Dr. Hunter King

Dr. Hunter King

Title: Assistant Professor of Polymer Science, Biology, and Physics; BRIC Core Faculty
Dept/Program: School of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering & The Department of Biology
Office: GDYR 617
Phone: 330-972-6370
Fax: 330-972-5290
Email: hking@uakron.edu
Website: http://www.mbod-lab.com/


Hunter King is an experimental soft matter physicist. Prior to joining UAkron as assistant professor of Polymer Science and Biology through the Biomimicry Research and Innovation Center, he was a postdoc in Prof. L. Mahadevan’s group at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University, where he investigated mechanical phenomena in biological systems, focusing mostly on termite mound ventilation. He completed his PhD in physics at UMass, Amherst, focusing on mechanical instabilities of thin sheets, under the supervision of Prof. Narayanan Menon.


Mechanics of structures engineered by plants and animals; non-equilibrium and soft matter physics; open-source instrumentation for table-top experiment and field measurement.


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  • 2012 PhD Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
  • 2006 M.S. Physics, Bogazici University, Istanbul
  • 2002 B.S. Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst