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 Geography Dept.

 NUI, Galway



   Academic staff:

Dr. Chaosheng Zhang

Head of GIS Centre, Ryan Institute, NUI Galway


School of Geography and Archaeology

National University of Ireland, Galway


Tel: +353-91-492375, Fax: +353-91-495505,  E-mail:

Office: Room 108, AC Building


Dr. Chaosheng Zhang is an Adjunct Professor of:

   Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China (2004 - )

   Sichuan University, Chengdu, China (2006 - )


Dr. Chaosheng Zhang received his bachelorís and masterís degrees from Peking University, and PhD degree from Institute of Geography, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.


Dr. Chaosheng Zhang is head of GIS Centre, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland, Galway. He teaches Geographic Information System (GIS) and statistics courses at School of Geography and Archaeology of the University. Dr. Zhangís academic background covers both GIS and environmental geochemistry. His research interest focuses on spatial analyses of environmental variables, especially 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 90 papers in peer-reviewed journals (H-index based on Google Scholar: 21). He is a reviewer for more than 40 international journals.


Dr. Zhang has research experience in China, Sweden, USA, Australia, Jamaica 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 is an international advisor to Jiuzhaigou National Park of China.


Dr. Zhang holds the following international professional positions:

  • Vice-President of SEGH (Society for Environmental Geochemistry and Health)

  • Councilor of IMGA (International Medical Geology Association)

  • Member of Editorial Board of Science of the Total Environment

  • Coordinating Editor of Environmental Geochemistry and Health

  • Founder: SESEH Sino-European Symposium on Environment and Health


Current postgraduate students:

    Ms Nessa Golden, Postgraduate student (PhD., 2009.10- )

    Mr Wei Gao, ostgraduate student (PhD., 2013.10- )



Former students:


    Dr Ligang Dao, Postgraduate student (PhD., 2007.10- 2011.10)

    Mr Yaxin He, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2008.6- 2010.5)

    Ms Manta Zhuo, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2007.10 - 2009.9)

    Mr Wei Gao, Postgraduate student (M. LItt., 2007.10 - 2009.9)

    Dr Weijun Fu, Postgraduate student (PhD., 2006.9- 2009.9)

      (Co-supervisor: Prof. Hubert Tunney, Teagasc)

    Ms Terisha Veeran, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2006.9- 2008.8)

    Dr. John Harrison, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2005.9- 2007.12)

    Ms Ramona Carr, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2006.9- 2007.9)

    Mr. Rico Santiago, Postgraduate student (Co-supervision, PhD, 2003.9- 2007.9)

    Mr. Yan Chen, Postgraduate student (Co-supervision, MSc, 2004.9-2007.7)

      Institute of Geographical Science and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing

    Mr. Peter Wise, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2003.9- 2006.9)

    Ms. Christine Colgan, Postgraduate student (M.Litt., 2002.9- 2004.9)

    Ms. Crinstina Modesti, Visiting student (2003.7.15- 2003.10.31; 2004.4.15-6.30)

    Ms. Jana Linden, Visiting student (2004.3.1- 2004.5.26)






























Comments and suggestions are welcome, contact: Dr. Chaosheng Zhang


Last update: 7/10/2013