On September 27th 2016, Pilkyung Moon, NYU Shanghai Assistant Professor of Physics and member of NYU-ECNU Institute of Physics at NYU Shanghai was awarded a Distinguished Alumni Award from Korea Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS), where he worked as Research Fellow prior to joining NYU Shanghai.
The award is to recognize the excellence in research accomplishment and innovative ideas. It is awarded every 10 years and 14 alumni across KIAS are entitled to this award.
Professor Moon's research interests include condensed matter theory, atomically thin films, and superlattice made by the moiré interference between layers. He has recently delivered an invited talk on “Moiré Superlattices” at International Conference on Superlattices, Nanostructures and Nanodevices in Hongkong and an oral talk on “Incommensurate double-walled carbon nanotubes as one-dimensional moiré crystals” in Beijing to share his latest scholarly findings. Both talks were highly recognized and well received by peers and audience.