Director

M. Scott Trimboli, Ph.D.

Dr. scott trimboli sitting at his deskDr. Trimboli is the Director of the Center for Space Studies (CSS), a component of the National Institute of Science, Space and Security Centers (NISSSC) at UCCS (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs). The Center is focused on promoting space through research, education and outreach with a focus on military space. In addition to his role as CSS director, Dr. Trimboli serves as Associate Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science where he directs masters degree programs in Space Operations, Systems Engineering and Engineering Management; he also teaches advanced courses in control theory within the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Dr. Trimboli held various positions in both the commercial and defense industry before joining the staff of UCCS in 2007. Prior to that, he served over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force where he completed two faculty tours with the Department of Astronautics at the U.S. Air Force Academy and was selected for the prestigious AFOSR Engineer and Scientist Exchange Program in 1992 where he worked as control systems specialist on a multi-national research team for the German Aerospace Research Establishment (DLR) in Göttingen, Germany. He later served as director of the first worldwide operational test of the Milstar satellite communications system. His industry experience includes positions with two commercial software companies where he worked as a director of product strategy and then as program manager for a cutting edge information fusion and data visualization system. He received his M.S from Columbia University and Ph.D. from Oxford University; current research interests include multivariable robust control, model predictive control, and information fusion. Dr. Trimboli serves on the Board of Directors for eSpace, the Center for Space Entrepreneurship, located in Louisville, Colorado.

EDUCATION:
1980 Bachelor of Science, Engineering Science, United States Air Force Academy (Distinguished Graduate)
1981 Master of Science, Engineering Mechanics (Flight Structures), Columbia University (Guggenheim Fellow)
1989 Doctor of Philosophy, Control Engineering, Oxford University
1992 German Language Program, Defense Language Institute, Monterey, CA

CAREER CHRONOLOGY:
1. Jun 1981 - Dec 1983, Aerospace Engineer, Air Force Armament Laboratory, Eglin AFB, FL.
2. Dec 1983 - Jul 1986, Instructor/Assistant Professor, Department of Astronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
3. Aug 1989 - Dec 1991, Assistant Professor/ Associate Professor, Department of Astronautics, U.S. Air Force Academy, CO
4. Jul 1992 - Jun 1994, Exchange Engineer, German Aerospace Research Establishment, Göttingen, Germany
5. Jun 1994 - Mar 2000, Milstar Test Director/ Director of Space Force Enhancement Testing/ Director of Operations, Detachment 4, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Peterson AFB, CO
6. Apr 2000 - Sep 2001, Senior Director of Product Strategy, Mindport Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
7. Oct 2001 - Jan 2005, Principal Consultant for Missile Defense (AFSPC/DR), RS Information Systems, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
8. Jan 2005 - May 2006, Program Manager, Intelligent Software Solutions, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO
9. Aug 2006 - Oct 2007, Program Manager, Willcor, Inc., Colorado Springs, CO

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Senior Member
Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), Member
Society of Applied and Industrial Mathematics (SIAM), Member
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Member
International Test and Evaluation Association (ITEA), Rocky Mountain Chapter President, 1998-2000

List of Publications available upon request.

 

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