Argonne National Laboratory

Zhangcai Qin

Assistant Scientist

Dr. Qin is an energy and environmental researcher. His expertise is in ecosystem modeling and life cycle assessment. His recent work focused on estimating soil carbon change and greenhouse gas (CO2, N2O, and CH4) emissions associated with land use change from biofuel/biomass production, using multiple models including GTAP, CENTURY and GREET.

Dr. Qin received his Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from Purdue University. He is currently working at the Energy Systems Division, Argonne National Laboratory. Dr. Qin has authored 20+ articles and reports. He also serves on editorial and/or review board of multiple agencies and international journals.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, life cycle analysis
  • Land use change, soil carbon dynamics, greenhouse gas emissions
  • Biofuel development and life-cycle environmental impacts