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

2012
Nguyen M C; Zhao X; Ji M; Wang C Z; Harmon B; Ho K M . 2012. Atomic structure and magnetic properties of Fe1-xCox alloys. Journal of Applied Physics. 111:07e338. abstract
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Song W; Lu W C; Zang Q J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2012. Double icosahedron-based motif of Nin (n=20-30). International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 112:1717-1724. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Li M Z; Ho K M . 2012. Coverage-Dependent Collective Diffusion of a Dense Pb Wetting Layer on Si(111). Physical Review Letters. 108:026101. 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. International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. 112:240-246. abstract
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2011
Ji M; Umemoto K; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Wentzcovitch R M . 2011. Ultrahigh-pressure phases of H(2)O ice predicted using an adaptive genetic algorithm. Physical Review B. 84:220105. abstract
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Yao Y X; Schmalian J; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Kotliar G . 2011. Comparative study of the electronic and magnetic properties of BaFe(2)As(2) and BaMn(2)As(2) using the Gutzwiller approximation. Physical Review B. 84:245112. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lu W C; Thiel P A; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2011. Fe-Fe adatom interaction and growth morphology on graphene. Physical Review B. 84:235446. abstract
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Hebert K R; Zhang G P; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2011. Modeling electrochemical and metal-phase processes during alkaline aluminum corrosion. Electrochimica Acta. 58:203-208. abstract
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Song W; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Magnetic and electronic properties of the nickel clusters Ni(n) (n <= 30). Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. 978:41-46. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Kramer M J; Yao Y X; Mendelev M I; Ding Z J; Napolitano R E; Ho K M . 2011. Spatially Resolved Distribution Function and the Medium-Range Order in Metallic Liquid and Glass. Scientific Reports. 1:194. abstract
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