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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. 

Dr. Gregory H. Ames

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2008
Dr. Gregory H. Ames
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 CITATION:

One of the foremost fiber optic interferrometric sensor experts in the world, Dr. Gregory Ames has made groundbreaking advances in the field of fiber optic technology that are revolutionizing towed and deployed acoustic sensor arrays for the U.S. Submarine Fleet.

In his twenty-two years with the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, Dr. Ames has become an internationally recognized expert in his field. His research findings on the fiber optic TB-33 array were instrumental in the Navy’s quest to develop an array technology that both reduces costs and improves reliability. In addition, as the lead investigator on the Miniature Fiber Optic Array project, Dr. Ames demonstrated miniaturization of the fiber optic towed array technology, which was originally developed for unmanned vehicles and also shows potential for twin-line submarine application. His work has also been used for border and perimeter defense as well as Improvised Explosive Device emplacement monitoring applications.

With his keen insight and commitment to technological advances, he has been an indispensable part of the Science and Technology Community, helping to ensure the continuing viability of the Warfare Centers. Dr. Ames’ leading-edge contributions to the field of fiber optic sensors and his dedication to inventing and transitioning advanced, cost-effective technologies to the submarine community represent the best in innovative thinking and scientific creativity that the Navy has to offer. For this exceptional work he is most deserving of the Society’s 2008 Solberg Award.