Professor Jian Kang elected to the Academia Europaea
27 July 2021
Professor Jian Kang, FREng, at the UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering, The Bartlett, has been elected to the Academia Europaea (AE).
Initiated by the Royal Society and founded in 1988, the Academia Europaea is the Pan-European Academy of Sciences, Humanities and Letters, with a membership of over 4,500 eminent scholars, drawn from all disciplines, nationalities and geographical locations.
The object of Academia Europaea is the advancement and propagation of excellence in scholarship in the humanities, law, the economic, social, and political sciences, mathematics, medicine, and all branches of natural and technological sciences anywhere in the world for the public benefit and for the advancement of the education of the public of all ages. The aim of the Academy is to promote European research, advise governments and international organisations in scientific matters, and further interdisciplinary and international research.
Professor Kang was elected on the basis of his work in environmental and architectural acoustics, across Sections of Physics and Engineering Sciences, and Human Mobility, Governance, Environment and Space. He said of the recent appointment:
“I am extremely honoured to have been elected to the Academia Europaea. The inclusion of the discipline of environmental and architectural acoustics, a discipline that is very important for our quality of life, in the Academy through this election is also of significance.”