Department of Environmental Engineering

HAN, Peng

HAN, Peng

Associate Professor
Department: Environmental Engineering
Research interests: Water and sediment environment
Tel/fax: 86-10-62759804


Ph.D., Department of Urban and Environ. Sciences, Peking University, 2000
B.S., Department of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking University, 1995


2008–present, Associate Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University
2003–2008, Assitant Professor, College of Environmental Sciences/College of Environmental Sciencies and Engineering, Peking University
2001–2002, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Hydraulic Engineering, Tsinghua University


Graduate course: Groundwater pollution control
Undergraduate course: Soil and groundwater



Water and sediment variation due to environment human activities


1. Peng Han, Jin-Ren Ni, Ke-Bin Hou, Chi-Yuan Miao, Tian-Hong Li, Modelling gravitational erosion in rill systems, International Journal of Sediment Research, 2011, 26(4);403-415.
2. Si Jin, Han Peng, Zhao Chunlong, Review of Water Conservation Value Evaluation Methods of Forest and Case Study, Journal of Natural Resources, 2011, 26 (12): 2100-2108.(in Chinese)
3. JIANG Shi-ying, HAN Peng, JIA Zhen-bang et al. Evaluation with PSR Model and GIS Analysis of Agricultural Non-point Source Pollution in Danjiangkou Reservoir of the Mid-Route of the South-to-North Water Transfer Project. Journal of Agro-Environment Science, 2010, 29(11): 2153-2162. (in Chinese)
4. Han Peng, Si Jin, Wang Yinggang. Contrastive Analysis of Valuation Methods of Ecosystem Services Value – A Case Study of Zhifanggou Watershed in Loess Plateau. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2009, 17(S1):102-112. (in Chinese)
5. Han Peng, Li Xiuxia. Study on Soil Erosion and Vegetation Effect on Soil Conservation in the Yellow River. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2008, 16(2):181-190. (in Chinese)
6. Han Peng, Li Tianhong. Sediment Concentration Variation in the Tributaires of the Middle Yellow River. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2006, 14 (2);211-217. (in Chinese)
7. Han Peng, Wang Xingkui, Sun Weiling, Ni Jinren. Coupling Relation of the Processes in Slope Evolution. International Journal of Sediment Research, 2003, 18(2);336-347.
8. Han Peng, Ni Jinren, Wang Xingkui. Experimental Study on Gravitational Erosion Process. Journal of Hydrualic Engineering, 2003 (1):51-56. (in Chinese)
9. Han Peng, Ni Jinren, Li Tianhong.  Headcut and Bank Landslip in Rill Evolution. Journal of Basic Science and Engineering, 2002,10(2):115-125. (in Chinese)
10. Han Peng, Ni Jinren. Grain size variation of suspended sediment due to soil conservation in the middle reach of Yellow River. Journal of Hydrualic Engineering, 2001 (8) :69-74. (in Chinese)


1. Xu Jiongxin, Yao Wenyi, Han Peng. “Erosion process in the Middle Yellow River based on the coupling relationship of climate, landform and vegetation”.  2009, Science Press: Beijing: 372. (in Chinese)


1. Ni Jinren, Li Yitian, Jiang Enhui, Li Tianhong, Han Peng, Xue An, Zhao Lianjun, Li Yingkui, Liu Renzhi, Li Xiuxia, The Second Prize of National S&T Progress Award , 2010, Formation mechanism of water and sediment disaster and key technologies for disaster prevention.
2. Ni Jinren, Wang Guangqian, Han Peng, Li Tianhong, Xue An, Li Zhenshan, Sun Weiling, Li Yingkui, Liang Lin, Liu Renzhi, Li Xiuxia, Ju Wenxue, Mao Xiaoling, Sun Liying, Ou Xiong, Meng Xiaojie, The first Prize of S&T Progress Award, Ministry of Education,2008. Key technologies for rapid assessment and forecasting of water and sediment disasters.




His research interest is in water and sediment environment, especially the mechanisms of how human activites affect water and sediment in watersheds. He has studied the effect of soil and water conservation programs and vegetation coverage enhancement programs on water and sediment in the Yellow River basin. His research revealed that there exits a critial area of soil conservation in the middle Yellow River watershed. The sediment grain size becomes finer and the sediment concentration decreases as the soil conservation area in the watershed exceeds the critical area. However, the effect of afforestation programs on water conservation is dependant on the climatic conditions of the local areas. The increase in vegeation coverage favors water conservation in humid areas, while in the semi-arid or arid areas, this is not the case. In addition, he has developed a model for simulating rill erosion processes on loess slopes. The model is superior to the existing courtparts by taking the role of gravitational erosion into consideration. He has published nearly 30 peer reviewed papers in related field.