Huang Kun, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Yanjing University. He received a Ph.D from Bristol University in Britain in 1948.
Huang Kun has been elected a foreign academician of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and served as researcher and honorary director of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Semiconductor Institute. His research is focused on solid state physics theory and semiconductor physics. Professor Huang is one of the original researchers on semiconductor physics in China and has produced several world-renowned advancements in the field. In the 1950s, he and his colleagues established the "Huang-Rhys Theory", the quantum theory on the radiative and nonradiative multiphonon transition processes. He was the first to propose the coupled vibration pattern of phonon and EMW, which was named the Huang Equation. He was also the first to predict X-ray diffuse scattering due to crystal defects in crystalline lattice. The prediction has been honored as the Huang Diffusion. He proved the equivalence between the adiabatic approximation of radiation-free transition and the static coupling theory, and clarified some essential problems about the issue.
Huang Kun was awarded the Supreme Scientific and Technological Award in 2001. He was elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1955.