Welcome to the Ho Research Group at the City University of HONG KONG!

Our research program aims to utilize chemistry, physics, materials science and various engineering disciplines to explore novel nano-materials and nano-engineering techniques for various technological applications including electronics, energy-harvesting, photonics, and sensors, etc.

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Principal Investigator (PI)

Ho PicJohnny C Ho, Ph.D.


Associate Head and Professor

Department of Materials Science and Engineering

City University of Hong Kong

Hong Kong SAR

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Professor (Joint Appointment)

Institute for Materials Chemistry and Engineering

Kyushu University


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香港城市大學 材料科学與工程系



日本九州大學 先導物質化學研究所



Contact Information:


Department of Materials Science and Engineering
City University of Hong Kong
Tat Chee Avenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR
, China





Tel:  +852-3442 4897
Fax: +852-3442 0538
Email: johnnyho@cityu.edu.hk


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ORCID: 0000-0003-3000-8794

ResearcherID: K-5275-2012

Scopus Author ID: 35334275500 


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Research Goals

• Materials & Processing Innovations


• Novel Properties of Nano-Materials


• Heterogeneous Integration of Nano-Materials


• Technological Applications


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Research Topics

Nano-Scale Materials Processing






Nano-Materials based Energy-Harvesting and Sensors


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Latest News


Congrat to Quan Quan for her work "Sequential Self-Reconstruction of Localized Mo Species in Hierarchical Carbon/Co–Mo Oxide Heterostructures for Boosting Alkaline Hydrogen Evolution Kinetics and Durability" being accepted in Journal of Materials Chemistry A!



Congrat to Ho Research Group for the collaborative work "Infrared Photodetectors based on Two-Dimensional Materials and Nanophotonics" being accepted in Advanced Functional Materials!



Congrat to Ho Research Group for the collaborative work "On-Wire Axial Perovskite Heterostructures for Monolithic Dual-Wavelength Laser" being accepted in Nano Energy!



Congrat to Xiaolin Kang for his work "High-Performance Electrically Transduced Hazardous Gas Sensors Based on Low-Dimensional Nanomaterials" being featured as the "Inside Front Cover Article" of Nanoscale Advances!



Congrat to Zhengxun Lai for his work "Solution-Processed Lead-Free Double Perovskite Microplatelets with Enhanced Photoresponse and Thermal Stability" being accepted in SCIENCE CHINA Materials!



Congrat to Pengshan Xie for his work "Ferroelectric P(VDF-TrFE) Wrapped InGaAs Nanowires for Ultralow-Power Artificial Synapses" being accepted in Nano Energy!


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