My name is Alexandre Cooper(-Roy) and I am an IQIM Postdoctoral Scholar in the Endres Lab at the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter in the Division of Physics, Mathematics, and Astronomy at Caltech. I received a PhD in Nuclear Science and Engineering from MIT in September 2016 for my thesis on the coherent control of electron spins in diamond for applications in quantum information science and quantum sensing. I conducted my research in the Quantum Engineering Group under the supervision of Prof. Paola Cappellaro. I am an independent and critical thinker that is curious about discovering innovative approaches to better understand the world and translating fundamental discoveries into technological applications. You will learn more about my scientific background and social upbringing by reading my curriculum vitae and personal statement.
My research interests are in the areas of atomic physics, quantum control, and quantum information processing, more specifically the characterization and control of open quantum systems. My research focuses on the theoretical development and experimental demonstration of coherent control techniques to characterize the dynamics of open quantum systems, such as single electron spins in diamond interacting with their classical and quantum environment. You will learn more about my research interests on the research and publications pages.