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Welcome to the homepage of Dr. Tao Xing. I am an Assistant Professor of the Mechanical Engineering Department at University of Idaho. I am also a faculty of the Center for Clean Vehicle Technology of National Institute for Advanced Transportation Technology (NIATT). I received my Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University in 2002.  My research focuses on computational fluid dynamics with applications to offshore wind turbine designs, ship hydrodynamics, boundary layer flows, and desalting. I developed the "factor of safety method" for solution verification that was evaluated as one of the two most accurate uncertainty estimates for monotonically converged numerical solutions. In 2014, I was invited to give a keynote lecture on verification and validation in the 13th National Congress on Hydrodynamics & 26th Conference on Hydrodynamics in China. My teaching interests focus on integration of simulation technology into engineering courses and laboratories, development of effective formative and summative evaluation methods, and development of innovative teaching modules toward achieving ABET learning outcomes. I am the author or co-author of 25 peer-reviewed journal papers, 29 peer-reviewed conference papers, and 2 book chapters. My Google Scholar h-index and i10-index are 16 and 21, respectively. I secured funding from U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Transportation, Vorsana Inc., and Murdock foundation. I have graduated one Ph.D. student and two M.S. students and am currently advising two M.S. students. I served as a member of the Technical Program Committee and a Session Chair of The International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers (ISOPE) annual conferences in 2015. I won the “Alumni Award for Excellent Mentor” from the University of Idaho in 2013 and 2014. I also won the "Outstanding Young Faculty Award" from College of Engineering at University of Idaho in 2015. I am a licensed U.S. Professional Engineer (P.E.)