Kevin Tian is currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His current research interests include the development of microfluidics platforms for biochemical experimentation, but has previously dabbled in spintronics and thin film characterization techniques. It was at Carnegie Mellon University where he earned his B.S. in Physics and developed his passion for teaching & science education. Over time, his appreciation of the importance of scientific literacy has evolved into a strong belief that technical experts have a responsibility to be actively involved in public discourse, especially in discussions where their expertise can help guide policy decisions.
Although born in Boston, he has lived in California, Hong Kong, and Beijing. His British schooling has armed him with a fondness for acting in amateur theatre, with recent examples being the Dudley House productions of “Inherit the Wind” and “The Real Inspector Hound” during the 2013-2014 academic year. He has also practiced several martial arts over the years, and is currently studying Aikido.