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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. Erwin T. "Tom" Moyer

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2015
Dr. Erwin T. (Tom) Moyer
For his significant engineering research and development accomplishments in the field of ship survivability as set forth in the following:


Dr. Tom Moyer has pioneered a new and critical area of naval engineering research in developing advanced physics-based analytic design methods for quickly predicting ship structural response and damage due to impulsive structural loadings from a wide range of weapons effects, those ship survivability characteristics unique to warships. Dr. Moyer has applied his broad technical experience, his national and international reputation, his demonstrated leadership skills and his exemplary record of technical accomplishments to developing and deploying multi-physics-based computational engineering software. For the first time, results from such high-fidelity predictions can be abstracted for use in early-stage ship design where senior Navy leaders scrutinize ship survivability capabilities to make critical decisions on the most cost-effective requirements and ship characteristics. These multi-physics-based methods can also streamline the entire ship research, development, test and evaluation process.

Over a long career as a naval engineer and researcher, Dr. Moyer has pursued basic and applied research in structural mechanics leading to this new analytic capability that will make a significant contribution to moving the Navy from costly prescriptive survivability features to achieving the recent policy established by the Chief of Naval Operations for conducting systematic assessments to determine a balance of survivability performance and risk and cost in surface ship, combat systems and equipment designs, overhauls, conversions, and modernizations within program objectives.

Due to Dr. Moyer’s participation in and direction of a broad range of high level advanced theoretical and experimental investigations, he is the foremost authority to lead the development of advanced computational tools and assessment methodologies to improve the US Navy’s ability to achieve optimal survivability levels during the design, construction and service-life of US Navy warships. Over a Navy and private sector career spanning more than 30 years, Dr. Moyer has become, without question, one of the world’s leading experts on the prediction and assessment of structural response and damage due to various weapons effects loadings using multi-physics-based structural optimization techniques and damage assessment probabilistic methods. He is an exceptionally fitting recipient for the Society’s 2015 Solberg Award.