Scientific Advisor





Prof Andreas Heinrich



Distinguished Professor & Director

IBS Center for Quantum Nanoscience

EWHA Womans University




Professor Heinrich is the director of the Center for Quantum Nanoscience, which is part of the Korean Institute for Basic Science (IBS). The center was established in January, 2017 at EWHA Womans University in Seoul. Andreas Heinrich received his Ph.D. from University of Goettingen in Germany in 1998 after which he moved to IBM research in San Jose, USA as a postdoc. At IBM he quickly advanced to lead a research team, which has produced outstanding scientific results as well as great success with outreach to the general public.


With more than 20 years of research experience in nanoscience, Heinrich is the world leader in the study of the quantum properties of atoms on surfaces. He is a pioneer in advancing the capabilities of his primary research tool, the Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM), which offers the unique ability to image individual atoms, position them with atomic-scale precision and measure their electronic states. One of Heinrich's ambitious long-term goals is to investigate whether quantum computing with atoms on surfaces is possible.