Dr. Jason R. Dorvee is a Research Materials Engineer in the Biogeochemical Sciences Branch, within the U.S. Army’s Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL) located in Hanover, NH. In this role, he is responsible for the execution and development of novel research to ensure ERDC’s position as a cutting edge S&T organization. For reimbursable projects Dr. Dorvee supports ERDC’s role in protecting the Warfighter and securing the Nation’s borders.
Dr. Dorvee’s education includes a B.A. in Space Science and Systems Engineering, a B.S in Chemistry/Biochemistry, a M.S. in Chemistry: Materials, from the University of California San Diego, a M.S. in Materials Engineering and a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Cornell University. Following his education, Dr. Dorvee was a National Institutes of Health research fellow at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a Facilitator of Guest Experiences at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry, before taking up his position with the ERDC.
Dr. Dorvee has a breadth of experience within the ERDC working on both 6.1 & 6.2 projects within the direct program. He the research lead in metamaterials within the ERDC, laying the ground work for new strategies in impulse noise mitigation and blast wave protection to enhance installation resiliency. This work in has led to a recent award for DARPA Seed funding to focus on seismically induced non-linear phase change metamaterials for earthquake abatement to support existing structures and installations.
As the technical lead on a reimbursable 6.2 project in support of CERDEC-NVESD, Dr. Dorvee works to determine the impact of environmental and meteorological factors on the performance of forward looking IR imagers. Dr. Dorvee also serves as a project LNO to Joint Task Force North (JTFN) and their Regional Support Teams (RSTs) through project Roadrunner—a technology developed through an ERDC partnership with Sandia National Labs— that provides ISR support to the US Border Patrol under the authority of JTFN. In that project, Dr. Dorvee additionally provides: operational research, customer development, partner collaboration, and analysis of the utility & effect of using this capability for CBP operations.
Dr. Dorvee is a member of ERDC-CRREL’s OTD advisory board which helps the lab’s MB&D efforts to bridge the gap between the needs of ERDC customers and ERDC’s technical research staff.
Dr. Dorvee is currently serving as ERDC’s liaison to the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations Energy and the Environment (ASA IE&E). Dr. Dorvee is assisting with the Installations of the Future Initiative in coordination with the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Strategic Integration and the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management, to help create Installations of the Future, today.