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Elizabeth Drexler

Research Interests:

Mechanical properties of materials and microscopy. Specific projects that I conducted or contributed to include measurement of: cryogenic properties of steels and composites, thermomechanical deformations in microelectronics via electron beam moiré, mechanical properties of healthy and diseased arteries, reliability of active implantable medical devices, and mechanical properties of pipeline steels (including tensile, crack tip opening angle, single edge-notch tensile tests, and properties of hydrogen-embrittled steels).

Recent Presentations:

"SE(T) Testing in Support of ABD-1," PRCI Project ABD-1 Team Meeting, November 5, 2008

"CTOA Measurements of Welds in X100 Pipeline Steel," IPC2008, October 1, 2008

"CTOA Testing of Pipeline Steels and Welds – Part 1: Results for X65 and X100 Pipeline Steels," ATSM Workshop: CTOA Applications in Pipelines and Aerospace Structures, May 7, 2008

Drexler, Liz


Materials Research Engineer
Materials Reliability Division
Structural Materials Group

Employment History:

March 1989–present: Materials Research Engineer, Materials Reliability Division, NIST, Boulder, CO

September 1985–March 1989: Editorial Assistant, American Mineralogist, Boulder, CO

February 1982–July 1983: Geologist, Utah International, Golden, CO

June 1979–August 1980: Rock Mechanics Engineer, Rockwell International, Richland, WA


M.S., Materials Science, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO, 1997

B.S., Geological Engineering, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI, 1979


Phone: 303-497-5350
Email: drexler@boulder.nist.gov
Fax: 303-497-5030