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

Nguyen M C; Zhao X; Wang Y G; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2014. Genetic algorithm prediction of crystal structure of metastable Si-IX phase. Solid State Communications. 182:14-16. abstract
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Zhang F; Mendelev M I; Zhang Y; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Ho K M . 2014. Effects of sub-T-g annealing on Cu64.5Zr35.5 glasses: A molecular dynamics study. Applied Physics Letters. 104:061905. abstract
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Fang X W; Huang L; Wang C Z; Ho K M; Ding Z J . 2014. Structure of Cu64.5Zr35.5 metallic glass by reverse Monte Carlo simulations. Journal of Applied Physics. 115:053522. abstract
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Wu S Q; Ji M; Wang C Z; Nguyen M C; Zhao X; Umemoto K; Wentzcovitch R M; Ho K M . 2014. An adaptive genetic algorithm for crystal structure prediction. Journal of Physics-Condensed Matter. 26:035402. abstract
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Yao Y X; Liu J; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2014. Correlation matrix renormalization approximation for total-energy calculations of correlated electron systems. Physical Review B. 89:045131. abstract
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Zhao X; Nguyen M C; Zhang W Y; Wang C Z; Kramer M J; Sellmyer D J; Li X Z; Zhang F; Ke L Q; Antropov V P; Ho K M . 2014. Exploring the Structural Complexity of Intermetallic Compounds by an Adaptive Genetic Algorithm. Physical Review Letters. 112:045502. abstract
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Shen B; Liu C Y; Jia Y; Yue G Q; Ke F S; Zhao H B; Chen L Y; Wang S Y; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2014. Molecular dynamics simulation studies of structural and dynamical properties of rapidly quenched Al. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids. 383:13-20. abstract
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Liu X J; Wang C Z; Hupalo M; Lin H Q; Ho K M; Tringides M C . 2014. Quantum confinement induced oscillatory electric field on a stepped Pb(111) film and its influence on surface reactivity. Physical Review B. 89:041401. abstract
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Lei H P; Wang C Z; Yao Y X; Wang Y G; Hupalo M; McDougall D; Tringides M; Ho K M . 2013. Strain effect on the adsorption, diffusion, and molecular dissociation of hydrogen on Mg (0001) surface. Journal of Chemical Physics. 139:224702. abstract
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Zhao X; Nguyen M C; Wang C Z; Ho K M . 2013. Structures and stabilities of alkaline earth metal peroxides XO2 (X = Ca, Be, Mg) studied by a genetic algorithm. RSC Advances. 3:22135-22139. abstract
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