Paul Ho

  • Scholarship in 1994 at the The University of Hong Kong
  • Studentship in 1992 at the The University of Hong Kong

Dr Ho oversees the market sector of Energy in NAMI, spearheading scientific projects for industry applications. Prior to working at NAMI, he did research and development work on unit and integrated process, hardware development and reliability characterization in semiconductor foundry Chartered Semiconductor, equipment developer Applied Materials and solar company SunPower Corp. His researches focused on nanoscale metal wiring with copper, aluminum, titanium, tantalum and ruthenium formed by methods including Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Atomic Layer Deposition and Electrochemical and Electroless Deposition. His research work was widely adopted by industry leaders including Intel, IBM and SunPower Corp.

Dr Ho has extensive experience in leading large-scale industrial development projects. He successfully led four pilot-plant start-up developments and technology transfer in the past years, which were instrumental to the production and operation in the semiconductor and solar companies he worked for. When he was the Technology Director in Applied Materials South East Asia during 2006 to 2009, he harnessed his technical knowledge to sales and marketing and brought appreciable income to the company.

Dr Ho received his B.Sc.(Hons) in Chemistry and PhD in Inorganic Chemistry from The University of Hong Kong. He holds 41 US patents and has 20 publications in international journals and magazines.