Trevor G Aguirre

Alvin M. Weinberg Distinguished Staff Fellow

Dr. Aguirre joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory in October 2020 as an Alvin M. Weinberg Distinguished Staff Fellow in the Advanced Composites Manufacturing Group at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility. His research centers around processing and properties of additively manufactured ceramics, ceramic-metallic composites (cermets) and ceramic matrix composites. His research goals are to help develop the next generation of ultra-high temperature, harsh environment ceramics, composites and hybrid materials for use in aerospace, nuclear and advanced heat exchange applications.

He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University in 2021, where his dissertation focused on development of bioinspired structures for lightweighting and impact attenuation applications. He has published literature in processing, ceramics, additive manufacturing, and bioinspired design. He also has interest in development of ceramic and/or metallic cellular structures. He has two patent disclosures filed since working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He is a member of the American Ceramic Society and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. 

Other Publications

Bioinspired material architectures from bighorn sheep horncore velar bone for impact loading applications
Differing trabecular bone architecture in dinosaurs and mammals contribute to stiffness and limits on bone strain
Shape retention and infiltration height in complex WC-Co parts made via binder jet of WC with subsequent Co melt infiltration
Effects of the addition of boron nitride nanoplate on the fracture toughness, flexural strength, and Weibull Distribution of hydroxyapatite composites prepared by spark plasma sintering
Additive manufacturing of ceramic nanopowder by direct coagulation printing
Prediction of Porosity Gradients in Ceramics using ZnO as a model material