Siyuan Fan studied Environmental Biotechnology at TU Dresden, where she got her MSc. After her master programm, she was involved in the Wipano-Project in Helmholtz Forschungszentrum-Dresden Rossendorf. She was focusing on the recovery of strategic metals from the industrial wastewater by using bio-ligands and chromatography. Since 01. Feb 2020, she joined the chair of Prof. Gianaurelio Cuniberti as a PhD student. Her research is focused on the degradation of organic pollutants in wastewater by using upconcerting nano particles.