David Allen, PE
David S. Allen, PE, is the Principal of Allen Consulting, LLC - a company that makes building systems
deliver better results for less energy dollars. David is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years
experience making systems work from concept to retirement. Systems he's made better are at work in
both comfort and health in commercial, industrial and laboratory environments.
He has experience in low, mid and high rise buildings. David holds both a BS in Mechanical Engineering
and an MBA.
Prior to founding Allen Consulting in 2000, David served Becton Dickinson as Director of Engineering
and Program Management; NTN-Toyo as Manager, Engineering and Torrington (Part of Worldwide Ingersoll-Rand)
as Plant Engineer.
Michael J. Smith received the B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Northeastern University, Boston, MA, the B.S. degree
in Liberal Arts from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA. In 1980 he joined M/A-Com, where he was involved in the research and development
of missile and radar systems in the Radar Products Division of the Defense Department Subcontractor. In 1990, he joined the firms
engineering facilities, where he was involved in the development of millimeter-wavelength applications. In 1992 he joined the
Submillimeter Receiver Laboratory of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics where he was involved in the research, development
and deployment of ground based radio astronomy hardware for the Submillimeter Array, Mauna Kea, HI. In 2005 he was made a research
Associate to the Smithsonian Institution and was mechanical engineering consultant to Harvard's Science Education Department's
Micro Observatory Project from 2006 to 2008. In 2009 he was appointed Laboratory Manager at the Harvard University School of
Engineering and Applied Sciences where he is currently involved in the research, development and implementation of electro-mechanical
systems and sub-systems in the field of micro-robotics.
Art Rousmaniere has been an active member of the ASME Boston section
for many years serving as Chair on multiple occasions. Art is an
Engineering Manager at Farm Product Development, a
full-service, FDA and ISO compliant product development company in
Hollis NH that provides complete development and regulatory services
for medical, life sciences and consumer health companies. Balancing
his 15 years in the product development consulting field, Art has
worked for medium-sized to Fortune 500 manufacturers, including
Raytheon and Sun Microsystems. Since 2004, Art has enjoyed
volunteering as a mentor for the Lawrence High School Gearheadz
robotics team in the world-renown FIRST program. Art received his
Bachelors degree in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Harvard
College and is named on 18 patents.
Jonathan Hamel, PE
Communications and Webmaster
Jonathan Hamel received a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston,
Massachusetts. He studied landfill gas energy recovery systems for his undergraduate thesis, and
developed a waste heat energy recovery system for his senior project. In 2004 Jonathan worked for Rohm
and Haas Electronic Materials as a laboratory and research assistant in the Microfabrication and
Advanced Packaging Group. In 2005 Jonathan was hired as a Systems Engineer at Nuvera Fuel Cells where
he developed on-site hydrogen generators and hydrogen refueling equipment. He is currently employed as a mechanical systems engineer at
Sun Catalytix Corporation, a startup energy company in Cambridge. Jonathan is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Massachusetts.
Technical Chair and Student Liaison Officer
Soren Maloney holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the University of Cambridge in the
United Kingdom and a B.Sc. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University
of the West Indies. After his undergraduate studies, Soren worked as an Engineer
in Training at the Metal Industries Company in Trinidad before joining the Institute
of Manufacturing at Cambridge University as a PhD candidate in April 2006. His
PhD dissertation entitled: "Acoustics and Manufacturing of Caribbean Steelpans"
applied a novel sheet-forming process to steelpan bowl production and made several
recommendations for the improvement of best practices in the steelpan making industry.
During his tenure at Cambridge University, Soren was the publicity officer of the
Cambridge Young Members Committee of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
where he assisted with the organization of a series of life skills seminars. Soren has been
a member of the ASME since 2003 and is currently actively involved in the promotion of
STEM careers in Massachusetts.
A serial career changer, Sara found her way into manufacturing after teaching in Boston's immigrant communities. She did destructive
testing in a factory, and then built optical prototypes at a start-up, combining handcraft with technical skills. She earned a BSME
from Northeastern University's part time evening engineering program in 2009. She served as a liaison to manufacturing at 3D printer
maker Z Corporation. She now designs fixtures and containment to support the R&D of non-destructive test instrumentation at RMD, Inc.
She is curious about all aspects of production of the designed world. She loves ASME because it provides a window on technology and a
way to get out and see how the pieces come together.