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 researching at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, Colorado, USA, with Dr. Mark McLinden in the Material Measurement Laboratory. Dr. Rasmussen’s research interests center around thermophysics and investigating fluid behavior, 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 14 journal articles and a co-inventor of 8 patents. She is a certified Engineer in Training (EIT) in the state of Washington. 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 M.S 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.