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Prof. Qianlai Zhuang

William F. and Patty J. Miller Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences and Agronomy, Purdue University
Former Visiting Professor, Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT



Dr. Zhuang's research focuses on the interactions among atmosphere, biosphere, and human dimension in the context of climate change, chemical element cycles, and policy-making. To study these interactions, he uses a systems approach that integrates the basic principles of biology, physics, and chemistry. His primary research is to integrate the knowledge derived from field and laboratory experiments with theoretical and computational techniques to advance ecosystem sciences.


M.S., The Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, 1991
Ph.D., Biological Sciences, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 2001