Hua Tao, PHD, graduated from Tufts University with a Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering. Before receiving his degree, he acquired valuable relevant experience working on various environmental engineering projects in China. Dr. Tao’s areas of specialization include surface water quality modeling, model calibration, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, and proficiency in GIS software applications. He also co-authored the EPA-sponsored river and stream water quality model QUAL2K. Dr. Tao is proficient in a number of types of software, including FORTRAN 90/95, Visual Basic 6, VBA, C++, and Matlab. He has also completed EPA BASIN/TMDL specialized training. Hua works at LimnoTech’s Corporate Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.