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

Biswas R; Christensen C; Muehlmeier J; Tuttle G; Ho K M . 2008. Waveguide circuits in three-dimensional photonic crystals. Photonics and Nanostructures-Fundamentals and Applications. 6:134-141. abstract
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Kim Y S; Lin S Y; Chang A S P; Lee J H; Ho K M . 2007. Analysis of photon recycling using metallic photonic crystal. Journal of Applied Physics. 102:063107. abstract
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Lee G D; Wang C Z; Yu J; Yoon E; Hwang N M; Ho K M . 2007. Formation of carbon nanotube semiconductor-metal intramolecular junctions by self-assembly of vacancy defects. Physical Review B. 76:165413. abstract
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Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2007. Cluster-in-jellium model and icosahedral ordering tendencies in liquid Al alloys. Physical Review B. 76:174209. abstract
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Chan T L; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Li J; Qian X F; Yip S; Ho K M . 2007. Highly localized quasiatomic minimal basis orbitals for Mo from ab initio calculations. Physical Review B. 76:205119. abstract
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Lee J H; Kim Y S; Constant K; Ho K M . 2007. Woodpile metallic photonic crystals fabricated by using soft lithography for tailored thermal emission. Advanced Materials. 19:791-+. abstract
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Lu N; Ciobanu C V; Chan T L; Chuang F C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2007. The structure of ultrathin H-passivated [112] silicon nanowires. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 111:7933-7937. abstract
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Chang A S P; Kim Y S; Chen M F; Yang Z P; Bur J A; Lin S Y; Ho K M . 2007. Visible three-dimensional metallic photonic crystal with non-localized propagating modes beyond waveguide cutoff. Optics Express. 15:8428-8437. abstract
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Hupalo M; Chan T L; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2007. Interplay between indirect interaction and charge-density wave in Pb-adsorbed In(4x1)-Si(111). Physical Review B. 76:045415. abstract
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Li M; Evans J W; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Chan T L; Ho K M . 2007. Strongly-driven coarsening of height-selected Pb islands on Si(111). Surface Science. 601:L140-L144. abstract
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