Contact information and short CV for Joel E. Moore

Joel Moore, Professor of Physics
University of California, Berkeley
366 Le Conte #7300
Berkeley, CA 94720-7300
Telephone: 510-642-8313
Email: jemoore at

Professional experience
2011-present: Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley (Associate Professor, 2007-; Assistant Professor, 2002-)
2002-present: Joint Faculty Scientist, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
2001: Postdoctoral Member of Technical Staff, Bell Labs Lucent Technologies

2/2001: Ph.D., Department of Physics, MIT (Thesis advisor: Prof. Xiao-Gang Wen)
8/1995-5/1996: US Fulbright Grantee, TIFR, Bombay, India
6/1995: A.B. summa cum laude in Physics, Princeton University

Published research
More than 100 original research articles in theoretical condensed matter physics, plus 3 book chapters and a number of commentaries and reviews. Most articles are available in preprint form at

Honors, awards, and fellowships
Chern-Simons Professor, 2016-present; Perimeter Institute Distinguished Research Chair, 2014-present; APS Fellow, 2014; Simons Investigator, 2013-; APS Fellow, 2013; elected general member of Aspen Center for Physics, 2010; Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship (held at Institute for Solid State Physics, Tokyo), 2007–2008; Hellman Fellowship, 2003–2004; NSF CAREER, 2003.

Fannie and John Hertz Fellowship, 1996-2000; NSF Fellowship (declined); MIT K. T. Compton Fellowship; ITP Graduate Fellowship (UCSB), fall 2000
Kusaka Memorial Prize (Princeton undergraduate physics award), 1993–1994, 1994–1995; elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi, 1995.

Student supervision
Current group members are listed at
Ph.D. theses supervised (to summer 2015): 9 (N. Bray-Ali, C. Xu, P. Murphy, A. Essin, V. Shivamoggi, G. Y. Cho, R. Mong, M. Zaletel, Y. Huang)
Previous undergraduate theses supervised: 2 (Mr. Chayut Thanapirom, Ms. Yasaman Bahri)

Service (as of summer 2015)
Elected member-at-large, APS Division of Condensed Matter Physics. Member of editorial advisory boards including Physical Review B and Advances in Physics. General member, Aspen Center for Physics. Vice Chair for Faculty, UCB Department of Physics.

Reviewer for various journals, grant agencies, and book publishers. Departmental service in various capacities; coordinator of most recent departmental strategic plan (2011). Co-chair, DOE Basic Research Needs report on Quantum Materials. Committee member and chapter co-author, DOE Grand Challenges report “Directing Matter and Energy: Five Challenges for Science and the Imagination”, Graham Fleming and Mark Ratner, chairs

Other outreach activites include participation in “Cal Day” (Berkeley) and public lectures to high school and undergraduate student groups.

Research support
Group research is currently supported by the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the Department of Defense, and the Simons and Moore Foundations.