (3D) modeling, earthquake research, seismology, and environmental reclamation.

( 0 members )
Large image for Mining Engineering Small image/badge for Mining Engineering Mining Engineering

Mining engineering involves the discovery, extraction, preparation, and transportation of coal, metals, and minerals for manufacturing and energy-production applications. Mining engineers design surface and underground mines, supervise the construction of mine shafts and tunnels, and devise methods for transporting minerals to processing facilities. They may also design and build mining equipment, inspect mine walls and roof surfaces, monitor air and water quality, and ensure compliance with worker safety and environmental regulations.

( 2 members )
Large image for Nanoengineering Small image/badge for Nanoengineering Nanoengineering

Nanoengineering is a branch of nanotechnology that deals with engineering on the nanoscale. Nanoengineers build biochemical structures that are smaller than bacterium, and which are measured in nanometers (nm). For example, nanoengineers have fused snippets of synthetic DNA with carbon nanotubes to "grow" zinc oxide nanowires. Nanoengineering holds the potential for developing a wide range of new materials for aerospace, automotive, medical, environmental remediation, and many other applications.

( 6 members )
Large image for Nuclear Engineering Small image/badge for Nuclear Engineering Nuclear Engineering

Nuclear engineering applies principles from nuclear and sub-atomic physics to applications which breakdown atomic nuclei. Nuclear engineers may specialize in nuclear fission, nuclear fusion and plasma physics, nuclear medicine and medical physics, nuclear materials and nuclear fuels, or radiation measurements and imaging. Topics of interest include nuclear reactors, nuclear power plants, nuclear fuel, nuclear safety, nuclear weapons and nuclear proliferation.

( 9 members )
Large image for Optical Engineering Small image/badge for Optical Engineering Optical Engineering

Optical engineering applies principles of optics, the science that describes the behavior and properties of light and the interaction of light with mater. Optical engineers design and build optical instruments and components such as lenses, microscopes and telescopes. They also develop fiber optics, lasers, optical sensors and optical measurement systems, and optical disc systems. Areas of interest include linear and non-linear optical processes, spectroscopy, tomography, microscopy, and quantum optics.

( 7 members )
Large image for Petroleum Engineering Small image/badge for Petroleum Engineering Petroleum Engineering

Petroleum engineering deals with the extraction, purification, production and use of hydrocarbons such as crude oil and natural gas. Petroleum engineers are involved in all stages of oil and gas exploration – from identifying potential sites to supervising the assembly of extraction equipment. Reservoir engineers place wells, optimize production, and monitor oil recovery activities. Drilling engineers manage the technical aspects of drilling both production and injection wells. Production engineers manage the interface between the reservoir and the well. These petroleum engineers may also select separation equipment.

( 6 members )
Large image for Piping Design Engineering Small image/badge for Piping Design Engineering Piping Design Engineering

Piping design engineering involves the design, installation and maintenance of process piping. There are three main sub-disciplines: process design, mechanical design, and fabrication. Process design deals with pipe sizing, pressure drop, flow rate, and fluid type. Mechanical design involves design drawings and design calculations, the selection of the proper piping materials, pressure relieving devices, stress analysis, and components such as pipes, fittings, flanges and supports. Fabrication encompasses welding, preheating and post-weld heat treatment (PWHT), as well as erection and inspection.

( 51 members )
Plastics Engineering

Plastics engineering covers the design, development, processing and manufacture of plastics and plastic products. Plastics engineers may specialize in medical plastics, automotive plastics, recycled or recyclable plastics, biodegradable plastics, elastomers and rubber, epoxies, and plastic processing techniques. These techniques include injection, compression, transfer, fiberglass, and stretch-blow molding; plastic extrusion and thermoforming; and calendaring, laminating, filament winding, and vacuum forming.

( 4 members )
Large image for Power Engineering Small image/badge for Power Engineering Power Engineering

Power engineering encompasses the generation, transmission, and distribution of electric power. Power engineers also design, develop, and maintain the electrical devices (e.g., generators, motors, and transformers) that are connected to such systems. Power generation engineering involves chemical, photovoltaic (PV), and electromechanical processes. Power transmission engineering involves the movement of electricity form a power station to a transmission subsystem. Power distribution engineering provides end-users with electricity.

( 75 members )
Process Engineering

Process engineering involves the design of a series of operations, actions, or activities to produce an output or end result. It is related to chemical engineering, or considered to be a sub-discipline of that field. Process engineers serve many different industries and use tools such as process flow diagrams (PFD). They often work in food and beverage processing, material processing, mineral processing, pharmaceutical production, and petrochemical production.

( 14 members )
Quality Engineering

Quality engineering is a set of operational, managerial and engineering activities that are designed to maximize the quality of a process and its products. Quality engineers may specialize in experimental design, robust parameter design, quality control and process monitoring, quality cost measurements, quality planning studies, test and evaluation techniques, or reliability applications. Topics of interest include Six Sigma, quality assurance, quality management, and the research and design of experiments.

( 10 members )
Large image for Retired Engineers / Mentors Small image/badge for Retired Engineers / Mentors Retired Engineers / Mentors

A group for retired engineers/technical people who are interested in contributing their experience in projects, support and as mentors.

( 7 members )
Large image for Software Engineering Small image/badge for Software Engineering Software Engineering

Software engineering applies a systematic, disciplined, and quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of computer software. It is related to computer science, computer engineering, project management, quality management, and systems engineering. Software engineers may specialize in areas such as requirements analysis, software design, computer programming, or software ergonomics. Topics of interest include aspects, agile software development, and model-driven software development.

( 8 members )
Large image for Structural Engineering Small image/badge for Structural Engineering Structural Engineering

Structural engineering involves the design and construction of structures that support or resist loads. It is often considered a sub-discipline of civil engineering, but requires an understanding of physics, geometry, and materials science. Structural engineers who design buildings may specialize in fields such as earthquake engineering, fire engineering, roof engineering, or tower engineering. Topics of interest include structural elements such as columns, beams, and struts; structural engineering theories about loads, strength, elasticity, and plasticity; and building materials such as concrete, timber and iron.

( 3 members )
Large image for Systems Engineering Small image/badge for Systems Engineering Systems Engineering

Systems engineering consists of the development and organization of complex artificial systems and large-scale engineering projects. Systems engineers perform several basic tasks: define the problem, analyze alternatives, model the system, integrate, launch the system, assess performance, and reevaluate. Systems engineering is not sequential; rather, tasks are performed in an iterative and parallel manner. Topics of interest include modeling and simulation, optimization, system dynamics, systems analysis, statistical analysis, and reliability analysis.

( 14 members )
Technical Service Professional

Technical Service Professionals service equipment such as scientific instrumentation, manufacturing machines and equipment components.

( 6 members )
Large image for Textile Engineering Small image/badge for Textile Engineering Textile Engineering

Textile engineering applies scientific principles to the design and production of fiber, textile, and apparel processes and machinery. Textile engineers may specialize in the mechanics of fibrous structures, polymeric biomaterials, fabric-building mechanisms, textile composites, or textile coloration. Topics of interest include product research and development; fibers, yarns, fabrics and finishes; and the cost-efficient production of clothing and apparel.

( 0 members )
Large image for Transportation Engineering Small image/badge for Transportation Engineering Transportation Engineering

Transportation engineering applies scientific principles to the design and construction of transportation systems and structures. It is often considered a sub-discipline of civil engineering. There are four main areas of transportation engineering: highway engineering, railroad engineering, port and harbor engineering, and airport engineering. Topics of interest include urban planning, traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems (ITS), advanced traveler travel information systems, and vehicle infrastructure integration. Transportation engineers work in both the public and private sectors.

( 4 members )
 

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