John T. Ho

John T. Ho

Fellow: Awarded 1990
Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Education: SUNY Buffalo

John T. Ho received his B.Sc. in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Hong Kong in 1965 and Ph.D. in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969. He is an experimental condensed matter physicist, with research interests in the use of light scattering, magneto-optics, electro-optics, and electron diffraction to study phase transitions and critical phenomena in ferromagnets, liquid crystals, biomembranes, and microemulsions. He held faculty positions at the University of Pennsylvania (1969-1974) and the University of Houston (1974-1975), before joining the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York in 1975. He was Associate Professor and then Professor of Physics from 1975 to 1995, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from 1983 to 1998, Dean of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics from 1984 to 1985, Director of the Interdisciplinary Natural Science Program from 1984 to 2000, Chairman of the Department of Statistics from 1987 to 1989, and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences from 1998 to 2000. He has been a SUNY Distinguished Service Professor of Physics since 1995, and Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School since 2006. He has served on various committees and panels at the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Education, and the American Physical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society.

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