Alex High, PhD
Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering, University of Chicago
Alex High is an Assistant Professor of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago. He studies quantum and optical science and explores new physics and technologies that emerge when quantum systems are engineered at the nanoscale level.
Professor High’s lab explores new methods to craft interactions between photons and solid state systems. By doing so, the High lab seeks fundamentally modify materials, for instance by breaking time-reversal symmetry or inducing long range coherence, and create deterministic, coherent interactions between single photons and quantum states. He received his BA in physics from the University of Pennsylvania and his PhD in physics from the University of California, San Diego.