Jian Kang

Prof. Jian Kang

School of Architecture

University of Sheffield, UK




1996  Ph.D., Acoustics, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

1986  M.Sc., Acoustics, Tsinghua University, China

1984  B.Sc., Tsinghua University, China


  1. Kang, J. (2007) Urban sound environment. Taylor & Francis incorporating Spon, London.
  2. Kang, J. (2002) Acoustics of long spaces: theory and design guidance. Thomas Telford Publishing, London.
  3. Kang, J. and Zhang, M. (2010) Semantic differential analysis of the soundscape in urban open public spaces. Building and Environment, 45, 150-157.
  4. Yu, L. and Kang, J. (2010) Influencing factors on sound preference in urban open spaces. Appl. Acoust., 71(7), 622-633.
  5. Xie, H. and Kang, J. (2010) On the relationships between environmental noise and social-economic factors in Greater London. Acustica/acta acustica - European Journal of Acoustics, 96(3), 472-481.
  6. Smyrnova, Y. and Kang, J. (2010) Determination of perceptual auditory attributes for the auralization of urban soundscapes. Noise Control Engineering Journal, 58(5), 508-523.
  7. Joynt, J. and Kang, J. (2010) The influence of preconceptions on perceived sound reduction by environmental noise barriers. Science of the Total Environment, 408(20), 4368-75.
  8. Jeon, JY., Lee, PJ., You, J. and Kang, J. (2010) Perceptual assessment of quality of urban soundscapes with combined noise sources and water sounds. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 127(3), 1357-1366
  9. Yu, L. and Kang, J. (2009) Modeling subjective evaluation of soundscape quality in urban open spaces – An artificial neural network approach. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 126(3), 1163-1174.
  10. Yu, C. and Kang, J. (2009) Environmental impact of acoustic materials in residential buildings. Building and Environment, 44(10), 2166-2175.
  11. Xie, H, Kang, J. and Mills, G. H. (2009) The impact of noise on patients’ sleep and the effectiveness of noise reduction strategies in intensive care units. Critical Care, 13,208-212.
  12. Xie, H. and Kang, J. (2009) Relationships between environmental noise and social-economic factors: Case studies based on NHS hospitals in Greater London. Journal of Renewable Energy, 34(9), 2044-2053.
  13. Yu, L. and Kang, J. (2008) Effects of social, demographic and behavioral factors on sound level evaluation in urban open spaces. J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 123(2), 772-783.
  14. Chourmouziadou, K. and Kang, J. (2008) Acoustic evolution of ancient Greek and Roman theatres. Appl. Acoust., 69, 514-529.
  15. Zhang, M. and Kang, J. (2007) Towards the evaluation, description and creation of soundscape in urban open spaces. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 34(1), 68-86.
  16. Kang, J. and Li, Z. (2007) Numerical simulation of an acoustic window system using finite element method. Acustica/acta acustica - European Journal of Acoustics, 93(1), 152-163.
  17. Kang, J. (2005) Numerical modelling of the sound fields in urban squares. J. Acoust. Soc. Am. 117(6), 3695-3706.
  18. Yang, W. and Kang, J. (2005) Soundscape and sound preferences in urban squares. Journal of Urban Design, 10(1), 69-88.
  19. Yang, W. and Kang, J. (2005) Acoustic comfort evaluation in urban open public spaces. Appl. Acoust., 66(2), 211-229.
  20. Kang, J. and Brocklesby, M. W. (2005) Feasibility of applying micro-perforated absorbers in acoustic window systems. Appl. Acoust., 66(6), 669-689
  21. Chen, B. and Kang, J. (2004) Acoustic comfort in shopping mall atrium spaces: a case study in Sheffield Meadowhall. Archit. Sci. Rev. 47, 107-114.
  22. Blundell Jones P. and Kang, J. (2003) Acoustic form in the modern movement. Architectural Research Quarterly, 7(1), 75-85.
  23. Kang, J. (2002) Numerical modelling of the sound field in urban streets with diffusely reflecting boundaries. J. Sound Vib.,258 (5), 793-813.
  24. Kang, J. (2002) Numerical modelling of the speech intelligibility in dining spaces. Appl. Acoust., 63(12), 1315-1333.
  25. Kang, J. (2002) Reverberation in rectangular long enclosures with diffusely reflecting boundaries. Acustica/acta acustica - European Journal of Acoustics, 88(1), 77-87.