Heiner Linke is an Associate Professor of physics at the University of Oregon. He holds an M.S. degree in technical physics from the Technical University in Munich (1992), and a Ph.D. degree in engineering physics from Lund University in Sweden (1997). Between 1998 and 2001, he was a research Fellow at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia, before joining the Physics Department at the University of Oregon in 2001. His research in experimental physics is concerned with nonequilibrium transport mechanisms, spanning projects in nanothermoelectrics, fluid mechanics, and molecular motors. In particular, his group of about 10 postdoctors and students is interested in how thermal nonequilibrium can be harvested to produce useful work by the use of asymmetric ratchet structures, including the use of nanostructures for efficient energy conversion. In the past five years, he has published 30 papers in refereed international journals, including pieces in Science, Physical Review Letters, and Applied Physics Letters. He is a recipient of the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Award (2003) and the University of Oregon Bray Award (2003). He has given more than 70 invited talks and seminars, and chaired the 2005 Nobel Symposium 131 on “Controlled nanoscale motion in artificial and biological systems,” and he is a Cochair of the 2008 MRS Symposium on “Molecular motors, nanomachines and active nanostructures.” He is a frequent Reviewer for many international journals and funding agencies, including the NIH, NSF, and ARC. He coedited volume 711 of Lecture Notes in Physics in 2007, and was a Coeditor of Applied Physics A during 2003–2005. Professor Linke is a Member of the APS, MRS, Biophysical Society, and German Physical Society.
Biography Updated on 10 April 2008