Meet Our Physicists

Kerwyn Casey (KC) Huang

KC Huang

KC Huang was an undergraduate Physics and Mathematics major in Page House at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and spent a year as a Churchill Scholar at Cambridge University working with Dr. Guna Rajagopal on Quantum Monte Carlo simulations of water cluster formation. He received his Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) working with Prof. John Joannopoulos on electromagnetic flux localization in polaritonic photonic crystals and the control of melting at semiconductor surfaces using nanoscale coatings. During a short summer internship at NEC Research Labs, he became interested in self-organization in biological systems, and moved on to a postdoc with Prof. Ned Wingreen in the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton working on the relationships among cell shape detection, determination, and maintenance in bacteria. His lab is currently situated in the departments of Bioengineering and of Microbiology & Immunology at Stanford, and his current interests include cellular physiology and microbial ecology. He has been the Director of the Biophysics Graduate Training Program at Stanford since 2015. He enjoys good food, sports (especially basketball), and playing games of all sorts.

KC Huang

Positions Held

General Member, 2017 – current