Prof. Kang’s research focuses on the cryospheric environment, climate and cryospheric changes, as well as water and atmospheric pollution in the Tibetan Plateau and Himalayas. He has more than 550 peer-reviewed papers published in scientific journals, such as Nature Communication, PNAS, Climate Dynamics, The Cryosphere, Journal of Geophysical Research, Geophysical Research Letters, Environmental Science and Technology, Environmental Research Letter, Atmospheric Environment, Global and Planetary Change, Atmospheric Research, Environmental Pollution, Journal of Glaciology etc. Having an h-index of 59, his publications have been cited over 13000 times (in Google Scholar). He is one of the Associate Editors of Atmospheric Research and has engaged in over 50 projects. Prof. Kang has received numerous awards for research and innovation. For example, he achieved Special Allowance of the State Council of China, National Outstanding Youth Science Foundation, and Excellent Youth Scientist on Tibetan Plateau Research. He has collaborated with researchers from over 15 countries globally and is a council member of the International Glaciological Society (IGS), a member of the scientific steering group of the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC). He is one of the lead authors in IPCC AR6 special report on Ocean and Cryosphere in a changing climate.