Hon Yim Ko
Professor Emeritus
Geotechnical Engineering & Geomechanics


  • B.Sc., University of Hong Kong, 1962
  • M.S., California Institute of Technology, 1963
  • Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1966

Honors and Distinctions:

  • Outstanding Educator of America, ASEE
  • Hutchinson Memorial Teaching Award, U. of Colorado
  • Engineering Faculty Research Award, U. of Colorado
  • Huber Research Prize, ASEE
  • Colorado Engineering Council Gold Medal
  • Clarence Eckel Faculty Excellence Award, U. Colorado
  • Glenn L. Murphy Chair of Engineering

Professional Affiliations:



  • Geomechanics, constitutive modeling and centrifuge modeling