Dr. Tong ZHU received his B.Sc. and M.S. degrees from Peking University, Beijing, China, and doctorate degree (Dr. rer. nat ) in Physical Chemistry from Wuppertal University, Germany. He is the Dean and Cheung Kong Chair Professor at College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, and the director of Environmental Health, Peking University, Beijing, China.
His major research areas are atmospheric chemistry and environmental health. He has been PIs of more than 20 National Natural Science Foundation of China and Ministry of Science and Technology of China founded projects, including a major project and a team of innovation and served as a Co-Chair of IGAC (International Global Atmospheric Chemistry) Scientific Steering Committee. Now he is the Chair of the advisory committee for the NSFC major research program “Fundamental Researches on the formation and response mechanism of air pollution complex”, Chair of MAIRS-FE (Monsoon Asia Integrated Research for Sustainability-Future Earth) Scientific Steering Committee, Vice President of iCACGP (international Committee of Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution), and members of a number of advisory committees. He was elected to AGU fellow in 2019, and has been serving as a consular of the State Council, People’s Republic of China since 2020, and a member of AGU board of directors since 2019.
Dr. Zhu has broad research interests and has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers, covering Megacity and Regional Air Pollution, Fundamental Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Biogeochemistry, Health Effects of Environmental Pollution in journals such as Science, Journal of the American Medical Association, The Lancet, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, Nature Geoscience, Geophysical Research Letters, Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Environmental Science & Technology. Several of his publications received wide media attention in New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Chemical & Engineering News, Guardian, Reuters, BBC News, ABC News, CBS News, NBC News.
His research has resulted in over 14,000 literature citations and an h-index of 61 (from Web of Science). He was ranked as one of the most cited Chinese researchers in Environmental Sciences by Elsevier, and highly cited researcher in cross field by Clarivate and Web of Science.