Xuejun Pan

Associate Professor

Biological Systems Engineering

Xuejun (Jun) Pan is interested in the development of biorefining processes for producing fuels, chemicals and materials from lignocellulosic biomass. Specifically, Pan is currently working on the following areas: (1) pretreatment of feedstock for cellulose ethanol production; (2) optimization and fundamental understanding of enzymatic saccharification of lignocellulosic substrates; (3) fractionation of lignocellulosic biomass for effective components utilization; (4) chemical conversion of biomass to liquid hydrocarbon fuels; (5) chemical saccharification of lignocellulose for producing fermentable sugars; and (6) high-value co-products development from cellulose, hemicellulose, and lignin.