Olle G. Heinonen

Senior Fellow


After receiving his Ph.D. in Physics (condensed matter theory), Heinonen worked as a post-doc with Walter Kohn at the University of California, Santa Barbara from 1985 to 1987, and also as a post-doc with Philip Taylor at Case Western Reserve University 1987 – 1989. In 1989 he joined the faculty at the Department of Physics, University of Central Florida, where he remained for nine years, after which he went to Seagate Technology in Minneapolis, MN. He joined Argonne in July of 2010. He has been active in the magnetic societies of IEEE and APS and served in various capacities on program committees for the Magnetism and Magnetic Materials and Intermag conferences, and the Executive Committee of the Topical Group on Magnetism and its Applications (GMAG) of the American Physical Society. He has published over 80 articles, co-authored two books and holds 33 US Patents. His research is in the areas of condensed matter theory and computational materials science and includes magnetization structures and dynamics in magnetic nanostructures, electronic structure and transport in oxide nanostructures, and mesoscale computational materials sciences approaches to structure and microstructural evolution. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the Northwestern-Argonne Institute for Science and Engineering, and a Fellow of the Computation Institute at the University of Chicago.