Jessica Elwell is the Chief Operating Officer at OxEon Energy, where her team develops and manufactures advanced technologies that produce carbon-free hydrogen and sustainable synthetic fuels. Jessica has her master’s degree in Chemical Engineering and her career spans multiple industries, including recreational equipment, specialty chemicals, weapons systems, renewable energy technologies, and propellant production for aerospace applications. Jessica’s time with OxEon started in 2013 when she was the program manager over US DOE, DOD, and NASA programs. During this time, she was managing the solid oxide electrolysis development for the MOXIE system currently aboard NASA’s Perseverance Rover, producing oxygen from the Mars atmosphere for the first time in human history. Jessica left OxEon to join Nammo Defense Systems as the Engineering and Quality Manager, overseeing the Manufacturing, Process, and Quality Engineering Groups, as well as Inspection and Compliance. In 2021, the opportunity arose for Jessica to return to OxEon, focused on building business systems and program success to support the development and commercialization of products that will be critical in the shift away from a fossil-based fuel economy, as well as further development towards fuel production to support human exploration of space.
Ceramics Expo August 2022: Panel: "Shaping the Future of Energy Storage Through Ceramic Optimization"
International Conference for Environmental Systems July 2022: "Overcoming Technical Challenges to Advance the MOXIE Solid Oxide Electrolysis Stack from TRL3 to 9, Early Challenges to Successful ISRU Oxygen Production on Mars"
We Hear Her Podcast 2022: Discussion regarding women in STEM. "You can't solve a Problem with the Same Solution"
Women in Renewable Energy 2021: WiRE NFL Networking Meet Up ft. Jessica Elwell : "How Space Exploration Advances Fossil Reduction"
6 additional publications in 2022, to be added later
1. J. Elwell, S. Elangovan, J. Hartvigsen, D. Larsen, L. Clark, T. Meaders. "Mechanical, Structural, and Thermal Qualification of Solid Oxide Electrolysis for Oxygen Production from Mars Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide." SOFC-XV: 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells. Ecs, 2017.
2. J. Hartvigsen, S. Elangovan, J. Elwell, D. Larsen. "Oxygen Production from Mars Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide Using Solid Oxide Electrolysis." SOFC-XV: 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (July 23-28, 2017). Ecs, 2017.
3. Elangovan, S, D. Larsen, I. Bay, E. Mitchell, J. Hartvigsen, B. Millett, J. Elwell, D. Santosa, D. Elliot. "Investigation of Solid Oxide Electrolysis Process for in-Situ Upgrading of Bio-Oil." SOFC-XV: 15th International Symposium on Solid Oxide Fuel Cells (July 23-28, 2017). Ecs, 2017.
4. J. Hartvigsen, S. Elangovan, J. Elwell. “Martian Oxygen: Creating Breathable Air with Engineered Ceramics.” Ceramic Industry Magazine Cover Story, August 2016.
5. S. Elangovan, J. Hartvigsen, D. Larsen, T. Hafen, J. Mosby, J. Elwell, L. Frost. “Synthesis and Upgrading of Fuels Using Solid State Electrochemical Devices.” Meeting Abstracts. No. 40. The Electrochemical Society, 2016.
6. J. Hartvigsen, S Elangovan, D. Larsen, J. Elwell, M. Bokil, L. Frost, L. Clark. “Challenges of Solid Oxide Electrolysis for Production of Fuel and Oxygen from Mars Atmospheric CO2,” ECS Transactions, 2015, 68,1, 3563-3583.
7. S. Elangovan, D. Larsen, J. Hartvigsen, J. M. Mosby, J. Staley, J. Elwell, M. Karanjikar. “Electrochemical Upgrading of Bio-Oil,” ECS Transactions, 2015, 66, 3, 1
8. P. Billen, Y. Sorunmu, S. Elangovan, D. Larsen, J. Hartvigsen, J. Mosby, J. Staley, J. Elwell and S. Spatari. “Electrochemical Deoxygenation of Bio-Oil from Fast Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass: Energy Balance Estimated by Bond Dissociation Energies,” AIChE Annual Meeting, 2015
9. Y. Sorunmu, P. Billen, S. Elangovan, D. Larsen, J. Hartvigsen, J. Mosby, J. Staley, J. Elwell and S. Spatari. “A Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Comparison of Electrochemical Deoxygenation and Hydro-Deoxygenation of Bio-Oil from Fast Pyrolysis of Lignocellulosic Biomass,” AIChE Annual Meeting, 2014
10. J. Heiser (Elwell), J. King, J. Konell, L. Sutter. “Shielding Effectiveness of Carbon-filled Nylon 6,6.” Polymer Composites, Vol. 25, Issue 4, (8/2004) pp. 407-416. Wiley Periodicals Inc.
11. J. Heiser (Elwell), J. King, J. Konell, L. Sutter. “Electrical Conductivity of Carbon Filled Nylon 6,6,” Advances in Polymer Technology, Vol. 23, No.2 (Summer 2004) pp. 135-146. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
12. J. Heiser (Elwell), J. King. “Thermally Conductive Carbon Filled Nylon 6,6,” Polymer Composites. Vol. 25, Issue 2, (4/2004) pp. 186-193. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
13. J. Heiser (Elwell), J. King, J. Konell, I. Miskioglu, L. Sutter. “Tensile and Impact Properties of Carbon Filled Nylon-6,6 Based Resins,” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, Vol. 91, (3/2004), pp. 2881-2893. Wiley Periodicals, Inc.