UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Professor Jian Kang awarded Fellowship of Royal Academy of Engineering

2 October 2019

IEDE's Professor Jian Kang is one of three members of UCL staff elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to the profession.

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Professor Kang is distinguished for his world-leading innovation and practice in environmental and building acoustics, contributing to engineering quieter, safer, more comfortable and sustainable sonic environments. His research, with over 800 publications, has led to widely-used engineering solutions, from underground station evacuation PA-systems to urban soundscape design models.

Professor Kang said: 

I am extremely honoured to have been elected to this Fellowship, which is highly regarded internationally. 

This is also a recognition for the discipline of environmental and architectural acoustics engineering, a discipline that is closely related to our quality of life."

His pioneering inventions include noise reduction windows that allow natural ventilation and daylight. He is a leading consulting engineer, with over 90 projects worldwide including the Hong Kong airport underground system. He has made influential contributions to environmental noise engineering policies and standards, notably by chairing the European Acoustics Association Noise Committee. 

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