Department of Physics & Astronomy              Voice:  (949)824-5234
   And Department of Chemistry                     Fax:     (949)824-2174
University of California, Irvine                       e-mail: wilsonho@uci.edu
Irvine, CA 92697-4575


     Born February 5, 1953 in Changhua City, Taiwan; Naturalized U.S. Citizen, 1978


     B.S. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1971-1975
     M.S. in Chemistry, California Institute of Technology, 1974-1975
            Thesis Advisor: W. Henry Weinberg
     Ph.D. in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, 1975-1979
            Thesis Advisor: E. Ward Plummer


     Member of Technical Staff, AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, NJ, 1979-1980
     Assistant Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1980-1985
     Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1985-1991
     Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1991-2000
     Donald Bren Professor of Physics & Astronomy and Chemistry, University of California,
            Irvine, CA, 2000-present


     American Chemical Society
     American Physical Society
     American Vacuum Society


     Sigma Xi Awards, 1975, 1979
     W. Nottingham Prize, Physical Electronics Conference, APS, 1979
     Victor K. LaMer Prize, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, ACS, 1980
     Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 1981
     Fellow of the American Physical Society, 1995
     Alexander von Humboldt Research Award for Senior US Scientists, 1997
     Bonn Chemistry Prize, Germany, 2000
     UCI Academic Senate Distinguished Faculty Award for Research, 2005-2006
     Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, 2009
     Medard W. Welch Award, American Vacuum Society, 2011
     150th Anniversary Jubilee Visiting Professor, Chalmers University, Sweden, 2013
     Irving Langmuir Prize, American Physical Society, 2013
     Member of the National Academy of Sciences, 2013


     AT&T Lecture, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997
     William Draper Harkins Lecture, University of Chicago, 2000
     Ångström Lecture, University of Uppsala, Sweden, 2000
     Distinguished Lecture, Ford Research Laboratory, 2000
     Bren Lecture, UC Irvine, 2001
     Nortel Lecture, University of Toronto, Canada, 2002
     Malcolm Dole Distinguished Lectures, Northwestern University, 2002
     George C. Pimentel Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 2003
     Manuel G. Menendez Lecture, University of Georgia, Athens, 2005
     Kaufman Lectures, University of Pittsburgh, 2005
     W. Albert Noyes, Jr. Lectures, University of Rochester, 2006
     Laird Lecture, University of British Columbia, 2006
     Einstein Professor Lectures, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, 2007
     The Croucher Foundation Lectures, Hong Kong, 2008
     Basic Energy Sciences Distinguished Lecture, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2009
     A.D. Little Lectures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2009
     Pratt Lecture, University of Virginia, 2010
     W. Heinlen Hall Lectures, Bowling Green State University, 2013
     Jortner Lectures, University of Tel Aviv, Israel, 2013


     American Vacuum Society Surface Science Division
            Executive Committee and Program Committee, 1989-1991
     General Committee of the Physical Electronics Conference, 1991-1994
     Organizer of DCP Symposia at APS Meeting, 1996
     Fellowship Committee of DCP Division of APS, 1996-1999   
     NSF Site Visit Team to Caltech, 1999
     DOE Site Visit Team to UC Berkeley, 2000
     Associate Editor, Surface Science Report, 2000-2003
     Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 2001-2004
     Scientific Advisory Board at Zyvex Corporation, Texas, 2001-2003
     Editorial Board of The Journal of Chemical Physics, 2003-2005
     Selection Committee for APS Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, 2004, 2006
     Selection Committee for APS Davisson-Germer Prize, 2004; Chair of Committee, 2006
     Boulder School Advisory Board, 2004-present    
     Scientific Advisory Board at the Fritz-Haber Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft in Berlin, 1999-2009    
     International Academic Advisory Committee for the Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, Heifei, China, 2005-2009
     International Advisory Board of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, Beijing, China, 2006 – present
     Department of Energy Panel Reviews, 2009
     NSF Panel Review, 2011
     DOE Review Panel of Division of Materials Science at Stanford-SLAC, 2012
     Stanford-SLAC Linac Coherent Light Source Scientific Advisory Committee, 2013-15


     Co-Edited and Contributed in Two Volumes on "Laser Spectroscopy and Photochemistry
            On Metal Surfaces", World Scientific, Singapore, 1995
     Co-Edited and Contributed in SPIE Conference Proceedings on "Laser Techniques for
            Surface Science II", SPIE, Bellingham, 1995
     Invited Paper in Surface Science: The First Thirty Years, 1994
     Invited Paper in the Centennial Issue of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1996
     Invited Paper in the Journal of Chemical Physics on Single Molecules, 2002




     Refereed Publications: 260
     Students received Ph.D.: 34
     Postdocs supervised: 25
     Visiting Faculty and Scientists: 8
     Exchange Graduate Students from abroad: 9


     Angle resolved, high resolution electron energy loss spectrometer (3 constructed) and
           with multidetectors (2 constructed); Femtosecond lasers with 5 stages of dye amplifiers (1
           constructed) and tunable IR (1 constructed); Low temperature, ultrahigh vacuum STM (5
           constructed for 10 K and one constructed for 600 mK with 9 Tesla B field.)

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