Bio & CV

I am a physicist working on the interface of quantum matter theory and experiment. I published my first single-author paper being 24 (see also a recent paper here). I was selected for the 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting (2016). I am a recipient of the Branco Weiss Fellowship (2020). 

Service and peer review: I am serving as a reviewer for Nature, Nature Physics, Nature Communications, Nature's Scientific Reports, NPG Quantum Materials, Physical Review Letters, Physical Review B, Physical Review Research and other academic journals.  Grant proposals: I am serving as a referee of grant proposals submitted to National Science Centre (Poland).  Other: Peer-review for pre-selection of young scientists' abstracts for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. 

​Contact: for review requests, collaboration, or outreach, drop me a line here:

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Education and Training

2017 – now     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


Academic honors

2020                The Branco Weiss Society in Science (ETH Zurich)

2017                 SNSF Postdoctoral Fellowship for Harvard University

2016                 66th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

2016                 Bayer Science & Education Foundation Fellowship (Lindau Meeting)

2015                 EPFL Teaching excellence reward

2013                 Master of Science degree with High Honors, University of Kharkiv

2011                 First Prize Award at International Physicists’ Tournament, Moscow

2011                 Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors, University of Kharkiv

2010/2011      Sapronov’s Fellowship for outstanding students/ Sapronov Foundation

2009/2010      Tarapov’s Fellowship for outstanding students / National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine 


Media & Outreach

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

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

Designing Black Holes in the Lab

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