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Jacob Ellis

Jacob Ellis

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
Richland, WA 99352


Jacob Ellis is a senior at Washington State University Tri-Cities, Completing his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Ellis joined PNNL's Battery Materials and Systems Group in November 2018. His work has focused on the development of Electrolytic Manganese Dioxide cell integration into the power grid. This research encompasses fundamental electrochemistry, and the optimization of large-scale Energy Storage devices.

Mr. Ellis has also branched out into other groups undergoing projects in Electrical Circuit design. This research has focused on integrated circuits for Acoustic detection qualities.

Research Interests

  • Electrochemistry
  • Grid Optimization and Storage
  • Electrical Circuit Design/Implementation
  • Cyber Security

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


  • 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

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