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

2008
Wang S; Wang C Z; Chuang F C; Morris J R; Ho K M . 2008. Ab initio molecular dynamics simulation of liquid Al88Si12 alloys (vol 122, art no 034508, 2005). Journal of Chemical Physics. 129:089901. abstract
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Zhao L Z; Lu W C; Qin W; Zang Q J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Fragmentation behavior of Ge-n clusters (2 <= n <= 33). Chemical Physics Letters. 455:225-231. abstract
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Chuang F C; Hsu C H; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Honeycomb chain structure of the Au/Si(111)-(5 x 2) surface reconstruction: A first-principles study. Physical Review B. 77:153409. abstract
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Zhang W; Lu W C; Sun J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Structures of Al-n (n=27, 28, 29 and 30) clusters with double-tetrahedron structures. Chemical Physics Letters. 455:232-237. abstract
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Hu X H; Li M; Ye Z; Leung W Y; Ho K M; Lin S Y . 2008. Design of midinfrared photodetectors enhanced by resonant cavities with subwavelength metallic gratings. Applied Physics Letters. 93:241108. abstract
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Chuang F C; Hsu C H; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Atomic and electronic structures of Ag/Si(111)-c(12x2) surface: A first-principles study. Physical Review B. 78:245418. abstract
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Qian X F; Li J; Qi L; Wang C Z; Chan T L; Yao Y X; Ho K M; Yip S . 2008. Quasiatomic orbitals for ab initio tight-binding analysis. Physical Review B. 78:245112. abstract
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Kohli P; Chatterton J; Stieler D; Tuttle G; Li M; Hu X H; Ye Z; Ho K M . 2008. Fine tuning resonant frequencies for a single cavity defect in three-dimensional layer-by-layer photonic crystal. Optics Express. 16:19844-19849. abstract
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Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Li M Z; Huang L; Ott R T; Kramer M J; Sordelet D J; Ho K M . 2008. Short- and medium-range order in a Zr73Pt27 glass: Experimental and simulation studies. Physical Review B. 78:184204. abstract
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Huang L; Lu N; Yan J A; Chou M Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Size- and strain-dependent electronic structures in H-passivated Si [112] nanowires. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112:15680-15683. abstract
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