Dr.   Hunter     King

Dr. Hunter King

Assistant Professor
Department of Polymer Science
Phone: 330-972-6370
Email: hking@uakron.edu

Dr. King's Research Group Website



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

Research Interests

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

Contact Information

Hunter King
The University of Akron
Department of Polymer Science
Akron, Ohio 44325-3909

Email: hking@uakron.edu
Voice: (330) 972-6370

Recent Publications

  • J. D. Paulsen, E. Hohlfeld, H. King, J. Huang, Z. Qui, T. P. Russell, N. Menon, D. Vella and B. Davidovitch. (2016) Curvature-induced stiffness and the spatial variation of wavelength in wrinkled sheets PNAS 10.1073.
  • H. King*, S. Ocko* and L. Mahadevan. (2015). Termite mounds harness diurnal temperature oscillations for ventilation PNAS 10.1073.
  • J. Chung, H. King, and L. Mahadevan. (2014). Evaporative microclimate driven hygrometers and hygromotors EPL 107, 64002
  • H. King*, R. Schroll*, B. Davidovitch and N. Menon. (2012). A sheet on a drop reveals wrinkling and crumpling as distinct symmetry-breaking instabilities, PNAS (cover) 109.25, 9716-9720.
  • H. King, R. White, I. Maxwell, and N. Menon. (2011). Inelastic impact of a sphere on a massive lane: Nonmonotonic velocity-dependence of the restitution coefficient, EPL 93, 14002.