Friedrich Schiller University, Jena
Thomas Heinze is Professor of Organic Chemistry at the Institute of Organic and Macromolecular Chemistry, Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. In 2010, he was awarded as Finland Distinguished Professor at Abo Academi University, Finland. He has made outstanding contributions to the research of polysaccharides including concepts for polysaccharide chemistry, homogeneous phase reactions, nanostructuring of polysaccharide, and characterization by advanced analytical tools. For his achievements, he got various awards like the Anselme Payen Award of the American Chemical Society (2011) and the Thuringian Research Award 2014. In 2019, he was appointed as member of the Slovenian Academy of Engineering. He published more than 480 scientific papers, 3 books and hold more than 30 patents.