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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. Bilal M. Ayyub

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2016
Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub
For his significant engineering research and development accomplishments in the field of ship survivability as set forth in the following:


Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub is widely recognized as a leader in risk and uncertainty in engineering systems with significant contributions in many areas leading to changes in standards and professional practices, and innovations as applied to reliability-based design in classification rules for ships, lifetime-performance sustainment of marine and other industrial systems including applications to next generation vessels such as the USN SEAWOLF, DDG1000, and the USCG Island, Hamilton, and National Security Cutter.

His contributions have impacted our naval engineering practice by influencing the ABS classification rules and Navy rules on reliability-based design of ships; producing guides, technical papers and software for the USN and USCG on lifetime-performance sustainment of ship structures, and other marine and industrial systems; making advancements in the protection of critical infrastructure, expert opinion elicitation, resilience economics, sustainability, and risk finance; and developing methods for the USCG and related industries on risk-based compliance of lifejackets for reducing drowning fatalities, amongst other significant accomplishments in civil and mechanical engineering, and national security studies.

Dr. Ayyub is the author or co-author of more than 600 publications including more than 140 journal papers and 170 refereed conference proceedings, 17 books, and 18 edited books and is a quadruple recipient of the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Jimmie Hamilton award for best paper published annually in the Naval Engineers Journal.

It is our pleasure to award the 2016 Solberg Award to Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub.