Associate Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, 2015-present
Adjunct Professor, West Texas A&M University, 2010-present
Assistant Professor, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, 2009-2015
Research Scientist, North Dakota State University, 2008-2009.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Research Associate, Montana State University, 2000 – 2008.
Research Assistant, University of Nebraska – Lincoln, 1996 – 2000.
Research Assistant, West Texas A&M University, 1994 – 1995.
Visiting Scientist, USDA-ARS, Bushland TX, 1992-1994.
Research Assistant Professor, Institute of Soil & Water Conservation, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1988 – 1992.
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Soil Science Society of America
Association of Chinese Soil & Plant Scientists in North America
Alpha Zeta, Agricultural Honor Society
Dean’s Outstanding Achievement Award – Interdisciplinary Research Team, TAM Wheat Improvement Team, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, September 2015.
The Blue Legacy Award in Agriculture, The Texas Water Conservation Advisory Council, November 2012.
Science and Technology Progress Award, Shaanxi Province, March 2004.
Widaman Trust Distinguished Graduate Assistant Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 1998.
Goal – Improving yield, water use, water use efficiency (WUE) and stress tolerance/resistance in major crops in the Texas High Plains.
Objectives – (1) understand physiological mechanisms for improved abiotic stress resistance and increased WUE; (2) optimize crop water use and WUE through the identification of new and improved cultivars/species, and best management practices. To accomplish the objectives, various studies have been conducting to understand physiological mechanisms under abiotic stresses, identify plant traits and quantitative trait loci (QTLs), identify improved cultivars/species, and develop best management practices. The majority of our experiments are conducted under field conditions. However, we also conduct either greenhouse or growth chamber experiments to address particular research questions.