Pilkyung Moon

Pilkyung Moon
Associate Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Associate Professor, NYU
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Pilkyung Moon is an Associate Professor of Physics at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was a Research Fellow at the Korea Institute for Advanced Study in 2013-2014 and assistant professor in Department of Physics at Tohoku University in 2011-2013. He holds a PhD from Seoul National University.

Moon’s research interests are condensed matter theory and electronic properties of atomically thin films (graphene, hBN, TMDs) with a recent emphasis on the moiré interference between layers, semiconductor nanostructures (quantum well, quantum dot and quantum ring), and quantum Hall effect. His work has appeared in Nature, Science, and Physical Review.

Moon is a member of the American Physical Society and the Korean Physical Society. He has also previously been the organizing member of the 2012 A3 Symposium of Emerging Materials: Nanomaterials for Energy and Environments.

For more information on Dr. Moon's work, please visit his homepage: http://wp.nyu.edu/moon



  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
    Seoul National University

Research Interests

  • Condensed Matter Theory
  • Atomically Thin Films (graphene, hBN, transition metal dichalcogenides)
  • Superlattice made by the moiré interference between layers (twisted bilayer graphene, graphene on hBN, multiwalled nanotubes)

Courses Taught

  • Foundations of Physics III Honors
  • Mathematical Physics