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Alexander Beach

Alexander Beach
Previous degree(s): 
BA, Physics, University of Chicago
MS, Physics, California State University Long Beach
PhD start year: 
Award Year: 
Research Advisor(s): 
Nadya Mason
Description of Research: 

Alex Beach is a second year Ph.D. student in Physics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Alex is an experimentalist working with topological insulator Josephson junctions, and low temperature transport measurements. He is an Illinois Graduate College Fellow, APS Bridge student, and Alfred P. Sloan 2018-19 Scholar. Alex received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics, with a minor in Molecular Engineering from the University of Chicago, and has a Master's degree in Applied Physics from California State University, Long Beach. He has been a volunteer and mentor for students from underrepresented minorities through multiple mentorship programs,  and he plans to continue supporting students from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to pursue STEM research.