Research Areas

  1. Reservoir engineering (with the application of numerical simulation in geothermal energy);
  2. Isotopes in the water cycle (with applications in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Hydro-meteorology);
  3. Response of water resources to climate change (statistical methods in the analysis of long term time series)


  • Since Jan 2016, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Feb 2014 - Jan 2016, Post-doctor, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
  • Jun 2013 - Jan 2016, Post-doctor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sep 2011 - Jun 2013, PhD student, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sep 2008 - Jun 2011, Master student, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Sep 2004 - Jun 2008, Undergraduate student, Jilin University


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Teaching Experience


  1. Kong, Y., Pang, Z., Pang, J., Luo, L., Luo, J., Shao, H. and Kolditz, O. (2015) Deep groundwater cycle in Xiongxian geothermal field, Proceedings World Geothermal Congress 2015, Melbourne, Australia, April, 19 -25. 
  2. Li, J. Pang, Z., Froehlich, K., Huang, T., Kong, Y., Song, W. and Yun, H. (2015) Deep groundwater cycle in Xiongxian geothermal field groundwater in East Junggar Basin, Northwest China, Journal of Hydrology, 529, 650-661. 
  3. Li, J., Tao. T., Pang, Z., Tan, M., Kong, Y., Duan, W. and Zhang, Y. (2015) Identification of Different Moisture Sources through Isotopic Monitoring during a Storm Event, Journal of Hydrometeorology, 16, 1918–1927. 
  4. Chen, C., Börnick, H., Cai, Q., Dai, X., Jähnig, S., Kong Y., Krebs, P., Kuenzer, C., Kunst-mann, H., Liu, Y., Nixdorf, E., Pang, Z., Rode, M., Schueth, C., Song, Y., Yue, T., Zhou, K., Zhang, J. and Kolditz, O. (2015): Challenges and opportunities of German-Chinese cooperation in water science and technology. Environ Earth Sci., 73: 4861-4871. 
  5. Kong, Y., Pang, Z., Shao, H., Hu, S. and Kolditz, O., (2014) Recent studies on hydrothermal systems in China: a review. Geothermal Energy, 2014, 2:19. 
  6. Kong, Y. and Pang, Z. (2014) Statistical analysis of stream discharge in response to climate change for Urumqi river catchment, Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia, Quaternary International, 336, 44-51. 
  7. Kong, Y., Pang, Z., Li, J. and Huang, T. (2014) Seasonal variations of water isotopes in the Kumalak River catchments, Western Tianshan Mountains, Central Asia, Fresenius Environmental Bulletin, 23(1), 169-174, 2014. 
  8. Kong, Y.* and Pang, Z. (2014) A comparative study of single factor method and multivariate statistical methods for surface water quality assessment, Water Policy, 16(1), 157 - 167, 2014. 
  9. Kong, Y., Pang, Z. and Froehlich, K. (2013) Quantifying recycled moisture fraction in precipitation of an arid region using deuterium excess, Tellus 65B, 19251, doi: 10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.19251. 
  10. Pang, Z., Yuan, L., Huang, T., Kong, Y., Liu, J. and Li, Y., (2013). Impacts of Human Activities on the Occurrence of Groundwater Nitrate in an Alluvial Plain: A Multiple Isotopic Tracers Approach, Journal of Earth Science, 24 (1), 111-124. 
  11. Huang, T., Pang, Z., Chen, Y., Kong, Y. (2013) Groundwater circulation relative to water quality and vegetation in an arid transitional zone linking oasis, desert and river. Chinese Science Bulletin, 58 (25), 3088-3097. 
  12. Pang, Z., Kong, Y., Li, Y. and Li, J., (2013) Water-Rock Interaction in CO2 Sequestration in a Depleted Oil Reservoir Pilot Test, Procedia Earth and Planetary Science 7, 656-659. 
  13. Kong, Y. and Pang, Z., (2012) Evaluating the Sensitivity of Glacier Rivers to Climate Change based on Hydrograph Separation of Discharge, Journal of Hydrology, (434–435): 121–129. 
  14. Pang, Z., Kong, Y., Froehlich, K., Huang, T., Yuan, L., Li, Z. and Wang, F. (2011) Processes affecting isotopes in precipitation of an arid region, Tellus, 63B, 352-359, doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0889.2011.00532.x. 
  15. Kong, Y. and Pang, Z. (2011) Isotope hydrograph separation in alpine catchments: a review, Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, 3(1): 0086-0091. 


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