Dr Mingee Chung (Minki Jeong) is a Birmingham Fellow and Associate Professor. His research group is part of the Condensed Matter Physics Group established in 1962 by Prof. W (Joe). F. Vinen, FRS, in the School of Physics and Astronomy.
Mingee's research is focused on collective quantum phenomena in materials such as the formation of macroscopic quantum-entangled states (e.g., quantum spin liquids) and the emergence of quantum criticality (related to quantum phase transitions at absolute zero temperature). He is also interested in applying knowledge and experience from quantum materials research to for important questions in other fields such as magnetic refrigeration (working with chemists and metallurgists) and dark matter (with atomic- and astro- physicists). His research is funded by UKRI through EPSRC and STFC.
Mingee is serving the Editorial Board of Journal of the Korean Physical Society (2021-2024), the IoP's Superconductivity Committee (2021-2025) and EPSRC Peer Review College (2020-). He received a recognition of "Significant Contribution to EPSRC Peer Review" for 2019-2020. He is also an active reviewer for the American Physical Society journals such as Phys. Rev. Lett., Phys. Rev. Resaerch, Phys. Rev. B and others.