Air Pollution, Climate Change, Atmospheric Aerosols
Dr. Zhang earned her Ph.D. degree in environmental science and engineering from the California Institute of Technology in 2015. After three years as a research scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), she joined the Life and Environmental Sciences Department at UC Merced in July 2020. Her research aims to gain a predictive and mechanistic understanding of the sources, chemistry, and environmental impact of gaseous and particulate pollutants in the air. Her research provides a causative link of the chemical signature of air pollution with its climate interactions and adverse health impact in a rapidly changing global environment.