Professor Lixi Huang, Dept of Mechanical Engineering, The University of Hong Kong



Email:  lixi.huang  at 


Office Tel. (+852) 2859 2627


Postal address:


Room 704, Haking Wong Building

The University of Hong Kong

Pokfulam Road

Hong Kong SAR, China

(Note: HK does not have postal code)


Research and teaching interests


·        Acoustics

·        Fluid mechanics

·        Aerospace

·        Biomechanics

·        Energy, environment

Lixi Huang (in Chinese黃立錫) was born in Zhejiang province of China, educated at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) and University of Cambridge. His bachelor and master degrees from BUAA were in the field of aerospace engineering (jet propulsion), while the topic of his PhD study at Cambridge was theoretical acoustics and respiratory biomechanics (supervised by Prof JE Ffowcs Williams). He spent 8 years each in Beijing and Cambridge before coming to Hong Kong in 1996, initially at PolyU. After completing his PhD work in 1991, he worked as a research associate at the Whittle Lab (of turbomachinery), then as a college research fellow at Peterhouse, both within the University of Cambridge. His work on the mechanism of human snoring helped his medical/surgical colleagues devise a successful laser surgery procedure in the early 1990s, and the related pursuit in fluid mechanics touched upon the fundamentals of fluid-structure energy transfer mechanisms. Dr Huang is currently a full professor at HKU. He teaches dynamics (with application to space flight), thermodynamics, aeronautical engineering, and acoustics. He serves as a subject editor for Journal of Sound and Vibration and an associate editor for Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.


In 2012 Dr Huang joined a national basic research scheme (called “973” project in China). In the same year he became the chief scientist and director for the Lab of Aerodynamics and Acoustics (AA-Lab) at The University of Hong Kong Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU-ZIRI 香港大學浙江研究院), where information for student and postdoc applicants is posted (links given below).


Current research topics: acoustics and noise control; flow-induced vibration; turbomachinery and aerospace engineering


Information for research student applicants (研究生招生信息)

Information for post-doc and above (氣動力學與聲學研究所招聘信息)

Professor Huang’s page at HKU Scholars Hub (where publications are listed)