Elizabeth G. Rasmussen, Ph.D., is a research scientist in the National Research Council (NRC) Research Associateship Program overseen by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM). Dr. Rasmussen is currently conducting research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, advised by Mark McLinden in the Material Measurement Laboratory. Overall, Dr. Rasmussen’s research interests center around innovating ways to measure and manufacture materials supporting a wide range of technical innovations.
Dr. Rasmussen's contributions have been recognized with accolades, including a Clean Energy Institute research fellowship (2020), an NSF data science accelerator award (2018), and the ASME Kenneth Roe Award (2016). She is a co-author of 13 journal articles and a co-inventor of eight patents. She has also given over 30 technical talks at universities, national laboratories, and conferences. Dr. Rasmussen worked in industry as an engineer at Johnson Controls, Kimberly-Clark, and Leviton Network Solutions and has also been a visiting researcher at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and Argonne National Laboratory. She received a B.S. from Michigan Technological University and a Master and Ph.D. degree from the University of Washington-Seattle, all in mechanical engineering.
Outside the lab, Dr. Rasmussen enjoys mentoring students, volunteering, and hiking with her two (very fluffy and adorable) dogs and (not as fluffy, but still adorable) husband all over the Rocky Mountains.