Ellie Fini is an Associate Professor at Arizona State University, a Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers and an Invention Ambassador at the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her research focuses on the production, characterization and atomistic modelling of sustainable novel materials for use in construction.

In addition to more than 200 scholarly publications and numerous invited talks, her research has been featured by BBC Women in STEM, Science Nation, Wired Magazine, and CNBC. She is editor of the ASCE Journal of Materials and Journal of Resources, Conservation & Recycling. She has served as the president of ASCE’s North Carolina Northern Branch and a program director of the National Science Foundation. Her achievements have been recognized via multiple awards including an NSF CAREER award, ASEE Gerald Seeley award, BEYA Emerald STEM Innovation award, NC BioTech Research Excellence award and WTS Innovative Transportation Solution award to name a few.