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

  • 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
  • Development of force fields for the quantitative prediction of interfacial properties
  • Hierarchical simulation of solar cells and conductive composite materials
  • Structure-property relationships in nanocomposites

Selected Publications

  • "Three-Dimensional Positions of Individual Atoms in Materials Revealed by Electron Tomography” Xu, R.; Chen, C. C.; Wu, L.; Scott, M. C.; Theis, W.; Ophus, C.; Bartels, M.; Yang, Y.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Sawaya, M. R.; Heinz, H.; Marks, L. D.; Ercius, P.; Miao, J. Nat. Mater. 2015, 14, 1099-1103. DOI: 10.1038/nmat4426
  • "Atomic-Scale Identification of Pd Leaching in Nanoparticle Catalyzed CC Coupling: Effects of Particle Surface Disorder” Briggs, B.; Bedford, N.; Seifert, S.; Koerner, H.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Heinz, H.; Naik, R. R.; Frenkel, A.; Knecht, M. R. Chem. Sci. 2015, 6, 6413-6419. DOI: 10.1039/C5SC01424G
  • “En Route to a Multi-Model Scheme for Clinker Comminution with Chemical Grinding Aids” Mishra, R. K.; Geissbuehler, D.; Carmona, H.; Wittel, F. K.; Sawley, M. L.; Weibel, M.; Gallucci, E.; Herrmann, H. J.; Heinz, H.; Flatt, R. J. Adv. Appl. Ceram. 2015, 114, 393-401. DOI: 10.1179/1743676115Y.0000000023
  • “Elucidation of Peptide-Directed Palladium Surface Structure for Biologically-Tunable Nanocatalysts” Bedford, N. M.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Slocik, J. M.; Briggs, B. D.; Ren, Y.; Frenkel, A. I.; Petkov, V.; Heinz, H.; Naik, R. R.; Knecht, M. R. ACS Nano 2015, 9, 5082-5092. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b00168
  • "Molecular Mechanism of Specific Recognition of Cubic Pt Nanocrystals by Peptides and of the Concentration-Dependent Formation from Seed Crystals" Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Ruan, L.; Huang, Y.; Heinz, H. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2015. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201404136
  • "Prediction of Specific Biomolecule Adsorption on Silica Surfaces as a Function of pH and Particle Size" Emami, F. S.; Puddu, V.; Berry, R. J.; Varshney, V.; Patwardhan, S. V.; Perry, C. C.; Heinz, H. Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 5725-5734. DOI: 10.1021/cm5026987
  • "A Rational Biomimetic Approach to Structure Defect Generation in Colloidal Nanocrystals" Ruan, L.; Ramezani-Dakhel, H.; Lee, C.; Li, Y.; Duan, X.; Heinz, H.; Huang, Y. ACS Nano 2014, 8, 6934-6944. DOI: 10.1021/nn501704k
  • "The Role of Chemistry and pH of Solid Surfaces for Specific Adsorption of Biomolecules in Solution—Accurate Computational Models and Experiment" Heinz, H. J. Phys. Cond. Mat. 2014, 26, 244105. DOI:10.1088/0953-8984/26/24/244105