Professor Sandrine Heutz’ research interests focus on functional molecular materials for sustainable and efficient technologies. In particular, she is interested in exploiting the electron charge and spin for new computing methodologies. She runs an interdisciplinary group that tackles growth of thin films and nanostructures, advanced characterisation and device applications.
Prior to her appointment to the department of Materials at Imperial College in 2007, she was a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow at University College London, and a post-doc and PhD student in Chemistry at Imperial College. She is originally from Belgium, where she obtained her BSc from the University of Liège in 1998.
She won the IoM3 Silver Medal and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. She is the champion for SPIN-Lab, a facility for the study of electronic spins in the strong and weak coupling regimes, and their interaction with light.
She became co-director of the LCN in 2020.