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Dr. Peng Zhao holds a Ph.D. in Geoecology (University of Bayreuth), a M.Sc. in Environmental Sciences (Peking University), and a B.Sc. in Chemistry (Peking University). He worked as an assistant research scientist at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences, a post-doc at the Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck, and a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, before he joined Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in 2020.

His research focuses on the ecosystem-atmosphere interaction as well as the cycles and transformations of atmospheric pollutants, especially carbon and nitrogen compounds.

He teaches the module "Statistics for Environmental Scientists" and "Methods for Analysing Public Health IV: Working in the Field: Data". Before he joined Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, he taught "R, Open Science, and Reproducible Research" at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, and "Routine Observation of Atmosphere" at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences.

He published the book "Learning R" (in Chinese).

More details can be found on his personal website: pzhao.org
Peng Zhao
  • Qualifications

    • Ph.D. , Department of Micrometeorology, University of Bayreuth, - 2014
    • M.Sc. , College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University, - 2005
    • B.Sc. , College of Chemistry and Molucular Enginerring, Peking University, - 2002
  • Experience

    • Lecturer, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2020 -- present
    • Post-doc, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, 2018 -- 2020
    • Post-doc, University of Innsbruck, 2014 -- 2017
  • Research interests

    • Bioaerosols in the upper troposphere and the lowermost stratosphere
    • Cycles and transformations of atmospheric pollutants, especially carbon and nitrogen compounds
    • Energy and matter exchange between the terrestrial ecosystem and the atmosphere
  • Articles

    • Zou Y., Pan S., Zhao P., Han L., Wang X., Hemerik L., et al. Outbreak analysis with a logistic growth model shows COVID-19 suppression dynamics in China. PLoS ONE 2020, 15(6): e0235247.
    • Zhao, P., Hammerle, A., Zeeman, M., & Wohlfahrt, G.. On the calculation of daytime CO2 fluxes measured by automated closed transparent chambers. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2018, 263, 267–275.
    • Castelli, M.; Anderson, M.; Yang, Y.; Wohlfahrt, G.; Bertoldi, G.; Niedrist, G.; Hammerle, A.; Zhao, P.; Zebisch, M. & Notarnicola, C. Two-source energy balance modeling of evapotranspiration in Alpine grasslands Remote Sensing of Environment , 2018, 209, 327 - 342.
    • Zhao, P., and Lüers J.. Parameterization of Evapotranspiration Estimation for Two Typical East Asian Crops. Atmosphere 2017, 8 (6): 111.
    • Zhao, P., and Lüers J.. Improved Data Gap-Filling Schemes for Estimation of Net Ecosystem Exchange in Typical East-Asian Croplands. Science China Earth Sciences, 2016, 1–13.
    • Wohlfahrt, G., Hammerle, A., Niedrist,G., Scholz, K., Tomelleri, E., and Zhao, P.. On the Energy Balance Closure and Net Radiation in Complex Terrain. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 2016, 226 – 227: 37–49.
    • Huang, S., Wang Y., Xie, Y., Zhao, P.*, and Lüers, J.. OutlierFlag: A Tool for Scientific Data Quality Control by Outlier Data Flagging. Journal of Open Research Software, 2016, 4: e20.
    • Lee, C. B., Kim, J. C., Belorid, M., and Zhao, P.. Performance Evaluation of Four Different Land Surface Models in WRF. Asian Journal of Atmospheric Environment, 2016, 10 (1): 42–50.
    • Zhao, P., and Lüers, J.. Improved Determination of Daytime Net Ecosystem Exchange of Carbon Dioxide at Croplands. Biogeosciences Discussions, 2012, 9: 2883–2919.
    • Zhang, X., Wang, Y., Zhang, X., Guo, W., Niu, T., Gong, S., Yin,Y., Zhao, P., Jin, J., and Yu M.. Aerosol Monitoring at Multiple Locations in China: Contributions of EC and Dust to Aerosol Light Absorption. Tellus B, 2008, 60 (4): 647–56.
    • Zhao, P., Zhu, T., Liang, B., Hu, M., Kang, L., Gong, J.. Characteristics of mass distributions of aerosol particle and its inorganic water-soluble ions in summer over a suburb farmland in Beijing. Environmental Science, 2006, 27, 193 - 199.
  • Books, monographs, compilations and manuals

    • Zhao, P., Li, Y.. Learning R: From the Very Beginning. Research Press, 2018, Beijing. ISBN 9787519902940. 343 pp.
    • Lüers, J., Detsch, F., and Zhao, P.. 2014. Application of a Multi-Step Error Filter for Post-Processing Atmospheric Flux and Meteorological Basic Data. University of Bayreuth, Department of Micrometeorology, in print, ISSN 1614-8916, Work Report 58, 22 pp.
    • Zhao, P., Foken, T., and Lüers J.. 2014. GaFiR: A Gap-Filling Package for Ecosystem-Atmosphere Carbon Dioxide Flux and Evapotranspiration Data. University of Bayreuth, Department of Micrometeorology, Print, ISSN 1614-8916, Work Report 59. 22 pp.
    • Babel, W., Schaller, C., Eigenmann, R., Foken, T.,, Hübner, J., Jentsch, A., Kreyling, J., Sultana, F., and Zhao, P.. 2013. Documentation of the Event-Hmms Experiment 2012: Microclimatological Effects of Rain-Out Shelters Within Event II. University of Bayreuth, Department of Micrometeorology, Print, ISSN 1614-8916, Work Report 55. 32 pp.
    • Zhao, P., Lüers, J., Olesch, J., and Foken, T.. 2011. Complex Terrain and Ecological Heterogeneity (TERRECO):Documentation of the Observation Period in 2010, Haean, South Korea. University of Bayreuth, Department of Micrometeorology, Print, ISSN 1614-8916, Work Report 45. 43 pp.
  • Courses taught

    • DPH101: Methods for Analysing Public Health II: Biostatistics I
    • ENV203: Statistics for Environmental Scientists
    • DPH206: Methods for Analysing Public Health IV: Working in the Field: Data
  • Professional memberships

    • 2019 -- 2020 Member of American Geophysical Union (AGU)
    • 2015 -- 2018 Member of European Geosciences Union (EGU)
  • Awards and honours

    • 2009 -- 2013, PhD Scholarship, German Research Foundation (DFG)
    • 2001, May-4th Scholarship, Peking University
  • Telephone

    +86 (0)512
  • Email

    Peng.Zhao@xjtlu.edu.cn
  • Address


    Suzhou Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District
    Suzhou Industrial Park
    Suzhou
    P.R.China
    215123