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Name   Zhang, Qianggong Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8409 7043 Zip Code      100101
Fax      Email      Qianggong.zhang@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:

Research Associate  (Jul 2012 onwards) Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; 

Research Assistant (Jul 2009 – Jun 2012): Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; 

M.Sc & Ph.D (2004-2009): Physical Geography, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences;

Dissertation: Spatio-temporal distribution of heavy metals in typical glaciers over Tibetan Plateau and its environmental implications; 

Bachelor (2000-2004): Exploration Technology and Engineering, Northeastern University, China; 

CAS Visiting Research Fellow (Jun - Dec 2011): Laboratory of Glaciology and Geophysical Environment, CNRS, France; 

Visiting Scholar (Oct- Nov 2007): Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, USA; 

Visiting Scholar (Jan - Apr 2006): Ultra Clean Trace Element laboratory (UCTEL), University of Manitoba, Canada;

Research Interest:

Trace element records in snow/ice and atmospheric environment 

Public Services:


2009    Outstanding Graduate of Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences
2009    Dean’s Award for Research Excellence, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Selected Publications:
  1. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C., Li, C.L., Chen, F., Boukalova, Z., Černý, I. (2010). Assessment of elemental distribution and heavy metal contamination in surficial wetland sediments, Southern Tibetan Plateau, Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, DOI: 10.1007/s10661-010-1635-9.
  2. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C., Kaspari, S., Li, C.L., Qin, D.H., Mayewski, P.A. & Hou, S.G. (2009). Rare earth elements in an ice core from Mt. Everest: Seasonal variations and potential sources. Atmospheric Research, 94, 300-312.
  3. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S., Cong, Z., Hou, S. & Liu, Y. (2008). Elemental composition in surface snow from the ultra-high elevation area of mt. Qomolangma (everest). Chinese Science Bulletin, 53, 289-294.
  4. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C., Wang, F.Y., Li, C.L. & Xu, Y.W. (2008). Major ion geochemistry of Nam Co Lake and its sources, Tibetan Plateau. Aquatic Geochemistry, 14, 321-336.
  5. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C. & Yan, Y.P. (2006). Characteristics of spatial and temporal variations of monthly mean surface air temperature over Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Chinese Geographical Science, 16, 351-358.
  6. Zhang, Q.G., Kang, S.C., Li, C.L., Zheng, W., Huang, J., & Gao, T.G., (2011) Environmental chemistry in the Nam Co Basin, Modern environmental processes and changes in the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau. Science Press, Beijing.
  7. Kang, S.C., & Zhang, Q.G., (2010) Review of air pollution monitoring and research over the Tibetan Plateau (In Chinese). Chinese Journal of Nature, 32 (1): 13-18.
  8. Kang, S.C., Zhang, Q.G., Kaspari, S., Qin, D.H., Cong, Z.Y., Ren, J.W. & Mayewski, P.A. (2007). Spatial and seasonal variations of elemental composition in Mt. Everest (Qomolangma) snow/firn. Atmospheric Environment, 41, 7208-7218.

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