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Academic qualifications:

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, The Universityof Western Ontario, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, PolyU, HongKong

Ph.D in Chemistry, (Supervisor: Prof. Jimmy C Yu), CUHK, Hong Kong

BSc. in Chemistry, CUHK, Hong Kong


Working experience:

2016-present Associate Head, Dept. of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK, Hong Kong

2020-present Professor, Dept. of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK, Hong Kong

2015-2020 Associate Professor, Dept. of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK, Hong Kong

2012-2015 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Science and Environmental Studies, EdUHK, Hong Kong

2011-2012 Technical Manager, Nano & Advanced Materials Institute, HKUST, Hong Kong

2009-2011 Assistant Technical Manager, Nano & Advanced Materials Institute, HKUST, Hong Kong


2014-present Adjunct Professor, Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

2018-present Adjunct Professor,Xi'an Jiaotong University,China,

2016-2018 AdjunctProfessor, South Central University for Nationalities,China

2013-2016 AdjunctProfessor, College of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China


Honors and Awards:

  • “Highly Cited Researchers 2020” by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters).Link 1Link 2
  • “Highly Cited Researchers 2019” by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters). Link 1Link 2Link 3
  • “Highly Cited Researchers 2018” by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters).Link 1 Link 2
  • Stanford University’s list of the world’s top 2% of scientists -2019 & 2020 Link 1Link 2Link 3
  • National Innovation Award in Aerosol Technology, the Chinese Society of Particuology Link
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research ( Research Excellence Award) 2018/19, EdUHK, Hong Kong. Link
  • Gold Medal, “Novel Air Purifiers Using New Graphitic Carbon Nitride Photocatalyst Material” International Invention Innovation Competition in Canada (iCAN), Toronto, Canada (2018) Link
  • Research Output Prize, Dean’s Research Prize, FLASS, EdUHK, Hong Kong (2017/18) Link
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research (Early Career Research Excellence Award) 2014/15, HKIEd, Hong Kong Link
  • RGC Early Career Award (2013/14) (傑出青年學者獎), University Grants Committee, Hong Kong Link
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2007/08), The Ministry of Research & Innovation, Canada
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005/06), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Research Hightlights:

“Highly Cited Researchers 2018, 2019 and 2020”fromClarivate Analytics(formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters

EdUHK Research Repository:

  • h-index = 74 (up to Mar, 2021, fromEdUHKResearch Repository)

https://repository.eduhk.hk/en/persons/wing-kei-ho

Scopus:

  • h-index = 74. (up toMar, 2021,from SCOPUS ID: 56516040400)

http://www.scopus.com/authid/detail.uri?authorId=56516040400

Google Scholar:

  • h-index = 77 (All years)(up toMar, 2021,, from Google Scholar)
  • h-index = 72 (Since 2016) (up toMar, 2021, from Google Scholar)

http://scholar.google.com.hk/citations?hl=en&user=uXeSHdQAAAAJ&view_op=list_works&sortby=pubdate

Research Gate:http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Wingkei_Ho

ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2490-1121

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/K-7617-2018

Publons (Web of Science): http://publons.com/researcher/1639116/ho-wingkei/

Research interests

Research Interests:

  • Artificial Photosynthesis for Energy Conversion and Environmental Remediation
  • Air Pollution Control
  • Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Monitoring and Management
  • Heterogeneous catalysis and photocatalysis
  • Nano-technology for Environmental Applications
  • Science and Environmental Education

Highlights:

  • Awardee of the Research Grants Council Early Career Award 2013/14 from University Grants Committee of HKSAR in 2013/2014.
    • Only 29 of 359 early-career scholars funded by the RGC in 2013/14 received this prestigious award with “excellent” ratings (full score of 5.0).
    • Of 169 projects funded by the Graduate Research Fund/ECS in the Physical Sciences category in 2013/14, Dr Ho’s project on environmental purification received the second largest grant (HK$1.17 million
    • HKIEd Press releases: http://www.eduhk.hk/main/media/press-release/457

  • Securedover $13 million in research funding in the capacity of Principal Investigatorfrom the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in the past5 years

  • Publishedover160 peer-reviewed leading international journals since 2001,(from Thomson Reuters & up toJuly 2020)
    • Totally cited18000 times
    • Average citations 900 times per year by others
    • Average citations110 times per item by others
  • Ranking of published journals in their respective disciplines
    • One-fourth of published journals ranked within the top 5%
    • One-half ranked within top 10%
    • Two-third ranked within top 25%
    • Almost 90% of publications ranked within top 30%.

  • Several publications are in the Top 1% of the number of citations in its field, most cited author in that journal and the top 50 articles contributing to the Impact Factor of that journal.

  • Granted more than 10 patents in the US, Europe, China and Hong Kong.

External Appointments

Visiting Professorship

  • Adjunct Professor (Xi'an Jiaotong University,China) 2018 - now
  • AdjunctProfessor (Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)2014 - Now
  • AdjunctProfessor (South Central University for Nationalities,China) 2016 - 2018
  • AdjunctProfessor (Chongqing Technology and Business University, China) 2013 -2016

Professional Activities

  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) Subject Committees – Chemistry, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority (HKEAA),2018-2021.
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Photoenergy (JCR-SCI Impact Factor of Journal: 2.663)
  • Editorial Board, Environmental Science: Current Research (Herald Scholarly)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Environmental Pollution and Management (Scholarena)
  • Editorial Board, International Journal of Nanoparticles & Nanotechnology (HELICS Group: Scientific Network)
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences (Peertechz Publications)
  • Senior Editorial Board Members, General Chemistry
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Research in Science Mathematics and Technology Education
  • Guest Editor, The special issue "Nanomaterials for Environmental Applications" of Journal of Nanomaterials, 2014. (JCR-SCI 5-Year Impact Factor of Journal: 1.63)
  • Guest Editor, The special issue " Nano-structural Photocatalytic Materials: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications " of Molecules, 2014. (JCR-SCI 5-Year Impact Factor of Journal: 2.638)
  • International Organization Committee, International Workshop on Graphene and C3N4-based Photocatalysts, June 2015, State key laboratory of Advanced Technology for Material Synthesis and Processing, Wuhan, China
  • Organization Committee, International Conference of East-Asian Association for Science Education 2013, Hong Kong
  • Organization Committee Hong Kong Symposium on Recent Advances in Energy Technology and the Environment: Rare Earths, Transition Metals, Synchrotron Radiation and VUV, HKIEd, 2013

Mentorship

  • Mentor: United College Shum Choi Sang Mentorship Programme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (2013 - present).

School and Student Activities

  • Adjudicator,1st Hong Kong International STEMathon, organized by Young Post (SCMP), Hong Kong New Generation Cultural Association (2019)
  • Adjudicator, ECF Creative Upcycling Competition, organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups (2018)
  • Adjudicator, Hong Kong Student Science Project Competition, co-organized by The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the Education Bureau and the Hong Kong Science Museum and supported by the Innovation and Technology Commission and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation. (2013-2018)
  • Adjudicator,16th and 17th Primary Science Project Competition, co-organized by HKIEd, HKeducationCITY.net, Education Department, Hong Kong Science Museum and Leisure & Cultural Services Department(2013 &2014)

News and General Publications

  • Magazines and Newsletters
      • Ho, W.K., “Sharing of the experience of an undergraduate internship programme at the Space Museum”, The Newsletter of the East-Asian Association for Science Education, 6 (4), 0024, Dec 31, 2013, P. 4-5.
      • Ho, W. K. “ Research and Development of Highly Efficient Anti-Bacteria Porous Filters for the Use in Air Purifier”, NAMI Times (Newsletter of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited) , 2012, Issue: Feb, P.9 -12.
      • Chan, P.S.; Liu, C.; Lin, S.W.; Ho, W.K.; Wong, K. W.; Kwong; C. Y.; Ho, K.K.; Lee, P.W. “Application Research at the Nano and Advanced Materials Institute: market-driven application research of nanomaterials and technology. Nanotechnology Magazine, IEEE, 2011, 5, (2), 13-22
      • Ho, W. K. “Development of Multi-Functional Photocatalytic TiO2-based Coatings”, NAMI Times (Newsletter of Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited) , 2010, Issue: Dec, P.9 -12.
  • Columnist for education magazine (中港教育雜誌)(Link: http://issuu.com/chkem)
      • 古蹟文物保護看空內環境空氣污染”, 第17期, p.20-21 (Sep 2013)
      • 納米技術的安全性如何?, 第16期, p.30-31 (July 2013)
      • 納米技術: 小科學大進步第15期, p.22-23 (May 2013)
      • 科學家的挑戰:人工光合作用”第14期, p.24-25 (Mar-2013)
      • 改善香港空氣污染, 由我做起”, 第13期, p.24-25 (Jan- 2013)
      • 環保教育,第12期, p.27 (Nov-2012)

Seminars, Workshops and Conferences

  • Invited Speaker, “Application of Nano and Advanced Materials for Environmental Purification”, Institute of Earth Environment (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Xi’an, China, Nov, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, “Nano and Advanced Materials for Environmental Purification”, 材料科學新進展與環境治理和可持續發展會議, 香港中文大學, July, 2014
  • Speaker, “CdIn2S4 microsphere as an efficient visible-light-driven photocatalyst for bacterial inactivation: Synthesis, characterizations and photocatalytic inactivation mechanisms", 2014 Asian Conference on Civil, Material and Environmental Sciences ,Hokkaido, Japan, 22-25 July, 2014
  • Speaker, 常識科學與教系列: (1) 科學探究工作坊 2013/14, 課程發展處, 教育局.
  • Speaker, 常識科學與教系列: (1) 科學探究工作坊 2014/15, 課程發展處, 教育局.
  • Speaker, “Plastic material regeneration, “Trainer Programme of “I Act, U Act!” – Education for Plastic Waste Recycling, HKIEd, Feb, 2014
  • Invited Speaker, “Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials for Air Pollution Control", Research Seminar, School of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China, Dec 11, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, “Climate Change", Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme (SEPAS) 2013/14, Environmental Training Workshops for Teachers, organized by Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC),Dec 14, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, “Sharing Session on Application for General Research Fund (GRF) / Early Career Scheme (ECS)”, Continuing professional development programme organized by Research and Development Office, HKIEd, Sept 18, 2013.
  • Invited Speaker, "Nanotechnology & Advanced Materials for Air Pollution Control", Research Seminar, Department of Science and Environmental Studies and Centre for Education in Environmental Sustainability, HKIEd, May 3, 2013.
  • lInvited Speaker, “香港室內空氣質素的發展", Student Environmental Protection Ambassador Scheme 12/13: Specific Environmental Badge Training Workshop, organized by Environmental Campaign Committee (ECC),April 6, 2013.
  • Speaker, "Facile Synthesis of Visible-light-driven F-doped Titania Hollow Spheres using Ultrasonic Spray Pyrolysis”, The 8th National Conference on Preparation Science & Technology of Catalysis in China, Fuzhou, China, Nov 15-17, 2012.
  • Invited Speaker, “R&D of antimicrobial technology and its application in air remediation products and building materials”, Innovative Metallic and Non-Metallic Antimicrobial Materials Technologies Workshop, Hong Kong Productivity Council, July 8, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker, "納米光觸煤應用在提升室內空氣質素的最新發展”, 粵港​​合作環保技術產業化高級研討會, 廣州生產力促進中心, May 31, 2011.
  • Invited Speaker, “Development of Advanced Catalytic Oxidation Technology for Air Pollution Control”, Knowledge Transfer Conference 2010, Hong Kong, Nov 9, 2010.
  • Invited speaker. “Development of advanced catalytic oxidation technology for indoor air purification”, The Symposium of Metal Structures and Applied Technology. Macau, China, Nov 24, 2009.
  • Speaker, “Effect of Carbon Doping on the Mesoporous Structure of Nanocrystalline Titanium Dioxide and its Solar-light-Driven Photocatalytic Degradation of NOx,” The First International Conference on Building Energy and Environment, Dailin, China, Jul 13 -16, 2008.
  • Speaker, "High efficient photocatalytic TiO2 thin films coated on glass fiber and porous ceramic air filters for air pollution control,” 3rd International Symposium on Nanotechnology, Occupational and Enviromental Health, Taipei, Taiwan, Aug 29 – 1 Sep, 2007.
  • Speaker, “Photocatalytic activity of TiO2 thin films coated on glass fiber Air Filter prepared by reverse micellar method,” 2007 Asian Aerosol Conference, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Aug. 26 - 29, 2007

Professional information

Patents

System & method for air purification using an enhanced multi-functional coating
PCT patent- granted, publication no.: WO2012079539 A1, This invention relates to a system and method for air purification based on in-situ photocatalytic oxidation and ozonation.
Date of application: 21/6/2012


System & method for air purification using an enhanced multi-functional coating
US Regular patent- granted, no. 8,529,831 B1, This invention relates to a system and method for air purification based on in-situ photocatalytic oxidation and ozonation.
Date of grant: 10/9/2013


System & method for air purification using an enhanced multi-functional coating
Europe patent- granted, publication no: EP2651536 B1 , This invention relates to a system and method for air purification based on in-situ photocatalytic oxidation and ozonation.
Date of grant: 13/7/2016


System and method for air purification using an enhanced multi-functional coating
Hong Kong patent- granted, publication no: HK1176031 B, This invention relates to a system and method for air purification based on in-situ photocatalytic oxidation and ozonation.
Date of grant: 13/6/2014


基于原位光催化氧化和臭氧化使用增强的多功能涂层的空气净化系统和方法
China patent- granted, no: CN102811794 B , 一種基於原位光催化氧化和臭氧化的空氣淨化系統
Date of grant: 12/3/2014


一種空氣及水淨化材料的製備方法
China patent – granted, publication no. CN103586090B 一種空氣及水淨化材料的製備方法
Date of application: 6/4/2016


Durable, germicide-free and antibacterial coating”
US Regular patent- publication no: US20140242363 A1 (application, publication date: 28 Aug, 2014) The invention is an antibacterial coating that employs germicide-free and non-hazardous formulation to elicit bacteria killing functionality.
Date of application: 28/8/2014


耐久的、不含殺菌劑的抗菌塗層
China patent- granted, publication no.:CN104004392B 本發明要求保護的發明提供一種用於抗菌塗層的塗料溶液,和一種用於合成所述塗料溶液的方法。
Date of grant: 22/12/2017


Plasma driven catalyst system for disinfection and purification of gases
US Regular patent- granted, publication no: US9138504B2 The present invention relates to a novel plasma driven catalyst apparatus for disinfecting and purifying air.
Date of application: 22/9/2015


System and method for air purification using an enhanced multi-functional coating
Macau invention patent- application no: J/1416, This invention relates to a system and method for air purification based on in-situ photocatalytic oxidation and ozonation.
Date of application: 20/5/2014


用於氣體的消毒和淨化的等離子體驅動的催化劑系統
China patent – publication no. CN104415659A (application, publication date: 18 Mar, 2015) 本發明涉及一種新穎的用於消毒和淨化空氣的等離子體驅動的催化劑裝置。
Date of application: 18/3/2015

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