Dr. Toma Susi
Born and raised in Helsinki, Finland,
I received my doctorate from Aalto University in 2011. After moving to Austria for a two-year FWF Lise Meitner fellowship at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna, I am now leading my own project and have fully made the city my home.
The name, Mostly Physics, has a dual meaning: not only does it describe the content, it's also a self-ironic jab at the stereotypical physicist mentality (as captured by the webcomic xkcd).
I have authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles, mostly on heteroatom-doped carbon nanotubes and graphene. My doctoral dissertation was selected as the 2011 'Thesis of the Year' by the Finnish Association of Engineers and Architects.
My blog is mostly about explaining my research to a general audience, and viewpoints on doing science, but also occasionally featuring other interests such as open access, consciousness research, artificial intelligence, and electronic music.