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

Hu X H; Chan C T; Ho K M; Zi J . 2011. Negative Effective Gravity in Water Waves by Periodic Resonator Arrays. Physical Review Letters. 106:174501. abstract
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Mao D P; Li M; Leung W Y; Ho K M; Dong L A . 2011. Photonic-plasmonic integration through the fusion of photonic crystal cavity and metallic structure. Journal of Nanophotonics. 5:059501. abstract
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Qin W; Zang Q J; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Comparison of Si-n(+) and Ge-n(+)(n=2-15) Cationic Structures. Chemical Research in Chinese Universities. 27:313-317. abstract
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Lee J; Ye Z; Ho K M; Kim J . 2011. Two-dimensional optofluidic liquid-core waveguiding based on optimized integration of single- and multiple-layer antiresonance reflection optical waveguides. Journal of the Optical Society of America B-Optical Physics. 28:489-494. abstract
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Zhang G P; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Andreev reflection and momentum filtering in quantum-wire/superconductive-graphene/quantum-wire junction. Physics Letters A. 375:1043-1047. abstract
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Li Q X; Lu W C; Zang Q J; Zhao L Z; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2011. Carbon-rich C9Sin (n=1-5) clusters from ab initio calculations. Computational and Theoretical Chemistry. 963:439-447. abstract
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Zhang G P; Fang X W; Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2011. Electronic structure and transport of a carbon chain between graphene nanoribbon leads. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 23:025302. abstract
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Park J M; Kim T G; Constant K; Ho K M . 2011. Fabrication of submicron metallic grids with interference and phase-mask holography. Journal of Micro-Nanolithography Mems and Moems. 10:013011. abstract
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Nalwa K S; Park J M; Ho K M; Chaudhary S . 2011. On Realizing Higher Efficiency Polymer Solar Cells Using a Textured Substrate Platform. Advanced Materials. 23:112-116. abstract
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Hebert K R; Ai J H; Stafford G R; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2011. Vacancy defects in aluminum formed during aqueous dissolution. Electrochimica Acta. 56:1806-1809. abstract
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