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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. 

Professor Jacques B. Hadler

Award: Harold E. Saunders Award
Year: 2003
Professor Jacques B. Hadler
For his for his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Professor Hadler's extraordinary career in Naval Engineering spans more than 60 years; and it is marked by prolific contributions in engineering, research, design, education, professional publication and mentoring of fellow naval engineers. He has demonstrated consistent and remarkable professional growth by remaining at the leading edge of technology in his areas of expertise for many decades and he has inspired a comparable commitment to professional growth in many of those he has mentored and taught. For over six decades since World War II his work has had profound influence on the evolution of both U.S. Navy and commercial ships in the areas of ship resistance, propulsion, ship dynamics and advanced ship concepts.

Professor Hadler has been the nation's leading expert on conventional propeller design for many years. As a leading researcher at the David Taylor Model Basin, he contributed to the design of many of the propellers that served the Navy throughout the Cold War and subsequently, as Dean and Professor at Webb Institute he modernized the curriculum and educated the designers who are responsible for most of the propellers in today's Navy Fleet. Additionally, he has long been the leading designer of surface ship propellers, having designed over sixty propellers for large commercial ships, including many designed for special services.

Professor Hadler has displayed truly remarkable productivity and exceptional technical achievement while attaining broad national and international recognition among his peers as a leading expert in the field of ship powering and propulsion. He has accumulated immense wisdom and skill over the course of his exceptional career, and he has demonstrated a remarkable enthusiasm and proficiency for imparting his knowledge and experience to others. His lifetime of laudatory achievement and devotion to his profession are indeed worthy of the acclaim of the American Society of Naval Engineers by presentation of the prestigious Harold E. Saunders Award.