Andreas Heinrich

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Andreas Heinrich leads a research team at IBM’s Almaden Research Center, focused on exploring atomic-scale structures for possible applications in computation and data storage. He studies the world of atoms and structures, built with atomic-scale precision, and educates the public on nanoscience. Heinrich’s team advances the experimental capabilities of state-of-the-art research tools, exemplified by the recent improvement of the time resolution of scanning tunneling microscopes by a factor of 1 million. A native of Germany, Heinrich received his Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Göttingen and joined IBM in the same year as a postdoc in Dr. Donald Eigler’s team.