Alex Moraru
Alex Moraru
Height: 5-10
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Southlake, Texas
High School: Carroll Senior
Event: Fly/Ba/IM


  • 100 Free: 48.66 
  • 200 Free: 5:06.95
  • 100 Back: 57.66
  • 200 Back: 1:59.75
  • 100 Fly: 54.56
  • 200 Fly: 1:54.17
  • 100 IM: 57.35
  • 200 IM: 2:03.51
  • 400 IM: 4:08.71 (school record)


Research and STEM Activities
Conducts reasearch on the theory and development of periodic nanostructures that lead to practical applications in optical fibers, bio- and chemical sensors. Runs theoretical models to predict the response of periodic structure designs. Builds the sensors in the clean room and then tests their response, to then compare to the model prediction. Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Magnusson at the University of Texas, Arlington...Managed and analyzed "big data" associated with hundereds of thousands of systems. Learned to identify what combination of applications, databases, middleware, and operating systems are the most reliable and how appling certain upgrades will increase or decrease overall system availibity. The project was run by Hewlett Packard and is nominated for the President Quality Award.

Prior to Caltech
AP Scholar with Distinction National Honor Society National Merit Commended Student...2013 Outstanding Biology Student of the Year...2016 Outstanding Physics Student of the Year...4-year Captain... 4-year All-Region Swimming Qualifier...2016 NISCA All-American Swimming Qualifier...4-time Defending Texas State Swim Team Champions... 2016 All-State Scholar Athlete.

Son of Neja and Silviu Moraru...Has one younger sister, Christina.