Research Materials Engineers at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Mr. Trovillion has been a Research Materials Engineer at the Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL), for 29 years conducting research that integrates predictive modeling with experimental analysis to solve Army problems for both military and civil works applications. Mr. Trovillion received his BS degree in Engineering Mechanics in 1990 from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with an emphasis on polymer matrix composites and experimental stress analysis. He has also completed additional post-graduate studies in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois with a primary focus on Polymer Science. His areas of expertise include micromechanical modeling, degradation modeling, multifunctional nano-reinforced composites, self-healing materials, experimental stress and failure analysis, and selection of engineering materials, with an emphasis on polymers and polymer matrix composites. His experimental experience covers the range from coupon-level to full-scale structural, seismic, and vibration testing and analysis. He has been an integral member of collaborative research teams including government researchers, academia, and commercial partners developing advanced materials to increase service life, reduce maintenance, and lower life-cycle costs.