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The Combustion Institute is a non-profit, educational and scientific society founded in 1954. CI promotes and disseminates research activities in all areas of combustion science and technology for the advancement of many diverse communities around the world.

In March 2017, The Combustion Institute Board of Directors established the Fellows Program of The Combustion Institute. The first Fellows Selection Committee was assembled in June 2017, and charged with the responsibility to annually evaluate nominees and select candidates to become Fellows. Ellzey was nominated and selected to join the first class of Fellows, an honor only 1.5% of non-student members can claim.

Ellzey is a distinguished leader at the University of Texas at Austin and has been a faculty member of the Department of Mechanical Engineering since 1990. She currently conducts research on environmental technologies such as low-emissions combustors and fuel reformers. Her unabating efforts in combustion and excellent research in reacting and inert porous media is being recognized through CI. 

Ellzey has received numerous awards and honors. She was the winner of the 2005 Women in Engineering Student Advocate Award. In 2004, she became the Associate Director for International Studies of the Chair of Free Enterprise, where she developed study abroad programs for the Cockrell School of Engineering. Ellzey became Assistant Dean for International Engineering Education for the Cockrell School of Engineering in 2009, and in 2011 she was inducted into the Academy of Distinguished Alumni of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. Between 2009 and 2017, Ellzey served as Vice Provost for International Programs at the University of Texas at Austin where she led strategic initiatives to internationalize the campus.

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