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Jacob Ellis

Jacob Ellis

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 371-7318


Jacob Ellis is from Richland, Washington, and joined PNNL in November 2018 as an intern after completing his B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Washington State University. Prior to that he had 2 appointed internships at PNNL as an undergraduate student in electrochemistry research and embedded circuit design/implementation. His current research focuses on reducing energy consumption and improving resilience in new and existing buildings through the application of the re-tuning methodology and Power Engineering. This requires whole building interval meter and building automation system (BAS) data processing and analysis to identify and recommend no and low-cost improvement opportunities in buildings. Mr. Ellis is also involved in power engineering, bio-chemistry research, additive manufacturing and embedded circuit design.

Research Interests

  • Controls Optimization and Re-tuning
  • Power Engineering
  • Bio/Electrochemical Research
  • Embedded Circuits Design and implementation
  • Additive Manufacturing

Education and Credentials

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering Washington State University (May 2020)
  • Columbia Basin Community College Associates of Science (2017)

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Information Systems Technician Cyber Security Analyst United States Navy 2014 to Present
  • IEEE Local WSU Chapter member, Cochair

PNNL Publications


  • Arnold A.M., Z.C. Kennedy, J.A. Silverstein, J.F. Ellis, and J.R. Hutchison. 2021. "Pearlescent mica-doped alginate as a stable, vibrant media for two-dimensional and three-dimensional art." ACS Omega 6, no. 29:18694-18701. PNNL-SA-160738. doi:10.1021/acsomega.1c01453


  • Pan H., J.F. Ellis, X. Li, Z. Nie, H. Chang, and D. Reed. 2019. "Electrolyte Effect on the Electrochemical Performance of Mild Aqueous Zinc-Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide Batteries." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11, no. 2019:37524-37530. PNNL-SA-143553. doi:10.1021/acsami.9b09252

Energy and Environment

Core Research Areas