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Dr. Holden Hyer, who has completed his Ph.D. in December 2020 under supervision from Dr. Yongho Sohn has started an exciting professional career at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) as an R&D Staff, starting February 2021. Holden leads the first successful effort in the United States to produce fully dense WE43 Magnesium alloy with laser powder bed fusion (LPBF) additive manufacturing technology, and collectively worked on and assisted  LPBF manufacturing of a wide range of alloys including Al-, Ti-, Fe-, and Ni-based alloys. He published 10 first-author papers (including in Acta Materialia and Additive Manufacturing) and co-authored 12 additional papers through collaborations with the Army Research Laboratory, Office of Naval Research, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and Idaho National Laboratory. Holden will start his career as an R&D Staff at the Advanced Fuel Fabrication and Instrumentation Group of ORNL with an emphasis on additive manufacturing of sensor-embedded components for nuclear applications.