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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. El Sayed Arafat

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2006
Dr. El Sayed Arafat
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:

With over twenty years of research experience in physical, organic and analytical chemistry, Dr. El Sayed Arafat is an internationally respected and widely published researcher, and since joining the Naval Air Systems Command in 2000, he has been instrumental in developing solvent cleansers and corrosive prevention solvents which are expected to significantly reduce the effort required to maintain Navy and Army aircraft. Dr. Arafat has recently submitted four patent applications for Navguard, Mildew Inhibiting Navguard, Navclean, and a Corrosion Inhibiting Mildew Remover Kit all developed in his work with NAVAIR.

Corrosive preventative compounds (CPCs) fogged into internal spaces of airframes are proven to be effective in combating metal degradation in the harsh naval aviation environment. CPCs that provide corrosion protection that lasts for two or more years are highly desired to reduce aircraft maintenance operations and support costs. The newly-developed CPC called Navguard has exhibited superior performance in the laboratory and is currently undergoing extensive field testing to verify that it can meet the two-year performance goal. It promises to decrease aircraft downtime and reduce maintenance cost by enabling a reduction of inspections and maintenance actions.

Mildew growth is a serious problem in the typical naval aviation environment causing chronic health problems and requiring extensive maintenance efforts to repair damage to paint coatings and bare metal surfaces. Navclean, a new corrosion-inhibiting mildew remover, has been developed to remove mildew from aircraft safely and effectively, without the corrosion damage of other cleaning solutions. This new material has already saved countless man-hours of labor for cleaning and disinfecting Army and Navy helicopters, and it has eliminated the problem of corrosion induced by improper cleaning techniques. In addition, early indications are that Mildew Inhibiting Navguard, offers the same corrosion protection as the original Navguard, while simultaneously removing mold and mildew from the affected areas. Testing has also shown a decrease in the reappearance of these organisms. Dr. Arafat’s Corrosion Inhibiting Mildew Remover Kit includes pre-measured amounts of chemical blends which easily combine with water for application on mildew infected areas and which safely clean these areas in 5-15 minutes. Together these products will not only decrease the man-hours required to maintain aircraft, but they will provide a healthier environment for aircraft crews and maintenance personnel.

Dr. Arafat’s outstanding research contributions and commitment to leadership within the field of naval engineering have made him truly most deserving of the ASNE Solberg Award for 2006.