Cai-Zhuang Wang

Scientist II
A506 Zaffarano Hall
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011
Phone 515-294-6934
Fax 515-294-0689

Research Interests

  • Condensed matter physics and computational materials science
  • develop tight-binding potentials and tight-binding molecular dynamics method for materials simulations
  • atomistic modeling and simulation study of structural, dynamical and electronic properties as well as phase transformation of condensed matter systems and molecules, including:
    • liquid and amorphous materials
    • defects
    • surfaces
    • clusters
    • biological molecules
  • develop genetic algorithm for global structure optimization and Gutzwiller density functional theory and computational code for studying ground state energy and properties of strongly correlated electron systems
  • ab initio calculation and tight-binding molecular dynamics simulation studies of formations, structures, and stabilities of surface-based nanostructures

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(Chronologically most recent on top)Education

  • Ph.D. Condensed Matter Physics, Intl. School for Adv. Studies (SISSA), Trieste, Italy, 1986
  • B.S. Physics, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China, 1982

(Chronologically most recent on top)Professional Appointments

  • 2008 Senior Scientist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1996 - 2008 Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1992 - 1996 Associate Physicist, Ames Laboratory
  • 1987 - 1992 Postdoctoral Fellow, Ames Laboratory and Microelectronics Research Center, Iowa State University
  • 1987 Postdoctoral Fellow, International School for Advanced Studies, Trieste, Italy

(Chronologically most recent on top)Honors & Awards

  • 1996 U.S. D.O.E. Materials Science award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics

(Chronologically most recent on top)Publications with the Ames Laboratory

Ren W; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Chan C T . 2009. Transport in a metallic nanotube at finite temperature. Physical Review B. 79:161404. abstract
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Li M; Wang C Z; Evans J W; Hupalo M; Tringides M C; Ho K M . 2009. Competition between area and height evolution of Pb islands on a Si(111) surface. Physical Review B. 79:113404. abstract
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Hao S G; Kramer M J; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Nandi S; Kreyssig A; Goldman A I; Wessels V; Sahu K K; Kelton K F; Hyers R W; Canepari S M; Rogers J R . 2009. Experimental and ab initio structural studies of liquid Zr2Ni. Physical Review B. 79:104206. abstract
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Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Zheng C X; Ho K M . 2009. Structure and dynamics of liquid Al1-xSix alloys by ab initio molecular dynamics simulations. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 355:340-347. abstract
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Ciobanu C V; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2009. Global Optimization of 2-Dimensional Nanoscale Structures: A Brief Review. Materials and Manufacturing Processes. 24:109-118. abstract
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Li M Z; Wang C Z; Mendelev M I; Ho K M . 2008. Molecular dynamics investigation of dynamical heterogeneity and local structure in the supercooled liquid and glass states of Al. Physical Review B. 77:184202. abstract
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Wang H; Sun J; Lu W C; Li Z S; Sun C C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. New motif of silicon segregation in silicon monoxide clusters. Journal of Physical Chemistry C. 112:7097-7101. abstract
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Chen J; Hupalo M; Ji M; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2008. Crystallographic phase transition and island height selection in In/Si(111) growth. Physical Review B. 77:233302. abstract
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Sun J; Lu W C; Li Z S; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2008. Appearance of the bulk motif in Al clusters. Journal of Chemical Physics. 129:014707. abstract
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Lee G D; Wang C Z; Yoon E; Hwang N M; Ho K M . 2008. The formation of pentagon-heptagon pair defect by the reconstruction of vacancy defects in carbon nanotube. Applied Physics Letters. 92:043104. abstract
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