- Emeritus Senior Research Associate, ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan, 1967-1971.
- Ph.D. Chemical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware, 1973-1976.
- Marine Corps, platoon leader, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 1971-1973.
- Halcon Research and Development Corporation, Research Engineer, Little Ferry, NJ, 1976-1980.
- Developed a metal oxide catalyst for selective oxidation of methacrolein to methacrylic acid.
- Exxon (1980-1999) and ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories, Clinton, NJ, 1980-2013.
- Sr. Research Engineer, Sr. Staff Research Engineer, Hydroprocessing Research, 1980-1984.
- Group Head, Hydroprocessing Research, 1984-1986.
- Special Task Force Leader, Hydroprocessing Catalyst Commercialization, Exxon Research and Development Laboratories, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1986-1988.
- Group Head, Mathematical Modeling of Refining Processes, 1989-1994.
- Project Leader, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Hydroprocessing of Fuels and Lubricating Oils, 1994-2010.
- Project Leader, New Developments in Delayed Coking Process, 2011-2013.
- Editorial Board, Applied Catalysis A: General, 2003-2008.
- Continuing Education Committee, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, 2010-2012; Nominating Committee, 2012-2013.
- Advisory Board, New Jersey Institute of Technology, 2014-present.
- Consultant, Hydrocarbon energy and petrochemical companies, 2014-present.
Awards and Honors
- Chemical Engineering, Catalytic conversion of hydrocarbons
- Technology Achievement Incentive Award, Exxon Corporation, 1985.
- Catalysis and Reaction Engineering Practice Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), “For pioneering work in catalyst commercialization for petroleum refining”, 2002.
- Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award, New Jersey Research and Development Council, “For nickel molybdotunngstate hydrotreating catalysts”, US Patent 6,156,695, 2002; NJ’s highest science honor.
- R. H. Wilhelm Award, AIChE, “Advanced the frontiers of chemical reaction engineering”, Of the 46 recipients of this Award thus far, Dr. Ho is one of the only four awardees from industry, 2004.
- Industrial Innovation Award, American Chemical Society, “For the development and commercialization of the Nebula catalyst system”, 2006.
- Lawrence B. Evans Award, AIChE, “For substantial lifetime achievement in industrial chemical engineering practice”, 2010.
- Member, US National Academy of Engineering, “For catalytic removal of sulfur and nitrogen compounds from hydrocarbon fuels”, 2016.
- F. G. Ciapetta Lectureship in Catalysis, North American Catalysis Society, 2018, “For substantial contributions to the field of catalysis with emphasis on industrially significant catalysis and catalytic processes,” Present invited lectures at 14 catalysis societies in the US, Canada, and Mexico over a two-year period.