Director

Andreas Heinrich

Heinrich is a world-leading researcher in the field of quantum measurements on the atomic-scale in solids. He pioneered spin excitation and single-atom spin resonance spectroscopy with scanning tunneling microscopes – methods that have provided high-resolution access to the quantum states of atoms and nanostructures on surfaces. Heinrich spent 18 years in IBM Research, which uniquely positioned him to bridge the needs of industrial research and the academic world. Heinrich became a distinguished professor of Ewha Womans University in August 2016 and started the Center for Quantum Nanoscience (QNS) of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) in January 2017.

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“If a man never contradicts himself, the reason must be that he virtually never says anything at all.”

- Erwin Schrödinger

1998
PhD in Physics, University of Göttingen, Germany
1994
Masters (Diploma), University of Göttingen, Germany
2017 - Current
Director of Center for Quantum Nanoscience(QNS), Institute for Basic Science(IBS), Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
2016 - Current
Distinguished Professor at Ewha Womans University
2005 - 2016
Research Staff Member at IBM Almaden, Group leader on scanning probe microscopy and magnetic nanostructures on surfaces
2001 - 2004
Researcher / Engineer at IBM Almaden
1999 - 2001
Post Doc at IBM, Group of Don Eigler
2022
Xue Zhang, Christoph Wolf, Yu Wang, Hervé Aubin, Tobias Bilgeri, Philip Willke, Andreas J. Heinrich, Taeyoung Choi, “Electron spin resonance of single iron phthalocyanine molecules and role of their non-localized spins in magnetic interactions”, Nature Chemistry, 14, 59
2021
Andreas J. Heinrich, William D. Oliver, Lieven M. K. Vandersypen, Arzhang Ardavan, Roberta Sessoli, Daniel Loss, Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Joaquin Fernandez-Rossier, Arne Laucht, Andrea Morello, “Quantum-coherent nanoscience”, Nat. Nanotechnol., 16, 1318-1329
2020
Markus Ternes, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Wolf-Dieter Schneider, “Sensing the spin of an individual Ce adatom”, Phys. Rev. Lett. 124, 167202
2019
Magnetic resonance imaging of single atoms on a surface Philip Willke et al., Nature Physics 15, 1005-1010
2018
Hyperfine interaction of individual atoms on a surface Philip Willke et al., Science 362, 6412
2017
Fabian D. Natterer et al., Reading and writing single-atom magnets, Nature 543, 226–228
2015
Susanne Baumann et al. , Electron paramagnetic resonance of individual atoms on a surface, Science 350, pp. 417-420.
2012
Sebastian Loth et al., Bistability in Atomic-Scale Antiferromagnets, Science 335, 6065, pp. 196-199
2008
Markus Ternes et al., The Force Needed to Move an Atom on a Surface, Science 319, 5866, pp. 1066-1069
2006
Cyrus F. Hirjibehedin et al., Spin Coupling in Engineered Atomic Structures, Science 312, 5776, pp. 1021-1024
2004
A. J. Heinrich et al., Single-atom spin-flip spectroscopy, Science 306, 5695, pp. 466-469
2002
A. J. Heinrich et al., Molecule Cascades, Science 298, 5597, pp. 1381-1387
Jinkyung Kim, Kyungju Noh, Yi Chen, Fabio Donati, Andreas J. Heinrich, Christoph Wolf, and Yujeong Bae (2022)
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Jiyoon Hwang, Denis Krylov, Robbie Elbertse, Sangwon Yoon, Taehong Ahn, Jeongmin Oh, Lei Fang, Won-jun Jang, Franklin H. Cho, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Yujeong Bae (2022)
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Yuhan Lee, Myeongwon Lee, Junhyeon Jo, Seokmin Lee, Jung-Woo Yoo, Taeyoung Choi, Andreas Heinrich, Donghun Lee (2022)
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Yi Chen, Yujeong Bae, Andreas J. Heinrich (2022)
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Andreas J. Heinrich, William D. Oliver, Lieven M. K. Vandersypen, Arzhang Ardavan, Roberta Sessoli, Daniel Loss, Ania Bleszynski Jayich, Joaquin Fernandez-Rossier, Arne Laucht & Andrea Morello (2021)
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Lan-Anh T. Nguyen, Krishna P. Dhakal, Yuhan Lee, Wooseon Choi, Tuan Dung Nguyen, Chengyun Hong, Dinh Hoa Luong, Young-Min Kim, Jeongyong Kim, Myeongwon Lee, Taeyoung Choi, Andreas J. Heinrich, Ji-Hee Kim, Donghun Lee, Dinh Loc Duong, and Young Hee Lee
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Philip Willke, Tobias Bilgeri, Xue Zhang, Yu Wang, Christoph Wolf, Herve Aubin, Andreas Heinrich, and Taeyoung Choi(2021)
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Xue Zhang, Christoph Wolf, Yu Wang, Hervé Aubin, Tobias Bilgeri, Philip Willke, Andreas J. Heinrich & Taeyoung Choi(2021)
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Jinkyung Kim, Won-jun Jang, Thi Hong Bui, Deung-Jang Choi, Christoph Wolf, Fernando Delgado, Yi Chen, Denis Krylov, Soonhyeong Lee, Sangwon Yoon, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Yujeong Bae(2021)
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Yang, Kai; Andreas Heinrich; Lutz, Christopher (2021)
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Aparajita Singha, Daria Sostina, Christoph Wolf, Safa L. Ahmed, Denis Krylov, Luciano Colazzo, Pierluigi Gargiani, Stefano Agrestini, Woo-Suk Noh, Jae-Hoon Park, Marina Pivetta, Stefano Rusponi, Harald Brune, Andreas J. Heinrich, Alessandro Barla, and Fabio Donati (2021)
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Cristina Mier, Jiyoon Hwang, Jinkyung Kim, Yujeong Bae, Fuyuki Nabeshima, Yoshinori Imai, Atsutaka Maeda, Nicolás Lorente, Andreas Heinrich, and Deung-Jang Choi (2021)
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Aparajita Singha, Philip Willke, T. Bilgeri, Xue Zhang, H. Brune, Fabio Donati, Andreas Heinrich & Taeyoung Choi, Nature Communications (2021)
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Ke Bian, Christoph Gerber, Andreas J. Heinrich, Daniel J. Müller, Simon Scheuring & Ying Jiang, Nature Reviews Methods Primers (2021)
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Kai Yang, Soo-Hyon Phark, Yujeong Bae, Taner Esat, Philip Willke, Arzhang Ardavan, Andreas J. Heinrich & Christopher P. Lutz, Nature Communication (2021)
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Jinoh Jung, Shinjae Nam, Christoph Wolf, Andreas J. Heinrich and Jungseok Chae, RSC Advances (2021)
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Xue Zhang, Philip Willke, Aparajita Singha, Christoph Wolf, Taner Esat, Minhee Choi, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Taeyoung Choi, Journal of Physical Chemistry Letter (2020)
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Jun Hong Park, Mario Ribeiro, Thi Kim Hang Pham, Nyun Jong Lee, Tai-woon Eom, Junhyeon Jo, Seung-Young Park, Sonny H. Rhim, Kohji Nakamura, Jung-Woo Yoo, and Tae Hee Kim (2020)
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Markus Ternes, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Wolf-Dieter Schneider, Physical Review Letters(2020)
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Kai Yang, William Paul, Soo-Hyon Phark, Philip Willke, Yujeong Bae, Taeyoung Choi, Taner Esat, Arzhang Ardavan, Andreas J. Heinrich, Christopher P. Lutz, Science (2019)
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Philip Willke, Aparajita Singha, Xue Zhang, Taner Esat, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich, Taeyoung Choi, Nano Letters (2019)
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Deung-Jang Choi, Nicolas Lorente, Jens Wiebe, Kirsten von Bergmann, Alexander F. Otte, and Andreas J. Heinrich, Rev. Mod. Phys. 2019
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Philip Willke, Kai Yang, Yujeong Bae, Andreas J. Heinrich & Christopher P. Lutz , Nature Physics 2019
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Kai Yang, William Paul, Fabian D. Natterer, Jose L. Lado, Yujeong Bae, Philip Willke, Taeyoung Choi, Alejandro Ferrón, Joaquín Fernández-Rossier, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Christopher P. Lutz, Phys. Rev. Lett. 2019
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Y. Bae, K. Yang, P. Willke, T. Choi, An. J. Heinrich and C. P. Lutz, Science Advances 2018
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Kai Yang, Philip Willke, Yujeong Bae, Alejandro Ferrón, Jose L. Lado, Arzhang Ardavan, Joaquín Fernández-Rossier, Andreas J. Heinrich and Christopher P. Lutz, Nature Nanotechnology 2018
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Philip Willke, Yujeong Bae, Kai Yang, Jose L. Lado, Alejandro Ferrón, Taeyoung Choi, Arzhang Ardavan, Joaquín Fernández-Rossier, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Christopher P. Lutz, Science 2018
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Philip Willke, William Paul, Fabian D. Natterer, Kai Yang, Yujeong Bae, Taeyoung Choi, Joaquin Fernández-Rossier, Andreas J. Heinrich and Christoper P. Lutz, Science Advances 2018
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Seokhwan Choi, Hyoung Joon Choi, Jong Mok Ok, Yeonghoon Lee, Won-Jun Jang, Alex Taekyung Lee, Young Kuk, SungBin Lee, Andreas J. Heinrich, Sang-Wook, Cheong, Yunkyu Bang, Steven Johnston, Jun Sung Kim, and Jhinhwan Lee, Physical Review Letters 2017
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Kai Yang, Yujeong Bae, William Paul, Fabian D. Natterer, Philip Willke, Jose L. Lado, Alexandro Ferrón, Taeyoung Choi, Joaquin Fernández-Rossier, Andreas J. Heinrich, and Christopher P. Lutz, Physical Review Letters 2017
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Taeyoung Choi, Christopher P. Lutz, Andreas J. Heinrich, Current Applied Physics 2017
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William Paul, Kai Yang, Susanne Baumann, Niklas Romming, Taeyoung Choi, Christopher P. Lutz and Andreas J. Heinrich, Nature Physics 2017
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Fabian D. Natterer, Kai Yang, William Paul, Philip Willke, Taeyoung Choi, Thomas Greber, Andreas J. Heinrich and Christopher P. Lutz, Nature 2017
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Taeyoung Choi, William Paul, Steffen Rolf-Pissarczyk, Andrew J. Macdonald, Fabian D. Natterer, Kai Yang, Philip Willke, Susanne Baumann, Arzhang Ardavan, Christopher P. Lutz and Andreas J. Heinrich, Nature Nanotechnology 2017
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2021
Karl Friedrich Bonhoeffer Lecture Award
2020
The 3rd Heinrich Rohrer Medal -Grand Medal-
2019
Plenary lecture at The 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials and Devices (ICAMD 2019), Jeju, Korea: ‘Quantum Nanoscience: Atoms on Surfaces’
2019
Plenary lecture at the 2019 China National Electron Microscopy, Conference of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China: ‘Quantum Nanoscience: Spins on Surfaces’
2019
A Special Keynote in Honor of the late Prof. Dr. Joachim Güntherodt
2019
Invited talk at the Seoul Forum 2019, Seoul, Korea: ‘From Quantum Nanoscience to ‘The Boy and His Atom’’
2018
Foresight Institute 2018 Feynman Prize – Experimental: For advances in manipulating atoms and small molecules on surfaces and employing them for data storage and computation
2018
Joseph F. Keithley Award from the American Physical Society: For Advances in Measurement Science
2017
Awarded Directorship of the Center for Quantum Nanoscience as part of the Institute for Basic Science
2017
Plenary Lecture at The 50th Annual International Meeting of the ESR Spectroscopy Group of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Oxford: 'Electron Sun Resonance of Singe Atoms on a Surface'
2017
Tutorial Lecture at the 10th International Conference on Advanced Materials: 'The Quantum Science of Atoms on Surfaces'
2017
Plenary Lecture at the Korean Physical Society Fall Meeting: 'The Quantum Properties of Atoms on Surfaces'
2016
Distinguished Fellowship under the Chinese Academy of Science President’s International Fellowship Initiative for 2016
2015
Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science: For the development of scanning tunneling microscope methods to study individual magnetic atoms by spin-excitation spectroscopy and nanosecond pump-probe techniques
2014
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM: For the creation of the scientific movie ‘A Boy and his Atom’ and the resulting public engagement with IBM basic science research.
2014
Plenary lecture at Dutch Physical Society Meeting, Veldhoven, The Netherlands: ‘A Brief History of Atom Manipulation’.
2012
Fellow of the American Physics Society: For the development of spin excitation spectroscopy and nanosecond STM.
2012
Plenary lecture at International Conference on Nanoscale Science and Technology (ICNT 2012), Paris, France: ‘Quantum or Classic: An atomic-scale perspective on magnetism on surfaces’.
2011
Best of IBM Award (top 100 annual contributors out of 430,000 employees): For Atomic Scale Manipulation and Chemistry on Surfaces
2011
Corporate Award, IBM: For Atomic Scale Manipulation and Chemistry on Surfaces.
2011
Plenary lecture at German Physical Society Meeting, Dresden, Germany: ‘Probing the energetics and dynamics of individual atomic spins on surfaces’.
2010
Outstanding Technical Achievement Award, IBM: For the development of a technique for measuring atomic forces during the manipulation of atoms on surfaces.
2010
Plenary lecture at International Vacuum Congress (IVC 18), Beijing, China: ‘Nanosecond STM and quantum tunneling of magnetization’.
2009
Zhong-Guan Cun Forum at Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences: ‘An atomic-scale look at magnetic nanostructures on surfaces’.
2007
Outstanding Innovation Award, IBM: For the development of a scanning tunneling microscope for the investigation and atomic-scale construction of magnetic nanostructures.
2006
Plenary lecture at California Section of the American Physical Society, Long Beach, CA, USA: ‘Magnetism Revisited on the Atomic Scale’.
2005
Plenary lecture at International Conference on Scanning Probe Microscopy and Related Techniques (SPM’13), Sapporo, Japan: ‘Inelastic STM spectroscopy at Low Temperatures’.
2005
Plenary lecture at 32nd Annual Meeting of Canadian Microscopy Society, Hamilton, Canada: ‘Scanning Tunneling Microscopy’.
2003
Plenary lecture at International Conference on Scanning Probe Microscopy and Related Techniques (SPM’12), Eindhoven, The Netherlands: ‘Molecule Cascades: Concepts and Applications’.
2003
Research Division Award, IBM: For the development of molecule cascades, a novel concept for information processing on the atomic scale.
2003
Plenary lecture at Spring Meeting of German Physical Society, Dresden, Germany: ‘The STM as a Hand in the Nanoworld’.
1998
Feodor Lynen scholarship, the Alexander von Humboldt-Foundation, Germany: Funded postdoctoral research at IBM.