Research Assistant Professor Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering
Dr. Xian joined the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in July 2020. She completed her B.S. in Atmospheric Sciences at SUN YAT-SEN University in 2009 and Ph.D. in Space Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) in 2014. Prior to her arrival at the SUSTech, Tao served as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Associate Researcher at USTC and a Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Oklahoma. She is studying tropopause dynamics, stratosphere-troposphere exchange, and wind resource assessment.
2005.9-2009.6, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Environment Scicence and Engineering, Bachelor
2009.9-2014.6, University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science, Ph.D.
2014.06-2016.11，University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science， Postdoctoral Researcher
2016.11-2020.06，University of Science and Technology of China, School of Earth and Space Science， Associate Researcher
2017.11-2019.11， University of Oklahoma， School of Meteorology, Postdoctoral Researcher
2020.07-Pres, Southern University of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Research Assistant Professor
National Natural Science Foundation of China, “Relationships Between Tropopause Fine Structure and Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange”, 2021-2024
National Natural Science Foundation of China, “Climate Change in the Tropopause Layer”, 2016-2018
Special Financial Grant from the China Postdoctoral Science Foundation, “Tropopause-penetrating Convection and Its Impacts on the STE”,
Anhui Natural Science Foundation, “Vertical Structure of Tropopause Layer”, 2016-2018
Fundamental Research Funds for the Central Universities, “Changes in the Tropopause Layer Thickness”, 2015-2016
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Founded in December 2015, the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is one of departments in the College of Engineering of SUSTech. It aims to establish a world-leading department in mechanics and aerospace engineering, covering various research areas such as fluid mechanics, solid mechanics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, aeroacoustics, combustion, and system control. The Department will learn from the best practice of peer departments over the world in order to develop into an international research institution that attends to the national strategic needs in mechanics and aerospace, cultivates outstanding innovative talents, and conducts frontier fundamental research and applied research with social impact.