Earth Sciences Division (ESD) Department of Energy (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)

Earth Sciences Division Staff: Jinyun Tang

Jinyun Tang

Jinyun Tang

Research Scicentist

Climate Sciences Department



Phone: 510-486-5792

Fax: 510-486-7070


Biographical Summary

I am a research scientist working in the Climate Sciences Department. I design, test and evaluate numerical models to investigate the feedbacks between land processes and the climate. My primary research focuses on the terrestrial carbon-nutrient cycling, with an emphasis on designing reaction-based biogeochemical models. I also work on other topics such as hydrology, soil physics and inverse theory, with the grand goal of improving the capability of the community earth system model.


  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, USA
    PhD, Atmospheric Sciences, May 2011
  • Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
    MS, Atmospheric Sciences, July, 2006
  • Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
    BS, Atmospheric Sciences, July, 2003

Professional Experience

  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
    Research Scientist October 2013-Present
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley, CA
    Postdoctoral Research May 2011-Septempber 2013
  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    Graduate Student Researcher August 2006-May 2011
  • Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
    Graduate Student Researcher July 2003-June 2006

Honors and Awards

  • Bilsland Dissertation Fellowship, 2010-2011
  • NASA Earth System Sciences Fellowship, 2007-2010
  • Incentive grant from Purdue graduate school, 2007
  • PCCRC fellowship, 2006-2007