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

Huang L; Fang X W; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Medium-range icosahedral order in quasicrystal-forming Zr2Pd binary metallic glass. Applied Physics Letters. 98:231906. abstract
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Kuang P; Park J M; Leung W; Mahadevapuram R C; Nalwa K S; Kim T G; Chaudhary S; Ho K M; Constant K . 2011. A New Architecture for Transparent Electrodes: Relieving the Trade-Off Between Electrical Conductivity and Optical Transmittance. Advanced Materials. 23:2469-2473. abstract
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Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Including many-body screening into self-consistent calculations: Tight-binding model studies with the Gutzwiller approximation. Physical Review B. 83:245139. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Signature of Al11Sm3 fragments in undercooled Al90Sm10 liquid from ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:235104. abstract
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Liu X J; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Energetic and fragmentation stability of water clusters (H2O)(n), n=2-30. Chemical Physics Letters. 508:270-275. abstract
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Zhang J; Lu W C; Zang Q J; Zhao L Z; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. An ab initio calculation study of silicon and carbon binary clusters C7Sin (n=1-7). Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:205305. abstract
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Wu S Q; Umemoto K; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Wentzcovitch R M . 2011. Identification of post-pyrite phase transitions in SiO2 by a genetic algorithm. Physical Review B. 83:184102. abstract
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Huang L; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Structure and dynamics of liquid Ni36Zr64 by ab initio molecular dynamics. Physical Review B. 83:184103. abstract
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Zhao L Z; Su W S; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Competitive Diamond-Like and Endohedral Fullerene Structures of Si-70. Journal of Computational Chemistry. 32:1271-1278. abstract
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Hupalo M; Liu X J; Wang C Z; Lu W C; Yao Y X; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2011. Metal Nanostructure Formation on Graphene: Weak versus Strong Bonding. Advanced Materials. 23:2082-2087. abstract
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