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.

Norman Arnacon in sweet potato field.

Bruce Mathews responds to UHERO agricultural report: There are more things to consider than GDP

Dean of UH Hilo’s College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management: Ultimately, revitalizing Hawaiʻi’s agriculture will depend on strong and productive relationships among farmers, consumers, agricultural scientists, and governmental and non-governmental agencies related to food production and distribution.