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

Wu S; Kramer M J; Fang X W; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Ding Z J; Chen L Y . 2012. Icosahedral short-range order in amorphous Cu80Si20 by ab initio molecular dynamics simulation study. Intermetallics. 30:122-126. abstract
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Zhao L Z; Lu W C; Qin W; Zang Q J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2012. Endohedral cage and layered structures of Al-46. Chemical Physics Letters. 549:44-50. abstract
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Cai M; Ye Z; Xiao T; Liu R; Chen Y; Mayer R W; Biswas R; Ho K M; Shinar R; Shinar J . 2012. Extremely Efficient Indium-Tin-Oxide-Free Green Phosphorescent Organic Light-Emitting Diodes. Advanced Materials. 24:4337-4342. abstract
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Liu X J; Hupalo M; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2012. Growth morphology and thermal stability of metal islands on graphene. Physical Review B. 86:081414. abstract
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Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2012. The benchmark of gutzwiller density functional theory in hydrogen systems (vol 112, pg 240, 2012). International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 112:2766-2766. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lu W C; Tringides M C; Yao Y X; Ho K M . 2012. Metals on graphene: correlation between adatom adsorption behavior and growth morphology. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 14:9157-9166. abstract
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Mao D P; Liu P; Ho K M; Dong L . 2012. A theoretical study of a nano-opto-mechanical sensor using a photonic crystal-cantilever cavity. Journal of Optics. 14:075002. abstract
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Binz S M; Hupalo M; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Conrad E H; Tringides M C . 2012. High Island Densities and Long Range Repulsive Interactions: Fe on Epitaxial Graphene. Physical Review Letters. 109:026103. abstract
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Ye Z; Park J M; Constant K; Kim T G; Ho K M . 2012. Photonic crystal: energy-related applications. Journal of Photonics for Energy. 2:021012. abstract
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Ye Z; Chaudhary S; Kuang P; Ho K M . 2012. Broadband light absorption enhancement in polymer photovoltaics using metal nanowall gratings as transparent electrodes. Optics Express. 20:12213-12221. abstract
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