Pilkyung Moon

Pilkyung Moon
Assistant Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai; Global Network Assistant Professor, NYU
Room 1259
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Pilkyung Moon is Assistant Professor of Physics at NYU Shanghai. Prior to joining NYU Shanghai, he was Research Fellow at 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, electronic properties of atomically thin films (graphene, hBN, TMDs) with 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


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)



  • PhD, Materials Science and Engineering
    Seoul National University