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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. 

Mr. Louis D. Chirillo

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1985
Mr. Louis D. Chirillo
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

In recognition of outstanding and exceptional achievement in research leading to improved shipbuilding productivity. Louis D. Chirillo has made a major contribution to the modernization and efficiency of the United States shipbuilding industry. Under the auspices of the National Shipbuilding Research Program, he studied Japanese shipbuilding methods and through management of research projects with Japanese shipbuilders he gained a complete understanding of the logic and principles of their methods. Through further personal research and study he established a sound analytical basis for encouragement for U.S. shipbuilders. He has authored and coauthored many papers and publications involving shipyard management, accuracy control, zone outfitting, and integrated hull construction.

The results of Mr. Chirillo's research are evident in most major U.S. shipyards. Management has been reorganized, both the structure and systems are designed to accommodate modular construction and zoned outfitting, and ships are fabricated and outfitted on a product-oriented basis. Mr. Chirillo's dedication, initiative and technical ability in this very important research work have not only brought credit to himself and the naval engineering community, but have also advanced this Nation's technological resources and therefore make him fully deserving of selection for the Solberg Award for 1985.