Candace Wheeler

Former Scientific Advisory Board Member

Candace Wheeler recently retired as a technical fellow with 34 years of experience from General Motors. Wheeler served as a GM Technical Fellow and Biomaterials Lead in their Global Energy Systems Intelligence Center. She joined General Motors in 1981 as a postdoctoral fellow and then as a regular employee in 1983. Her early work involved studying the health effects of diesel particulate, ozone, and fibrous materials. During the last 20 years, she shifted her focus to sustainable transportation including biochemicals and bioproducts, life cycle analysis, alternative fuels, and vehicle recycling. Since her retirement, she has been consulting on energy, vehicle technologies and systems, life cycle analysis, sustainable mobility, biofuels, and biobased materials development. She continues to participate in a variety of biofuels/bioproduct activities and boards including the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, the University of Michigan Center for Sustainable Systems, and the Great Lakes Leadership Academy. She received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and her Ph.D. in pharmacology and toxicology from Wayne State University School of Medicine