Instrumentation Scientist

Eun Ju Moon

Eun Ju Moon is a RENEW materials scientist. She is an experienced materials scientist who has worked on physical properties optimization. Areas of expertise include heteroepitaxial thin films synthesis, magnetoelectric coupling, interfacial magnetism, 2DEG materials, and ferroelectrics. She is also a Research Assistant Professor in the RENEW Institute.

Dr. Moon has an extensive hands-on experience in designing, maintaining, and operating UHV vacuum deposition equipment for deposition of heteroepitaxial films. She has utilized various advanced materials synthesis tools for physical vapor deposition and pressure-controlled chemical vapor deposition, such as oxide Molecular Beam Epitaxy (MBE) and Pulsed Laser Deposition (PLD) with real-time RHEED monitoring and LEED.

She has developed advanced materials characterization techniques, such as X-ray diffractometry, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, Scanning Electron Microscopy with EDS, Conductive Atomic Force Microscopy, Scanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy, SQUID, PPMS, Vibrating Sample Magnetometry, Rutherford backscattering spectrometry, Optical Ellipsometry, Low Energy Electron Diffraction, Reflection High Energy Electron Diffraction, Raman spectroscopy, RF Microwave characterization, and more. She also been a frequent user of cutting-edge facilities; for example, synchrotron X-ray scattering (and spectroscopy), neutron scattering at APS, ALS, NCNR, and NSLS, and nanofabrication cleanroom facilities for transport device. She has an experience on x-ray and neutron scattering data modeling.

Her research has been mainly focused on nanoscale complex materials design/synthesis/characterization and control of multifunctional properties, such as interfacial magnetic ordering, exotic magnetic and magnetotransport phenomena, and modifying electronic structure, by interfacial perturbations utilizing four degrees of freedom, such as spin, orbit, electron, and lattice to open new route for innovated nanotechnology towards energy and data storage applications. Additionally, her research activities have stretched in multidisciplinary areas, such as soft materials and 2D materials (MXenes, TMDCs, graphene) to characterize those magnetoelectric properties. She has worked on those hybrid multilayer materials of the 2D and the hard film to investigate the interface effect characterized by RF Microwave tool set in the device of coplanar waveguide and stripline.