Prof. Adam S. Foster

Adam S. Foster obtained his master's degree in theoretical physics at Newcastle University (UK) in 1997 and his Ph.D. at University College London (UK) in 2000. After a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Physics, Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), he became an Academy of Finland Senior Fellow in 2004 at the same lab. He was appointed Professor at the Department of Physics, Tampere University of Technology (Finland) in 2009. His main expertise lies in atomistic simulations of surfaces and interfaces, with emphasis on simulations of Scanning Probe Microscopy. Outside science, he can usually be found eating, drinking and watching cricket, with the occasional book or board game providing simultaneous distraction.

Dr. Teemu Hynninen

Teemu Hynninen obtained his master's degree in physics at Helsinki University of Technology (Finland, now part of Aalto University) in 2005 and his Ph.D. in computational physics also in the same university in 2009. Since then he has worked as a post-doc in the SIN group in Tampere University of Technology (Finland). He is an expert in atomistic simulations and also interested in methodology and code development. Currently his spare time is occupied by his one-year-old daughter.

Filippo Federici

Filippo Federici got his master's degree in experimental Physics at the Catholic University of Sacred Heart, Brescia, Italy. He then moved to Finland to start his PhD studies in 2008, under the supervision of Prof. Adam S. Foster. He is always developing some scientific code in order to learn new techniques and methods, that might be used to simulate AFM images. Hobbies range in the "weird" space of origami, 3D modeling, learning Japanese, videogame playing and programming.

Bernhard Reischl

Bernhard Reischl obtained his master's degree in Physics at the University of Vienna, Austria, and joined the SIN group in 2009 as a PhD student. He is developing a method to simulate Atomic Force Microscopy imaging in water, drawing on his expertise in atomistic simulations and free energy calculations.