QI Weixiao

Name: Weixiao Qi
Division: Center for Water and Ecology
Position: Associate Professor
Address: Room 406, Weiqing Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Telephone: 86 10 62790565
E-mail: wxqi@tsinghua.edu.cn


Education background

2006-2010 Ph. D. Environmental Engineering, Research Center for Eco-Environmental sciences,

Tutor: Prof. JIUHUI QU

2004-2006 M.E. School of Municipal and Environmental Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology,

Tutor: Prof. HONG YOU

2000-2004 B.S.    College of Architecture and Environment, Sichuan University


2018-Present  Associate professor, School of Environment, Tsinghua University,Group leader: Prof. JIUHUI QU

2011-2018  Research assistant/Associate researcher, Research Center for Eco-Environmental sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences

2009.10-2009.12 Short-term visit at Eawag

Research Interests

Her primary area of research focuses on (1) Screening and identification of emerging pollutants in wastewater and its receiving rivers; (2) the transfer and transformation of pollutants in wastewater receiving rivers, and micro- ecological effect.

Research Experience


Ecological storage and recycling of reclaimed water. Outstanding Youth Science Fund Project, The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 52222004.


Study on environmental risk prevention and control of emerging pollutants in Yellow River Basin. National Joint Research Center for Ecological Protection and High-quality Development of the Yellow River Basin, No. 2022-YRUC-01-0205.


Identification and ecological risk of characteristic pollutants in key sections of Yangtze River. Research project of China Three Gorges Corporation, No. 201903139.


The transformation and fate of PPCPs and the transformation products during bank filtration. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51778608.


Water quality changing mechanism and regulation principle during ecological storage of reclaimed water. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 51138006.


The PAHs transformation and derivatives formation mechanism in river waters. The National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 41203069.


Water Quality and Pollution Dynamics in Rivers of the Dry North and Wet South of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. GJHZ0908.


The complex contamination process, eco-toxicological effects, pollution control and repair in Beijing-Tianjin-Bohai Bay area. The National Basic Research Program of China, No. 2007CB407301.

Represented Publications


(1)Weixiao Qi, Xu Wang*, Jin Kang, Yaohui Bai, Rui Bian, Hongtao Xue, Li Chen, Aaomei Guan, Yirong Pan, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu*. Improvement of the Yangtze River’s water quality with substantial implementation of wastewater services infrastructure since 2013. Engineering, 2023, 21, 135-142.


(1)Siling Li, Binghua Li, Huijuan Liu, Weixiao Qi*, Yunfeng Yang, Gang Yu, Jiuhui Qu. The biogeochemical responses of hyporheic groundwater to the long-run managed aquifer recharge: Linking microbial communities to hydrochemistry and micropollutants, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022, 431: 128587.

(2)Junwen Chen1, Weixiao Qi1, Donglin Wang1, Qiaojuan Wang, Hui Lin, Guannan Mao, Jinsong Liang, Xue Ning, Yaohui Bai*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu*. Disruption and recovery of river planktonic community during and after the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan, China. ISME Communications, 2022, 2, 84.

(3)Meng Qiao, Weixiao Qi*, Huijuan Liu, Jiuhui Qu. Oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the surface water environment: Occurrence, ecotoxicity, and sources. Environment International, 2022, 163, 107232.

(4)Aomei Guan, Weixiao Qi*, Qiang Peng, Jiemin Zhou, Yaohui Bai, Jiuhui Qu. Environmental heterogeneity determines the response patterns of microbially mediated N-reduction processes to sulfamethoxazole in river sediments, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2022, 421: 126730.