R2 PEB Publications Chair

Elliott Locke
Elliott Locke
Publications Chair

Elliott Locke is a driven and ambitious professional working at AstraZeneca in the Durham, Research Triangle Park, NC area. As a May 2015 graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering, nanoscience concentration, Elliott Locke always envisioned an innovative career. During college, Elliott completed several diverse and innovative experiences such as an NSF funded NanoSURE REU program, Undergraduate Research at NC State, Refinery Process Engineering at Marathon Petroleum, and Chemical Process Development at Raleigh based start-up company Tethis, Incorporated. In 2017, Elliott transitioned to the pharmaceutical industry, as a Process Engineer in Manufacturing at AstraZeneca. The value Elliott Locke provides to AstraZeneca is in support of R&D and GMP novel drug development, product scale-up, clinical trials, and other improvements & pharmaceutical projects related to enhancing the company and our delivery of respiratory science to patients affected by COPD and Asthma.

Elliott’s passion, outside of research and development, is in leadership & service. He is currently serving as President Emeritus, after serving two term, (7 years of Executive Board Leadership in total), as President of the Research Triangle Professionals Chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers (2017-2019). Each term as President, Elliott has organized and led an executive board team of 10-15 engineering professionals in impacting RTP & NC Pre-College, College, and Professional engineers through STEM educational initiatives, outreach, and professional development programs. This is Elliott’s first time on a NSBE Regional Executive Board, he is looking forward to learning and participating as Professional Development Chair for the Region 2 Professionals Executive Board. 

In addition, Elliott enjoys spending time with loved ones, cooking, working out, and playing basketball. In the future, Elliott Locke plans to pursue higher education, growth in organizational leadership, and career extensions as a philanthropist, entrepreneur/inventor, and community activist.