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Name   Cong, Zhiyuan Home Page     
Highest Education      Ph.D. Office      Building 3,Courtyard 16, Lin Cui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101P.R. China
Phone      010-8424 9408 Zip Code      100101
Fax      010-84097079 Email      zhiyuancong@itpcas.ac.cn

Education and Appointments:
  • 2016-           Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS.
  • 2010-2016  Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS.
  • 2008-2010  Assistant Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS.
  • 2005-2008  PhD in Physical Geography, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS.
  • 2001-2004  Master in Geochemistry, China University of Mining and Technology (Beijing).
  • 1997-2001  Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology.

Research Interest:

My research interest includes atmospheric aerosols (trace elements, OC/EC, mineralogy, isotope, optical properties, molecular marker), precipitation chemistry, paleoenvironment reconstruction (ice core and lake sediment), and long-range transport of pollutants over Tibetan Plateau.

Public Services:

Selected Publications:
  1. Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Rupakheti, M., Zhang, Q.G, Tripathee, L., Guo, J.M., Chen, P.F., Rupakheti, D., Panday, A.K., Lawrence, M. G., Kawamura, K., and Cong, Z.Y.*,2019. Molecular characterization of organic aerosols in the Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: insights into primary and secondary sources. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 19, 2725–2747.
  2. Wan, X., Kawamura, K., Ram, K., Kang, S.C., Loewen, M., Gao, S.P., Wu, G.M., Fu, P.Q., Zhang, Y.L., Bhattarai, H., and Cong, Z.Y.*, 2019. Aromatic acids as biomass-burning tracers in atmospheric aerosols and ice cores: A review. Environmental Pollution 247, 216-228.
  3. Bhattarai, H., Saikawa, E., Wan,X., Zhu, H.X., Ram, K., Gao, S.P., Kang, S.C., Zhang, Q.G., Zhang, Y.L., Wu, G.M., Wang, X.P., Kawamura, K., Fu, P.Q., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2019. Levoglucosan as a tracer of biomass burning: Recent progress and perspectives. Atmospheric Research 220: 20–33.
  4. Cong, Z.Y., Gao, S.P., Zhao, W.C., Wang, X., Wu, G.M., Zhang, Y.L., Kang, S.C., Liu, Y.Q., and Ji, J.F., 2018. Iron oxides in the cryoconite of glaciers on the Tibetan Plateau: abundance, speciation and implications. The Cryosphere 12: 3177-3186.
  5. Wu, G.M., Wan, X., Gao, S.P., Fu, P.Q., Yin, Y.G. Li, G., Zhang, G.S., Kang, S.C., Ram, K.,Cong, Z.Y.*, 2018. Humic-Like Substances (HULIS) in Aerosols of Central Tibetan Plateau (Nam Co, 4730 m asl): Abundance, Light Absorption Properties, and Sources. Environmental Science & Technology 52: 7203 7211.
  6. Gao, S.P., Xu, B.Q., Dong, X.L., Zheng, X.Y., Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Song, Q.Y., Kawamura, K., Cong, Z.Y. *, 2018. Biomass-burning derived aromatic acids in NIST standard reference material 1649b and the environmental implications. Atmospheric Environment 185: 180-185.
  7. Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Li, Q.L., Rupakheti, D., Zhang, Q.G., Guo, J.M., Chen, P.F., Tripathee, L., Rupakheti, M., Panday, A., Wang, W., Kawamura,K., Gao, S.P., Wu, G.M., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2017. Organic molecular tracers in the atmospheric aerosols from Lumbini, Nepal, in the northern Indo-Gangetic Plain: Influence of biomass burning. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17: 8867–8885.
  8. Liu, B., Cong, Z.Y.*, Wang, Y.S., Xin, J.Y., Wan, X., Pan, Y.P., Liu, Z.R., Wang, Y.H., Zhang, G.S., Wang, Z.Y., Wang., Y.J., Kang, S.C., 2017. Background aerosol over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau: observed characteristics of aerosol mass loading. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 17 (1): 449-463.
  9. Wan, X.,Kang, S.C., Xin, J.Y., Liu, B., Wen, T.X., Wang, P.L., Wang, Y.S., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2016. Chemical composition of size-segregated aerosols in Lhasa city, Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research 174-175: 142-150.
  10. Gao, S.P., Liu, D.M., Kang, S.C., Kawamura, K., Wu, G.M., Zhang, G.S., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2015. A new isolation method for biomass-burning tracers in snow: measurements of p-hydroxybenzoic, vanillic and dehydroabietic acids. Atmospheric Environment 122, 2015, 142-147 .
  11. Cong, Z.Y., Kawamura, K., Kang, S.C., Fu, P.Q., 2015. Penetration of biomass-burning emissions from South Asia through the Himalayas: new insights from atmospheric organic acids. Scientific Reports 5.
  12. Cong, Z.Y.,Kang, S.C., Kawamura, K., Liu, B., Wan, X., Wang, Z.Y., Gao, S.P., Fu, P.Q., 2015. Carbonaceous aerosols on the south edge of the Tibetan Plateau: concentrations, seasonality and sources. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 15, 1573–1584.
  13. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S.C., Zhang, Y.L., Gao, S.P., Wang, Z.Y., Liu, B., Wan, X., 2015. New insights into trace element wet deposition in the Himalayas: amounts, seasonal patterns, and implications. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22, 2735–2744.
  14. Wan, X., Kang, S.C., Wang, Y.S., Xin, J.Y., Liu, B., Guo, Y.H., Wen, T.X., Zhang, G.S., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2015. Size distribution of carbonaceous aerosols at a high-altitude site on the central Tibetan Plateau (Nam Co Station, 4730 m a.s.l.). Atmospheric Research 153, 155-164 .
  15. Liu, B., Kang, S.C., Sun, J.M., Wan, X., Wang, Y.J., Gao, S.P., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2014. Low-molecular-weight organic acids in the Tibetan Plateau: Results from one-year of precipitation samples at the SET station. Atmospheric Environment 86, 68-73 .
  16. Cong, Z.Y., Kang,S.C., Gao,S.P., Zhang,Y.L., Li,Q., Kawamura, K., 2013. Historical trends of atmospheric black carbon on Tibetan Plateau as reconstructed from a 150-year lake sediment record. Environmental Science & Technology 47, 2579- 2586.
  17. Liu B., Kang, S.C., Sun, J.M., Zhang, Y.L., Xu, R., Wang, Y.J., Liu, Y.W., Cong, Z.Y.*, 2013. Wet precipitation chemistry at a high-altitude site (3,326 m a.s.l.) in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 20, 5013–5027 .
  18. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S.C., Luo, C.L., Li, Q., Huang, J., Gao, S.P., and Li X.D., 2011. Trace elements and lead isotopic composition of PM10 in Lhasa, Tibet, Atmospheric Environment 45, 6210-6215.
  19. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S.C., Zhang Y.L. and Li X.D., 2010. Atmospheric wet deposition of trace elements to central Tibetan Plateau, Applied Geochemistry 25, 1415-1421.
  20. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S.C., Dong, S.P., Liu, X.D., Qin, D.H., 2010. Elemental and individual particle analysis of atmospheric aerosols from high Himalayas. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment 160, 323-335.
  21. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S.C., Smirnov, A., Holben, B., 2009. Aerosol optical properties at Nam Co, a remote site in central Tibetan Plateau. Atmospheric Research 92, 42-48.
  22. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S. C., Dong S. P., Qin D. H., 2009. Seasonal features of aerosol particles recorded in snow from Mt. Qomolangma and their environmental implications. Journal of Environmental Sciences 21, 914-919.
  23. Cong, Z.Y., Kang, S. C., Dong S. P., Zhang. Y. L., 2009. Individual particle analysis of atmospheric aerosols at Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau. Aerosol and Air Quality Research 9, 323-331.
  24. Cong, Z. Y., Kang, S. C., Liu, X. D. and Wang, G. F. 2007. Elemental composition of aerosol in the Nam Co region, Tibetan Plateau, during summer monsoon season. Atmospheric Environment 41, 1180-1187.

Supported Projects:
  • 2007-2009   PI of “The geochemical characteristics of atmospheric aerosols at Nam Co, Tibetan Plateau, and their source appointment” funded by the National Science Foundation of China.
  • 2011-2013   PI of  “The composition, sources and their temporal-spatial variation of organic aerosols at representing area of Tibetan Plateau” funded by the National Science Foundation of China