Dr Mingee Chung BS, MS, PhD, MInstP

Dr Mingee Chung

School of Physics and Astronomy
Birmingham Fellow

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School of Physics and Astronomy
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Mingee Chung (Minki Jeong) is Lecturer and Birmingham Fellow in the Condensed Matter Physics group.

His research focuses on collective quantum phenomena such as the emergence of Tomonaga-Luttinger liquid, Bose-Einstein condensate and spin liquid in materials. In particular, he investigate the role of dimensionality, geometry and symmetry in quantum spin systems and zero-temperature phase transitions.

He was previously an EPFL Fellow (Marie-Sklodowska Curie COFUND, European Commission) and a recipient of Blaise Pascal Scholarship (French government).

For more information on Dr Chung's current research activities, please visit the Resonance Lab.


  • PhD in Condensed Matter Physics, KAIST, Korea, 2009
  • MS and BS in Materials Sci. and Eng., POSTECH, Korea, 2002


Mingee was born and educated in South Korea. After obtaining PhD, he moved to France, first in Orsay (Univ. Paris-Sud 11) and then Grenoble (LNCMI; National High Magnetic Field Lab.), for postdoctoral research. Since 2014 he continued research at EPFL, Switzerland, until joining the University of Birmingham in 2017 as Birmingham Fellow.


  • Y2 Physics Project (2017)
  • Y2 Tutorials (2017-)
  • Y3 Condensed Matter Laboratory (2018-)
  • Y4 Superconductivity (2019-)
  • Y4 Projects (2018-)


Research Themes

  • Quantum criticality
  • Quantum and frustrated magnetism
  • Nuclear Magnetic Resonance


  • Sorensen, M. A. et al., (2018), Chemical Tunnel-Splitting-Engineering in a Dysprosium-Based Molecular Nanomagnet, Nat. Commun., 9, 1291.
  • Jeong, M. et al., (2017), Magnetic-Order Crossover in Coupled Spin Ladders, Phys. Rev. Lett., 118, 167206.
  • Jeong, M. et al., (2016), Dichotomy between Attractive and Repulsive Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquids in Spin Ladders, Phys. Rev. Lett., 117, 106402.
  • Babkevich, P., Jeong, M., et al., (2016), Dimensional Reduction in Quantum Dipolar Antiferromagnet, Phys. Rev. Lett., 116, 197202.
  • Jeong, M. and Ronnow, H. M., (2015), Quantum Critical Scaling for a Heisenberg Spin-1/2 Chain around Saturation, Phys. Rev. B, 92, 180409(R).
  • Ishikawa, H. et al., (2015), One-Third Magnetization Plateau with a Preceding Novel Phase in Volborthite, Phys. Rev. Lett., 114, 227202.
  • Jeong, M. et al., (2013), Attractive Tomonaga-Luttinger Liquid in a Quantum Spin Ladder, Phys. Rev. Lett., 111, 106404.
  • Jeong, M. et al., (2011), Field-Induced Freezing of a Quantum Spin Liquid on the Kagome Lattice, Phys. Rev. Lett., 107, 237201.