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Wei-Cheng Lee

Assistant Professor

Physics, Applied Physics and Astronomy

Background

Wei-Cheng Lee’s major field of focus is Condensed Matter Theory, and he is currently focusing on unconventional superconductors, Mott systems, and topological phases. Lee is seeking to address the energy crisis not by exploring alternate routes of energy, but by reducing the energy loss during the delivery of electricity. Ideal candidates for low-dissipation networks of electricity are superconductors, or materials that possess no electrical resistance. Unfortunately, there are no known superconductors that can function at room temperature. Therefore, as a condensed matter physicist, Wei-Cheng Lee is seeking to develop theories based off of experimentation, either by building appropriate models for explaining experimental observations, or by designing experimentally feasible systems to realize phenomena. If you are interested in his research, you should check out his website for more information.

Before joining Binghamton University as an assistant professor in September 2014, Wei-Cheng Lee was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Diego from 2008 to 2010, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2010.

Education

  • PhD, University of Texas at Austin
  • MS, BS, National Taiwan University

Research Interests

  • Condensed Matter Physics

Awards

  • 2013 Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship, Case Western Reserve University
  • 2009 Outstanding Dissertation in Physics, Department of Physics, the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007-2008 University Continuing Fellowship, the University of Texas at Austin
  • 2007 Young Investigator Award, the International Conference on Strongly Correlated Electronic Systems in Houston, Texas, USA

Research Profile