Argonne National Laboratory

Zhangcai Qin

Assistant Scientist

Dr. Qin is currently working on multiple projects related to environmental impact assessment, by using economic, ecosystem and life-cycle models. He developed ecosystem and life-cycle models (modules) to study various topics such as  crop/biomass productivity, water resources, land use change, soil carbon sequestration, greenhouse gas emissions (CO2, N2O, and CH4), and climate change mitigation. His studies employ empirical evidence, analytical tools, and data-driven models to understand societal and environmental issues in a global context.  

Dr. Qin received his Ph.D. in Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences from Purdue University.

Research Expertise and Interests

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