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Affiliation: 
Georgia Institute of Technology
Title: 
Institute Professor
Department: 
School of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Expertise: 
Global Changes, China

Biography

Professor C.S. Kiang is Chairman of the Peking University Environment Fund and the Founding Dean of the College of Environmental Sciences at Peking University between 2002 and 2006. His vision is to set up the basic infrastructure for the development of leadership in sustainable development, exploring the world impact of what China does in the 21st century. Trained in Physics at National Taiwan University and Georgia Institute of Technology, after fours year at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Dr. Kiang returned to Georgia Tech in 1978 to develop the Atmospheric Sciences program within the School of Geophysical Sciences and then served as Director of the School from 1981 to 1988. He is founding Director of the Southern Oxidant Study (1988-present), a strategic alliance of government agencies, national laboratories, academic institutes and private industries to study the air quality of the southern region of the US. He has served as member of the National Academy of Sciences' Panel for the Study of Global Climate Change in China, and member of the National Academy of Sciences of Review of US Air Quality Management, Chairman of the International Conference on Global and Regional Environmental Atmospheric Chemistry in Beijing, and member of the Steering Committee of the Global Water Partnership, member of the Advisory Board of the newly established Environmental Research Letters and Councilor of the World Future Council.