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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. Bingham Y.K. Pan

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1989
Dr. Bingham Y.K. Pan
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Dr. Bingham Y.K. Pan has made significant research and development contributions in chemical technology and environmental protection since joining the Naval Civil Engineering Laboratory (NCEL) in December 1984. His most noteworthy accomplishments in the last three years include the following: Dr. Pan developed a method for acquiring a data base of total toxic organics wastewater. This approach has saved the Navy and Marine Corps approximately five million dollars in time and cost associated with sampling and analysis. Dr. Pan has found that sodium nitrite wastewater treated with sulfamic acid followed by removal of heavy metals can be discharged directly into a sewer at considerable cost savings.

Dr. Pan developed an ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide method that can treat both dilute and concentrated citric acid wastewaters and reduce the raw material cost by half. Dr. Pan initiated a project to recycle boiler tube hydroblasting wastewater. Field tests have verified that up to a 92 percent reduction of wastewater is possible. A mobile recycling unit is being designed and constructed and the technology will be implemented at a Naval shipyard. If this technology is extended to all Navy ship boiler tube hydroblasting, savings in excess of forty million dollars annually can be realized. These outstanding contributions to our defense technology and environment make Dr. Bingham Y.K. Pan eminently qualified to receive the Solberg Award for 1989.