• Distinguished Professor
Research Areas
  • Nuclear Theory
Che-Ming Ko


Professor Ko received a B.Sc.degree 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 https://inspirehep.net. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the Robert A.Welch Foundation.

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Awards & Honors

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