from his early work on phase transformations in steel to his later work on stress corrosion.
Professor Troiano enjoyed interacting with his students outside of the classroom and laboratory. An avid golfer, he encouraged his graduate students to pursue the game, and he greatly enjoyed afternoon rounds of golf with them, department staff, and fellow faculty members. He also maintained his connection to the New England area throughout his life. He owned a cottage on the ocean side of Cape Cod, where he loved to go fishing in his boat, and he relished the family’s summer vacations there. Upon attaining emeritus status, he and Anne (who was an accomplished artist of Cape Cod seascapes) began spending entire summers on the Cape.
The multifaceted contributions of Professor Troiano to research, teaching, and service advanced the field of materials science and engineering in innumerable ways. His achievements spanned the gamut from insights into the atomistic mechanisms of martensitic transformations and stress corrosion to applied industrial problems involving residual stresses. Being both a teacher and mentor to students and faculty, he cultivated critical thinking combined with a sense of practicality to the many people whose lives he influenced.