Skip to main content

About Professor Michel Andre Van Hove

Michel A. Van Hove's research has focused on the determination of the atomic-scale structure and bonding at solid surfaces and in nanostructures, in order to establish the atomistic basis of surface science, nanoscience and their many technological applications (catalysis, electronic devices, corrosion, tribology, etc.). He developed and implemented powerful novel methods of electron scattering theory and computation, most recently for nanostructures. In particular, electron diffraction and holography have been developed for structural determination of surfaces and interfaces. He also played a central role in producing a database of solved surface structures.

His work furthermore addressed the use of synchrotron radiation to materials science, particularly using photoelectron diffraction. He has also conducted research on the theory of scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) and atomic force microscopy (AFM), in order to enable the interpretation of atomic-resolution images. His studies have included total-energy calculations of adsorption at surfaces, ab initio modeling of quantum well states of relevance to magnetic ultrathin films, and the simulation and investigation of segregation phenomena in bimetallic alloy nanoparticles. Another area of ongoing research is molecular machines.

Positions

Present Director of Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University
to
Present Acting Head and Chair Professor, Hong Kong Baptist University Department of Physics
to

Disciplines


Research Interests


$
to
Enter a valid date range.

to
Enter a valid date range.


Education

to
1974 PhD, University of Cambridge ‐ Department of Physics, Cavendish Laboratory
to
1969 Diplom-Physiker, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
to


Contact Information

ORCID iD: http://orcid.org/0000-0002-8898-6921
Address:
Institute of Computational and Theoretical Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong, HONG KONG
Tel: (852) 3411-2766
Fax: (852): 3411-2761


Email: