Naoko Ellis taught Chemical Engineering in Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering – University of British Columbia (UBC) in Canada. Dr. Ellis holds a Ph.D. (UBC, 2003); M.E.Sc. (Western, 1993); and a B.Sc. (Honours, Waterloo, 1991).
She is a member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC; and the Canadian Society for Chemical Engineering, currently serving on the board. Her expertise lies in the area of multiphase reaction engineering with emphasis on biomass utilization.
Some current projects include: biomass gasification and pyrolysis; CO2 capture, including chemical looping combustion; pyrolysis product utilization; and biofuels. She has worked on adding value to biomass residues through production of syngas, bio-oil upgrading and biochar development.
She is also the Senior Research Director of the Carbon Capture & Conversion Institute (CCCI), which is a collaborative partnership between CMC Research Institutes, the University of British Columbia and BC Research Inc. to evaluate and develop technical and economic options for carbon conversion and carbon capture.