Sut Kam HO, Phoebe何雪琴
Assistant Professor

Academic Qualifications | Award and Honor | Teaching | Research and Development | Selected Publications | Services | Professional Affiliations | Contact Details


Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Physics, Hong Kong Baptist University (2007)
  • MPhil in Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1999)
  • BSc in Physics, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (1997)
  • BEng in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Macau (1995)

Award and Honor

  • Third Prize of Technological Invention Award from Science and Technology Development Fund of Macao SAR (2012)
  • Best Presentation Award of The 15th Conference of The Physical Society of Hong Kong (2012)
  • UM Academic Staff Award (2011)
  • Honorary Student Paper Award of International Conference on Applications of Electromagnetism and Student Innovation Competition Awards (2010)

Teaching

B.Sc. Courses

  • Physics I (PHYS101/120)
  • Physics II (PHYS203/210)
  • Physics Laboratory (PHYS204)
  • Physics I (EDUC151)
  • Physics Laboratory (EDUC419/461)
  • Physical Science – to Know the Natural laws around Us (PHYS111)

Research and Development

Research Interests

  • Laser interaction with materials
  • Laser spectroscopy
  • Elemental Analysis

Recent Projects

Internal Research Projects

  1. Matching Research Grant, University Research Committee funded project “Trace Elements Analysis for Plant Materials Using Laser-excited Atomic Fluorescence of Desorbed Plumes” (PI, 2015 – present)
  2. Multi-year Research Grant, University Research Committee funded project “Plume Laser-excited Atomic Fluorescence Spectroscopy for Chemical Analysis of Food” (PI, 2015 – present)
  3. Multi-year Research Grant, University Research Committee funded project “Multiple-element Analysis of Solid Sample by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” (PI, 2008 – 2011)

External Research Projects

  1. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Trace Elements Analysis for Plant Materials Using Laser-excited Atomic Fluorescence of Desorbed Plumes” (PI, 2015 – present)
  2. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Terahertz Wireless Front-end System using ZnTe-based Thin Film Structures for Multi-Gb/s Communications” (Co-PI, 2014 – present)
  3. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Laser-excited Atomic Fluorescence of Desorbed Plumes for Elemental Analysis of Interfaces for Luminescent Material Applications” (PI, 2011 – 2013)
  4. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “ZnMgS Based UV Flame Detectors for Fire-safety Applications” (Co-PI, 2009 – 2011)
  5. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Multiple-element Analysis of Solid Sample by Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy” (PI, 2008 – 2011)

Science Promotion Projects

  1. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2015” (Co-PI, 2015)
  2. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2012” (Co-PI, 2012)
  3. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2011” (Co-PI, 2011)
  4. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2010” (Co-PI, 2010)
  5. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2009” (Co-PI, 2009)
  6. The Science and Technology Development Fund funded project “Wireless Technology Study Summer Camp 2008” (Co-PI, 2008)

Selected Publications

Journal Papers

  1. Chon Chio Leong, Hui Pan and Sut Kam Ho “Two-dimensional transition-metal oxide monolayers as cathode materials for Li and Na ion batteries” accepted by PHYSCIAL CHEMISTRY CHEMICAL PHYSICS.
  2. Ho, S. K. (2015). Analysis of Impurity Effects on the Coloration of Corundum by Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS). APPLIED SPECTROSCOPY, 69(2). Pp. 269-276.
  3. Wang, H., Tam, K. W., Choi, W. W., Zhuang, W. Y., Ho, S. K., Kang, W., & Wu, W. (12/2014). Analysis of Coupled Cross-Shaped Resonator and Its Application to Differential Bandpass Filters Design. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, 62(12), 2942-2953.
  4. Wang, H, Tam, K. W., Ho, S. K., Kang, W, & Wu, W (05/2014). Short-Ended Self-Coupled Ring Resonator and Its Application for Balanced Filter Design. IEEE MICROWAVE AND WIRELESS COMPONENTS LETTERS, 24(5). Pp. 312-314.
  5. Wang, H, Tam, KW, Ho, SK, Kang, W, & Wu, W (02/2014). Design of Ultra-Wideband Bandpass Filters With Fixed and Reconfigurable Notch Bands Using Terminated Cross-Shaped Resonators. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MICROWAVE THEORY AND TECHNIQUES, IEEE TRANSCATIONS, 62(2). Pp. 252-265.
  6. Wang, H, Yang, YQ, Kang, W, Wu, W, Tam, KW, & Ho, SK (29/08/2013). Compact ultra-wideband differential bandpass filter using self-coupled ring resonator. ELECTRONICS LETTERS, 49(18). Pp. 1156-1157.
  7. Lai., Y. H., He, Q. L., Cheung, W. Y., Lok, S. K., Wong, K. S., Ho, S. K., Tam, K. W., & Sou, I. K. (04/2013). Molecular beam epitaxy-grown wurtzite MgS thin films for solar-blind ultraviolet detection. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 102(17). 171104-1-4.
  8. Cai, Y., Chu, P. C., Ho, S. K., & Cheung, N. H. (12/2012). Multi-element analysis by ArF laser excited atomic fluorescence of laser ablated plumes: Mechanism and applications. FRONTIERS OF PHYSICS, 7(6). Pp. 670-678.
  9. Ho, S. K. (11/07/2012). A Minimally Destructive Multi-Element Sensing Technique for Metal Alloys. JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 51. Pp. 082401-1-082401-6.
  10. Lai, YH, Cheung, WY, Lok, SK, Wong, KL, Ho, S. K., Tam, KW, & Sou, IK (16/02/2012). Rocksalt MgS solar blind ultra-violet detectors. AIP ADVANCES, 2 (1). Pp. 012149-1-012149-6.
  11. Cheong, P, Chang, KF, Lai, YH, Ho, S. K., Sou, IK, & Tam, KW (11/2011). A ZigBee-Based Wireless Sensor Network Node for Ultraviolet Detection of Flame. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS, 58(11). Pp. 5271-5277.
  12. Ho, S. K., & Cheung, N. H. (03/2007). Minimally destructive and multi-element analysis of aluminium alloys by ArF laser-induced atomic emissions. JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY, 22(3). Pp. 292-297.
  13. Ho, S. K., & Cheung, N. H. (12/2005). Sensitive elemental analysis by ArF laser-induced fluorescence of laser ablation plumes: Elucidation of the fluorescence mechanism. APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 87. Pp. 264104-1-3.
  14. Ho, S. K., & Cheung, N. H. (01/2005). Sub-Part-per-Billion Analysis of Aqueous Lead Colloids by ArF Laser Induced Atomic Fluorescence. ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, 77(1). Pp. 193-199.
  15. Ho, S. K., Hau, F. F., & Wong, K. H. (11/2004). Enhanced Dielectric Properties of [Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3]0.9–PbTiO3]0.1 Thin Films Grown on BaPbO3 Perovskite Electrode. JAPANESE JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 43(11A). pp. 7600-7603.

Conference Papers

  1. Wang, Hui, Tam, Kam-Weng, Ho, Sut-Kam and Wu, Wen, “A Compact Differential Bandpass Filter with Controllable Common-mode Transmission Zero Based on Coupled Cross-Shaped Resonator with Short Termination”, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL WIRELESS SYMPOSIUM (IWS), 24 – 26 Mar. 2014, Xian, China.
  2. Wang, H., Tam, K. W., Ho, S. K., & Wu, W., “Wide Stopband Band-Notched UWB BPF and Its Application to Determination of Material Dielectric Constant”, 2013 IEEE International Workshop on Electromagnetics: Applications and Student Innovation Competition, 1 Aug. 2013, Hong Kong.
  3. Hui Wang, Kam-Weng Tam, Sut-Kam Ho and Wen Wu, “A Novel Compact Capacitive Loaded Differential Bandpass Filter”, 2013 Asia-Pacific Microwave Conference, 5 – 8 Nov. 2013, Korea
  4. Cai, Y., Chu, P. C., Ho, S. K., & Cheung, N. H., “Laser plume spectroscopy for sensitive multi-element analysis”, 3rd Chinese Symposium on Laser-induced Breakdown Spectroscopy, 22 – 24 Mar. 2013 Guangzhou.
  5. Lai., Y. H., He, Q. L., Cheung, W. Y., Lok, S. K., Wong, K. S., Ho, S. K., Tam, K. W., & Sou, I. K., “MgS Schottdy barrier devices: a candidate for solar-blind UV sensing”, 16 Jun. 2013, Hong Kong.
  6. Daniel D. Piscarreta, S. K. Ho and K. W. Tam, “On the Propagation Characteristics of Ultra-wideband Signal in Aluminum”, International Conference on Applications of Electromagnetism and Student Innovation Competitive Awards, 11 – 13 Aug. 2010, Taipei.
  7. S. K. Ho and N. H. Cheung, “Sensitive Elemental Analysis by ArF Laser Induced Atomic Fluorescence” The 10th Annual Conference of The Physical Society of Hong Kong, 4 Jun. 2005, Hong Kong.
  8. S. K. Ho and N. H. Cheung, “Sensitive Elemental Analysis of Aqueous Lead Colloids by 193-nm induced Atomic Lead Fluorescence” 3rd international conference on Laser Induced Plasma Spectroscopy and Applications (LIBS_2004) 28 Sept. – 1 Oct. 2004, Malaga, Spain.
  9. S. K. Ho and N. H. Cheung, “Detection of Aqueous Colloids by photofragmenation fluorescence spectroscopy” The Seven Asian Conference on Analytical Sciences (ASIANALYSIS II) 28 – 31 Jul. 2004, Hong Kong.
  10. S. K. Ho and N. H. Cheung, “Elemental Analysis of Aqueous Colloids by photofragmentation fluorescence of laser plumes” 2nd Euro-Mediterranean Symposium on Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (EMSLIBS II) 30 Sept. – 3 Oct. 2003, Crete, Greece.

Inventions and Patents

US patent 8592935 for invention entitled “MgS Solar Blind UV Radiation Detector” was granted on 26 Nov. 2013.


Services

Professional Service

  • Reviewer for The 4th Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering (2015)
  • Finance Chair for International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (2011)
  • Promoter of Cooperation Agreement between Faculty of Science and Technology and Asian Gemmological Institute and Laboratory Limited (2009)

University Service

  • Chief Examiner for Physics Admission Examination (2012/13 – 2016/17)
  • Affiliation of Residential College – Shiu Pong College (2015 – present)
  • Member of Thesis Advisory Committee for MA ZIQIAN (2015)
  • Member of Selection Committee for Invited Tender for Supply and Installation of Femtosecond Laser System and Nano-Indenter System (2015)
  • Member of Selection Committee for Invited Tender for Supply and Installation of High Resolution Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (2014)
  • Departmental Representative of Program Planning Committee of Applied Physics and Materials Engineering (2012 – 2013)
  • Examiner for Physics Admission Examination (2005/06 – 2011/12)
  • Member of General Education Development Team – Physical Science (2012 – present)
  • Leader of General Education Development Team – Physical Science (2009 – 2011)
  • Panel Member of Recruitment for Assistant Professor (2011)
  • Standby Member of EEE MSc Oral Defense Examination Committee of Leong Chon Chio (2011)
  • Standby Member of EEE MSc Oral Defense Examination Committee for Lu Tingshan (2010)
  • Panel Member of Recruitment for Laboratory Technician (2008 and 2009)

Community-Related Service

  • Selection Panel Member for the Macau Participants, “National Science and Technology Invention Competition for Youth” (2009 – 2014)
  • Referee Panel Member for Macau High School Fun Science Competition (2010)
  • Committee Member and Referee Panel Member for Macau High School Fun Science Competition (2000 – 2007)

Professional Affiliations

Member of Society for Applied Spectroscopy


Contact Details

Faculty of Science and Technology
University of Macau, E11
Avenida da Universidade, Taipa,
Macau, China

Room: E11-3054
Telephone: (853) 8822-4362
Fax: (853) 8822-2426
Email: phoebeho