Nova Southeastern University (NSU) recently tapped the talents of thermal scientist and energy expert Yong Tao by naming him as its founding dean for the school’s College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Tao brings extensive knowledge in his field combined with a knack for encouraging students, making him a welcome choice for this brand-new endeavor. Previously, he founded a Mechanical and Energy Engineering (MEE) department at the University of North Texas, serving as researcher, professor and program director.
Additionally, Tao served as a dean and professor at Florida International University in Miami. He is known internationally for both his academic work and educational initiatives, including faculty exchanges, overseas study, and symposia from Asia to Latin America and Europe.
"Dr. Tao is an internationally known researcher in fundamentals of thermal sciences and engineering as well as renewable energy applications," NSU President George Hanbury said. "With his more than 27 years of academic research and teaching experience, he will take NSU's College of Engineering and Computing to the next level."
Tao’s expertise ranges from engineering, architecture and social sciences to computer science, thermal science, and renewable energy sectors.
NSU is a nonprofit independent research university with over 26,000 students.
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