Liz Holm gives inaugural MSE Distinguish Alumni Lecture

Liz Holm gives inaugural MSE Distinguish Alumni Lecture

Elizabeth Holm

Elizabeth Holm (MSE '87, Ph.D. '92), Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, was chosen to receive the inaugural MSE Distinguished Alum Lecture award. This new award recognizes alumni who have made seminal contribution to materials research, as evident by published scholarship, patents/technology transfer, mentoring of early career materials researchers and service to the materials profession.

 

Prior to joining CMU in 2012, Professor Holm spent 20 years as a computational materials scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, working on simulations to improve processes for lighting manufacture, microcircuit aging and reliability, and the processing and welding of advanced materials. Her research areas include the theory and modeling of microstructural evolution, the physical and mechanical response of microstructures, atomic-scale properties of internal interfaces, and the intersection between computer science and materials science. Dr. Holm obtained her B.S.E in Materials Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan, S.M in Ceramics from MIT, and dual Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Computing from the University of Michigan. Active in professional societies, Dr. Holm has received several honors and awards, is a Fellow of ASM International, 2013 President of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, an organizer of numerous international conferences, and has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board. Dr. Holm has authored or co-authored over 120 publications.

 

The award was presented at the MSE graduation dinner in April 2016.