Peng Gong is Professor and Chair of the Department of Earth System Science at Tsinghua University, China.
His research interests comprise the fields of global land surface change, public health, temporal and spatial spread of schistosomiasis, malaria and avian influenza.
Prof. Gong Peng’s group is building an "Environmental and Healthy Ecology Experimental Station" in Poyang Lake.
He was an Assistant Professor with the Department of Geomatics Engineering, University of Calgary, AB, Canada, before joining the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley, in 1994, where he became a full Professor in 2001. He became the Director of the Center for Earth System Science, Tsinghua University, Beijing, in 2010.
Prof. Gong received a number of honors and awards including the outstanding contribution award in remote sensing from the Association of American Geographers in 2008 and the Talbert Abrams Grand Award from the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing in 1994.
In 1998, he was awarded the first batch of (30) National Natural Science Foundation of China Outstanding Youth Science Fund (overseas). In 1999, he was hired as the first batch of (33) overseas review experts of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 2004, he was hired by the Ministry of Science and Technology as the first batch (9) members of the Overseas Advisory Expert Group.
Tsinghua University, China