Elizabeth Holm
Professor of Materials and Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University 

Opening Plenary Speaker
Elizabeth A. Holm is a professor of materials science and engineering at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). Prior to joining CMU in 2012, she 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. Holm obtained her B.S.E in materials science and engineering from the University of Michigan, S.M in ceramics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and dual Ph.D. 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, 2013 TMS President, an organizer of numerous international conferences including the First TMS Summit on Diversity in the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Professions (DMMM1), and has been a member of the National Materials Advisory Board. Holm has authored or co-authored over 120 publications.