Kai-Ming Ho

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Address
A502 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-1960
Fax 515-294-0689
Email kmh@ameslab.gov

Research Interests

  • Total energy calculations and molecular dynamical simulations of condensed matter systems, esp. clusters and surfaces
  • Multiscale simulation
  • Photonic crystals
  • Genetic algorithm for geometry optimization
  • Protein structure and dynamics

        Project Affiliations:
        Photonic Systems

(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Physics, University of California, Berkeley, 1978
  • B.Sc(Sp) University of Hong Kong, 1973

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 1988 - present Senior Scientist, Ames Lab
  • 1988 - present Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1987 - 1989 Head, Theory Group, Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University
  • 1985 - 1988 Physicist, Ames Lab
  • 1985 - 1988 Associate Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1982 - 1985 Assistant Professor, Iowa State University
  • 1984, 1988 Visiting Scientist, Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany
  • 1980 - 1985 Associate Physicist, Ames Lab
  • 1978 - 1980 Postdoctoral fellow, Ames Lab

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 2001 Energy 100 Award (USDOE)
  • 2001 Science 100 Award (USDOE)
  • 1997 - present Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University
  • 1996 Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)
  • 1996 Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)
  • 1995 - present Fellow, American Physical Society
  • 1992 Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Solid State Physics (DOE Materials Science Division)

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

2013
Lanata N; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Schmalian J; Haule K; Kotliar G . 2013. gamma-alpha Isostructural Transition in Cerium. Physical Review Letters. 111:196801. abstract
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Lee W J; Chang J G; Yang A C; Wang Y T; Su W S; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Influence of oriented topological defects on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotube heterojunctions. Journal of Applied Physics. 114:144306. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Choi J H; Zhao X; Wang C Z; Zhang Z; Ho K M . 2013. New Layered Structures of Cuprous Chalcogenides as Thin Film Solar Cell Materials: Cu2Te and Cu2Se. Physical Review Letters. 111:165502. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Choi J H; Zhao X; Wang C Z; Zhang Z; Ho K M . 2013. New Layered Structures of Cuprous Chalcogenides as Thin Film Solar Cell Materials: Cu2Te and Cu2Se. Physical Review Letters. 111:165502. abstract
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Nguyen M C; Ke L Q; Zhao X; Antropov V; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomic Structure and Magnetic Properties of HfCo7 Alloy. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. 49:3281-3283. abstract
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Yue G Q; Wu S; Shen B; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Kramer M J; Chen L Y . 2013. Effects of strontium impurity on the structure and dynamics of Al88Si12 liquid. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:245102. abstract
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Liu N; Zheng Z Q; Yao Y X; Zhang G P; Lu N; Li P J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Fine band gap modulation effects of aGNRs by an organic functional group: a first-principles study. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 46:235101. abstract
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Xie H; Lu W C; Zhang W; Qin P H; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Electronic and magnetic properties of triangular graphene nanoflakes embedded in fluorographene. Chemical Physics Letters. 572:48-52. abstract
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Hu X H; Yang J; Zi J; Chan C T; Ho K M . 2013. Experimental Observation of Negative Effective Gravity in Water Waves. Scientific Reports. 3:1916. abstract
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Lee G D; Yoon E; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomistic processes of grain boundary motion and annihilation in graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:155301. abstract
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