Source Newsroom: North Dakota State University
Newswise — Dr. Khang Hoang has joined the North Dakota State University Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology (CCAST) as a research scientist. His expertise includes condensed-matter theory and computational materials science, with major interests in theory and modeling of advanced materials for energy-related applications, using first-principles density-functional theory calculations and Monte Carlo and molecular dynamics simulations.
At CCAST, Khang’s research includes computational studies of materials for rechargeable alkali-ion battery electrodes and solid electrolytes, hydrogen storage, thermoelectrics and photovoltaics. Applications of such research include electrical energy storage for hybrid and electric vehicles, storing hydrogen for subsequent use in vehicles, directly converting waste heat into electricity, and direct solar-to-electric energy conversion.
Khang Hoang received a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed-matter physics from Michigan State University. He served as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California-Santa Barbara in the Materials Department. He was later contracted as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Computational Materials Science of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory through George Mason University. He is a member of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society and the author or coauthor of 23 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals including Angewandte Chemie, Physical Review Letters, and Chemistry of Materials.
About North Dakota State University,Fargo
CCAST at NDSU, provides high-performance computing infrastructure for the university, its Research and Technology Park and their industrial partners, and engages in its own original research. NDSU, Fargo, North Dakota, USA, is notably listed among the top 108 U.S. public and private universities in the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education’s category of “Research Universities/Very High Research Activity.” As a student-focused, land grant, research institution, NDSU is listed in the Top 100 research universities in the U.S. for R&D in computer science, chemistry, and physical, social and agricultural sciences, based on research expenditures reported to the National Science Foundation. www.ndsu.edu/research