Chih-Ming Ho, Ph.D.


Member, Brain Research Institute

Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center

Distinguished Research Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Awards and Honors:

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

American Physical Society

Chinese Academy of Sciences Honorary Professor of Institute of Mechanics

Honorary Professor of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

National Tsinghua University Kuo-Nien Honorary Chair Professor

Science Advisor for LNM of Institute of Mechanics, China

Academia Sinica

National Academy of Engineering

Contact Information

Work Phone Number: (310) 825-9993

Mailing Address:

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department
420 Westwood Plaza, Engineering IV
Engineering IV, Room 44-116C
Los Angeles, CA 90095


After receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Chih-Ming Ho started his career at the University of Southern California and rose to the rank of full professor. In 1991, he moved to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to lead the university's establishment of the micro-electro-mechanical-system (MEMS) field, while serving as the founding Director of the Center for Micro Systems. He held the Ben Rich-Lockheed Martin Professor Chair until he retired in 2016, and currently is a UCLA Distinguished Research Professor. Dr. Ho was the Director of the NASA supported Institute for Cell Mimetic Space Exploration (CMISE) and the NIH supported Center for Cell Control (CCC). He served as UCLA Associate Vice Chancellor for Research from 2001 to 2005.

His research interests include phenotypic personalized medicine (PPM), micro/nano fluidics, molecular sensors and turbulence. He was ranked by ISI as one of the top 250 most cited researchers in all engineering categories (2001-2014). In 1997, Dr. Ho was inducted as a member of the National Academy of Engineering. In the next year, he was elected as an Academician of Academia Sinica. He has received a Doctor of Engineering Honoris Causa from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and Dr. Ho holds ten honorary professorships, including the Einstein Professor from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Ho was elected a Fellow of APS, AAAS, AIMBE, AIAA and 3M-Nano Society.

In addition to his academic accomplishments, he has made extensive contributions to many professional societies around the world. He has chaired the Division of Fluid Dynamics (DFD) for the American Physical Society, which is the leading platform in the United States for scientists interested in fundamental fluid dynamics. He was on the advisory board for the AIAA Journal and is a member of the IEEE/ASME JMEMS coordinating Committee. He was an Associate Editor of the ASME Journal of Fluids Engineering and an Associate Editor of the AIAA Journal. He also has served as a Guest Editor for the Annual Review of Fluid Dynamics.

On the international level, he has served on advisory panels to provide assistance to many countries and regions, including China, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom on the developments of nano/micro technologies. Dr. Ho also has chaired or served on numerous organizing committees of international conferences on high technology topics.