Zhixuan Wu is a Ph.D. student in Urban and Regional Planning. His research focuses on watershed planning and environment management. With a special interest in nonpoint source pollution control policy, he is currently studying Wisconsin’s innovative nutrient reduction programs that enable collective action of point and nonpoint source phosphorus dischargers. His advisor is Professor Ken Genskow.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Engineering at Tsinghua University and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering and Science at Stanford University. He has experience in wastewater treatment facility design, water infrastructure financing, and water-energy nexus. Besides his strong passion for activated sludge, he has also enjoyed working as a project assistant to understand lake level fluctuation and its relationship with groundwater and climate in Wisconsin.