About the PI

Kai HUANG (Dr. rer. nat. habil.) is currently associate professor of physics and chair of the division of natural and applied sciences (DNAS) at Duke Kunshan University (DKU). He did his PhD in physical acoustics at Nanjing University, and habilitation in physics at University of Bayreuth, where he is still co-affiliated.

He is interested in understanding, predicting and controlling the collective behavior of macroscopic particles (e.g., sand grains) from a fundamental perspective, in order to shed light on widespread applications ranging from space exploration through prevention of natural disasters to industrial processes.

In addition, he is also interested in the acoustical design of opera theatres, particularly comparing traditional European (e.g., the Bayreuth Festspielhaus of Richard Wagner and Margravial Opera House in Bayreuth, Germany) with Chinese opera theatres (e.g., Kun opera performing places), as an extension of his lecture on Acoustics.​


中国江苏省昆山市杜克大道8号 邮编:215316
No. 8 Duke Avenue, Kunshan, Jiangsu, China 215316
Tel.: +86 512 3665 7272
Email: kai.huang186[at] (Replace [at] with @)
Office: IB3119 (IB – Innovation Building)
Lab: IB1034 (Vibration lab), IB2073 (Applied science lab)

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