Chair of Finance

Kevin Tian


Kevin Tian is a PhD Candidate in Applied Physics at the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences currently working on developing and characterizing the mechanical properties of 3D-printed soft materials and stretchable ionic circuits.  He has previously served as Financial Chair (2015-2016) for HGC and is currently serving as Co-President of the SEAS Graduate Council. Kevin earned his B.S. in Physics at Carnegie Mellon University and developed his interest in 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”, “The Real Inspector Hound”, and "Arsenic and Old Lace" from 2013-2015.  He has also practiced several martial arts over the years, currently practicing Aikido, and is also quite fond of baking and video games.