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Professor KANG Jian Elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering

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In September 2019, Professor Kang Jian, Honorary Dean of Tianjin University’s School of Architecture, was officially elected as a Fellow of The Royal Academy of Engineering.

The Royal Academy of Engineering is the UK's top national academy for engineering and technology, with no more than 50 Fellows elected each year. The Academy commented on Fellow Kang Jian: "Professor Kang is famous for his cutting edge innovation and practice in environmental and architectural acoustics, and he has made important contributions to creating quieter, safer, more comfortable and sustainable acoustic environmental engineering."

Kang Jian was born in 1964 in Yuanping City, Shanxi Province. He was admitted in 1979 to the School of Architecture at Tsinghua University at the age of 15 and earned bachelor's and master's degrees successively. He later earned a doctor's degree at Cambridge University. He also worked at the Fraunhofer Institute of Building Physics in Germany. In 2013, he taught at the University of Sheffield as the first Chinese professor in the field of European architecture. He is currently a professor at the University College London (UCL ranks No.1 in QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019 for architecture).

Kang Jian is an outstanding scientist in architectural technology. His main research theme is architectural and environmental acoustics, with the number of citations of his papers ranking first in the world in his field. He has led more than 80 research projects and over 90 global engineering consultancy projects and published more than 800 publications. Prof. Kang has won more than 90 awards such as Advances ERC Grant Award, Cornell Award, and IOA Tyndall Medal.

By the School of Architecture

Editors: Eva Yin & Doris Harrington