• Andreas Heise

Andreas Heise Professor

Prof. Andreas Heise is heading the Polymer Chemistry and Biopolymer Laboratory in the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI). Professor Heise has previously worked as a Senior Industrial Researcher in the polymer industry (DSM). In 2008 he was awarded a Science Foundation Ireland Stokes Lectureship at Dublin City University (DCU), where he received the DCU President’s Research Award in recognition of outstanding research achievements in 2014. In 2015 Professor Heise moved to RCSI under the Strategic Academic Recruitment (StAR) Programme, which aims at accelerating the institutional delivery of innovative, impactful research in the health sciences across a range of ground-breaking projects. In 2008 he was awarded the RCSI CEO Innovation Award.

Over the last number of years, Prof. Heise has established a critical mass of polymer and functional soft material expertise in Ireland. His research employs the concept of macromolecular engineering to modulate polymer properties by controlled structural design and functionalisation for advanced applications. Within RCSI, the work of Professor Heise is focused on the development of novel platform materials for biomedical applications. This including branched synthetic polypeptides as novel biomimetic hydrogels bioinks for 3D printing and gene delivery vectors as well as glycosylated polypeptide nanoparticles for imaging and drug delivery.

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