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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. 

Fuel Cells at Sea

Course Title: Fuel Cells at Sea
Instructor: CAPT Rich Delpizzo, USNR (Ret.)
Location: Webinar

Enroll Here*

Date: 15 December 2015

Time: 1300 – 1400 Eastern

Instructor Bio: CAPT Rich Delpizzo, USNR (Ret.) has over 30 years’ experience working in ship design, construction and operations, technical review, regulatory requirements application, Navy project management and defense acquisition. He has worked for the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) at its New York, New Jersey and Washington, DC offices. Since 2004, he led the Washington DC Naval Engineering office as its Senior Managing Principal Engineer; in January 2010, he was promoted to Manager of Government Operations. In August 2013, he took on the additional role of Manager for US LNG Development and Regulation.
In addition to chairing ASNE’s Professional Development Committee, Rich serves as Chair for both SNAME Ship’s Machinery Committee and Panel M-45 on Fuel Cells. Furthermore, he Chairs the Naval Ship Classification Association, and serves as ABS representative to NATO’s International Naval Safety Association (INSA). He has served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years, retiring in 2012 as Captain.

Course Description: Fuel cells were the subject of significant research and development in the 1990's and early 2000's. The technology’s future looked bright based on its clean, efficient, and quiet operating characteristics, along with strong government support during the early years of the George W. Bush administration. However, soon after the FreedomCAR initiative began to take shape, fuel cells seemed to disappear from the front pages of technical and trade journals.

Since then, fuel cells have made a resurgence, though at a slower pace than originally thought, and in some unexpected ways.

This webinar will explore:

  • What are fuel cells, and what is their potential for future energy?
  • What are some recent fuel cell initiatives?
  • How will the current surge in demand for natural gas throughout the world affect fuel cell use?
Audience: Introductory (100 Level) – Learner requires little knowledge of this topic area

Enrollment Fee:
Member - $0
Non Member - $50
Student - $25 (Current student ID may be required as proof of eligibility. K-12 or full-time undergraduate students are only eligible for this fee.)

Enroll Here*

Please contact ASNE Education Manager, Ms. Erica Smedley Cox, at (703) 836-6727 or ecox@navalengineers.org

*Please make sure to read the Terms and Conditions. Undergraduate students may be eligible for a reduced rate.