Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University

PKUSSI Course: Environmental Challenges and Sustainable Development in China

Professor Mei Zheng is from the College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China. She is Boya Distinguished Professor of Peking University (2018 to present). Prof. Zheng received her Ph.D. in Oceanography from Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island in 2000 and worked at the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Georgia Institute of Technology from 2000 to 2010. She joined the faculty of Peking University since 2010.

Prof. Zheng’s research interests include urban air pollution, marine aerosol, sources of atmospheric fine particulate matter (PM2.5), and health impacts using chemical tracers and modeling tools. Before joining Peking University, she has rich experience by studying and working in different institutions including Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, University of Rhode Island, and University of Wisconsin-Madison. Prof. Zheng is an environmental scientist, who has published about 120 SCI papers, with a total citation for more than 5000 times by researchers all over the world. She also actively serves in international organizations such as American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting committee (2015-2018), and International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) scientific steering committee (2018-present).

Prof. Zheng has great interests in contributing to international exchange and teaching in Peking University. She has designed oversea summer course and led a total of about 30 undergraduate students of Peking University to study in Europe and the United States during summer for four years (an average of about 8 students each year). Prof. Zheng has also offered summer course “Beijing-Copenhagen Urban Challenge” to students from Copenhagen in 2015.