Molecular Models and Methods to Understand Self-Assembly of Inorganic-Bioorganic Multiphase Materials
Assistant Professor, Department of Polymer Engineerin
University of Akron
Dr. Hendrik Heinz is an Assistant Professor at the University of Akron, Department of Polymer Engineering, with research interests in multi-scale simulation of biomimetic and energy conversion materials. In particular, he developed new parameters for the reliable simulation of (bio)organic-inorganic multiphase materials at the length scale of 1 to 100 nm which facilitate the understanding of molecular interactions between biopolymers, surfactants, and inorganic surfaces for various applications. Prior to joining academia, he worked as a visiting scientist at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, and received his Ph.D. from ETH Zurich in 2003. Dr. Heinz also serves as a consultant and published 25 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.