Prior to joining Carnegie Mellon in 2012, Professor Elizabeth 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. 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. degrees in materials science and engineering, and scientific computing from the University of Michigan. Active in professional societies, Holm has received several honors and awards, is a Fellow of ASM International, the 2013 president of The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society, an organizer of several international conferences, and has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board. Holm has authored or co-authored over 110 publications.

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The Computer Vision Approach to 3-D Printing

Automatically Evaluating Microstructures

Behind the Researcher: Materials in the Moment


1992 Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering and Scientific Computing, University of Michigan

1989 SM, Ceramics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

1987 BSE, Materials and Metallurgical Engineering, University of Michigan

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Holm quoted on college and career

MSE’s Liz Holm was quoted in US News on what a material engineering is and what do do with a materials engineering degree.

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Holm receives service award from TMS

MSE’s Elizabeth Holm received the 2020 Alexander Scott Distinguished Service Award from The Minerals, Metals and Materials Society.

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Air Force partnership to fuse AI and materials research

CMU and Air Force Research Laboratory establish 5-year, $7.5M Center of Excellence in data-driven materials research.

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3D Printing Media Network covered the recent news that CMU has been selected by NASA to lead a research team dedicated to examining new ways to build and power aircraft of the future, through NASA’s University Leadership Initiative.

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NASA invests in 3D printing for aviation

CMU has been selected by NASA to lead a research team dedicated to examining new ways to build and power aircraft of the future, through NASA’s University Leadership Initiative.

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Holm addresses people's concerns about AI algorithms

People do not understand how AI algorithms work and consider them as "black boxes." Responding to this concern, MSE's Elizabeth Holm concluded that AI black boxes are not all bad because human thought processes are unexplainable to begin with.

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Holm named 2019 TMS Fellow

MSE’s Liz Holm was recently named a 2019 Fellow of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS).