ASME has almost 140,000 members and volunteers in almost 150 countries, and has existed for more than 135 years. In addition, ASME has had 32 technical divisions and 2 institutes. Most of the disciplines taught at Singapore University of Technology and Design are related to the ASME technology domains. The ASME Board of Governors has recently led the creation of ASME Strategy that will guide ASME’s direction until 2025. This strategy focuses on five technologies. This creates a significant number of opportunities for Singapore University of Technology and Design and the engineering community in Singapore. This presentation aims to stimulate a conversation with your community.


Dr. Guerrero main focus is technology development between corporations and technology hubs in USA and other countries. He has worked in R&D and business development for several years in diverse companies such as Draper Laboratory in Cambridge, Mass.; Schlumberger in Houston, TX and Cambridge, MA; and FIAT in Torino Italy. He was also the 2015-2016 President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME. At Draper Laboratory, he identified ways to apply the laboratory’s technological capabilities and assets in the energy industry, including oil and gas exploration and the nuclear industry. Prior to joining Draper in 2011, Guerrero served as a principal research scientist for seven years at Schlumberger Research (SLB), where he established 15 research collaborations with professors and students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Center (WHOI) for Marine Robotics for subsea and land oil operations, and R&D teams in Japan and Europe.

Dr. Guerrero earned his master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995 and 1998, respectively. He was awarded the Honorary Doctoral degree from Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería in Lima-Peru in 2015; received the 2015 Distinguished Mechanical Engineer award, and was inducted in the Mechanical Engineering Academy of Distinguished Alumni at The University of Texas at Austin; and in 2014 he became Member of the Pan-American Academy of Engineering (32 countries). He is fluent in several languages, and loves skiing and swimming, History, Economics, and Renascence Italian art and history.

EPD D Lecture Series by Julio Guerrero