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KONG Yanlong
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  No.19 Beitucheng West Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100029, China

Education and Appointments:
  • Since 2023, Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2016 - 2023, Associate Professor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2014 - 2016, Post-doctor, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, Germany
  • 2013 - 2016, Post-doctor, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2011 - 2013, PhD student, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2008 - 2011, Master student, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 - 2008, Undergraduate student, Jilin University

Research Interests:
  1. Reservoir engineering (with the application of numerical simulation in geothermal energy);
  2. Isotopes in the water cycle (with applications in Hydrology, Hydrogeology and Hydro-meteorology);
  3. Response of water resources to climate change (statistical methods in the analysis of long term time series)
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2022 Excellent Scientist, China Energy Research Society
2020 Science & Technology Progress Award, China Renewable Energy Society
2012 Chinese Academy of Sciences President Scholarship

Supported Projects:
  1. National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Grant: Isotope Hydrogeology
  2. National Science Foundation of China (NSFC) Grant: Flow and heat transfer mechanism of different working fluids in complex fracture network of hot dry rock


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  1. Ren, Y., Kong, Y.*, Pang, Z., Wang, J. (2023) A comprehensive review of tracer tests in enhanced geothermal systems, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 182: 113393.
  2. Ren, Y., Kong, Y.*, Huang, Y., Bie, S., Pang, Z., He, J., Wei, Y., He, B., Wang, J. (2023) Operational strategies to alleviate thermal impacts of the large-scale borehole heat exchanger array in Beijing Daxing Airport, Geothermal Energy, 11: 16.
  3. Kong, Y., Pu, T., Wang, K., et al. (2023). Ambiguity in the altitude efect of precipitation isotopes for estimating groundwater recharge elevation and paleoelevation reconstruction in the leeward side of a mountain, Hydrogeology Journal, 31: 1259-1270.
  4. Pan, S., Kong, Y.*, Wang, K., Ren, Y., Pang, Z., Zhang, C., Wen, D., Zhang, L., Feng, Q., Zhu, G., Wang, J. (2021) Magmatic origin of geothermal fluids constrained by geochemical evidence: Implications for the heat source in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau, Journal of Hydrology, 603: 126985, doi: 10.1016/j.jhydrol.2021.126985.
  5. Kong, Y., Pan, S., Ren, Y., Zhang, W., Wang, K., Jiang, G., Cheng, Y., Sun, W., Zhang, C, Hu, S. & He, L. (2021) Catalog of Enhanced Geothermal Systems Based on Heat Sources, Acta Geologica Sinica (English Edition), 95, 6, 1882–1891, doi: 10.1111/1755-6724.14876
  6. Pan, S., Kong, Y.*, Chen, C. et al. (2020) Optimization of the utilization of deep borehole heat exchangers. Geothermal Energy 8, 6, doi:10.1186/s40517-020-0161-4
  7. Kong, Y., Wang, K., Pu, T & Shi, X. (2019). Non-monsoon precipitation dominates groundwater recharge beneath a monsoon affected glacier in Tibetan Plateau, J. Geophys.Res. Atmos., doi: 10.1029/2019JD030492
  8. Kong, Y. and Pang, Z. (2016). A positive altitude gradient of isotopes in the precipitation over the Tianshan Mountains: Effects of moisture recycling and sub-cloud evaporation, Journal of Hydrology, 542222-230.
  9. Kong, Y., Pang, Z., Shao, H., Hu, S. and Kolditz, O., (2014) Recent studies on hydrothermal systems in China: a review. Geothermal Energy, 2014, 2:19.
  10. Kong, Y., Pang, Z. and Froehlich, K. (2013) Quantifying recycled moisture fraction in precipitation of an arid region using deuterium excess, Tellus 65B, 19251, doi: 10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.19251.
  11. Kong, Y. and Pang, Z., (2012) Evaluating the Sensitivity of Glacier Rivers to Climate Change based on Hydrograph Separation of Discharge, Journal of Hydrology, (434–435): 121–129.
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