Pang Zhonghe received his BSc in 1981 and MSc in 1984 in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology from Nanjing University, Nanjing, China. Then he completed his PhD in 1987 in Geothermics from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) in Beijing. He was a UNU Fellow at UNU-GTP in Iceland in 1988, and also did postgraduate studies and research at University of Auckland, at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), at University of Southern Paris and University of Oregon, Eugene.
Pang Zhonghe was a professor and head of lab for geothermics in Institute of Geology and Geophysics in the Chinese Academy of Science in Beijing (IGG-CAS) in 1995-1999. In 2000-2005 he was the isotope hydrologist, at IAEA in Vienna. He returned to IGG-CAS in 2006 as professor of hydrogeology, to 2013. Since 2014 he has been the Director of Geothermal Research Centre, IGG-CAS and the director of Sino-German Geothermal Research Centre since 2016. From 2014 he has also been professor and Head of Department of Hydrogeology and Geothermics at UCAS. Pang Zhonghe served as a member of the Board of Directors of IGA in 2010-2016. His current research mainly focuses on the geothermics of high-enthalpy geothermal systems along the Alps-Himalayan belt for power generation and hydrogeology of hot water reservoirs in sedimentary basins for space heating.