Caixia "Ellen" Wan - Mizzou Engineering

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Caixia “Ellen” Wan

Associate Professor, Biological and Biomedical Engineering

239 Agricultural Engineering Building

Phone: 573-884-7882


Chemical and Biomedical Engineering


Caixia “Ellen” Wan is an associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical 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

Biocatalyst development and biocatalysis

Biofuels and bioproducts

Bioprocess optimization