Process Measurement and Control Division (PMCD)

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Welcome to the Process Measurement and Control Division (PMCD), the largest technical division within ISA!

PMCD is organized within the Automation and Technology Department of ISA. Our primary goal is to advance the interests and knowledge of our members. PMCD supports nearly 6,000 members by operating Technical Committees, publishing an industry-specific newsletter and participating with other ISA divisions in technical symposia.

PMCD promotes a highly professional, responsible image of the process measurement and control industry through its various programs and helps its members to develop that image and to succeed in a highly competitive market. As a PMCD member, you gain access to a wealth of professional knowledge, you now have the opportunity to share your experiences and learn from your peers.

Get the Most out of Your Membership:

Annual Events- Participate in a joint symposium with the Aerospace Division and the Test Measurement Division to become a co-sponsoring division for the International Instrumentation Symposium (IIS)
Industry News- Receive PMCD director and director-elect messages posted in this Connect Community and on LinkedIn
Leadership Opportunity- Sharpen your leadership skills by helping plan and conduct various annual PMCD events
Technical Writing- Submit industry papers, review papers, and participate in developing sessions
Networking- Take advantage of the opportunity to network with other PMCD industry leaders
Valuable Information Resource- PMCD provides its members with comprehensive technical information to aid them in their profession. Their membership includes: 
1.) Comprehensive industry newsletters featuring articles and papers from PMCD members and symposium participants
2.) Access to the PMCD Connect Community that provides industry technical papers, webinars, Connect Live technical discussions, and answers to questions on the Technical Discussions page.
  • Industry Reach and Awareness – Establish and advance the division’s relevance and credibility as the home of automation for the industries we serve, working with stakeholders to develop and deliver pertinent technical content. Provide industry expertise to industry and education by developing external partnerships.

  • Member Development and Engagement – Enhance member value and engagement opportunities to nurture and grow a more diverse and global automation community within the industries we serve.

  • Technical Education and Certification – Become the recognized leader in automation and control education for the industries we server, providing relevant and topical resources to enable our members to meet technological and industrial challenges.


  • Leadership and Business Skill Development – Create opportunities for our members to improve critical leadership skills, to build a network of industry professionals, and to develop the next generation of automation professionals to serve our industries.

Do you have a PMCD technical question? Ask your question in the Technical Discussion Forum

 Missing out on face-to-face technical discussions with fellow industry professionals?
Participate in a PMCD Connect Live with your fellow members! Register here.

Scholarship Winners 2021
Edward Moton | Arizona State University Online, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Aarohi Kapadia | Ganpat University, Kherva, GJ, IND
Vishal Yadav | Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Urja Patel | Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Jaykumar Mistry | Dharmsinh Desai University, Nadiad, GJ, IND
Nakul Havaldar | Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, MH, IND
Devanshi Parmar | Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Aditya Pethe | Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, MH, IND
Shalaka Deo | Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune, MH, IND
Utsav Panchal | Lalbhai Dalpatbhai College of Engineering, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Aditya Mistry | Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Prashant Somaiya | Institute of Technology, Nirma University, Ahmedabad, GJ, IND
Katie White| University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, CAN
Ryan Leedham | Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Edmonton, AB, CAN
Shivanshu Patil | AISSMS Institute of Information Technology, Pune, MH, IND
Miguel Ignacio Parma Garcia | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Thong Nguyen | Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA

Scholarship Applications will be accepted from February 2022 at the PMCD Scholarship Portal.
                                                     Volunteer of the Year                                                    
Volunteer of the year

Congratulations to Jacqueline Buskop, ISA Volunteer of the year! Jacqueline Buskop is the recipient of the 2021 ISA Volunteer of the Year which recognizes the volunteer leader who, in the previous year, has provided the most outstanding service to advance the mission of the Society. As a first-year leader, she demonstrated a high effort of volunteerism.

Year 2022 started with our new Director, Sandeep Vysya Raju and Director-Elect, Zain Ali.

Sandeep is part of ISA since 2013 and supported ISA in several roles of webmaster, IIS & PIC Chair, newsletter editor, PMCD scholarship committee member, and director of ACARD (Automatic Controls and Robotics Division) and is a technology enthusiast.

Zain has served as membership chair of PMCD, PIC committee member, section President for ISA Pakistan and brings his ideas for inclusion and diversity with him.
As PMCD expands its activities, we have more volunteer opportunities open. Check out our openings for volunteers and get connected.

-Sandeep Kumar, PMCD Director

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  • PMCD Invites you to an ISA Connect Live on Cybersecurity Standards for Process Control Devices

    Please join PMCD for a Connect Live discussion on "Cybersecurity Standards for Process Control Devices: Where Do I Start?"

    This live event will take place on Wednesday, September 28th at 9am ET. You can register here:

    The array of regulations, certifications, and standards required to keep your process and devices safe and secure can be overwhelming. This discussion will provide an opportunity for PMCD members to come together and share their knowledge on topics like IEC 62443, CMMC, and IAC cybersecurity assessments as applied to process measurement & control devices.

    ALL ISA members are welcome to join us, and you are also encouraged to invite your colleagues who may be interested in joining ISA!

  • PMCD invites you to an OnPoint series on Loop Tuning

    Please join PMCD for a live OnPoint presentation on Wednesday, July 20th at 9am ET. Register for "Intro to Loop Tuning" here: Meeting Registration - Zoom

    This OnPoint is the first of a two part series. Part 2, covering advanced loop tuning techniques, will be held on August 24th, 9am ET. You can register for Part 2 in advance here: Meeting Registration - Zoom

    We look forward to seeing you at these events!
  • PMCD Invites you to an ISA Connect Live Collaboration with ASD/TMD: Importance of Calibration

    Please join the Process Measurement and Control and Aerospace/Test Measurement divisions for a Connect Live discussion on Calibration Importance - Discussion of How Best to Ensure Traceability throughout your Organization.

    When: Jun 22, 2022 09:30 AM Eastern Time

     Register now:

    Calibration and traceability are not standard across all industries. Join PMCD & ASD/TMD as we discuss how calibration is addressed across our industries and get insight on how other companies address their traceability.

    We will have multiple expert panelists on the call available to answer questions and lead the discussion!

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