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TAMU College Station
Faculty: Distinguished Professor

Che-Ming Ko


CYCL 337 (main office)


Professor Ko received a from Tunghai University in Taiwan, an 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 at His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Robert A.Welch Foundation.

Latest Publications

Maria Colonna, et al. “Comparison of heavy-ion transport simulations: Mean-field dynamics in a box.” Phys. Rev. C, 104(2), 024603, Aug 2021.

Wenbin Zhao, Kai jia Sun, Che Ming Ko, and Xiaofeng Luo. “Multiplicity scaling of light nuclei production in relativistic heavy-ion collisions.” Physics Letters B, 820, 136571, Sep 2021.

Wen-Hao Zhou, He Liu, Feng Li, Yi-Feng Sun, Jun Xu, and Che Ming Ko. “Elliptic flow splittings in the Polyakov--Nambu--Jona-Lasinio transport model.” Phys. Rev. C, 104(4), 044901, Oct 2021.

Kai-Jia Sun, Feng Li, and Che Ming Ko. “Effects of QCD critical point on light nuclei production.” Physics Letters B, 816, 136258, May 2021.

Kai-Jia Sun, Che Ming Ko, Feng Li, Jun Xu, and Lie-Wen Chen. “Enhanced yield ratio of light nuclei in heavy ion collisions with a first-order chiral phase transition.” The European Physical Journal A, 57(11), Nov 2021.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Reviewing (2012)
  • Outstanding Referee (2010)
  • Distinguished Research Award (2004)
  • Fellow (1994)
  • Senior Distinguished Scientist Award (1994)

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