Andreas Heise

Andreas received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry in 1997 from the University of Hannover, Germany. After a postdoc in a joint position at the IBM Almaden Research Center and Stanford University, he moved to DSM Research in The Netherlands where he held an industrial senior scientist position. In 2008, he accepted a full-time Science Foundation Ireland Stokes position at Dublin City University, Ireland, where he was head of the polymer research group.

In addition, Andreas held an adjunct position at the School of Pharmacy in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (from 2012). In 2015, Andreas accepted a full-time position at RCSI where he was promoted to Professor and became Head of Polymer Chemistry and Biopolymers Laboratory. Andreas is the principal co-ordinator for NeoGel, an EU FP7 consortium using hydrogels for biomedical applications. He is also joint co-ordinator for Translational Research in Nanomedical Devices (TREND) with Professor Sally-Ann Cryan. Andreas is also a key collaborator with CÚRAM, a Science Foundation Ireland research centre designing the next generation of ‘smart’ medical devices; NanoCap, providing research in polypeptide nanoparticles for drug delivery, and PoreSelect, supporting research in porous polymers for bioseparation.

Research Interests

– Synthetic polymer chemistry for the design of functional polymers

– Control polymerization techniques to design biomaterials which can actively interact with the environment by biorecognition, while control release and imaging.

– Bioresorbable polypeptides

– Nanomedical materials such as polymer-modified nanoparticles and self-assembled structures with multiple functionalities and renewable polymers

– Green polymer chemistry.