Elise Gilcher, Ph.D. (she/her)
B.S.E. (Chemical Engineering) – the University of Connecticut, USA – 2016
B.A. (German Studies) – the University of Connecticut, USA – 2016
Ph.D. (Chemical Engineering) – the University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA – 2021
- Elise received her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying heterogeneous catalysis, biomass degradation and chemical conversion of products towards useful platform molecules. Her research interests and current projects at the Center focus on green solutions for sustainable extraction and chemical conversion of algae biomass to high value products that further an initiative towards a robust bioeconomy.
- Elise enjoys time outside gardening, running, and exploring the CT forests, lakes, and coastline. She also loves cooking and creating experimental, innovative recipes.