- 2010 - 2016: Ph. D. in Meteorology, Peking University, China
- 2006 - 2010: B. S. in Atmospheric Sciences, Peking University, China
- Tropical cyclones, mesoscale convective systems and severe thunderstorms
- Ensemble-based data assimilation and numerical weather prediction
- Predictability of severe weather events
- Meng, Zhiyong, and Yunji Zhang, 2012: On the squall lines preceding landfalling tropical cyclones in China. Mon. Wea. Rev., 140, 445-470.
- Meng, Zhiyong, Dachun Yan, and Yunji Zhang, 2013: General features of squall lines in East China. Mon. Wea. Rev., 141, 1629-1647.
- Zhang, Yunji, Zhiyong Meng, Fuqing Zhang, and Yonghui Weng, 2014: Predictability of tropical cyclone intensity evaluted through 5-yr forecasts with a convection-permitting regional-scale model in the Atlantic basin. Wea. Forecasting, 29, 1003-1023.
- Zhang, Yunji, Fuqing Zhang, David J. Stensrud, and Zhiyong Meng, 2015: Practical precitability of the 20 May 2013 tornadic thunderstorm event in Oklahoma: Sensitivity fo synoptic timing and topographical influence. Mon. Wea. Rev., 143, 2973-2997.
- Lei, Zhu, Qilin Wan, Xinyong Shen, Zhiyong Meng, Fuqing Zhang, Yonghui Weng, Jason Sippel, Yudong Gao, Yunji Zhang, and Jian Yue, 2016: Prediction and predictability of high-impact weatern Pacific landfalling tropical cyclone Vicente (2012) through convection-permitting ensemble assimilation of Doppler radar velocity. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 21-43.
- Zhang, Yunji, Fuqing ZHang, David J. Stensrud, and Zhiyong Meng, 2016: Intrinsic predictability of the 20 May 2013 tornadic thunderstorm event in Oklahoma at storm scales. Mon. Wea. Rev., 144, 1273-1298.