Ellen E. Wright

Ellen E. Wright, Ph.D., P.E.

Senior Staff Consultant

Dr. Wright's professional interests include failure analysis of materials and advanced characterization techniques with an emphasis on studying failure modes, mechanical behavior, phase transformations, and corrosion of metals. Dr. Wright has experience in analyzing and investigating failures across many industries such as manufacturing, transportation (aerospace, rail, and automotive), and construction. She has also conducted a wide variety of materials and laboratory testing.

Prior to joining ESi, Dr. Wright received her Ph.D. from the George S. Ansell Department of Metallurgical and Materials Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines working in the Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys (CANFSA), an Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. Her dissertation focuses on an integrative approach for combining electron backscatter diffraction, 2D micro-digital image correlation, and atomic force microscopy to understand microscale corrosion phenomena in aluminum-lithium alloys.

Dr. Wright has given numerous technical presentations and written many technical and investigative reports. She enjoys working on multidisciplinary teams to understand complex relationships between processing, operation, and performance of components.


  • The Influence of Microstrain Evolution by Tensile Straining on Localized Corrosion of Al-Li Alloys 2099 and 2196, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, December 2019

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