Joseph Maciejko



  • Fellow
  • Quantum Materials


  • University of Alberta
Department of Physics


  • Canada


PhD (Physics), Stanford University
MSc (Physics), McGill University
BEng (Engineering Physics), École polytechnique de Montréal


Joseph Maciejko is interested in a variety of problems in theoretical condensed matter physics.

His main focus is the emergence of novel phenomena in many-particle systems subject to the laws of quantum mechanics. Current areas of research include topological phases of matter, strongly correlated electrons, quantum transport in low-dimensional systems, and connections between condensed matter physics and high-energy physics.


Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Condensed Matter Theory, 2014–19

Relevant Publications

Lundgren, R., and J. Maciejko. "Landau theory of helical Fermi liquids." Phys. Rev. Lett. 115 (2015): 066401.

Maciejko, J., and G.A. Fiete. "Fractionalized topological insulators." Nature Phys. 11 (2015): 385.

Park, Y.J. et al. "Surface Majorana fermions and bulk collective modes in superfluid 3He-B." Phys. Rev. B 91 (2015): 054507.

Maciejko, J., and R. Nandkishore. "Weyl semimetals with short-range interactions." Phys. Rev. B 90 (2014): 035126.

Maciejko, J. et al. "The quantum spin Hall effect." Annu. Rev. Condens. Matter Phys. 2 (2011): 31.