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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. Stuart D. Jessup

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2004
Dr. Stuart D. Jessup
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Dr. Stuart Jessup has revolutionized the science and engineering of marine propellers resulting in significant improvements in the performance of ship and submarine propellers. He was the first person to experimentally explore the detailed physics of three-dimensional boundary layers on rotating propellers and he personally advanced the state-of-the-art in Laser Doppler Velocimetry (LDV). His research is recognized as the benchmark work in this field.

Dr. Jessup is the chief propeller designer for the U.S. Navy. His efforts have resulted in substantially improved propeller designs for ships such as the DDG 51 Flight 2A Class, PC 1 Class patrol boat and CVN 77 and he also led the design for non-Navy propellers such as the NOAA FRV-40 ships and Australia's Collins Class submarines. In many cases his efforts have resolved significant performance deficiencies of earlier designs. He has also been the lead scientist on a number of research projects that have produced valuable new design concepts and methods. He was unanimously chosen as chairman of the International Towing Tank Conference's Propulsion Technical Committee, an international organization for stimulating research and progress in the hydrodynamics of ships and marine installations.

Dr. Jessup is recognized throughout the world as the leading scientist and designer for ship and submarine propellers. His work has resulted in significant improvement in the performance of Navy propellers in the areas of cavitation, vibration, efficiency and acoustic quieting. His leadership and personal achievements in this area are truly noteworthy and he is most highly deserving of the ASNE Gold Medal for 2004.