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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. Joseph J. Gorski

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 2017
Dr. Joseph J. Gorski
For his significant research and development accomplishments in the field of naval hydrodynamics as set forth in the following:


Throughout Dr. Gorski’s long and illustrious career, he has been a pioneer in developing and applying physics-based Computational Fluid Dynamics methods to dramatically streamline the design, test and evaluation processes of the hull-appendage-propulsor system and significantly improve the operational performance of U.S. Navy ships, submarines and propulsors. In the true tradition of Rear Admiral David W. Taylor, Dr. Gorski has been an international leader in opening new areas of turbulence research and conducting fundamental and applied research, development, and evaluation of powerful hydrodynamic computational techniques with the ability to perform reliable high-fidelity simulations of naval relevant flow configurations. These techniques include solutions of the Navier-Stokes equations using Reynolds Averaged (RANS) codes, Large Eddy Simulation (LES), Detached Eddy Simulation (DES), and Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) and the extension of these techniques to complex, multi-disciplinary areas such as fluid-structure interaction and hydroacoustics.

Dr. Gorski's technical contributions, vision, and leadership in the field of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for naval applications have been instrumental in advancing the Navy to the level of capability where CFD methods can be confidently applied to solve a wide range of naval hydrodynamics challenges and problems. The outstanding research and development work initiated and directed by Dr. Gorski has enormously improved the state-of-art of naval hydrodynamics and is providing the Navy comprehensive hydrodynamic design capabilities in integrated hydrodynamic design environments necessary to rapidly and cost effectively design and acquire the future 355-ship Navy.

For his key contributions in naval hydrodynamics, the American Society of Naval Engineers is pleased to name Dr. Joseph J. Gorski the recipient of the 2017 Solberg Award.