Category: Faculty Expertise

Ken Hon

Ken Hon named scientist-in-charge at Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

Ken Hon, a geology professor in the Department of Geology from 1997 to 2020, served as interim vice chancellor for academic affairs for the final three years of his tenure at UH Hilo. His research on lava-flow inflation and the importance of shear rates in determining lava-flow morphology are foundational for understanding the hazards and behavior of basaltic volcanoes.