Dr Chaosheng Zhang

Dep of Geography
National University of Ireland, Galway


Dr. Chaosheng Zhang received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Peking University, and PhD degree from Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Chaosheng Zhang is head of GIS Centre, Ryan Institute at National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland. He teaches Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistics courses at School of Geography and Archaeology of the University. Dr. Zhang’s academic background covers both GIS and environmental geochemistry. His research interest focuses on spatial analyses of environmental variables, especially heavy metals in soils and soil organic carbon, using GIS, geostatistics and other spatial statistical techniques. One of the current research directions of Dr. Zhang is spatial analyses of environment and health. Dr. Zhang has published more than 70 peer-reviewed papers.

Dr. Zhang has strong international research experience in China, Sweden, USA, Australia, Jamaica, UK and Ireland. Dr. Zhang is chair and organizer of two internationally leading conferences in environment and health: SEGH 2010 International Conference and Workshops on Environmental Quality and Human Health; SESEH 2012 Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health.

Dr. Zhang holds the following international professional positions:

  • Councilor of SEGH (Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health)
  • Member of Conference and Education Committees of IMGA
  • Member of Editorial Board of Science of the Total Environment
  • Member of Editorial Board of Environmental Geochemistry and Health