Caixia “Ellen” Wan

Caixia “Ellen” Wan

Caixia "Ellen" Wan, Assistant Professor

Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering

Caixia Wan


Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical, Biological and Chemical Engineering at the University of Missouri. Her research is focused on the development of advanced technologies for the conversion of biomass to value-added products. She is exploring novel biochemical conversion processes for the sustainable production of bioenergy, biofuels and other bioproducts. Her research involves biocatalyst development and biocatalysis, metabolic engineering, bioreactor design and bioprocess optimization. She is also interested in the development of integrated biorefinery systems for efficiently converting biomass to advanced biofuels and co-products.


  • PhD from Ohio State University

Technical Focus

Biofuels and bioproducts
Biocatalyst development and biocatalysis
Bioprocess optimization

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