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Dr Alexander Kruchkov

Department of Physics, Princeton University, 357 Jadwin Hall Princeton, NJ 08544

Email: alexkruchkov*at*

(currently at Princeton Unniversity, but very often in Switzerland)

Current position

Sep 2023 - now       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Princeton University

Sep 2021 - now       Principal Investigator, Branco Weiss program at Institute of Physics, EPFL, Switzerland

                                   Associate of the Department, Department of Physics, Harvard University, USA. (on leave to Princeton                                                  University)

Sep 2022 - now       Lecturer, EPFL


Current teaching

Spring 2022      Lectures on Twisted Bilayer Graphene (EPFL Advanced Course, 28 hours of lectures+exercises)

Fall 2022           Solid State Physics I (lectures);   teaching sample

Approved funding

2023              Swiss National Science Foundation, SPARK (PI functions)

2020               The Branco Weiss Grant (PI functions)

2017              Swiss National Science Foundation, grant "Topological Electronics"


Education and Training

2017 – 2020    Postdoctoral training at Harvard University

2017                 Docteur ès Sciences (Ph.D.), École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

2011                 B.Sc. with Honors, Landau School for Theoretical Physics, University of Kharkiv, Ukraine

Honors, Awards, Fellowships

2020                 The Branco Weiss Society in Science

2017                 Fellowship from Swiss National Science Foundation for Harvard University

2016                 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Media & Outreach


My research was highlighted in different media outlets, including universities main pages and newspapers:


Designing Black Holes in the Lab (Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting)

“Family” of Strong, Superconducting Graphene Structures Found. (focus on twisted multilayers)

Physicists create tunable superconductivity in twisted graphene “nanosandwich”  (Focus on trilayer sandwich and multilayers

A New Twist Reveals Superconductivity’s Secrets  (Focus on this and this paper) 

What’s the Magic Behind Graphene’s ‘Magic’ Angle?

Researchers solve magic angle mystery

Controlling skyrmions with lasers

Light can be almost stopped at room temperature

Alex Kruchkov qualifies for 2016 Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting
A new state of light
New state of light revealed with photon-trapping method
Trapping photons: a model for containing light
Pièges à photons: création d'un modèle pour retenir la lumière
New state of light revealed with photon-trapping method

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