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Kai Ming Li

Kai Ming Li

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Professor Kai Ming Li earned his B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of London in 1982 and obtained his Ph.D. degree at the University of Cambridge in 1987. He was a faculty member in Engineering Mechanics Department of the Open University at the UK from 1991 to 1998. He served the Mechanical Engineering Department of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1998 to 2005 and was a full professor before he left to join Herrick Laboratories of Purdue University. Professor Li has carried out industry and government sponsored research programs related to the study of the noise impact on the environment. His research interests cover a wide spectrum in the areas of physical acoustics, computational acoustics, environmental acoustics, classroom acoustics, speech intelligibility in built environments, and outdoor sound propagation. He has published over a hundred papers in archival journals and refereed conference proceedings. He serves at the Editorial Board of Applied Acoustics, a premiere journal that covers the application of acoustics in engineering research for building design, transport noise, machinery noise, and environmental noise. At Purdue, Professor Li plans to maintain his thrust for research into environmental acoustics, particularly, for the prediction and abatement of transport noise. He also joins the Purdue team in Ecological Acoustics Research for monitoring natural and human produced sounds in the environment.