Megan E. Holtz

Assistant Professor, Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Dr. Megan E. Holtz joined the Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in 2021.

Dr. Holtz conducts research as a member of the Colorado  Center for Advanced Ceramics, primarily focusing on growth of controlled structures and interfaces with thin film deposition and atomic and nanometer scale characterization by scanning transmission electron microscopy.

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PhD, Applied Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

MS, Applied Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

BS, Physics, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX


Professional Experience


  • Assistant Professor, August 2021 to present
  • Assistant Research Professor, February 2021 to August 2021

National institute of standards and technology, gaithersburg, md

  • NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate, September 2019 to January 2021


Scientific and professional societies

  • Microscopy Society of America


Hill Hall 307

Lab & Research Centers

Holtz Research Group