Pilkyung Moon

Associate Professor of Physics, NYU Shanghai;
Global Network Associate Professor, NYU

Email: pilkyung.moon@nyu.edu
Personal Page: http://wp.nyu.edu/moon

Pilkyung Moon is Associate 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, Nature Nanotechnology, 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 and the scientific committee member of 2018 International Conference on Emergent Phenomena in Quantum materials.

Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2009
B.S., Materials Science and Engineering, Seoul National University, 2001

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)

Selected Publications:

  • "Interlayer Interactions in 1D Van der Waals Moiré Superlattices", S. Zhao,* R. Kitaura,* P. Moon,* M. Koshino,* F. Wang*, Adv. Sci. 9, 2103460 (2021) (*These authors contributed equally to this work.)
  • "Anisotropic band flattening in graphene with 1D superlattices", Yutao Li, Scott Dietrich, Carlos Forsythe, Takashi Taniguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Pilkyung Moon, Cory R. Dean, Nat. Nanotechnol. 16, 525 (2021) (Journal cover)
  • "Emergence of orbital angular moment at van Hove singularity in graphene/h-BN moiré superlattice", Rai Moriya, Kei Kinoshita, J. A. Crosse, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Satoru Masubuchi, Pilkyung Moon, Mikito Koshino, Tomoki Machida, Nat. Commun. 11, 5380 (2020)
  • "Mapping the twist angle and unconventional Landau levels in magic angle graphene", Aviram Uri, Sameer Grover, Yuan Cao, J. A. Crosse, Kousik Bagani, Daniel Rodan-Legrain, Yuri Myasoedov, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Pilkyung Moon, Mikito Koshino, Pablo Jarillo-Herrero, Eli Zeldov, Nature 581, 47 (2020)
  • "Observation of drastic electronic structure change in one-dimensional moiré crystals", Sihan Zhao, Pilkyung Moon, Yuhei Miyauchi, Kazunari Matsuda, Mikito Koshino, Ryo Kitaura, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 106101 (2020) (Editors’ Suggestion)
  • "Quasicrystalline electronic states in 30 rotated twisted bilayer graphene", Pilkyung Moon,† Mikito Koshino, Young-Woo Son, Phys. Rev. B 99, 165430 (2019)
  • "Dirac electrons in a dodecagonal graphene quasicrystal", Sung Joon Ahn,* Pilkyung Moon,* Tae-Hoon Kim,* Hyun-Woo Kim, Ha-Chul Shin, Eun Hye Kim, Hyun Woo Cha, Se-Jong Kahng, Philip Kim, Mikito Koshino, Young-Woo Son,† Cheol-Woong Yang,† Joung Real Ahn†, Science 361, 782 (2018)
  • "Band structure engineering of 2D materials using patterned dielectric superlattices", Carlos Forsythe, Xiaodong Zhou, Kenji Watanabe, Takashi Taniguchi, Abhay Pasupathy, Pilkyung Moon, Mikito Koshino, Philip Kim, Cory R Dean, Nature Nanotechnol. 13, 566 (2018)
  • "Incommensurate double-walled carbon nanotubes as one-dimensional moiré crystals", Mikito Koshino,* Pilkyung Moon,* Young-Woo Son*, Phys. Rev. B 91, 035405 (2015) (*These authors contributed equally to this work.)
  • "Electronic properties of graphene/hexagonal-boron-nitride moiré superlattice", Pilkyung Moon and Mikito Koshino, Phys. Rev. B 90, 155406 (2014)
  • "Massive Dirac fermions and Hofstadter butterfly in a van der Waals heterostructure", B. Hunt, J. D. Sanchez-Yamagishi, A. F. Young, K. Watanabe, T. Taniguchi, P. Moon, M. Koshino, P. Jarillo-Herrero, R. C. Ashoori, Science 340, 1427 (2013)
  • "Hofstadter’s butterfly in moiré superlattice: A fractal quantum Hall effect", C. R. Dean, L. Wang, P. Maher, C. Forsythe, F. Ghahari, Y. Gao, J. Katoch, M. Ishigami, P. Moon, M. Koshino, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, K. L. Shepard, J. Hone, P. Kim, Nature 497, 598 (2013)
  • "Optical absorption in twisted bilayer graphene", Pilkyung Moon and Mikito Koshino, Phys. Rev. B 87, 205404 (2013)
  • "Energy spectrum and quantum Hall effect in twisted bilayer graphene", Pilkyung Moon and Mikito Koshino, Phys. Rev. B 85, 195458 (2012)