1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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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. 

Dr. Maurice M. Sevik

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 1990
Maurice M. Sevik, Ph.D.
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Dr. Sevik, who currently serves as the Technical Director of the Ship Acoustics Department at the David Taylor Research Center, has distinguished himself both nationally and internationally in his ability to identify innovative solutions to complex problems and to pursue thorough and comprehensive research to verify and deliver the product to the Fleet. Due to his extraordinary initiative and dedication the United States has maintained its position at the forefront of silencing technology.

Dr. Sevik’s recent contributions include the development of technology to significantly reduce submarine radiated noise.

Dr. Sevik’s vision and personal persistence resulted in the development ad implementation of a self-propelled, autonomous one-fourth scale model of the Seawolf (SSN 21), which was used to evaluate numerous propulsor concepts. Dr. Sevik has also been instrumental in the design and development of two new full-scale acoustic measurement facilities and the associated next generation noise measurement arrays systems to be installed at these sites.

As a recognized world authority in, and leader of, the underwater acoustics community, Dr. Sevik has had a profound effect on our nation’s capabilities in the areas of surface ship and submarine noise reduction.

Dr. Maurice M. Sevik’s personal dedication, scientific leadership, and personal accomplishments in the field of underwater acoustics have resulted in great benefit to the naval engineering community, as well as to the Navy and the Nation, thereby making him most worthy to receive the 1990 American Society of Naval Engineers Gold Medal.