Professor Alf Adams

Distinguished Professor of Physics

Qualifications: FRS, BSc, PhD, DSc (Leicester) FInstP, CPhys, LFIEEE, HFIET, CEng, DUniv

Phone: Work: 01483 68 9310
Room no: 21 ATI 02

Further information


After spending two years at the University of Karlsruhe studying the electrical and thermal transport properties of molecular crystals, Alf Adams joined Surrey in 1967.

Research Interests

Alf started the first work on III-V semiconductors at Surrey which now forms the core of the work of the Optoelectronic Materials and Devices research group. His main interest at the moment is in the physics of semiconductor lasers and optical amplifiers and modulators.

Prizes and Honours

He was awarded the Duddell Medal and Prize in 1995 and the Rank Prize for Optoelectronics in 2014 for his work on strained-layer quantum well lasers and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1996.

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