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Dr. Peng Zhao (赵鹏) is an assistant professor in Atmospheric Science in the Department of Health and Environmental Sciences (HES), School of Science, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU), as well as a member of the Honorary XJTLU Association, Liverpool University, and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). He used to work as an assistant research scientist at the Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (China), a post-doc at the Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck (Austria), and a post-doc at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry (Germany).

Dr. Zhao's research focuses on the ecosystem-atmosphere interaction, the cycles, and transformations of atmospheric pollutants, especially carbon compounds, as well as bioaerosols in the atmosphere. He is also interested in environmental data science. As an R language user, he published three books about R and data visualization and developed several R packages.

Dr. Zhao teaches undergraduates, master and PhD students atmospheric science, data science, and statistics. He serves as a Young Editorial Board Member of the journal Data Science and Management. He is a member of the Capital of Statistics.

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Module leader of ENV405, ENV212, ENV221, ENV222, and DPH206.

Co-teaching for SCI002, APH003, PGRSPT, and ENV002.

Awards and honours

2022/2023, Teaching Innovation Award, School of Science, XJTLU

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D. , Department of Micrometeorology, University of Bayreuth

M.Sc. , College of Environmental Sciences, Peking University

B.Sc. , College of Chemistry and Molucular Enginerring, Peking University

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