Alan J. Heeger

Alan J. Heeger

Nobel Laureate in Chemistry
Professor Emeritus



(805) 893.3184
4415 Broida Hall

University of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106

Awards of Distinction: 

Nobel Prize in Chemistry (2000)

Member of : 

National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, Korean Academy of Science, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Fellow of: 

UK Institute of Physics


Albert Einstein Honorary Chair, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Balzan Prize for Science of Non-Biological Materials; Oliver E. Buckley Prize for Condensed Matter Physics


Electronic and Photonic Materials, Macromolecular and Biomolecular Materials

Co-founder of field of semiconducting and metallic polymers, High mobility field effect transistors, Plastic bulk heterojunction solar cells


Center for Polymers and Organic Solids, California Nanosystems Institute, Materials Research Laboratory, Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies, Center for Energy Efficient Materials


PhD Physics, University of California, Berkeley
BS Physics and Mathematics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln