Ph. D.  Professor Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Building 3, Courtyard 16, Lincui Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China

Ph.: 86-10-84097050

Fax: 86-10-84097092


Research Areas

My research interest includes atmopsheric aerosols (OC, EC, Brown Carbon, molecular markers) over the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau, and their impacts on snow and ice (reducing the albedo). 


1997-2001     Bachelor in Environmental Engineering, Anhui University of Science and Technology;

2001-2004     Master in Geochemistry, China University of Mining and Technology;

2005-2008     PhD in Physical Geography, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences;


Work Experience

2016-                       Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS  

2009-2016                Associate Professor, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS  

2004-2009               Research Assistant, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, CAS

2009 April-June        Visiting scientist at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University

2012 Oct-2013 Mar.   Visiting research fellow at Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University

Honors & Distinctions

Associate Editor, the journal of Atmospheric Research 

Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2010;

LU Jia-Xi Young Talent Award from Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2011

Member of Youth Innovation Promotion Association, CAS, 2011

Visiting Scholar, Financial Support from K. C. Wang Education Foundation, 2012


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, 27352744.
  6. 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 .
  7. 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. 
  8. 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. 
  9. 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 . 
  10. 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. 
  11. 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. 
  12. 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. 
  13. 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.
  14. 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. 
  15. 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. 
  16. 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.



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