Uni Wien (2014), © Peter Rigaud

Uni Wien (2014), © Peter Rigaud

Raised in HelsinkiFinland, I received
my doctorate in 2011 from Aalto University. After moving to Austria for a two-year FWF Lise Meitner fellowship at the Faculty of Physics of the University of Vienna I stayed to lead my own project. In 2017, I received the ERC Starting Grant to manipulate materials with atomic precision.

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.