Hae-Young Kee



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Toronto
Department of Physics


  • Canada


PhD, Seoul National University
MSc (Condensed Matter Theory), Seoul National University
BSc, Seoul National University


Hae-Young Kee is a theoretical physicist whose area of research covers theoretical condensed matter physics.

She specializes in the study of quantum materials, especially high temperature superconductivity, anisotropic and/or inhomogeneous quantum matters, unconventional superconductivity, quantum magnetism, thermoelectric materials and topological phases.


Dean’s Excellence Award, University of Toronto, 2015, 2009, 2003

Canada Research Chair, 2001–10

Scholar, Korea Institute for Advanced Research, 2009–10

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellowship, 2003

Relevant Publications

Rau, J.G. et al. "Spin-Orbit Physics Giving Rise to Novel Phases in Correlated Systems: Iridates and Related Materials." arXiv:1507.06323.

Chen, Y. et al. "Topological Crystalline Metal in Orthorhombic Perovskite Iridates." Nat. Commun. 6, no. 6593 (March 2015).

Meng, Z.Y. et al. "Odd-parity triplet superconducting phase in multiorbital materials with a strong spin-orbit coupling: Application to doped Sr2IrO4." Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, no. 17 (October 2014).

Rau, J.G. et al. "Generic spin model for the honeycomb iridates beyond the Kitaev limit." Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, no. 7 (February 2014).

Chakravarty, S. et al. "An explanation for a universality of transition temperatures in families of copper oxide superconductors." Nature 428, no. 6978 (March 2004): 53–55.