Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium


Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2021
M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, 2019
M.Eng. (thesis), Materials Engineering, McGill University, 2016
B.Eng., Energy & Power Engineering, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2013
B.A., English Literature, Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2013

Research interests

Elvis’ research interests focus on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS). He is interested in benchmarking CCUS processes and developing frameworks to systematically evaluate the cost, scale-up potential, and environmental impact of multiple CCUS technologies. He is also interested in optofluidics and its global sustainability and health applications.

More information

For a full list of Elvis’ publications, see here.

Elvis Cao