Dr. Wenchao Xue has joined the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) as Assistant Professor in Environmental Engineering and Management in the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change, School of Environment, Resources and Development.
Dr. Wenchao received her PhD in Urban Engineering from the University of Tokyo, Japan, and her M.E. and B.E. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University, China.
She held positions at the Department of Environmental Engineering, Faculty of Engineering of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand as postdoctoral fellow and later as a foreign lecturer teaching and supervising research of foreign postgraduate students.
Her research interests cover environmental membrane and electrochemical technologies, resources/energy productive wastewater treatment, monitoring and elimination of environmental emerging contaminants, and sustainable watershed management. She also has consulting and engineering experience on contaminated site and groundwater remediation while working for an international consulting firm based in Yokohama, Japan.
Currently, Dr. Wenchao is undertaking various research projects granted by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Research Council of Thailand such as “Simultaneous wastewater treatment with electricity generation based on pressure retarded osmotic microbial fuel cell technology” and “Biogeochemical changes and adaptation mechanisms in response to anthropogenic impacts in watersheds”.
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