Zhonghua Zheng

Zhonghua Zheng


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Environmental Data Science, Sustainable and Resilient City Development, Urban Climate, Air Quality, Atmospheric Aerosols

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Assistant Professor in Data Science & Environmental Analytics, The University of Manchester, August 2022 – Present


Advanced Study Program (ASP) Postdoctoral FellowNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), January 2022 – August 2022

Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Lamont-Doherty Earth ObservatoryColumbia University, January 2021 – January 2022

PhD, Environmental Engineering in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Computational Science and EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2020 (December)

MCS, Computer ScienceUniversity of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • A non-thesis Master's degree

MS, Agricultural and Biological EngineeringUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

BEng, Biosystems EngineeringZhejiang University, 2015

Study Abroad Programme, English Language Courses, The University of Manchester, 28 January – 21 February, 2013


09/2019 – 12/2020: Data Scientist Intern at Bayer AG

09/2018 – 07/2019: Data Scientist Intern at Bayer AG

05/2018 – 08/2018: Researcher at Oak Ridge National Labratory (ORNL)

01/2018 – 05/2018: Data Scientist-UIUC Innovation Center at Monsanto Company

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 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Manchester Environmental Research Institute
  • Digital Futures
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute