Dr. Lisa Rueschhoff is a Materials Research Engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

She received her B.S. in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University in 2013 and her Ph.D. in Materials Engineering from Purdue University in 2017. She joined AFRL as a National Research Council (NRC) Postdoctoral Fellow in 2017, and became a government civilian member of AFRL in 2018. Since 2015 Lisa has authored or co-authored 18 peer-reviewed publications, 2 patents, and one book chapter. And she has given over 33 presentations at research conferences, universities, and national laboratories. Personal recognition includes the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (2014), ACerS Graduate Excellence in Materials Science (GEMS) Award (Sapphire 2016), and Purdue Materials Engineering Outstanding Graduating Graduate Student Award (2017). In 2019 she was an inaugural recipient of the ACerS International Jubilee Global Diversity Award and an invited participant in the 2019 National Academies of Engineering US Frontiers of Engineering Symposium for her demonstrated accomplishments in research to advance the frontiers of engineering.  She is a member of the ACerS Engineering Ceramics and Basic Science Divisions and serves as Chair of the Member Services Committee (2020-2024) and as mentor to the President’s Council of Student Advisors (PCSA) Programming Committee (2019-present). She has been actively involved in conference organization including acting as Symposia Organizer for ACerS conferences and as Program Co-Chair for the upcoming 10th International Congress on Ceramics (ICCC’10) to be held in Montreal in July 2024.

Lisa’s current research focuses on advanced processing methods for high-temperature structural ceramics and composites as well as materials and structures development for morphing aerospace concepts.