John S HO

  • Assistant Professor

2015 PhD (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, CA, USA
2012 MS (Electrical Engineering), Stanford University, CA, USA
2010 B.Eng (Electronic and Computer Engineering), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, SAR

Research Interest

  1. Bioelectronics
  2. Electromagnetism
  3. Wireless powering


  • A. S. Y. Poon and J. S. Ho, “Planar immersion lens with metasurfaces”, US Patent Pending, filed Sep 28, 2014.
  • A. S. Y. Poon, A. J. Yeh, J. S. Ho, and Y. Tanabe, “Autofocus wireless power transfer to implantable devices in freely moving animals”, US Patent Pending, filed Mar 14, 2014.
  • S. Saunders, J. D. Ralston, L. M. Bivolarski, M. A. Makar, C. Y. Derek Pang, J. S. Ho, “Dynamic Process Selection in Video Compression Systems, Methods and Apparatus”, US Patent Pending, filed April 12, 2010.

Selected Awards & Honours

  • 2012: National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellow
  • 2010: Academic Achievement Medal
  • 2007: Joseph Lau Luen Hung Charitable Trust Scholarship

Selected Journal Publications

  1. K. Montgomery, A. J. Yeh, J. S. Ho, V. Tsao, S. M. Iyer, L. Grosenick, E. A. Ferenczi, Y. Tanabe, K. Deisseroth, S. L. Delp, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Wirelessly powered, fully internal optogenetics for brain, spinal, and peripheral circuits in mice,” Nature Methods, 12, 969-974 (2015).
  2. J. S. Ho, Y. Tanabe, S. M. Iyer, A. J. Christensen, L. Grosenick, K. Deisseroth, S. L. Delp, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Self-tracking energy transfer for neural stimulation in untethered mice,” Phys. Rev. Applied, 4, 024001 (2015).
  3. J. S. Ho, B. Qiu, A. J. Yeh, Y. Yanabe, S. Fan, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Planar immersion lens with metasurface,” Phys. Rev. B, 91, 125145, (2015).
  4. J. S. Ho*, A. J. Yeh*, E. Neofytou, S. Kim, Y. Tanabe, B. Patlolla, R. E. Beygui, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Wireless power transfer to deep-tissue microimplants,” Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., USA, 111, 7974-7979 (2014).
  5. J. S. Ho, S. Kim, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Midfield wireless powering for implantable systems”, Proc. IEEE, 101, 1369 (2013).
  6. S. Kim, J. S. Ho, and A. S. Y. Poon, “Midfield wireless powering of subwavelength autonomous devices,” Phys. Rev. Lett., 110, 203905 (2013).