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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. Matthew A. Craun

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2013
Dr. Matthew A. Craun
For his significant engineering research and development accomplishments in the field of structural acoustics and ship design signatures as set forth in the following:

An expert in structural acoustics and submarine design, Dr. Craun’s research will permit the Navy to achieve enhanced vehicle survivability through increased stealth while simultaneously reducing ship design and life-cycle costs. His efforts have substantially influenced the acoustic signature design for both the DDG-1000 and the Ohio Replacement Program, and he is currently developing technology that will provide surface ship operators with real-time awareness of propulsion system underwater signature levels.

Dr. Craun’s work focuses on developing enabling technologies to cost-effectively achieve performance and sustainability. His technical leadership and management style have fostered strong relationships both within the Navy’s acoustic community and with outside organizations. The information gathered from his research will enable the Navy to identify requirement margins above operational needs and utilize a systems approach to challenge these requirements with the end result of driving down costs without sacrificing performance.

Moreover, Dr. Craun’s research has had international reach, as represented through his participation in the Joint Research and Technology Program in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Navy. He has served as a leader in this collaborative effort to develop real-time onboard signature monitoring and has developed a detailed test program to acquire simultaneous on-board structural acoustics and off-board radiated noise measurements needed for transfer function development and prediction algorithm validation.

The results of Dr. Craun’s research will continue to impact the field of structural acoustics and ship design signatures for years to come. For his extraordinary body of work Dr. Craun is truly deserving of the Society's 2013 Solberg Award.