- Ph.D. Interdepartmental Area of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
- M.S. Agricultural Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1985
- B.S. Agricultural Engineering, Shenyang Agricultural University, China, 1982
Interest AreasDr. Xin's research and extension programs focus on a) air quality issues related to animal feeding operations with emphasis on measurement and mitigation of aerial emissions; b) impacts of environmental and management factors on production performance, behavior, and welfare of livestock and poultry; and c) livestock and poultry housing and environmental control. The missions of his programs are to advance the science and technology in the aforementioned areas by conducting fundamental and applied research projects and mentoring graduate students and post-docs; to serve the animal industry and the affected citizens by seeking practical solutions to current and emerging issues through integrated research and outreach educational efforts; and to enhance the visibility and vitality of our programs at ISU through national and global collaborations and leadership.