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

Zhang G P; Hupalo M; Li M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2010. Stochastic coarsening model for Pb islands on a Si(111) surface. Physical Review B. 82:165414. abstract
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Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Comparing efficiencies of genetic and minima hopping algorithms for crystal structure prediction. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 12:11617-11623. abstract
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Hao S G; Wang C Z; Li M Z; Napolitano R E; Mendelev M I; Ho K M . 2010. Prediction of cooling rate dependent ordering in metallic glass transition using a two-state model. Computational Materials Science. 49:615-618. abstract
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Lee G D; Wang C Z; Yoon E; Hwang N M; Ho K M . 2010. The role of pentagon-heptagon pair defect in carbon nanotube: The center of vacancy reconstruction. Applied Physics Letters. 97:093106. abstract
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Liu N; Li Y R; Lu N; Yao Y X; Fang X W; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Charge localization in [112] Si/Ge and Ge/Si core-shell nanowires. Journal of Physics D-Applied Physics. 43:275404. abstract
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Wu S Q; Wang C Z; Hao S G; Zhu Z Z; Ho K M . 2010. Energetics of local clusters in Cu64.5Zr35.5 metallic liquid and glass. Applied Physics Letters. 97:021901. abstract
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Yao Y X; Napolitano R; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Thermodynamic limits of crystallization and the prediction of glass formation tendency. Physical Review B. 81:212202. abstract
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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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Qin W; Lu W C; Zang Q J; Zhao L Z; Chen G J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2010. Geometric structures of Ge-n (n=34-39) clusters. Journal of Chemical Physics. 132:214509. abstract
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Park J M; Nalwa K S; Leung W; Constant K; Chaudhary S; Ho K M . 2010. Fabrication of metallic nanowires and nanoribbons using laser interference lithography and shadow lithography. Nanotechnology. 21:215301. abstract
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