Jie Zhang

Name:Jie Zhang
Date of Birth:Apr. 10, 1983
Institution:College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University
Address:222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou 730000, China
Fax: +86-931-891-4561
Jan. 2010 - Oct. 2014 Ph.D. (Dr. rer. Nat., magna cum laude) in Meteorology, Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of K?ln, K?ln, Germany Supervisor: Prof. Yaping Shao
Sept. 2005 - Jun. 2008 M.E. in Engineering Mechanics, College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China Supervisor: Prof. Ning Huang
Sept. 2001 - Jun. 2008 B.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, School of Physical Science and Technology, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Jun. 2017 - Present Junior Professor, College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Oct. 2011 - Jun. 2017 Engineer, College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China

Jul. 2008 - Oct. 2011 Assistant Engineer, College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Research Areas
Long-term attention has been paid to the particle movement under the influence of boundary layer flow and related geomorphic evolution, environmental pollution, climate change, aeolian sand disaster prevention and control. My research work involves the dynamic processes of surface particles initiation/release, transport, deposition/settlement, etc. I am familiar with various research methods and methods such as wind tunnel experiment, field observation, numerical simulation and theoretical analysis. For many years, we have been committed to the study of the movement of wind-sand (dust) two-phase flow. We have carried out basic experiments, data processing methods, basic theoretical modelling and quantitative analysis, effectively revealed the mechanical mechanism of dust release and settlement and innovated the theoretical framework and research means of gas-sand (dust) two-phase flow. At the same time, we also focused on the issuers of desertification expansion, dust storms, wind blowing snow and avalanche disasters prevention measures and its optimization design. Based on a large number of researches, we promote the application of scientific research achievements to related engineering, for the prevention and control of desertification in China, for ecological environment protection engineering, for railway disaster prevention and control of engineering design. More than 40 academic papers have been published in Science Bulletin, Atmos. Chem. Phys., Geophysical Research Letters and other internationally recognized academic journals.
Recently, We maintained close academic exchanges with Prof. Yaping Shao and his team from University of Cologne (Germany), Professor Hans Herrmann and his team from the School of Industrial Physics and Chemistry in Paris (France), Prof. Abbas Soroush and his team from Amir Kabir University of Technology (Iran) and Professor Michael Lehning and his team fr
Visiting Positions
Members and Activities
2014 - Present Member of EGU (European Geosciences Union)

2014 - Present Member of ISAR (International Society for Aerolian Research)
Main Courses
Research Grants

Jul 2008-present: University of Lanzhou

2022-2023 The research on the comprehensive technology of sand control On He-Ruo railway, the issue of Research project of China national railway group co., LTD, N2022G068, PI.

2021-2024 Stability Evaluation and Restoration model Construction of windbreak and sand fixation System in Babusha and Typical sandstorm Area of Hexi Corridor, the first issue of the Major project of Gansu Science and Technology Planning Project, 21ZD4FA010, PI

2019-2024 Refined scheme for Spatio-temporal Distribution of Snow Cover products on the complex terrain of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, Special Scientific Research Project of the Ministry of Science and Technology, 11th issue of the Sixth Topic of the Second Comprehensive Scientific Investigation and Research Affairs of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau:, 2019QZKK020611, PI

2020-2022 Plant sand Control System configuration protection Benefit Evaluation and model optimization Experimental Study, Science and Technology Research and Development Plan Project of Xinjiang Hero Railway Co., LTD., 2020620005001908, PI

2017 - 2019 The research on mechanism of particle movement under complex situation, NSFC, PI

2016 - 2020 The physical-biological mechanism of the formation of sandy land in the semi-arid desert areas of the northern China, NKRDP, Co - Ⅶ

2014 - 2017 Study on snow cover distribution based on dynamic process of wind blowing snow in the region of upstream of Heihe river, NSFC, Co -Ⅴ

Jan 2010 - Sep 2014: University of K?ln

2010 - 2014 A Wind-tunnel Study on Dust-deposition Mechanics and Validation of Dust-deposition Schemes , DFG, Co -Ⅱ

Refereed Publications


1.Zhang, J., Li, G.#, Shi, L., Huang, N., and Shao, Y.: Impact of turbulence on aeolian particle entrainment: results from wind-tunnel experiments, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 9525–9535,, 2022.

2.P. He, J. Zhang#, H.J. Herrmann, N. Huang*, Large-eddy simulation of wind-blown sand under unstable atmospheric boundary layer, Science Bulletin (2022), doi: 2022.05.011.

3.Yin X, Jiang C, Shao Y, Huang N, Zhang J*, LES study on turbulent dust deposition and its dependence on atmospheric boundary-layer stability. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 22, 4509–4522, 2022.

4.Huo X, Huang N, Zhang J*,A Numerical Research on the Relationship between Aeolian Sand Ripples and the Sand Flux. Processes. 2022 Feb 12;10(2):354.

5.Liu Y, Li G, Zhang J*, Wind tunnel studies on the prevention of particle accumulation onto the bogie of high-speed train. Frontiers In Earth Science. 2022 Jan 25;10(ARTICLE):829309.

6.Li G, He W, Yang B, Yu H, Huang N, Herrmann HJ, Zhang J*, Application of superstatistical analysis on fluctuant surface shear in particle-laden turbulence boundary layer. The European Physical Journal E. 2022 Jan; 45(1):1-0.



7.Dun H, Yue P, Huang N, Zhang J*, Discrete Element Simulation on Sand-Bed Collision Considering Surface Moisture Content. Processes. 2021 Dec 28;10(1):52. (3区)

8.Wang P, Zhang J, Huang N*, An Idealized 3D Model of Interfacial Instability of Aeolian Bedform. Applied Sciences. 2021 Jan;11(19):8956.

9.Li G, Yu H, Zhang J, Huang N.* Multi-phase flow of wind blowing snow and its application in snow hydrology. Acta Aerodynamica Sinica, 2021, 39(3): 170-181. (In Chinese)

10.Fattahi SM, Soroush A*, Huang N, Zhang J, Jodari Abbasi S, Yu Y, A framework for predicting abrasion rupture of crusts in wind erosion. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. 2021 Oct;46(13):2565-81.

11.Dun H, Xin G, Huang N, Shi G, Zhang J*. Wind-Tunnel Studies on Sand Sedimentation Around Wind-Break Walls of Lanxin High-Speed Railway II and Its Prevention. Applied Sciences. 2021 Jan;11(13):5989.

12.Huo X, Dun H*, Huang N, Zhang J*, 3d direct numerical simulation on the emergence and development of aeolian sand ripples. Frontiers in Physics. 2021 Jun 28;9:358.

13.Fattahi SM, Soroush A*, Huang N, Zhang J, Abbasi SJ, Yu Y. Durability of biotechnologically induced crusts on sand against wind erosion. Journal of Arid Environments. 2021 Jun 1;189:104508.

14.Dun H, Huang N*, Zhang J*. Optimization designs of artificial facilities in deserts based on computational simulation. Journal of Arid Land. 2021 Mar;13(3):290-302.

15.He W, Huang N, Zhang J*, Aerodynamic wall shear fluctuation in sand-laden flow in a turbulent boundary layer. The European Physical Journal E. 2021 Mar;44(3):1-5.

16.Xin G, Huang N*, Zhang J, Dun H. Investigations into the design of sand control fence for Gobi buildings. Aeolian Research. 2021 Feb 1;49:100662.

17.Yin X, Huang N, Jiang C, Parteli EJ, Zhang J*, Splash function for the collision of sand-sized particles onto an inclined granular bed, based on discrete-element-simulations. Powder Technology. 2021 Jan 22;378:348-58.



18.Shao Y, Zhang J*, Ishizuka M, Mikami M, Leys J, Huang N*, Dependency of particle size distribution at dust emission on friction velocity and atmospheric boundary-layer stability. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2020 Nov 5;20(21):12939-53.

19.Wang P, Zhang J#, Dun H, Herrmann HJ, Huang N, Aeolian creep transport: Theory and experiment. Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 Aug 16;47(15):e2020GL088644.

20.Fattahi SM, Soroush A*, Huang N, Zhang J, Abbasi SJ, Yu Y, Soil properties affecting erosion induced by saltating particles. Environmental Geotechnics. 2020 May;40(XXXX):1-4.

21.Fattahi SM, Soroush A*, Huang N, Zhang J, Abbasi SJ, Yu Y, Laboratory study on biophysicochemical improvement of desert sand. Catena. 2020 Jul 1;190:104531.

22.Li G, Zhang J*, Herrmann HJ, Shao Y, Huang N*, Study of aerodynamic grain entrainment in aeolian transport. Geophysical Research Letters. 2020 Jun 16;47(11):e2019GL086574.

23.Huang N, He P, Zhang J*, Large-eddy simulation of sand transport under unsteady wind. Geomorphology. 2020 Jun 1; 358:107105.

24.Xin G, Huang N, Zhang J*, Wind-tunnel experiment on sand deposition mechanism and optimal measures of wind-break wall along railway in strong wind area. Chinese Journal of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2020, 5233: 635-644 DOI:10.6052/0459-1879-20-045. (In Chinese)



25.Zhu W, Huo X, Zhang J, Wang P, Pähtz T, Huang N, He Z. Large effects of particle size heterogeneity on dynamic saltation threshold. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface. 2019 Aug;124(8):2311-21.

26.Chen Y, Zhang J*, Huang N*, Xu B, An experimental study on splash functions of natural sand‐bed collision. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 2019 Jul 16;124(13):7226-35.

27.Zhang XX*, Sharratt B, Lei JQ, Wu CL, Zhang J, Zhao C, Wang ZF, Wu SX, Li SY, Liu LY, Huang SY. Parameterization schemes on dust deposition in northwest China: Model validation and implications for the global dust cycle. Atmospheric environment. 2019 Jul 15;209:1-3.

28.Wang P, Zhang J*, Huang N*, A theoretical model for aeolian polydisperse-sand ripples. Geomorphology. 2019 Jun 15;335:28-36.



29.Dun H, Huang N*, Zhang J, He W. Effects of shape and rotation of sand particles in saltation. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. 2018 Dec 16;123(23):13-462.

30.Xu B, Zhang J, Huang N*, Gong K, Liu Y. Characteristics of turbulent aeolian sand movement over straw checkerboard barriers and formation mechanisms of their internal erosion form. Journal of geophysical research: Atmospheres. 2018 Jul 16;123(13):6907-19.

31.Fan YW, Huang N*, Zhang J, Zhao T. Simulation of soil wetting pattern of vertical moistube-irrigation. Water. 2018 May;10(5):601.

32.Chen S*, Yuan T, Zhang X, Zhang G, Feng T, Zhao D, Zang Z, Liao S, Ma X, Jiang N, Zhang J. Dust modeling over East Asia during the summer of 2010 using the WRF-Chem model. Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer. 2018 Jul 1;213:1-2.


33.Fan Y, Huang N*, Gong J, Shao X, Zhang J, Zhao T. A simplified infiltration model for predicting cumulative infiltration during vertical line source irrigation. Water. 2018 Jan;10(1):89.



34.Zhang J, Teng Z, Huang N*, Guo L, Shao Y. Surface renewal as a significant mechanism for dust emission. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2016 Dec 15;16(24):15517-28.

35.Huang N*, Dai X, Zhang J. The impacts of moisture transport on drifting snow sublimation in the saltation layer. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics. 2016 Jun 20;16(12):7523-9.

36.Shenghe Zhu, Jie Zhang, Lei Ma, Yusheng Liu, Zhenjiao Teng, Bin Xu, Ning Huang, The utility model relates to “A portable surface sand and dust release observation instrument”, 2016.10.26, China, ZL201620409904.4. (Patent)

37.Bin Xu, Jie Zhang, Ning Huang, Yaping Shao, Xin Yin, The utility model relates to “A long-period & time-resolved dry/ wet dust collector”, 2016.10.19, China,  ZL201620263259.X. (Patent)

38.Lei Ma, Jie Zhang, Yusheng Liu, Zhenjiao Teng, Xu Bin, Ning Huang, The utility model relates to “Mobile multi-function model train test platform”, 2016.10.05, 中国,ZL201620422354.X. (Patent)



39.Huang N*, Zhang J., Wind-tunnel Experiment on Dust Atmosphere-surface Exchange: Emission and Dry Deposition. Procedia Iutam, 2015, 17:129-135.



40.Zhang J, Shao Y, Huang N. Measurements of dust deposition velocity in a wind-tunnel experiment. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 2014, 14(7):8869-8882.

41.Zhang J, Shao Y. A new parameterization of dust dry deposition over rough surfaces. Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 2014, 14, 12429- 12440.



42.Zhang J.,Shao Y., and Huang N., Wind-tunnel Experiment on Dust Dry Deposition, International Conference of Numerical Analysis and Applied Mathematics 2013 (ICNAAM 2013), Rodos Palace Hotel, Rhodes, Greece, 21-27 September 2013.



43.Jie Zhang, Ning Huang, Wenhai Sun, The utility model relates to “A device for dust provider in wind tunnel experiment”, 2012.10.25, China, ZL 2012 2 0550834.6. (Patent)



44.Zhuoqun Li, Jie Zhang, Ning Huang,Yaping Shao,Xiaojing Zheng*,A review on dust dry deposition, Journal of desert research, 2011, V31(3): 639-648.



45.Zhang J., Huang N.*, A Model of Snow Saltation with Wind-Snow Coupling, 5th China-Japan Conference on Mechatronics, Atsugi, JAPAN, 2008.8.23-2008.8.23, pp 3-7.

46.Zhang J. and Huang N.*, Simulation of Snow Drift and the Effects of Snow Particles on Wind. Modelling and Simulation in Engineering, 2008, doi: 10.1155/2008/408075.