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Prof Jian Kang
Central House, 14 Upper Woburn Place
Tel: +44(0)20 3108 7338
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  • Professor of Acoustics and Soundscape
  • Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources
  • Faculty of the Built Environment

Professor Jian Kang, FREng, MAE, FIOA, FASA, FIIAV, CEng, has been a full professor since 2003. He is President of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV), and he also chairs the European Acoustics Association Technical Committee for Noise, and the EU COST Action on Soundscape of European Cities and Landscapes. He was awarded IOA Tyndall Medal 2008 and Peter Lord Award 2014; NAS Lifetime Achievement Award 2014; and CIBSE Napier Shaw Bronze Medal 2013. He is Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, and a Member of Academia Europaea -The Academy of Europe.


Research Summary

Jian Kang, Professor of Acoustics and Soundscape, and Head of the UCL Acoustics Group, has worked in the field for 40 years, with 80+ research projects, 800+ publications, 90+ engineering/consultancy projects, and 20+ patents. His work on acoustic theories, design guidance and products has brought major improvements to the noise control in underground stations/tunnels and soundscape design in urban areas. He is recipient of the prestigious Advanced ERC Grant Award, currently working internationally on developing Soundscape Indices.

Selected recent publications (see Google Scholar for more publications: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=KDqFU5EAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra):

Kang, J. and Schulte-Fortkamp, B. (ed.) (2016) Soundscape and the built environment. Taylor & Francis incorporating Spon, London.
Kang, J. (2007) Urban sound environment. Taylor & Francis incorporating Spon, London.
Kang, J. (2002) Acoustics of long spaces: theory and design guidance. Thomas Telford Publishing, London.

Kang, J., Aletta, F., Gjestland, T., Brown, L., Botteldooren, D., Schulte-Fortkamp, B., Lercher, P., van Kamp, I., Genuit, K., Fiebig, A., Bento Coelho, J., Maffei, L. and Lavia, L. (2016) Ten questionas on the soundscapes of the built environment. Building and Environment, 108, 284-294.

Teaching Summary
Professor Jian Kang leads the Building Acoustics Module and also teaches acoustic component in a range of other modules.
Academic Background
1996   Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
1986   Master of Science Tsinghua University ,Beijing, China
1984     Tsinghua University ,Beijing, China
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