Kai-Ming Ho

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

Lee G D; Wang C Z; Yoon E; Hwang N M; Ho K M . 2010. Reconstruction and evaporation at graphene nanoribbon edges. Physical Review B. 81:195419. abstract
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Lee J H; Kuang P; Leung W; Kim Y S; Park J M; Kang H; Constant K; Ho K M . 2010. Semicrystalline woodpile photonic crystals without complicated alignment via soft lithography. Applied Physics Letters. 96:193303. abstract
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Chen Q; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Biner S B . 2010. Core properties of dislocations in YCu and YAg B2 intermetallic compounds. Intermetallics. 18:312-318. abstract
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Hao S G; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Microscopic origin of slow dynamics at the good glass forming composition range in Zr1-xCux metallic liquids. Journal of Applied Physics. 107:053511. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Short- and medium-range order in amorphous Zr2Ni metallic alloy. Physical Review B. 81:094118. abstract
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Wu S Q; Wang C Z; Zhu Z Z; Ho K M . 2010. Structural and dynamical heterogeneity in molten Si-rich oxides. Applied Physics Letters. 96:043121. abstract
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Peng H L; Li M Z; Wang W H; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Effect of local structures and atomic packing on glass forming ability in CuxZr100-x metallic glasses. Applied Physics Letters. 96:021901. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2010. Atomic size and chemical effects on the local order of Zr2M (M=Co, Ni, Cu, and Ag) binary liquids. Physical Review B. 81:014108. abstract
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Shin Y C; Kim D H; Kim E H; Park J M; Ho K M; Constant K; Choe J H; Park Q H; Ryu H Y; Baek J H; Jung T; Kim T G . 2010. High Efficiency GaN Light-Emitting Diodes With Two Dimensional Photonic Crystal Structures of Deep-Hole Square Lattices. Ieee Journal of Quantum Electronics. 46:116-120. abstract
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Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Adhikari S; Hebert K R . 2010. Statistical model of defects in Al-H system. Physical Review B. 81:024105. abstract
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