Department of Physics & Astronomy

Che-Ming Ko


Che-Ming Ko


Professor Ko received a from Tunghai University in Taiwan, a M.Sc. degree from McMaster University in Canada and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Before joining the Texas A&M faculty in 1980, he did research work at McMaster University, Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Research, Michigan State University and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory. He received the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Distinguished Scientist Award in 1995 and the Texas A&M Association of Former Students Distinguished Research Award in 2004, and he is a Fellow of the American Physical Society. Currently, his research interests include theoretical studies of 1) nuclear symmetry energy effects in heavy ion collisions with rare isotopes, 2) signals and properties of the quark-gluon plasma produced in relativistic heavy ion collisions, and 3) particle production in hadronic reactions. His publications can be found in His research has been supported by National Science Foundation, Department of Energy and the Robert A.Welch Foundation.

Research Interests

Awards and Recognition

  • Excellence in Reviewing (Physics Letters B, Elsevier, 2012)
  • Outstanding Referee (American Physical Society, 2010)
  • Distinguished Research Award (Association of Texas A&M Former Students, 2004)
  • Fellow (American Physical Society, 1994)
  • Senior Distinguished Scientist Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, 1994)