Khang Hoang has joined the NDSU Center for Computationally Assisted Science and Technology as a research scientist.
At the center, Hoangs 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.
Hoangs 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.
He received a doctorate in theoretical condensed-matter physics from Michigan State University. Hoang served as a postdoctoral scholar at the University of California-Santa Barbara in the materials department. He later was contracted as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Computational Materials Science of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory through George Mason University.
Hoang is a member of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society and the author or co-author of 23 peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals including Angewandte Chemie, Physical Review Letters and Chemistry of Materials.
NDSU is recognized as one of the nation's top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.