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

Yao Y X; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Chemical bonding analysis for solid-state systems using intrinsic oriented quasiatomic minimal-basis-set orbitals. Physical Review B. 81:235119. abstract
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Adhikari S; Ai J H; Hebert K R; Ho K M; Wang C Z . 2010. Hydrogen in aluminum during alkaline corrosion. Electrochimica Acta. 55:5326-5331. abstract
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Lu W C; Wang C Z; Zhao L Z; Zhang W; Qin W; Ho K M . 2010. Appearance of bulk-like motifs in Si, Ge, and Al clusters. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 12:8551-8556. abstract
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Kuang P; Lee J H; Kim C H; Ho K M; Constant K . 2010. Improved Surface Wettability of Polyurethane Films by Ultraviolet Ozone Treatment. Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 118:3024-3033. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Yao Y X; Tringides M C; Lu W C; Ho K M . 2010. Adsorption and growth morphology of rare-earth metals on graphene studied by ab initio calculations and scanning tunneling microscopy. Physical Review B. 82:245408. abstract
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Belianinov A; Unal B; Lu N; Ji M; Ho K M; Wang C Z; Tringides M C; Thiel P A . 2010. Islands and holes as measures of mass balance in growth of the (root 3x root 3)R30 degrees phase of Ag on Si(111). Physical Review B. 82:245413. abstract
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Li X P; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Structures of Pb-n (n=21-30) clusters from first-principles calculations. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 22:465501. abstract
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Fang X W; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Ding Z J; Ho K M . 2010. Atomistic cluster alignment method for local order mining in liquids and glasses. Physical Review B. 82:184204. abstract
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Kuang P; Park J M; Leung W; Kim T G; Ho K M; Constant K . 2010. High aspect ratio nanoscale metallic structures as transparent electrodes. Active Photonic Materials Iii. 7756: 77560m. abstract
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Li X P; Zhang W; Lu W C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Fragmentation Behavior and Ionization Potentials of Lead Clusters Pb-n(n <= 30). Chemical Research in Chinese Universities. 26:996-1001. abstract
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