The Key Laboratory of Salt Lake Geology and Environment，which is Qinghai Province key laboratory opening to both domestic and foreign scientific workers, is the earliest Chinese research groups for salt lake geology and environment. The laboratory has made a number of initiating and fundamental contributions to the development of salt lake geological sciences in China since it was established. Now it is a modern laboratory with complete disciplines and advanced facilities, and it keeps long-term, extensive cooperative relationships with many famous foreign and domestic institutions and universities.
There are 37 academic staff members in the laboratory now, and 18 of them have Ph.D degrees, including 1 Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences and 11 full Professorial fellow. Under the guide of the requirement of national strategies and the frontier fields of discipline development, the laboratory mainly focuses on scientific issues such as :
Ø Salt lake salt evolutions,mineralization regularity and environment changes
Ø The behavior and process of salt-forming element and isotope geochemistry
Ø The development and construction of the Salt Lake Resources Information System
Ø Blind information geophysical inversion of salt mineral resources
Ø The sustainable use of salt lake resources
Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board: Academician Zhang Peng-Xi.
Chairman of the Academic Board: Professorial fellow Ma Hai-Zhou.
Director: Professorial fellow Han Feng-Qing.
Director assistant: Dr. Li Ting-Wei.