Prof. Haigui Kang is Professor in the Dalian University of Technology. He was Vice Dean of School of Engineering and Architecture (1996~2002) and Vice Dean of Institute for Energy System (2008~2014) at Dalian University of Technology.
He was a Visiting Scholar at the HR Wallingford UK (1991~1992) and Visiting Professor at Virginia Institute of Marine Science USA (2000). He was the person in charge of UKChina Science and Technology Cooperation Project with the University of Edinburgh which was financial supported by the British Council (2005~2000).
His research interests include marine renewable energy application; physical model testing and numerical simulation of hydrodynamic forces on coastal and offshore structures due to regular waves, irregular waves, and combined wave and current, as well as shoaling of wave spectra. He has developed simultaneous measurement techniques for velocity and concentration fields using PIV (Particle Image Velocimetry) and LIF (Laser Induced Fluorescence) techniques.
He has extended his research into the area of marine renewable energy since 2006. He was responsible for many research projects of marine renewable energy. Recent years, he leads the Project ”Research on the reliability of foundation supporting structures of offshore wind power” financial supported by the East China Design & Research Institute 2015, the Project “Study on vertical pipe-restrained floating breakwater doubled as wave power generation device" funded by NSFC 2013, and the Special Funding Project “Laboratory investigation and sea trail of new vertical axis tidal turbine and direct-driven generator system” funded by the State Oceanic Administration (SOA) of China 2011.