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Tony Heinz

Tony Heinz

Thrust Leader, Research Group 1

Professor, Applied Physics and Photon Science; Associate Laboratory Director for Energy Sciences, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Stanford University

Tony Heinz is a Professor of Applied Physics and Photon Science at Stanford University and Director of the Chemical Sciences Division at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory. He was the President of the Optical Society of America in 2012 and is currently Editor, North America, 2D Materials journal published by the Institute of Physics and the Scientific Advisory Boards of the Fritz-Haber Institute and the Max-Born Institute in Berlin.

Professor Heinz and his group research the electronic and optical properties of a range of nanoscale systems, including zero-dimensional quantum dots, one-dimensional carbon nanotubes, and particularly two-dimensional layers and heterostructures, currently investigating 2D systems that include graphene and various transition metal dichalcogenides, such as MoS2 aiming to understand the electronic and optical properties of novel materials of reduced dimensionality and structures composed of these building blocks.  They study the fundamental properties of electronic states and phonons in novel nanoscale materials and structures, including carbon nanotubes, graphene, and the transition metal dichalcogenides, such as MoS2 and are also interested in the development of new spectroscopic capabilities based nonlinear optics and ultrafast pulses of coherent radiation.p