Ph.D. in Atmospheric Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.                      2009

M.S. in Atmospheric Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, U.S.                       2007

B.S. in Atmospheric Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China   2005

B.A. in Management, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China               2005


Professor                      University of Science and Technology of China     11/2016 - present 

Scientist                        Pacific Northwest National Laboratory                    01/2011 – 01/2017

Post Doctorate              Pacific Northwest National Laboratory                    07/2009 – 12/2010

Research Assistant       Georgia Institute of Technology                                  08/2005 – 06/2009

Honors and awards

“QiuShi” Outstanding Young Scholar Award                                   China                            2017

Award for Young Professionals                               China 2016

Exceptional Contribution Program Award Pacific Northwest National Laboratory 2014

Outstanding Performance Award                                Pacific Northwest National Laboratory          2014

Glen Cass Award                                                  Georgia Institute of Technology                 2009

Outstanding Student Scholarship                  University of Science and Technology of China        2002-2005

Professional service


Editor of Advances in Atmospheric Sciences (2020-present)

Editorial Board Member of Environmental Research Communication (2019-present)
Associate Editor of Journal of Geophysics Research-Atmosphere (2019-present)
Guest Editor of Aeolian Research (2013, 2014)

Convener and Chair

“Mineral dust aerosols: from small‐scale insights to large‐scale understanding”, AGU Fall Meeting, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 (Convener and Chair)

“Multi-scale modeling of the atmosphere”, AGU Fall Meeting, 2016 (Convener and Chair)

“Aerosol-cloud interaction representations in regional and global models and associated climate impact”, the 94th AMS Annual Meeting, 2014 (invited to Chair)

Paper Reviewer

Atmospheric Environment, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Tellus B, Hydrology and Earth System Sciences, Journal of Climate, Climate Dynamics, Geophysics Research Letter, Journal of Geophysical Research, Environmental Research Letters, Scientific Report, Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, etc

Selected Publication

19 .Zhang, M., C. Zhao*, Cong, Z., Du, Q., Xu, M., Chen, Y., Chen, M., Li, R., Fu, Y., Zhong, L., Kang, S., Zhao, D., and Yang, Y.: Impact of topography on black carbon transport to the southern Tibetan Plateau during the pre-monsoon season and its climatic implication, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 5923–5943,, 2020.

18. Du, Q., C. Zhao*, M. Zhang, X. Dong, Y. Chen, Z. Liu, Z. Hu, Q. Zhang, Y. Li, R. Yuan, and S. Miao (2020): Modeling diurnal variation of surface PM2.5 concentration over East China with WRF-Chem: Impacts from boundary mixing and emission, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 20, 2839–2863, 2020.

17. Mao, R., Z. Hu, C. Zhao*, D. Gong, D. Guo, G. Wu (2019): The source contributions to the dust over the Tibetan Plateau: A modelling analysis, in press, Atmos. Environ.

16. Zhao, C.*, M. Xu, Y. Wang, M. Zhang, J. Guo, R. L. Leung, Z. Hu, W. Skamarock, M. Duda (2019): Modeling extreme precipitation over East China with a global variable-resolution modelling framework (MPASv5.2), Geosci. Model Dev., 12, 2707–2726, 2019.

15.  Zhao, C.*, L. R. Leung, S. Park, S. Hagos, J. Lu, K. Sakaguchi, J.-H. Yoon, B. E. Harrop, W. Skamarock, M. Duda: Exploring the impacts of physics and resolution on aqua-planet simulations from a non-hydrostatic global variable-resolution modeling framework, J. Adv. Model. Earth Syst.8, doi:10.1002/2016MS000727.

14.  Zhao, C.*, M. Huang, J. D. Fast, L. K. Berg, Y. Qian, A. Guenther, D. Gu, M. Shrivastava, Y. Liu, S. Walters, G. Pfister, J. Jin, J. E. Shilling, C. Warneke (2016): Sensitivity of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) to land surface parameterizations and vegetation distributions in California, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1959–1976, doi:10.5194/gmd-9-1959-2016, 2016.

13.  Hu, Z., C. Zhao*, J. Huang, L. R. Leung, Y. Qian, H. Yu, L. Huang, O. V. Kalashnikova (2016): Trans-pacific transport and evolution of aerosols: Evaluation of quasi-global WRF-Chem simulation with multiple observations, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 1725–1746, 2016.

12.  Zhao, C.*, Z. Hu, Y. Qian, L. R. Leung, J. Huang, M. Huang, J. Jin, M. Flanner, R. Zhang, H. Wang, H. Yan, Z. Lu, and D. G. Streets (2014): Simulating black carbon and dust and their radiative forcing in seasonal snow: a case study over North China with field campaign measurements, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 14, 11475-11491, 2014.

11.  Chen, S., C. Zhao*, Y. Qian, L. R. Leung, J. Huang, Z. Huang, J. Bi, W. Zhang, J. Shi, L. Yang, D. Li, J. Li (2014): Regional modeling of dust mass balance and radiative forcing over East Asia using WRF-Chem, Aeolian Research, 15, 15–30, 2014.

10.  Zhao, C.*, X. Liu, Y. Qian, G. Lin, S. McFarlane, J. Yoon, H. Wang, Z. Hou, B. Yang, P. Ma, H. Yan, J. Bao (2013): Sensitivity of Radiative Fluxes at Top of Atmosphere to Cloud-Microphysics and Aerosol Parameters in the Community Atmosphere Model (CAM5), Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10969-10987, 2013.

9.    Zhao, C.*, S. Chen, L. R. Leung, Y. Qian, J. Kok, R. Zaveri, J. Huang (2013): Uncertainty in modeling dust mass balance and radiative forcing from size parameterization, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 13, 10733–10753, 2013.

8.    Zhao, C.*, L. R. Leung, R. Easter, J. Hand, J. Avise: Characterization of speciated aerosol direct radiative forcing over California, J. Geophys. Res., 118, 2372–2388, doi:10.1029/2012JD018364, 2013.

7.    Zhao, C.*, X. Liu, L. R. Leung (2012): Impact of the Desert dust on the summer monsoon system over Southwestern North America, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 3717-3731.

6.    Zhao, C.*, X. Liu, L. R. Leung, and S. Hagos (2011): Radiative impact of mineral dust on monsoon precipitation variability over West Africa, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 1879-1893.

5.    Zhao, C.*, X. Liu, L. R. Leung, B. Johnson, S. McFarlane, W. I. Gustafson Jr., J. D. Fast, and R. Easter (2010): The spatial distribution of mineral dust and its shortwave radiative forcing over North Africa: Modeling sensitivity to dust emissions and aerosol size treatments, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 8821-8838. 

4.    Zhao, C.*, Y. Wang, Q. Yang, R. Fu, and Y. Choi (2010): Impact of East Asia summer monsoon on the air quality over China: view from space, J. Geophys. Res., 115, D09301, doi:10.1029/2009JD012745.

3.    Zhao, C.*, Y. Wang, Y. Choi, and T. Zeng (2009): Summertime impact of convective transport and lightning NOx production over North America: modeling dependence on meteorological simulations, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 4315-4327.

2.    Zhao, C.*, Y. Wang, and T. Zeng (2009): East China plains: A “basin” of ozone pollution, Environ. Sci. & Tech., 43, 1911–1915.

1.    Zhao, C.*, and Y. Wang (2009): Assimilated inversion of NOx emissions over East Asia using OMI NO2 column measurementsGeophys. Res. Lett., 36, L06805, doi:10.1029/2008GL037123.

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