Pengfei Zhang

Pengfei Zhang

  • Assistant Research Professor
  • Member of Graduate Faculty
402A Walker Building
University Park, PA 16802


  1. Ph.D, Meteorology, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2015
  2. M.S. (with Honor), Meteorology, Chengdu University of Information Technology, 2009
  3. B.S., Atmospheric Sciences, Chengdu University of Information Technology, 2006

Research Specialties:

  • Climate dynamics 

  • Polar Amplification and sea ice loss, Arctic - lower latitudes interactions

  • Water cycle and weather in a warming climate

  • Stratosphere-Troposphere coupling 



2020 - present, Assistant Research Professor, Penn State University

2018 - 2020, Postdoc, University of California Los Angeles

2015 - 2018, Postdoc, Purdue University