Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland
Adam Foster is a theoretical physicist working in the field of surface and interfacial science. Already during his time as PhD student at University College London, he contributed substantially to understanding the role of defects in bulk oxide materials. His research has attracted numerous citations, and he is author of pivotal review articles, addressing defects in wide band gap as well as high-k materials. He his tenured professor at Aalto University where he is heading the “Surface and Interfaces at the Nanoscale” simulation group and director of the Aalto Education Network in Condensed Matter Physics. His dedication to graduate education is reflected in unconventional teaching and meeting formats and an open discussion culture.