Name: Min Hequn
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Professional Title:  associate professor and postgraduate advisor in the School of Architecture, Southeast University
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Research Direction: new high-performance sound-absorbing structures, lightweight high-sound insulation structures, and intelligent mapping of urban sound environment; environmental sound field prediction, and noise and vibration control.

Dr. Hequn MIN, is recipient of the prestigious China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Award, and recipient of the prestigious Jinqiao Outstanding Contribution Project Award (ORCID: In 2013, he was selected for the Southeast University overseas talent introduction program and has been serving as an associate professor and doctoral supervisor at the School of Architecture of Southeast University. He obtained his bachelor's degree and master's degree in environmental engineering from the College of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Southeast University in 2003 and 2006 respectively (supervisor Professor Fu Dafang), and a PhD degree in acoustics from the Institute of Acoustics at Nanjing University in 2010 (supervisor Professor Qiu Xiaojun). From 2010 to 2013, he worked as a research fellow in the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, focusing on the active control of fluid-induced ultra-micro vibrations. In 2017, he visited the Centre for Sustainable Development in the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge as a CSC visiting scholar.

His research areas include: new green high-performance sound-absorbing structures, lightweight thin-layer high-sound insulation structures (equipment casing structures, building partition structures), and smart information maps of urban sound environment; environmental and building acoustic field prediction, and control of noise and vibration both actively and passively. He actively carries out relevant scientific research around the major application demands of the state, such as the key areas of GF, aerospace, energy transportation, and urban governance, and has completed a number of National Natural Science Foundation projects, Jiangsu Province Natural Science Foundation projects, and National Twelfth Five-Year Science and Technology Support Program projects. His research results have been published in over 50 SCI/EI papers in important international academic journals, more than 30 granted patents, 4 Chinese-language books, 1 English-language book, and 1 English-language book chapter, including many academic papers published in the top international acoustics journal: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

He places a high value on conducting scientific research and technological innovation in collaboration with industry and academia that is guided by major application needs. Relevant technological research and development has formed a complete system of innovation between industry, academia, and research, and has produced a series of results that can be promoted, and has established mature and stable cooperation between industry, academia, and research in more than 20 regions throughout China, achieving significant social and economic benefits. Successful cases include over 10 national major/important demand projects such as the evaluation and design of the national advanced light source XX micro-vibration special project, the development and design of the high-performance noise-reducing structure of the HJ-XXX activity platform of the new generation of carriers, the efficient noise reduction design and renovation of the FK experimental hall of China Aviation Industry XXX, the high-performance noise reduction design and engineering of the China Aero-Engine XXX engine test stand, and the passive composite noise reduction design and test of the XXX cabin and its ventilation ducts, which have made a due contribution to the noise control industry in the country. They also include over 100 key projects on noise reduction and vibration reduction such as the comprehensive control demonstration application of noise at the Southwest Oil and Gas Field gas transmission station of China National Petroleum Corporation, the development and demonstration application of new efficient noise-reducing materials for power transformers of the national power grid, the research on noise control technology for ultra-long underwater tunnels (Haitai), the evaluation of the vibration impact of the ZTE communication three blocks under the external loop project of Ningwu Railway, the pilot demonstration of the new noise map in Nanjing, the evaluation of the sound environment impact and the demonstration of the new noise map around Nanjing airport, and the demonstration project of the new road traffic noise barrier in Jiangsu Province, providing high-performance solutions to the environmental protection and environmental comfort of key industries in the country and playing a leading and demonstration role in innovation. He is a well-known expert in the field of national environmental acoustics and vibration, who has made outstanding contributions in the research, development, application and promotion of new technologies and new products. In 2022, he was awarded the China-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Award (Individual) (the highest and prestigious honor for national cooperation in innovation and research), and his High-Performance Ultra-Micro Perforated Absorber was awarded the Outstanding Contribution Project Award at the 11th China Technology Market Golden Bridge Award (the highest and authoritative award for technological innovation and applications) in 2022.

Important academic awards:

In 2010: Received the Young Scientist Grant jointly awarded by the International Commission for Acoustics and the American Acoustical Society;

In 2019: Received the Excellent City Planning Design Award from the China City Planning Association;

In 2021: Received the Invention and Entrepreneurship Award - Project Gold Award (China Provincial-Level Awards, rank 1, National Science and Technology Award Society Certificate No. 0123) from the China Invention Association;

In 2022: Received the Outstanding Contribution Project Award from the 11th China Technology Market Jinqiao Award (the highest authoritative award for national science and technology innovation and applications, China Departmental -Level Awards, the first prize, rank 1, National Science and Technology Award Society Certificate No. 0056);

In 2022: Received the China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Innovation Award (Individual) (the highest national honor for industry-university-research cooperation innovation, China Departmental -Level Awards, the first prize, National Science and Technology Award Society Certificate No. 0191) from the China Industry-University-Research Cooperation Promotion Association.

Teaching Awards:

In 2016, awarded as the Outstanding Undergraduate Thesis Advisor in Jiangsu Province;

In 2016, awarded the Excellent Paper Award at the 12th National Conference on Building Physics (as the corresponding author and advisor);

In 2016, awarded the Third Prize at the 9th National University Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Competition (as the advisor);

From 2018 to 2020, awarded as the Outstanding Master's Thesis Advisor for three consecutive years at both the provincial and university level in Jiangsu Province;

In 2020, awarded as the advisor for the National Excellent Undergraduate Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Plan (SRTP);

In 2021, awarded the Excellent Paper Award at the First National Conference on Computational Acoustics (as the corresponding author and advisor).

Important Academic Appointments:

Director of the Jiangsu Province Acoustics Association

Director of the Young Committee of Jiangsu Province Acoustics Association (Won the Young Acoustics Technologist Award in 2019)

FULL MEMBERSHIP of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA)

FULL MEMBERSHIP of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV)

Expert Reviewer for the National Ministry of Science and Technology

Expert Reviewer for the National Natural Science Foundation

Expert Reviewer for Environmental Impact Assessment Technology of the National Ministry of Ecology and Environment Expert on National Graduate Education Evaluation and Monitoring of the Ministry of Education

Expert Reviewer for Environmental Impact Assessment Technology of the Jiangsu Province Ecology and Environment Department

Expert Reviewer for Natural Science Foundation of Jiangxi Province

Expert for Party Committee Contact Service of Nanjing City

Technical Service Expert for Jiangsu Province Environmental Protection Group (Noise Specialty)

Reviewer for multiple internationally authoritative academic journals: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America; Journal of Sound and Vibration; IEEE Transactions on Magnetics; IEEE Transactions on Control Systems Technology; Applied Acoustics; Measurement; Sustainable Cities and Society; Frontiers of Architectural Research.