For her major contributions in the fields of unconventional superconductivity and strongly correlated electron systems, topological matter, and correlated topological quantum materials.
Dr. Ming Yi is a condensed matter experimentalist in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Rice University. Her group mainly utilizes angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy to study emergent phases in strongly correlated and topological quantum materials including the iron-based superconductors, topological matter, low dimensional magnetism, and geometrically frustrated systems. She received her BS degree at MIT in 2007 and her PhD degree at Stanford in 2014, both in physics. After carrying out postdoctoral work at the University of Berkeley, California, she started her faculty position at Rice in 2019. She has been honored with the Outstanding Dissertation Award by OCPA, the IUPAP Young Scientist Prize in the Structure and Dynamics of Condensed Matter, the Sloan Fellowship, Moore EPiQS experimental investigator award, DOE Early Career Award, and the Bryan R. Coles Prize of the Strongly Correlated Electron Systems Conference.