• 16741 Citations
  • 64 h-Index
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Personal profile

Personal profile

Chinese Name: 何詠基

Variants: Ho, W., Ho, W. K.

Academic qualifications:

2007-2009                 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, The University of Western Ontario, Canada

2005-2007                 Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept of Civil & Environmental Engineering, PolyU, Hong Kong

2001-2005                 Ph.D in Chemistry, (Supervisor: Prof. Jimmy C Yu), CUHK, Hong Kong

1998-2001                 BSc. in Chemistry, CUHK, Hong Kong

Working experience:

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

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

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

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

2013-present            Visiting Professor, College of Environmental and Biological Engineering, Chongqing Technology and Business University, China

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


  • “Highly Cited Researchers 2018” by Clarivate Analytics (formerly known as the Intellectual Property and Science Business of Thomson Reuters). Link 1  Link 2 Link 3
  • 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 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


Professional information

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics where Wing Kei HO is active. These topic labels come from the works of this person. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Photocatalysts Chemical Compounds
Microspheres Chemical Compounds
Carbon nitride Engineering & Materials Science
Carbon Monoxide Chemical Compounds
Irradiation Chemical Compounds
Nanosheets Chemical Compounds
Graphite Chemical Compounds
Photocatalysis Chemical Compounds

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Research Outputs 2001 2020

  • 16741 Citations
  • 64 h-Index
  • 160 Article
  • 9 Paper
  • 4 Patents, Agreements, Assignments and Copmanies
  • 2 Book

Enhanced photocatalytic H₂-production activity of WO₃/TiO₂ step-scheme heterojunction by graphene modification

HE, F., MENG, A., CHENG, B., HO, W. K. & YU, J., Jan 2020, In : Chinese Journal of Catalysis. 41, 1, p. 9-20

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Time-resolved characterization of non-thermal plasma-assisted photocatalytic removal of nitric oxide

YANG, M., LIU, K., MA, L., CHEONG, K-P., WANG, Z., HO, W. K. & REN, W., Jan 2020, In : Journal Physics D: Applied Physics. 53, 1, 01LT02.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nitric oxide
nitric oxide
Nitric Oxide
21 Citations (Scopus)

3D hierarchical graphene oxide-NiFe LDH composite with enhanced adsorption affinity to Congo red, methyl orange and Cr(VI) ions

ZHENG, Y., CHENG, B., YOU, W., YU, J. & HO, W. K., May 2019, In : Journal of Hazardous Materials. 369, p. 214-225

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Congo Red
2 Citations (Scopus)

Active complexes on engineered crystal facets of MnOx–CeO₂ and scale-up demonstration on an air cleaner for indoor formaldehyde removal

LI, H., HO, W. K., CAO, J., PARK, D., LEE, S. & HUANG, Y., 2019, In : Environmental Science & Technology. 53, 18, p. 10906-10916

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Air cleaners
7 Citations (Scopus)

Constructing Z-scheme SnO₂/N-doped carbon quantum dots/ZnSn(OH)₆ nanohybrids with high redox ability for NOx removal under VIS-NIR light

LU, Y., HUANG, Y., CAO, J., LI, H., HO, W. K. & LEE, S. C., 14 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Materials Chemistry A. 7, 26, p. 15782-15793

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Semiconductor quantum dots
Nitrogen Dioxide
Air pollution control