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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. 

Dr. Alan Brown and LT Justin Strock, USCG

 "Jimmie" Hamilton Award 


Dr. Alan Brown and LT Justin Strock, USCG 


For the best original paper published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the year 2008 as set forth in the following CITATION:

Published in the Naval Engineers Journal, 2008, Volume 120, Number 4, the paper “Methods for Naval Ship Concept and Propulsion Technology Exploration in a CGX Case Study” reports the results of an automated concept study done in comparison with a significantly less automated study previously conducted by the Navy. The authors applied a variety of automated design tools in order to conduct a much more thorough search of the design space than had been possible in the earlier, less automated study. The authors’ study was able to identify a much larger set of non-dominated concepts than the earlier study resulting in a better definition of the non-dominated design space and greater confidence in the results. 

Dr. Brown and Lieutenant Strock demonstrated that the automated concept study process and tools described in the paper provide a rational and thorough method to explore the design space for non-dominated concepts. The authors report design conclusions drawn from their study in comparison with conclusions from the earlier study; and they provide recommendations for future development and evaluation of the automated process. Based on their notable contribution to the surface ship concept design process and the effective and useful report of their results, the authors are most highly deserving of the Society’s “Jimmie” Hamilton Award for 2008.