(John) Alex Crosse

(John) Alex Crosse
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics

Alex Crosse is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Physics at NYU Shanghai. He received his PhD from Imperial College in 2011 under the direction of Prof. Stefan Scheel (now at the University of Rostock, Germany) and subsequently worked as postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in the group of Prof. Renbao Liu (2011-2013) and as a visiting scholar (2014) and then Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2014-2015) in the groups of Prof. Aaron Danner and Prof. Mankei Tsang (respectively) at the National University of Singapore. He joined NYU Shanghai in 2016.

Dr. Crosse's research interests are in the control of quantum systems (atoms, electrons, photons) using novel materials (e.g. graphene, topological insulators). These topics lie at the interface of quantum optics, condensed matter theory and photonics. Previous work includes the effect of dispersive, absorbing media on properties of atoms, high sideband generation and optical modulation in semiconductors, transport properties in strained graphene and photonic control using topological insulators. Current work involves the study of spin currents in topological insulator - graphene heterostructures.

Research Interests

  • Condensed Matter Theory:
  • Quantum Optics:
  • Photonics



  • PhD, Physics (Quantum Optics)
    Imperial College London
  • CASM, Mathematics (Part III)
    Cambridge University
  • MSci, Physics
    Imperial College London, 2005.