Bin Zhang received his B.S. degree in Geophysics from University of Science and Technology of China, M.S. degree in Physical Oceanography from the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Science and Ph.D. degree in Oceanography from Old Dominion University (2008). His research interests include ocean circulation dynamics and ocean state forecasting, satellite sensor calibration/validation. He was a postdoc associate at Rutgers University from 2007-2009 and then joined UMD as a research associate. He has long-term experience in regional ocean modeling and data assimilation, from areas in high latitudes to the local Chesapeake Bay area, from studies of internal tides, fronts and CBay outflow plumes to ocean state analysis and forecasting. He was a (senior) satellite sensor calibration scientist at Earth Resource Technology Inc. since 2014. He studies the long term HIRS recalibration using SNO methods. He works on the radiometric stability monitoring of microwave radiometers on Jason-2, SARAL and Jason-3. He also works on the JPSS VIIRS calibration/validation and reprocessing. Recently, he rejoined CICS/UMD as visiting assistant research scientist supporting the SmallSAT and Radio Occultation Cal/Val projects.