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W.S. Winston Ho

  • Distinguished Professor of Eng, Chemical & Biomolecular Eng
  • 151 West Woodruff Avenue
    458 CBEC Building
    Columbus, OH 43210-1350
  • 614-292-9970

About

Dr. W.S. Winston Ho is University Scholar Professor in the William G. Lowrie Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University.  Before teaching for 15 years, he had over 28 years of industrial R&D experience in membranes and separation processes, working for Allied Chemical, Xerox and Exxon, and serving as Senior Vice-President of Technology at Commodore Separation Technologies.  He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, USA in 2002 in recognition of his distinguished contributions to engineering, including the invention and commercialization of novel separation technologies and the development of new theoretical models for membrane separations.  A New Jersey Inventor of the Year (1991), Dr. Ho holds more than 50 U.S. patents, generally with foreign counterparts, in membranes and separation processes.  He is Co-editor of Membrane Handbook, recipient of the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the most outstanding engineering work in 1993.  He received the 2006 Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology from the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), and he was the 2007 recipient of Clarence G. Gerhold Award, from the AIChE Separations Division, one of the highest honors bestowed to those working on separations.  He received the 2012 Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice from AIChE.  In 2014, he was elected to Academia Sinica, the highest form of academic recogniton in the Republic of China in Taiwan.

He obtained his B.S. degree from National Taiwan University and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in Chemical Engineering.  His research interests have included molecularly based membrane separations, fuel-cell fuel processing and membranes, water purification, reverse osmosis, separations with chemical reaction, facilitated transport, and transport phenomena in membranes.

 

Honors

  • 2015

    Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award. .

  • 2015

    1. Distinguished Alumnus Award, the 70th Anniversary of the Department of Chemical Engineering. .

  • 2015

    Honorary Professor. .

  • 2014

    Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. .

  • 2014

    nvited Keynote Lecturer. .

  • 2014

    Invited Lecturer, Bent Seminar, “New Developments on Membranes for CO2 and Water Separations". .

  • 2014

    Three AIChE Sessions honoring Winston Ho. .

  • 2014

    Invited Keynote Lecture. .

  • 2013

    Distinguished Alumnus Award and Keynote Speech. .

  • 2012

    Lawrence B. Evans Award in Chemical Engineering Practice. .

  • 2012

    Invited John A. Quinn Lecturer in Chemical Engineering. .

  • 2011

    Invited Distinguished Lecturer. .

  • 2011

    Co-winner of Graduate Research Paper Award in Separations. .

  • 2010

    Lumley Research Award. .

  • 2010

    Invited Guest Distinguished Research Chair Professor. .

  • 2010

    Invited Commencement Speaker. .

  • 2009

    Meeting Program Chairman. .

  • 2009

    First Place Graduate Research Poster Paper Award. .

  • 2009

    Excellence and Appreciation Award. .

  • 2007-2009

    Invited Member. .

  • 2007-2009

    Invited Member. .

  • 2009

    Fellowship. .

  • 2008

    Innovators Award. .

  • 2008

    Invited Shell Chair Professor. .

  • 2007

    Graduate Research Paper Award in Separations, Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007, Co-winner of this award with my Ph.D. student, Mr. He Bai.. .

  • 2007

    Invited Guest Professor. .

  • 2007

    Clarence G. Gerhold Award, Separations Division of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2007. .

  • 2006

    Institute Award for Excellence in Industrial Gases Technology. .

  • 2006

    Invited Shell Chair Professor. .

  • 2005

    Invited Guest Chair Professor of Membranes. .

  • 2005

    Invited Member. .

  • 2005

    Invited University Advisor. .

  • 2004

    Perkin Elmer Chemcon Distinguished Speaker Award. .

  • 2004

    Invited Member. .

  • 2002

    Election to the National Academy of Engineering, U.S.A.. .

  • 2002

    Election to Chairman of the Board of Chinese-American Chemical Society (CACS), 2002. .

  • 2000

    Meeting Program Chairman. .

  • 2000

    Excellence and Appreciation Award. .

  • 1997

    Chairman, AIChE Separations Division. .

  • 1992-1993

    Director. .

  • 1993

    Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award for the most outstanding engineering work, 1993.

  • 1991

    Inventor of the Year. .

  • 1985

    Honorable Mention. .

  • 1985

    Industrial Research 100 Award.