Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao

Postdoctoral Fellow

Schmidt Science Fellow (2022 cohort)
Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Email: elviscao@mit.edu
Website: elviscao.com


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

As a Schmidt Science Fellow, Elvis focuses on the integration of upstream carbon capture and its downstream utilization processes. Working with Professor T. Alan Hatton at MIT and Professor Ted Sargent at Northwestern University, Elvis is exploring integrated carbon capture and utilization from molecular to process levels, machine learning to inspire smart carbon capture and utilization, and considerations for upscaling carbon capture and utilization at the nexus of technology, policy, and business.

More information

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

Elvis Cao