A few words about PI

The PI, Johnny Ho, was born and raised in Hong Kong. He moved to the United States to continue his education at the age of 16. At that time, in addition to school, he was very interested in semiconductor technologies and spent two summers performing undergraduate research at Mitsubishi Chemical USA and Micron Technology. In 2002, Johnny obtained his B.S. in chemical engineering with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley and then worked as a process engineer at National Semiconductor in Santa Clara, California. After gaining industrial R&D exposure in the center of Silicon Valley, Johnny went back to graduate school to further deepen his knowledge. He then received his M.S. and Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from the University of California at Berkeley in 2005 and 2009, respectively, under the supervision of Professor Ali Javey in electrical engineering. During his time in the Javey group, Johnny focused on the design of nano-materials, nano-fabrication and nano-devices for various technological applications. Due to the promising nature of his work, Johnny was selected for the Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellow for 2007-09. Some examples of his work including monolayer doping, heterogeneous integration of nanowires, and high performance nanowire devices and circuits, etc. Before joining City University of Hong Kong, he also performed studies on energy-harvesting devices in the nanoscale synthesis and characterization group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California.




2009                          Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering,

                                  University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A)


2007-2009                 Intel Foundation Ph.D. Fellow (U.S.A)


2005                          M.S., Materials Science and Engineering,

                                  University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.)


2002                          B.S., with High Honors, Chemical Engineering,

                                  University of California, Berkeley (U.S.A.)


Recent Awards and Research Achievement:


2021                          Named as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), 2021


2020                          The President’s Award 2020, City University of Hong Kong


2020                          Nano Research Top Papers Award, Springer 2020


2020                          Qingdao Science and Technology Award 2020


2020                          Hong Kong RGC Research Fellowship 2020


2019                          CityU Outstanding Supervisor Award 2019


2018                          World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award 2018


2018                          CityU Outstanding Supervisor Award 2018


2018                          CityU Outstanding Research Award 2018 for Junior Faculty


2018                          Municipal Science and Technology Project Award,

                                  Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission


2018                          Elected Founding Member (only 31), The Young Academy of Sciences of Hong

                                  Kong, Under The Academy of Sciences of Hong Kong [https://yashk.org.hk/]


2017                          CityU Outstanding Supervisor Award 2017


2017                          Municipal Science and Technology Project Award,

                                  Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission


2016                          The President’s Award 2016, City University of Hong Kong


2015                          The Shandong Province Science and Technology Prize - Second Class Award