Welcome PhD fellow Dongho Kwak
Dongho Kwak joined the ABINO project in January 2020 as a PhD candidate.
Dongho's main objective for the project is to create controllable audio stimuli for mechanical/acoustic-base perturbations for stem cell differentiation. Currently, the key focus is in developing different types of audio stimuli based on the frequencies and rhythms generated from the motion, pulse and respiratory patterns of the human body.
As a classically trained musician, Dongho played in various orchestras and bands. He also has experiences in live sound engineering, live & studio recording and sound design. His other research interest is in the field of human perception of sound and music, especially in auditory loudness perception, which was the focus area of his master’s thesis. Dongho has completed BMus (flute performance/music technology) and MMus (music technology) at the University of Pretoria, UTLM (Teacher’s licentiate in flute) at the University of South Africa (Unisa), and studies LLB part-time through Unisa.
In his spare time, Dongho enjoys walking in nature, listening to music, and solving Rubik’s cube.
Awards and scholarships
Postgraduate bursary at the University of Pretoria (2012 – 2013)
Academic honorary colours at the University of Pretoria (2012)
Best sound design & animation music at M-Net VUKA TAG Award (2011)
Academic achievement bursary at the University of Pretoria (2011)
Pretorium Trust bursary (2011)
The Chris Jungnickel Scholarship for academic achievement at the University of Pretoria (2010)