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Elizabeth Rasmussen (Fed)

National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow

Elizabeth Rasmussen, PhD is an NRC research fellow in the Thermophysical Properties of Fluids Group, where she is working on creating a device to measure the speed of sound of molten metals.

Dr. Rasmussen joined NIST following graduation from the University of Washington in Seattle where she was granted an NSF data science accelerator award and graduate research fellowship from the Clean Energy Institute. Dr. Rasmussen’s dissertation research presented an innovative method to harness the tunable thermophysical properties of supercritical carbon dioxide in a continuous flow reactor for the sustainable and scalable rapid synthesis of Metal Organic Framework (MOF) nanomaterials.

Overall, Dr. Rasmussen’s research interests center around integrating a basic science approach to thermodynamics with data science to enable a wide range of technical innovations to help advance U.S. industrial competitiveness on a global scale.

Outside of the lab, Dr. Rasmussen has competed in national trail running championships, and enjoys running trails and skiing in Colorado.


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Spring 2021       NRC Postdoctoral Fellow

2020-2021         Data Science Accelerator Award, National Science Foundation

2020                   College of Engineering Dean’s Graduate Fellowship, University of Washington

2019                   Grand Prize Winner, Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge

2018                   Data Intensive Research Enabling Clean Technologies (DIRECT) Trainee, National Science

2018 – 2020      Graduate Research Fellowship, Clean Energy Institute at the University of Washington

2017                     Best Paper Award, ASME IMECE Annual Meeting

 2017 & 2018     Best Poster Award, IEEE NWES Annual Meeting

2016                     ASME Kenneth Andrews Roe Scholarship

Created November 9, 2021, Updated November 16, 2021