Hendrik Heinz
Associate Professor

JSCBB C126

Education

PhD in materials science and engineering, ETH Zurich (2003)
MSc (Diploma) in chemistry, ETH Zurich (2000)
BSc (Prediploma) in chemistry, University of Heidelberg (1997)

Awards

  • 2018 National Science Foundation Special Creativity Award
  • 2016 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK)
  • 2016 Sandmeyer Award (Swiss Chemical Society)
  • 2014 Guest Professor at International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), Tsukuba, Japan 
  • 2013 Max Hey Medal (Mineralogical Society of UK and Ireland)
  • 2011 George Brown Lectureship (Mineralogical Society, at Euroclay 2011)
  • 2011 Guest Professor at ETH Zurich (2011)
  • 2010 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2009 Giovanni Novelli Prize (Italian Clay Group, at 14th Int. Clay Conf.)
  • 2006 HP Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (ACS, COMP Division)
  • 2005 Member of “AFOSR Star Team”
  • 2001-2003 Graduate Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • 1995-2000 Undergraduate Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • 1994 Silver Medal, International Chemistry Olympiad

Research Interests

  • Computer simulation of inorganic-(bio)organic interfaces and biomineralization
  • Design of catalysts and functional materials
  • Development of force fields for the prediction of multiphase material properties
  • Hierarchical simulation of building materials and multiscale mechanics
  • Structure-property relationships in polymer nanocomposites

Selected Publications

  • “Nanoscale Structure-Property Relationships of Polyacrylonitrile/CNT Composites as a Function of Polymer Crystallinity and CNT Diameter” Gissinger, J. R.; Pramanik, C.; Newcomb, B.; Kumar, S.; Heinz, H. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 2018, 10, 1017-1027. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1027b09739
  • “Instantaneous Insight into Induced Charges at Metal Surfaces, Aqueous, and Biological Interfaces Using a Polarizable Lennard-Jones Potential” Lorenzo Geada, I.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Heinz, H.; Sulpizi, M. Nat. Comm. 2018, 9, 716. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03137-8. Featured in Nature Chemistry Community.
  • “Carbon Nanotube Dispersion in Solvents and Polymer Solutions: Mechanisms, Assembly, and Preferences” Pramanik, C.; Gissinger, J. R.; Kumar, S.; Heinz, H. ACS Nano 2017, 11, 12805-12816. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.7b07684
  • “CEMFF: A Force Field Database for Cementitious Materials Including Validations, Applications and Opportunities” Mishra, R. K.; Mohamed, A. K.; Geissbuhler, D.; Manzano, H.; Jamil, T.; Shahsavari, R.; Kalinichev, A. G.; Galmarini, S.; Tao, L.; Heinz, H.; Pellenq, R.; van Duin, A. C. T.; Parker, S. C.; Flatt, R.; Bowen, P. Cem. Conr. Res. 2017, 102, 68-89. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.09.003
  • “Energy-effective Grinding of Inorganic Solids Using Organic Additives" Mishra, R. K.; Weibel, M.; Muller, T.; Heinz, H.; Flatt, R. J. Chimia 2017, 71, 451-460. DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2017.451. 2016 Sandmeyer Award Lecture (Swiss Chemical Society).
  • “Reliable Computational Design of Biological-Inorganic Materials to the Large Nanometer Scale Using Interface-FF” Dharmawardhana, C. C.; Kanhaiya, K.; Lin, T.-J.; Garley, A.; Knecht, M. R.; Zhou, J.; Miao, J.; Heinz, H. Mol. Sim. 2017, 43, 1394-1405. DOI: 10.1080/08927022.2017.1332414
  • “Influence of Aluminates on the Hydration Kinetics of Tricalcium Silicate” Pustovgar, E.; Mishra, R. K.; Palacios, M.; d’Espinose de Lacaillerie, J. B.; Matschei, T.; Andreev, A.; Heinz, H.; Verel, R.; Flatt, R. J. Cem. Concr. Res. 2017, 100, 245-262. DOI: 10.1016/j.cemconres.2017.06.006
  • “Nature of Peptide Wrapping onto Metal Nanoparticle Catalysts and Driving Forces for Size Control” Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Bedford, N. M; Woehl, T. J.; Knecht, M. R.; Naik, R. R.; Heinz, H. Nanoscale 2017, 9, 8401-8409. DOI: 10.1039/C7NR02813J
  • “Nanoparticle Decoration with Surfactants: Molecular Interactions, Assembly, and Applications” Heinz, H.; Pramanik, C.; Heinz, O.; Ding, Y.; Mishra, R. K.; Marchon, D.; Flatt, R. J.; Estrela-Lopis, I.; Llop, J.; Moya, S.; Ziolo, R.F. Surf. Sci. Rep. 2017, 72, 1-58. DOI: 10.1016/j.surfrep.2017.02.001
  • “A Study of the Impact of Polyanions on the Formation of Lipid Bilayers on Top of Polyelectrolyte Multilayers with Poly(allylamine hydrochloride) as Top Layer” Diamanti, E.; Andreozzi, P.; Kirby, C.; Anguiano, R.; Yate, L.; Heinz, H.; Ziolo, R.; Donath, E.; Moya, S. J. Phys. Chem. B 2017, 121, 1158-1167. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.6b12237