Prof. Zhang is one of the pioneer scientists at the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). She was selected as one of the winners of the CAS “Hundred Talent” Program and National Natural Science Foundation of China “Outstanding Young Scientists” Project. Her research focuses on watershed hydrology, soil erosion, and sediment transport as well as reactive transport modeling. This includes hydrological processes and water quality in the Third Pole region in the context of climate change. She has published more than 60 SCI papers and is serving as the Associate Editor of ASCE-Journal of Hydrological Engineering and the Science Editor of the Journal of Mountain Science. In addition, she has received the Youth Award of Tibetan Plateau Research. Her most recent research work focused on headwater and transboundary segments of large rivers originating on the Tibetan Plateau including cryosphere influences, discharge, sediment flux, stable isotopes, characterization, and assessment of water quality and its implication to human and ecological health. Besides research and academic activities, she has been also involving in capacity building activities of young scientists though seminar, workshop, and training programs including Third Pole Environment (TPE) Science & Technology Trainings. In this way, Professor Zhang has been passionately contributing to the scientific community of the Third Pole and surrounding regions in the fields of research, development, and innovation.