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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. Theodore M. Farabee

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2005
Dr. Theodore M. Farabee
For his significant engineering research and development accomplishments in fluid mechanics, aero-hydrodynamics, complex propulsor fluid-mechanics interactions and platform structure-elastic interactions as set forth in the following:

As the Navy’s leading expert in ship and submarine flow-noise reduction, Dr. Theodore M. Farabee‘s research into hydro-acoustic phenomena and the application of hydro-acoustics to ship design has permitted the Navy to achieve enhanced vehicle survivability through increased stealth while simultaneously reducing ship design and life-cycle costs.

Dr. Farabee initiated novel model-scale experiments, full-scale measurement programs and analytical work to provide fundamental research and increase the understanding of the physics of underwater flow-induced resonances. The results have provided the Navy with improved ship design practices and the tools necessary to diagnose, model, and mitigate flow-induced resonances from submarine and surface ships. His efforts in these areas have included executing wind and water tunnel studies to elucidate fundamental fluid-structure coupling mechanisms, developing theoretical models, performing large scale tests of mitigation/control approaches, and conducting full-scale trials to study flow-induced resonances as they occur in the fleet.

Dr. Farabee has earned an international reputation as an expert in the field of external flow acoustics. His notable achievements in flow-noise control are vital to the acoustic advantage of U.S. ships and submarines. His remarkable research contributions and leadership within the field of naval engineering make him truly most deserving of the ASNE Solberg Award for 2005.