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

Qin W; Lu W C; Zhao L Z; Zang Q J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2009. Stabilities and fragmentation energies of Si-n clusters (n=2-33). Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 21:455501. abstract
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Kim J B; Lu Y H; Cho M H; Lee Y P; Rhee J Y; Lee J H; Ho K M . 2009. Diffracted magneto-optical Kerr effect of a Ni magnetic grating. Journal of Applied Physics. 106:-. abstract
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Zhang J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2009. Finding the low-energy structures of Si[001] symmetric tilted grain boundaries with a genetic algorithm. Physical Review B. 80:174102. abstract
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Gschneidner K A; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Russell A M; Mudryk Y; Becker A T; Larson J L . 2009. Influence of the electronic structure on the ductile behavior of B2 CsCl-type AB intermetallics. Acta Materialia. 57:5876-5881. abstract
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Li M; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2009. Structural heterogeneity and medium-range order in ZrxCu100-x metallic glasses. Physical Review B. 80:184201. abstract
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Qin W; Lu W C; Zhao L Z; Zang Q J; Chen G J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2009. Platelike structures of semiconductor clusters Ge-n (n=40-44). Journal of Chemical Physics. 131:124507. abstract
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Vantarakis G; Mathioudakis C; Kopidakis G; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Kelires P C . 2009. Interfacial disorder and optoelectronic properties of diamond nanocrystals. Physical Review B. 80:045307. abstract
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Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Zhang G P; Ji M; Ho K M . 2009. A first-principles divide-and-conquer approach for electronic structure of large systems and its application to graphene nanoribbons. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 21:235501. abstract
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Li X P; Lu W C; Zang Q J; Chen G J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2009. Structures and Stabilities of Pb-n (n <= 20) Clusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry A. 113:6217-6221. abstract
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Ye Z; Hu X H; Li M; Ho K M; Cao J R; Miyawaki M . 2009. Localized optical orbital approach to study localized states of light in photonic crystals. Physical Review B. 80:035111. abstract
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