Qing Zhu is a research scientist in the Climate & Ecosystem Sciences Division at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is the major developer of the US Department Of Energy's (DOE) new generation earth system model E3SM, responsible for the land carbon-nitrogen-phosphorus cycles, and he also serves as a core member in the coupled BGC experiment team. Zhu’s current research activities focus on the complex biogeophysical and biogeochemical interactions among the atmosphere, vegetation, soil, and climate system. He combines statistical inference models, machine learning techniques, and the state-of-the-art fully coupled earth system models with in situ level measurements and large-scale remote sensing products to resolve critical challenges regarding climate and environmental changes.
Zhu obtained his Bachelor's degree at Nanjing University, majoring in atmospheric sciences, and he received his Ph.D. degree from Purdue University, where he worked on land-atmosphere coupling and soil biogeochemistry. As a postdoc at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, he worked on ecosystem nutrient dynamics and global carbon-climate feedbacks.