Hongwei Xin


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Dr. Xin is a Charles F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (ABE) and Animal Science at Iowa State University, Iowa Egg Council endowed professor, and director of the Egg Industry Center located at Iowa State University (since 2008). His research and extension programs focus on a) air quality issues relative to animal production; b) animal-environment interactions with regards to animal bioenergetics, behavior and welfare, production efficiency and sustainability; and c) livestock and poultry housing systems and environmental control.
Xin’s scholarly accomplishments include author/co-author of 150 refereed journal articles (over 500 technical publications and presentation total); PI/Co-PI of $21 million in contracts and grants; a mentor of 58 graduate students, post-docs and visiting scholars; delivery of over 80 invited talks in 14 countries. He serves on a number of academic, industry and government scientific advisory boards or task forces at state, national and international levels.
Professor Xin received his B.S. degree from Shenyang Agricultural University (China), and M.S. and PhD degrees from University of Nebraska. After spending 3.5 years as a Post-doc Research Associate at University of Arkansas conducting broiler housing research, Dr. Xin joined ISU-ABE faculty as an Assistant Professor in December 1993. He was promoted to Associate Professor (with tenure) in 1998, to Full Professor in 2002, and to C.F. Curtiss Distinguished Professor in 2014.



  U.S. Pork Center of Excellence U.S. National Pork Board Canada. Campbell Centre for the Study of Animal Welfare - University of Guelph
  U.S. Egg Industry Center U.K. Farm Animal Welfare Council China Agricultural University
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