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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. 

June 2016 ASNE Member of the Month: Dr. Zareh Soghomonian, Senior Engineer
HII Newport News Shipbuilding

Dr. Zareh Soghomonian has been behind the scenes directly contributing to the success of the special events, ASNE Combat Systems, and ASNE Day events, as well as planning for those events through participation in the ASNE Flagship Council meetings.

What got you into naval engineering?
Having worked on future combat systems and various other Integrated Power Train systems as well as hybrid traction and propulsions systems, I started to apply my expertise to Megawatt Power systems. I supported the design, development and implementation of the Integrated Fight-Through Power (IFTP) zonal power distribution system on DDG-1000, then worked on various other programs such as the 36.5 MW superconducting Homopolar motor; 40 MW interleaved DC drive; 2.8 MW axial, radial, and transverse flux machines.

What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?
I lend my pro audio/video expertise to various community events (all pro bono), which involves the design, development, and engineering of different audio/video and system hardware and software. I also do a lot of charity work for our community as well as web development and IT support for our church. I’m an avid bicyclist; enjoy playing soccer with my son and watching Tour de France F1 Grand Prix, and World Cup soccer with my son.

Who are a few of your most admired engineers/scientists/mathematicians, dead or alive, would you like to meet?
Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee, Prof. Steven Hawkins, Leonardo di Vinci, Enzo Ferrari, Maurizio Arrivabene (Ferrari F1 Team), Ettore Bugatti

If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
RFID based mobile library with Guinness beer on the tap.

Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.