Jingqiu joined the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Virginia Tech as an Assistant Professor in Fall 2022. Prior to that, She was a postdoctoral research scientist in Dr. Tal Korem’s lab at Columbia University. She received her Ph.D. in microbiology from Cornell University in 2020, advised by Dr. Martin Wiedmann and was a Ph.D. exchange student at MIT advised by Dr. Otto Cordero. She graduated in 2014 with her M.S. in environmental science from Peking University where she started out her academic journey. Jingqiu enjoys photography, tennis, piano, ukulele, and cooking in her spare time.

Jingqiu is pronounced “jing-chio”.