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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. 

Mr. Adrian J. Mackenna

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Mr. Adrian J. Mackenna


For remarkable, early professional achievement with demonstrated potential for continued distinction in the field of naval engineering as set forth in the following:

Mr. Adrian Mackenna has demonstrated remarkable professional achievements in transitioning powerful Multi-objective Design Optimization (MDO) methods from academia to the challenging Analysis of Alternatives of future warship concept designs. His noteworthy contributions have significantly advanced the field of early stage naval ship concept design and have been acclaimed by many senior Navy engineering and acquisition leaders.

Mr. Mackenna has served as technical lead for a number of crucial surface combatant studies and has helped shape standards and requirements for the future surface fleet.  His efforts are dramatically improving the Requirements Determination, Concept Design and Concept Selection phases of the naval ship acquisition process. Additionally, he has taken a lead role in applying MDO to the selection of major shipboard systems, such as the comprehensive Study of Alternative Propulsion Systems required by Congress.

Mr. Mackenna’s performance thus far in his career demonstrates his obvious potential for continued distinction in naval engineering.  His many successes already in his young career can be attributed to his exceptional technical abilities in developing and implementing multi-disciplinary, multi-objective design methods as well as his excellent leadership in building coalitions among engineers in various technical organizations. Mr. Mackenna has consistently demonstrated an ability to handle much greater responsibilities than those normally expected of an engineer at his experience level and he is already serving as a role model for other young naval engineers. Based on his already impressive accomplishments and his clear potential within the field of naval engineering, Mr. Mackenna is highly deserving of the Society’s 2007 Rosenblatt Award.