Xiang Zhang

Professor   Supervisor of Doctorate Candidates   Supervisor of Master's Candidates

Academic Titles : 地理过程综合模拟研究所

Official Title : 中国地理学会综合减灾专委会委员、JAMC期刊副编辑、国家科技专家库专家、英国生态学学会(BES)评审专家等

Honors and Titles : 优秀研究生导师、Remote Sensing of Environment突出审稿贡献、中国气象服务协会气象科技创新奖二等奖、中国水运建设行业协会科技进步二等奖

Gender : Male

Date of Birth : 1989-07-08

Alma Mater : 武汉大学

Education Level : Faculty of Higher Institutions

Degree : Doctoral Degree in Science

Status : Employed

School/Department : 国家地理信息系统工程技术研究中心;地理与信息工程学院

Discipline : Geographic Information Science Remote sensing science and technology

Business Address : 未来城校区地理与信息工程学院423

Contact Information : zhangxiang76@cug.edu.cn

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Education Background

2015.11 -- 2017.1

Purdue University       Atmospheric Science

2012.9 -- 2017.6

Wuhan University       Geographic Information Science       Doctoral Degree       Doctoral Degree in Science

2008.9 -- 2012.6

Huazhong Agricultural University       Geographic Information Science       Bachelor's Degree       Bachelor's Degree

Social Affiliations

2023.1 -- Now

美国气象学会JAMC期刊副编辑(Associate Editor)

2023.9 -- Now


2022.10 -- Now

SCI期刊Frontiers in Environmental Science评审编辑(Review Editor)

2018.8 -- Now


2021.2 -- Now


2021.7 -- Now

Expert of Yangtze River Science and Technology Award, Member of Yangtze River Technical and Economic Society

2021.7 -- Now

Experts of National Science and Technology Expert Database

2020.9 -- Now

Top Editor of WATER Journal

2017.1 -- Now

Invited Reviewer for Remote Sensing of Environment, Geophysical Research Letters, IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, ISPRS Journal of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, International Journal of Remote Sensing, Remote Sensing Letters, Scientific Reports, Ecological Indicators, Remote Sensing

Research Focus


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  • Work Experience

    2021.4 -- Now

    China University of Geosciences (Wuhan)      NRCE GIS      Professor

    2019.8 -- 2021.3

    Wuhan University      LIESMARS      Associate Researcher

    2017.8 -- 2019.7

    Wuhan University      LIESMARS      Postdoc/Assistant Researcher

    Research Group

    Disaster Remote Sensing Research Group


    Personal Profile

    I am Dr. Xiang Zhang, now employed as Full Professor by China University of Geosciences (Wuhan). My research interest is geographical process simulation in drought disaster and smart city.

    I got my B.Sc from Huazhong Agricultural University in 2012, and my PhD from Wuhan University in 2017. I was also a visiting scholar in Purdue University from 2015-2017. After that, I finished my post-doc career. And I work closely with Prof. Nengcheng Chen, Prof. Dev Niyogi, and Prof. Deren Li.  Then I was hired by Wuhan University as an associate researcher from 2019. Since 2021, I joined China University of Geosciences (Wuhan) as professor and "Dida Scholar".

    In recent years, I received several grants from Ministry of Science and Technology, China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation. I also published over 50 SCI/EI papers, including geospatial sensor web review in Earth-Science Reviews (IF: 9.530)PADI drought index in Remote Sensing of Environment, drought propagation analysis in AFM, and SICR satellite-in situ fusion method in IEEE TGRS. I also hold/applied 4 national invention patents. Moreover, I was invited by TOP SCI journals including RSE、AFM、ISPRS、IEEE TGRS and IJRS as international reviewers, topic editor of SCI journal Water, and was rewarded as "Outstanding Reviewer for RSE".  In addition, I was also rewarded "The First Prize of Academic Innovation by Graduate of Wuhan University" and "National Scholarship for Graduate".