Amberlee Haselhuhn has been named senior engineer at LIFT, a Department of Defense-supported national manufacturing innovation institute, according to an announcement from the Detroit company.
In the role, Haselhuhn will lead evaluation of the institute’s materials and joining development, aiming to create new processes and solutions for the company. She will also work on the design of materials, metal alloys, and joining technologies.
She was most recently a senior researcher for Detroit’s General Motors Co. in its Global Technical Center, where she led research and development related to the joining of advanced materials such as high strength steels, aluminum and dissimilar metal sheet, casting, and extrusions for automotive body light-weighting in alignment with corporate strategy and safety protocols. She also developed patentable technological solutions while at GM.
“Amblerlee brings tremendous experience in computational and materials engineering to LIFT, which is core to our technology mission of connecting materials, processes, and systems,” says Noel Mack, vice president of technology at LIFT. “We are thrilled to have her on board as an expert in her field to benefit the Department of Defense, our other federal partners, and our broader industry ecosystem.”
Haselhuhn holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Michigan Technological University.
LIFT, which is operated by the American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute, is funded in part by the Department of Defense and managed by the Office of Naval Research.