Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

 

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

The Solberg Award, presented annually since 1967, is given to an individual who has made a significant contribution to naval engineering through personal research during the past three years. The award is named for Rear Admiral Thorwald A. Solberg, who was President of ASNE in 1949 concurrent with his tenure as the third Chief of Naval Research. Admiral Solberg's greatest forte was the pursuit of basic and applied research leading to solutions of shipboard problems. His long career as a naval engineer and researcher inspired the naval engineering research and development profession and this award. 

The nominee must have made a most significant contribution to naval engineering through personal research carried out during or culminating in the three-year period ending in the current year. Evidence of personal involvement in the research and specific assessment of the significance of the nominee's contribution should be submitted. If, for security reasons, the details of the research cannot be publicly disclosed, the statement should be sufficiently specific for recognition of the accomplishment by those qualified to assess it.

 

PAST RECIPIENTS - SOLBERG AWARD

2016

Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub 

2015

Dr. Erwin T. "Tom" Moyer

2014

Dr. Christopher C. Bassler

2013

Dr. Matthew A. Craun

2012

Dr. David J. Singer

2011

Mr. Jeffrey E. Boisvert

2010

Dr. Robert Koch

2009

Mr. William C. Nickerson

2008

Dr. Gregory H. Ames

2007

Dr. Alan J. Brown, CAPT, USN (Ret.)

2006

Dr. El Sayed Arafat

2005

Dr. Theodore M. Farabee

2004

Dr. Ramana V. Grandhi

2003

Dr. Colen Kennell

2002

Dr. Albert A. Nuttall

2000

Dr. Marshall L. Nuckols

1999

Dr. Roy L. Streit

1998

Dr. John P. Ianniello

1997

Dr. Ivan N. Kirschner

1996

Dr. Bruce E. Sandman

1995

Dr. Roger H. Compton

1994

Dr. Yuan-Ning Liu

1993

Mr. Joseph J. Barbano

1992

Mr. Peter R. Bannister

1991

Dr. Yun-Fan Hwang

1990

Dr. Geoffrey B. Irani

1989

Dr. Bingham Y.K. Pan

1988

Mr. Michael J. Superczynski, Jr.

1987

Dr. James H. Higbie

1985

Mr. Louis D. Chirillo

1984

Mr. Jeffrey E. Beach

1983

Mr. Howard O. Stevens, Jr.

1982

Mr. A. Erich Baitis

1981

Mr. Richard C. Swenson

1980

Mr. John Mittleman

1979

Mr. Gerald M. Mayer

1977

Mr. Roderick D. Turnage

1976

Mr. Herbert V. Hitney

1975

Mr. Allen G. Ford

1974

Dr. Henry F. Taylor

1972

Mr. John W. Henry, IV

1971

Mr. Donald L. Folds

1970

Mr. George Sorkin

1969

Mr. Walter L. Clearwaters

1968

Mr. Thaddeus G. Bell

1967

CAPT Paul M. Wolff, USN (Ret.)