Dung-Hai Lee

University of California, Berkeley
Mathematical and Physical Sciences

Dung-Hai Lee – a theoretical condensed matter physicist – is a professor of physics at University of California, Berkeley, where he has been on the faculty since 1994. His interests are condensed matter theory: high-temperature superconductivity, topological phase transitions, symmetry protected, and intrinsic topological states

The principal goal of his research is to uncover new states of matter and understand their physical properties. He approaches this goal by engaging in three different types of research activity: 1. theoretically proposing new states of matter that transcend conventional paradigms, 2. performing analytic or numerical computation on models of strongly correlated systems, and 3. constructing phenomenological theory to extract the underlying physics from important experiments.

Over the past ten years, Lee has worked on problems related to high-transition temperature superconductivity, photoisomerization, the fractional quantum Hall effect, superconducting nanowires, graphene, KxC60 monolayers, strongly correlated one dimensional systems, time-reversal symmetry breaking superconductors, frustrated spin models, carbon nanotubes, and transport of electron in strong magnetic fields and disorder media.

He received his B.S. degree from the National Tsinghua University of Taiwan. He went to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1977 for graduate studies, and received his Ph.D. in physics in 1982. After staying at M.I.T. for another two years, he joined the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in 1984. Professor Lee spent eleven years at IBM, and prior to joining the Berkeley faculty. 

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