Papers in funded project areas accepting new students/postdocs:

W R Yan, J H Li, G P Zhang, L Wang*, and D Ho*, "Synergistic self-assembled 3D PEDOT:PSS/graphene composite sponge for stretchable microsupercapacitors," Journal of Materials Chemistry A (JMCA), accepted.

K W Cheung, D Kuo, J Yu, and D Ho* "A Novel Method for Predicting Optimal Gas Sensing Temperature of Morphologically Distinct Nanostructured Schottky Interfaces," Sensors and Actuator B - Chemical, 287, 2019.

Y Jiang, G Zheng, Q Duan, L Yang, J Zhang, H Zhang*, J He, H Sun, D Ho*, "Ultra-sensitive fluorescent probes for hypochlorite acid detection and exogenous/endogenous imaging of living cells," Chemical Communications, 57, 2018.

J Li, Q Liu, D Ho, S F Zhao, S W Wu, L Ling, F Han, X X Wu, G P Zhang, R Sun, and C P Wong, "Three-Dimensional Graphene Structure for Healable Flexible Electronics based on Diels-Alder Chemistry," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, 11, Mar 2018.

H Zhang, L Feng, Y Jiang, Y Wong, Y He, G Zheng, J He, Y Tan, H Sun*, and D Ho*, "A Reaction-based Near-infrared Fluorescent Sensor for Cu2+ Detection in Aqueous Buffer and its Application in Living Cells and Tissues Imaging," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 94, 2017.

Journal Publications

Journal Citation Report (JCR):

Journal of Materials Chemistry A (JMCA)

    IF = 10.73        6/103 = top 5%                                                           Energy & Fuels

Biomaterials

    IF = 8.806        1/33 = top 1%                                                             Materials Science, Biomaterials

Biosensors and Bioelectronics

    IF = 8.173        1/29 = top 1%                                                             Electrochemistry

ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

    IF = 8.097        22/275 = top 8%                                                         Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

Sensors and Actuators B - Chemical

    IF = 6.393        2/56 = top 3%                                                             Instruments & Instrumentation

Chemical Communications

    IF = 6.290        28/171 = top 16%                                                       Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Chemistry-A European Journal

    IF = 5.160        37/171 = top 21%                                                       Chemistry, Multidisciplinary

Applied Surface Science

    IF = 5.155        1/20 = top 1%                                                             Materials Science, Coatings & Films

Advanced Materials Technologies

    IF = 4.787        52/285 = top 18%                                                       Materials Science, Multidisciplinary

IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems

    IF = 4.252        34/249 = top 13%                                                       Engineering, Biomedical

Journal of Alloys and Compounds

    IF = 4.175        6/76 = top 7%                                                             Metallurgy and Metallurgical Engineering

IEEE Access

    IF = 4.098        23/155 = top 14%                                                       Computer Science, Information Systems

RSC Analyst

    IF = 4.019        14/84 = top 16%                                                         Chemistry, Analytical

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

    IF = 3.286        18/84 = top 20%                                                         Chemistry, Analytical

Sensors

    IF = 3.031        15/61 = top 23%                                                         Instruments and Instrumentation

IEEE Microwave Magazine

    IF = 3.029        60/260 = top 12%                                                       Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques

    IF = 2.897        67/260 = top 25%                                                       Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

IEEE Electron Device Letters

    IF = 2.528        40/255 = top 15%                                                       Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I – Regular Paper

    IF = 2.407        39/249 = top 15%                                                       Engineering, Electrical & Electronic

2019

[J44] W R Yan, J H Li, G P Zhang, L Wang*, and D Ho*, "Synergistic self-assembled 3D PEDOT:PSS/graphene composite sponge for stretchable microsupercapacitors," Journal of Materials Chemistry A (JMCA), accepted.

 

[J43] W R Yan, X T Peng, Y T Zhang, D Ho*, "Cuffless continuous blood pressure estimation for pulse morphology of photoplethysmograms," IEEE Access, accepted.

[J42] L P Wei, H M Leung, Y Tian, P K Lo, D Ho*, "Fully-integrated liquid-core waveguide fluorescence lifetime detection microsystem for DNA biosensing," IEEE Access, 7, 2019.

[J41] Y Tian, L P Wei, D Ho*, "Compact time-correlated single photon counting DNA analyzer with liquid-core waveguide," Sensors, 19, 2838, 2019.

 

[J40] L P Wei, Y Tian, W R Yan, K W CheungD Ho*, "Liquid-core waveguide TCSPC sensor for high-accuracy fluorescence lifetime analysis," Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 411, 16, 2019.

[J39] T D Chen, W H Yan, J G Xu, J H Li, G P Zhang, and D Ho*, "Highly sensitive and selective NO2 sensor based on 3D MoS2/rGO composites prepared by a low temperature self-assembly method," Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 793, 2019.

[J38] X Y Zhou, W S Chan, S Y Zheng, W Feng, H Y Liu, K K Cheng, and D Ho*, "A mixed topology for broadband high-efficiency Doherty power amplifier," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 67, 3, 2019.

[J37] Y. Tian, L. Wei, and D Ho*, "Low detection limit time-correlated single photon counting lifetime analytical system for point-of-care applications," IEEE Access, 7, 2019.

[J36] K W Cheung, D Kuo, J Yu, and D Ho*, "A Novel Method for Predicting Optimal Gas Sensing Temperature of Morphologically Distinct Nanostructured Schottky Interfaces," Sensors and Actuator B - Chemical, 287, 2019.

2018

[J35] Y Jiang, Q Duan, G Zheng, L Yang, J Zhang, Y Wang, H Zhang*, J He, H Sun, and D Ho*, "An ultra-sensitive and ratiometric fluorescent probe based on DTBET for Hg2+ detection and imaging applications," RSC Analyst, Dec 2018.

[J34] K W Cheung, J Yu, and D Ho*, Determination of the Optimal Sensing Temperature in Pt/Ta2O5/MoO3 Schottky contacted nanobelt straddling heterojunction," Sensors, 18(11), Nov 2018.

[J33] K W Cheung, J Yu, and D Ho*, Temperature-dependent sensitivity in Pt/La2O3 nanobelt Schottky interface hydrogen sensor," Materials Research Bulletin, 110, Oct 2018.

[J32] Y Jiang, G Zheng, Q Duan, L Yang, J Zhang, H Zhang*, J He, H Sun, D Ho*, "Ultra-sensitive fluorescent probes for hypochlorite acid detection and exogenous/endogenous imaging of living cells," Chemical Communications, 57, 2018.

[J31] F Liu, F Han, J Li*, S Zhao, T Zhao, X Liang, D Zhu, G Zhang*, R Sun*, D Ho, C P Wong, "An omni-healable and highly sensitive capacitive pressure sensor with microarray structure," Chemistry - A European Journal, 24(63), Nov 2018.

[J30] K W Cheung, J Yu, D Ho*, "A Novel Surface Area to Volume Ratio Estimation Technique for Nanohemisphere Contacted Schottky Barrier Structures," AIP Advances, 8, 085311, Aug 2018.

[J29] Q P Chen, Z Qamar, S Y Zheng, Y L Long, and D Ho, "Design of A Compact Wideband Butler Matrix using Vertically Installed Planar Structure," IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging and Manufacturing Technology, 8, 8, Aug 2018.

[J28] Y C Chan, J Yu, and D Ho*, "Morphology, Stoichiometry, and Crystal Structure Control via Post-Annealing in Pt-ZnO Nanograin Schottky Barrier Interfaces," Applied Surface Science, 443, Jun 2018.

[J27] S Y Zheng, Z L Su, Y M Pan, Z Qamar, and D Ho, "New Dual-/Tri Band Bandpass Filters and Diplexer with Large Frequency Ratio," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, vol. 6, no. 6, Jun 2018.

[J26] Y LuoD Ho, and S Mirabbasi, "Exposure-Programmable CMOS Pixel with Selective Charge Storage and Code Memory for Computational Imaging, " IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Papers, 65, 5, May 2018.

[J25] X Y Zhou, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, X Fang, and D Ho, "Postmatching Doherty Power Amplifier with Extended Back-Off Range Based on Self-Generated Harmonic Injection", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. 66, 4, Apr 2018.

​[J24] Z Qamar, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, and D Ho, "Coupling Coefficient Reconfigurable Wideband Branch-Line Coupler Topology with Harmonic Suppression, " IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, 66, 4, Apr 2018.

[J23] J Li, Q Liu, D Ho, S F Zhao, S W Wu, L Ling, F Han, X X Wu, G P Zhang, R Sun, and C P Wong, "Three-Dimensional Graphene Structure for Healable Flexible Electronics based on Diels-Alder Chemistry," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 10, 11, Mar 2018.

[J22] X Y Zhou, W S Chan, D Ho, and S Y Zheng, “Loading the Third Harmonic: Linear and Efficient Post-Matching Doherty PA,” IEEE Microwave Magazine, vol. 9, no. 1, Jan 2018 (Invited).
 

2017

[J21] L P Wei, W R Yan, and D Ho*, "Recent Advances in Fluorescence Lifetime Analytical Microsystems: Contact Optics and CMOS Time-Resolved Electronics, " Sensors, 17(12), Dec 2017.


[J20] X F Ye, S Y Zheng, Y M Pan, D Ho and Y Long, "A New Class of Components for Simultaneous Power Splitting Over Microwave and Millimeter-Wave Frequency Bands, " IEEE Access, vol. 6, no. 1, Oct 2017.

[J19] Z Qamar, W S Chan, and D Ho, "Wide Bandwidth Arbitrary Phase Difference Branch Line Coupler," Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, vol. 59, no. 9, Sep. 2017.

[J18] Z Qamar, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, and D Ho, "Coupling Coefficient Range Extension Technique for Broadband Branch-Line Couplers," Journal of Electromagnetic Waves and Applications, vol.32, no. 1, Aug 2017.

[J17] K W Cheung, J Yu, and D Ho, “Enhancement of Gas Sensitivity for MoO3 Nanobelt Sensor by Thermionic Field Emission,” IEEE Sensors Letters, vol 1, no. 4, Aug. 2017.

[J16] H Li, J Li, C Hou*, D Ho*, Q Zhang, Y Li, and H Wang*, "Solution-Processed Porous Tungsten Molybdenum Oxide Electrodes for Energy Storage Smart Windows," Advanced Materials Technologies, 1700047, 2017.

 

[J15] H Zhang, P Xiao, Y T Wong, W Shen, M Chhabra, R Peltier, Y Jiang, Y He, J He, Y Tan, Y Xie, D Ho, Y W Lam, J Sun, and H Sun, "Construction of an alkaline phosphatase-specific two-photon probe and its imaging application in living cells and tissues," Biomaterials. 140, p. 220-229.

 

[J14] H Zhang, L Feng, Y Jiang, Y T Wong, Y He, G Zheng, J He, Y Tan, H Sun*, and D Ho*, "A Reaction-based Near-infrared Fluorescent Sensor for Cu2+ Detection in Aqueous Buffer and its Application in Living Cells and Tissues Imaging," Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 94, 2017.

 

[J13] Y Tan, L Zhang, K H Man, R Peltier, G Chen, H Zhang, L Zhou, F Wang, D Ho, S Q Yao, Y Hu, and H Sun, "Reaction-Based Off-On Near-infrared Fluorescent Probe for Imaging Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Living Cells and Mice," ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. 9, (8), p. 6796-6803, Jan 2017.

[J12] X Zhou, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, S C Chen, and D Ho, "Broadband Efficiency-Enhanced Mutually Coupled Harmonic Post-Matching Doherty Power Amplifier," IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I, 64 (7), 2017.

[J11] Z Qamar, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, and D Ho, "An Equal-Length Multi-Way Differential Meta-Material Phase Shifter," IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques, Vol. 65, No. 1, 2017.

 

2016

[J10] X Zhou, S Y Zheng, W S Chan, and D Ho, "Compact Band Pass Filter with Controllable Bandwidth Based on Low Radiation Spur-Line Defected Ground Structure, Microwave and Optical Technology Letters, Vol. 58, No. 12, 2016.

 

[J9] J Yu, K W Cheung, W Yan and D Ho*, "Tungsten Doped Nb2O5 Nanorod Sensor for Toxic and Combustible Gas Monitoring Applications," IEEE Electron Device Letters, Vol. 37, No. 9, pp. 1223-1226, 2016.

[J8] J Yu, W Yan, K W Cheung, Y Li, and D Ho*, "High-Sensitivity Low-Power Tungsten Doped Niobium Oxide Nanorods Sensor for Nitrogen Dioxide Air Pollution Monitoring," Sensors & Actuators: B - Chemical, 238, 2016. 

 

2014

[J7] N Guo, K W Cheung, H T Wong, and D Ho*, "CMOS Time-Resolved, Contact, and Multispectral Fluorescence Imaging for DNA Molecular Diagnostics", Sensors, 14(11), pp. 20602-20619, 2014 (Invited).

 

[J6] L Wei, S Doughan, Y Han, M V. DaCosta, U Krull, and D Ho*, "The Intersection of CMOS Microsystems and Upconversion Nanoparticles for Luminescence Bioimaging and Bioassays", Sensors, 14(9), pp. 16829-16855, 2014 (Invited).

 

[J5] Z Chen, H Li, Y Tang, X Huang, D Ho, and C S Lee, "Shape-controlled Synthesis of Organolead Halide Perovskite Nanocrystals and their Tunable Optical Absorption," Materials Research Express, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2014.

2013 and prior:

[J4] D Ho, O Noor, U Krull, G Gulak, and R Genov, “CMOS Tunable-Wavelength Multi-Color Photogate Sensor,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 7, No. 6, pp. 805-819, Dec 2013. 

[J3] D Ho, O Noor, U Krull, G Gulak, and R Genov, “CMOS Spectrally-Multiplexed FRET-on-a-Chip for DNA Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems, Vol. 7, No. 5, pp. 643-654, Oct 2013. 

[J2] D Ho, O Noor, U Krull, G Gulak, and R Genov, “CMOS Tunable-Color Image Sensor with Dual-ADC Shot-Noise-Aware Dynamic Range Extension,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems – I: Regular Papers, Vol. 60, No. 8, pp. 2116-2129, Jan 2013.

[J1] R Singh, D Ho, A Nilchi, G Gulak, P Yau, and R Genov, “A CMOS/Thin-Film Fluorescence Contact Imaging Microsystem for DNA Analysis,” IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems - I: Regular Papers, Vol. 57, No. 5, pp. 1020-1038, May 2010.

Book Chapters

 

[BC2] L P Wei and D Ho*, "Design of CMOS Microsystems for Time-correlated Single Photon Counting Fluorescence Lifetime Analysis," Advances in Imaging and Sensing: Technology, Devices and Applications, edited by K. Iniewski, D. Joseph, and S. Tang, CRC Press, 2016.

 

[BC1] D Ho, O Noor, U Krull, G Gulak, and R Genov, “CMOS Spectrally-Multiplexed FRET Contact Imaging Microsystem for DNA Analysis,” Handbook of Bioelectronics: Directly interfacing electronics and biological systems, edited by K. Iniewski and S. Carrara, Cambridge University Press, 2015.

 

Peer-Reviewed IEEE Conference Publications

[C25] K Ivanov, Z Mei, L Lubich, N Guo, D Xile, Z Zhao, O M Omisore, D. Ho, and L Wang, "Design of a sensor insole for gait analysis," International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Applications (ICIRA), Aug 2019.

[C24] X. Y. Zhou, S. Y. Zheng, W. S. Chan, W. J. Feng, and Derek Ho, "Broadband High Efficiency Post-Matching Doherty Power Amplifier based on Mixed-Topology," IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Jun 2018.

[C23] X. Y. Zhou, S. Y. Zheng, W. S. Chan, and Derek Ho, "Efficiency Enhanced Post-Matching Doherty Power Amplifier based on Modified Phase Compensation Network," IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Jun 2017 (1st Place Winner of the Student Design Competition).

[C22] Tian Yi and Derek Ho, "Nanoparticle-on-Chip: a CMOS DNA Analyzer," to be presented in IEEE Biomedical Circuits and Systems Conference, Oct 2016 (Invited).

 

[C21] L. Wei, J. Zang, Y. Wang, C. Xue, and Derek Ho, "High-Q Micro Racetrack Resonator based Electro-Optical Modulator with Polarization Mode Splitting," to be presented in IEEE Photonics Conference (IPC), Oct 2016.

[C20] Xin Yu Zhou, Shao Yong Zheng, Wing Shing Chan, and Derek Ho, "Bandpass Filter with Enhanced Selectivity and Harmonic Suppression Based on Novel Composite Right/Left-Handed Zeroth-Order Resonator," IEEE International Congress on Advanced Electromagnetic Materials in Microwaves and Optics (Metamaterials), Sep 2016.

[C19] Yi Luo, Shahriar Mirabbasi, and Derek Ho, “Bidirectional Multi-Level Spatial Coded Exposure CMOS Capacitive TIA Pixel Design,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C18] Yi Luo, Nan Guo, Shahriar Mirabbasi, and Derek Ho, “CMOS Computational Pixel for Binary Temporal Optically Encoded High-Speed Imaging,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C17] Tianding Chen, Weiting Kuo, Jerry Yu, and Derek Ho, “MoO3 Nanoplatelets based Schottky Diode for Low-Noise Sensors in Harsh Environments,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C16] Wenhao Yan, Jerry Yu, and Derek Ho, “Nanostructured TiO2 Schottky Diode with Large Surface Area for Chemical Sensors,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C15] Kwai Yin Chau, Kwong Man Wai, Jerry, Yu, Jiaqi Chen, Amine Bermak, and Derek Ho, “UV-Excited TiO2 Nanotube Formaldehyde Sensor for Room Temperature Operation,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C14] Yuet Ching Chan, Jerry Yu, and Derek Ho, “Barrier Height Modulation by Surface Morphology Control in Nanoclustered ZnO Schottky Diodes for Sensor Applications,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C13] Jerry Yu, Ling Xi Liu, and Derek Ho, “Performance Metrics of Metal Oxide and Metal Sulfide Nanostructures for Hydrogen Sensors,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C12] Liping Wei, Wenrong Yan, Yi Tian, and Derek Ho, “Model of TCSPC Fluorescence Lifetime Analysis Microsystem using Monte Carlo Methods,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C11] Nan Guo and Derek Ho, “Analysis of Multi-Measurement Techniques for High-Linearity Tapped Delay Line FPGA Time-to-Digital Converters,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016.

[C10] Ka Wai Cheung, Hiu Tung Wong, and Derek Ho, “Exposure Optimization for Multi-Bit Quanta Image Sensor with Ultra-Small Well Capacity,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016. [Undergraduate Research]

[C9] Kalpattu S. Abhishek, Lee Chun Fai Qubeley, and Derek Ho, “Glove-Based Hand Gesture Recognition Sign Language Translator using Capacitive Touch Sensor,” IEEE International Conference on Electron Devices and Solid-State Circuits (EDSSC), Aug 2016. [Undergraduate Research]

[C8] Z. Qamar, W. S. Chan, and D. Ho, “Design Technique for Meta-Structure Planar Directional Couplers with Arbitrary Coupling Ratios,” IEEE International Conference on Microwave, Radar and Wireless Communications, May 2016.

[C7] D. Ho, O. Noor, U. Krull, G. Gulak, and R. Genov, “Single-Filter Multi-Color CMOS Fluorescent Contact Sensing Microsystem,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2393-2396, May 2012.

[C6] D. Ho, G. Gulak, and R. Genov, “CMOS 3-T Digital Pixel Sensor with In-Pixel Shared Comparator,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 930-933, May 2012.

[C5] D. Ho, G. Gulak, and R. Genov, “CMOS Field-Modulated Color Sensor,” IEEE Custom Integrated Circuit Conference (CICC), Sep 2011.

[C4] R. Singh, D. Ho, A. Nilchi, R. Genov, and G. Gulak, “A Hybrid Thin-Film/CMOS Fluorescence Contact Imager,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), pp. 2437-2440, May 2009.

[C3] D. Ho and S. Mirabbasi, “Design Considerations for Sub-mW RF CMOS Low-Noise Amplifiers,” IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 376-380, Apr. 2007.

[C2] D. Ho and S. Mirabbasi, “Low-Voltage Low-Power Low-Noise Amplifier for Wireless Sensor Networks,” IEEE Canadian Conference on Electrical and Computer Engineering (CCECE), pp. 1494-1497, May 2006.

[C1] D. Ho, K. Iniewski, S. Kasnavi, A. Ivanov, and S. Natarajan, “Ultra-low power 90nm 6T SRAM cell for wireless sensor network applications,” IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), Jun 2005.

Awards

[A1] X. Y. Zhou, S. Y. Zheng, W. S. Chan, and Derek Ho, "Efficiency Enhanced Post-Matching Doherty Power Amplifier based on Modified Phase Compensation Network," 1st Place Winner in the Student Design Competition, IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), Jun 2017 [Competed with live demo].