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Dr. Wenchao Xue

Associate Professor, Director of Belt Road and Research Center
Environmental Engineering Management, Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Change

Dr. Wenchao Xue is an Associate Professor at the Department of Energy, Environment, and Climate Change, School of Environment, Resources and Development, Asian Institute of Technology. She lectures in Environmental Engineering and Management Program and Marine Plastic Abatement Program. Dr. Xue is meanwhile serving as the Founding Director of AIT Belt and Road Research Center since 2019.

  • Ph.D. (2013) Urban Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • M.E. (2010) Environmental Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  • B.E. (2008) Water Supply and Sewage System Engineering, Tsinghua University, China
  • Environmental membrane and electrochemical technologies
  • Resources/energy productive wastewater treatment
  • Sustainable watershed environmental management
  • Microplastic in aquatic environment
  • Monitoring and elimination of environmental emerging contaminants
  1. W. Xue*, G.Y.T. Maung, J. Otiti, A.S. Tabucanon (2023) Land use-based characterization and source apportionment of microplastics in urban storm runoffs in a tropical region. Environmental Pollution 329, 121698. Publisher: Elsevier,
  2. W. Zhang, W. Xue*, K. Xiao, C. Visvanathan, J. Tang, L. Li (2023) Selection and optimization of carbon-based electrode materials for flow-electrode capacitive deionization. Separation and Purification Technology, 315, 123649. Publisher: Elsevier,
  3. W. Sutthiwanit, Y. He, B. Hong, S Guerrero-Cruz, W. Xue* (2023) Removal of nutrients and pharmaceutical and personal care products in an electroconductive bed-membrane bioreactor (EcB-MBR): The role of conductive media. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 31, 103222. Publisher: Elsevier,
  4. Y. He, W. Xue*, K. Xiao, C. Zhang, X. Zhang, Y. Hu (2022). Prediction and optimization of the performance in an osmotic microbial fuel cell for water purification and bioelectricity production using a developed process model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 372, 133747. Publisher: Elsevier,
  5. W. Xue*, C. Pangara, A.M. Aung, S. Yu., A.S. Tabucanon, B. Hong, T.A. Kurniawan (2022). Spatial changes of nutrients and metallic contaminants in topsoil with multi-geostatistical approaches in a large-size watershed. Science of the Total Environment, 824, 153888. Publisher: Elsevier,
  6. W. Xue*, W. Chanamarn, A. S. Tabucanon, S. G. Cruz, Y. Hu (2022). Treatment of agro-food industrial waste streams using osmotic microbial fuel cells: Performance and potential improvement measures. Environmental Technology & Innovation, 27, 102773. Publisher: Elsevier,
  7. S.G.P. Virdis*, W. Xue*, E. Winijkul, V. Nitivattananon, P. Punpukdee (2022) Remote sensing of tropical riverine water quality using sentinel-2 MSI and field observations. Ecological Indicators, 144, 109472. Publisher: Elsevier,
  8. W. Xue*, Y. He, S. Yumunthama, N. Udomkittayachai, Y. Hu, A.S. Tabucanon, X. Zhang, T.A. Kurniawan (2021). Membrane cleaning and performance insight of osmotic microbial fuel cell. Chemosphere, 285, 131549. Publisher: Elsevier,
  9. N. Namngam, W. Xue*, X. Liu, T. Kootattep, R.P. Shrestha, G. Wattayakorn, A.S. Tabucanon, S. Yu (2021). Sedimentary Metals in Developing Tropical Watersheds in Relation to Their Urbanization Intensities, Journal of Environmental Management, 278, 111521. Publisher: Elsevier,
  10. N. Udomkittayachai, W. Xue*, K. Xiao, C. Visvanathan, A.S. Tabucanon (2021). Electroconductive moving bed membrane bioreactor (EcMB-MBR) for single-step decentralized wastewater treatment: Performance, mechanisms, and cost, Water Research, 188, 116547. Publisher: Elsevier,
  1. “Application of big earth data in support the sustainable development goals in Thailand” granted by The National Research Council of Thailand, 2022 – 2023, Co-PI
  2. “Strengthening collaboration network between Thailand and China in the field of environment and sustainable development” granted by The Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation, Thailand, 2022 – 2023, PI
  3. “Integrated Assessment of SDGs Using Big Earth Observation Data for Bangkok Metropolitan Region (BMR)” granted by The National Research Council of Thailand, 2020 – 2021, Co-PI
  4. “Simultaneous wastewater treatment with electricity generation based on pressure retarded osmotic microbial fuel cell technology.” granted by National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2018 – 2020, PI.
  5. “Biogeochemical changes and adaptation mechanisms in response to anthropogenic impacts in watersheds: A comparative study between Jiulong River (China) and Chao Phraya River (Thailand)” granted by National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 2017 – 2021, Co-PI.