Dr. Zheng Duan

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Technical University of Munich

Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management (Prof. Disse )

Postal address

Arcisstr. 21
80333 München

  • zheng.duan(at)tum.de


2010 - 2014

Ph.D. at Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands

Dissertation: Estimating water balance components of lakes and reservoirs using various open
access satellite databases

2007 - 2010

M.Sc. at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China

Dissertation: Integration of remotely sensed vegetation cover parameter into SWAT (Soil and
Water Assessment Tool) for modeling sediment yield

2004 - 2007

B.Sc. at Henan University, Kaifeng, China

Project: Applications of GIS in Geographic Sciences.


Since 8/2015

Assistant Professor at Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management, Technische Universität
München, Germany.

Topic: Remote Sensing and Hydrological modeling

2014 - 2015

Consultant/ Post-doctoral researcher at Land&Water Mapping Company and UNESCO-IHE, the

Topic: Satellite-based estimation of evapotranspiration, soil moisture and biomass production;
Land cover and crop type classification from satellite imagery data


- Hydrological modelling and water balance studies of lakes and catchments using remote sensing

- Satellite altimetry and precipitation

- Satellite-based estimation of evapotranspiration and open water evaporation

- Land cover classification from satellite imagery