Dr. Qianggong Zhang’s research interests lie in the field of cryosphere and environment, with emphasis on the biogeochemistry and environmental fate and risk of trace metals in the cryosphere and relevant high mountain environments. He has coordinated and participated in several major scientific expeditions to high-altitude mountains including the Himalayas and the source of the Yangtse River. He has acted as the main coordinator for the monitoring and research network of atmospheric pollution and cryospheric changes in the Third Pole region since 2013. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers with a H-index of 40. His recent research has focused on the impacts of melting cryosphere on the regional environment and beyond.