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 J H; Lee J C W; Leung W; Li M; Constant K; Chan C T; Ho K M . 2008. Polarization engineering of thermal radiation using metallic photonic crystals. Advanced Materials. 20:3244-+. abstract
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Hu X H; Ho K M; Chan C T; Zi J . 2008. Homogenization of acoustic metamaterials of Helmholtz resonators in fluid. Physical Review B. 77:172301. abstract
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Li M Z; Wang C Z; Mendelev M I; Ho K M . 2008. Molecular dynamics investigation of dynamical heterogeneity and local structure in the supercooled liquid and glass states of Al. Physical Review B. 77:184202. abstract
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Hu X H; Cao J R; Li M; Ye Z; Miyawaki M; Ho K M . 2008. Modeling of three-dimensional photonic crystal lasers in a frequency domain: A scattering matrix solution. Physical Review B. 77:205104. abstract
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Wang H; Sun J; Lu W C; Li Z S; Sun C C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. New motif of silicon segregation in silicon monoxide clusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112:7097-7101. abstract
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Chen J; Hupalo M; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2008. Crystallographic phase transition and island height selection in In/Si(111) growth. Physical Review B. 77:233302. abstract
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Lee J H; Leung W; Kim T G; Constant K; Ho K M . 2008. Polarized thermal radiation by layer-by-layer metallic emitters with sub-wavelength grating. Optics Express. 16:8742-8747. abstract
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Sun J; Lu W C; Li Z S; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Appearance of the bulk motif in Al clusters. Journal of Chemical Physics. 129:014707. abstract
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Lee G D; Wang C Z; Yoon E; Hwang N M; Ho K M . 2008. The formation of pentagon-heptagon pair defect by the reconstruction of vacancy defects in carbon nanotube. Applied Physics Letters. 92:043104. abstract
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Ho K M; Schmalian J; Wang C Z . 2008. Gutzwiller density functional theory for correlated electron systems. Physical Review B. 77:073101. abstract
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