Hua Tao, PHD, is an Environmental Engineer with 13 years of professional environmental consulting experience. Hua graduated from Tufts University with a Doctoral Degree in Environmental Engineering. Before receiving his degree, he acquired valuable experience working on environmental engineering projects in China. Hua’s areas of specialization include surface water quality modeling, model calibration, sensitivity and uncertainty analyses, computer programming, and web-based tool development. Hua is a co-author of the EPA-sponsored river and stream water quality model QUAL2K, and he has completed specialized EPA BASIN/TMDL training. Dr. Tao is proficient in a range of software programs, including FORTRAN 90/95, Visual Basic 6, VBA, C++, Matlab, and GIS software applications. Hua works at LimnoTech’s Corporate Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan.