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

2013
Lee G D; Yoon E; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Atomistic processes of grain boundary motion and annihilation in graphene. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:155301. abstract
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Liu N; Lu N; Yao Y X; Zhang G P; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Cross-sectional aspect ratio modulated electronic properties in Si/Ge core/shell nanowires. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 46:135302. abstract
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Chen Y Q; Elshobaki M; Ye Z; Park J M; Noack M A; Ho K M; Chaudhary S . 2013. Microlens array induced light absorption enhancement in polymer solar cells. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 15:4297-4302. abstract
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Zhang G P; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Zhang J; Ho K M . 2013. Electronic and spin transport properties of graphene nanoribbon mediated by metal adatoms: a study by the QUAMBO-NEGF approach. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 25:105302. abstract
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Kuang P; Park J M; Liu G Y; Ye Z; Leung W; Chaudhary S; Lynch D; Ho K M; Constant K . 2013. Metal-nanowall grating transparent electrodes: Achieving high optical transmittance at high incident angles with minimal diffraction. Optics Express. 21:2393-2401. abstract
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Kuang P; Park J M; Liu G Y; Ye Z; Leung W; Chaudhary S; Lynch D; Ho K M; Constant K . 2013. Metal-nanowall grating transparent electrodes: Achieving high optical transmittance at high incident angles with minimal diffraction. Optics Express. 21:2393-2401. abstract
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Xu C; Biswas R; Ho K M . 2013. Enhanced light emission in semiconductor nanowire arrays. Optics Communications. 287:250-253. abstract
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2012
Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Hao S G; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2012. Development of interatomic potentials appropriate for simulation of liquid and glass properties of NiZr2 alloy. Philosophical Magazine. 92:4454-4469. abstract
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Shao D H; Liu X J; Lu N; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2012. Effect of oxygen on the stability of Ag islands on Si(111)-7 x 7. Surface Science. 606:1871-1878. abstract
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Mendelev M I; Kramer M J; Hao S G; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2012. Computer simulation of the structure of MZr2 liquid and amorphous alloys. Philosophical Magazine. 92:4098-4112. abstract
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