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Assoz. Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Clemens Heitzinger
Associate Professor
Institute for Analysis and Scientific Computing
TU Vienna (Technical University Vienna)
Wiedner Hauptstraße 8–10/E101
A–1040 Vienna
Email: Clemens (dot) Heitzinger (at) TUWien (dot) ac (dot) at
Phone: +43 (1) 58801–10167
Fax: +43 (1) 58801–10196
My homepage at TU Vienna

Dr. Clemens Heitzinger
Adjunct Professor
School of Mathematical and Statistical Sciences (SoMSS)
Arizona State University (ASU)
P.O. Box 871804
Tempe, AZ 85287–1804
Email: Clemens (dot) Heitzinger (at) ASU (dot) edu
Phone: +1 (480) 965–4440


Past Positions

Research Projects as Principal Investigator

Total funding so far: ≈ 2.1 M€.

  1. PI, START Project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), PDE Models for Nanotechnology, Nov 2013 – Oct 2019 (projected). (9 out of 96 proposals were funded in an international competition among all areas of science.)

  2. PI, high-potential project funded by WWTF (Viennese Science and Technology Fund), Mathematics and Nanosensors, Jan 2010 – Dec 2013.

  3. PI, project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Mathematical Models and Characterization of BioFETs, Jan 2009 – Feb 2013.

  4. PI, jubilee-fund project funded by ÖAW (Austrian Academy of Sciences), Multiscale Modeling and Simulation of Field-Effect Nano-Biosensors, Apr 2008 – June 2009. (2 out of 30 proposals were selected for funding.)

  5. Erwin Schrödinger Fellowship funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Mathematical Models for Nanoscale Semiconductor Device Engineering, Oct 2003 – Sep 2005.

Research Projects as Co-PI

  1. Co-PI, project funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Cargo-Selective Transport with DNA Nanopores, TBD 2017 – 2020 (projected). PI: Stefan Howorka (UCL and University Linz); co-PIs: Peter Hinterdorfer (University Linz) and myself.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Students

Postdoctoral Researchers

  1. Jose A. Morales E. (PhD UT Austin; October 2016 – present)

  2. Gerhard Tulzer (PhD TU Wien; April 2015 – June 2016)

  3. Martin Vasicek (PhD TU Wien; January 2010 – January 2012)

PhD Students

  1. Stefan Baumgartner (defense December 2012; PhD thesis)

  2. Boaz Blankrot

  3. Alena Bulyha (defense July 2011, co-advised)

  4. Amirreza Khodadadian

  5. Gregor Mitscha-Baude

  6. Leila Taghizadeh

  7. Gerhard Tulzer (defense April 2015; PhD thesis)

Master's Students

  1. Claus Aichinger (master's thesis)

  2. Stefan Baumgartner (master's thesis)

  3. Andreas Buttinger-Kreuzhuber (master's thesis)

  4. Caroline Geiersbach (master's thesis)

  5. Klemens Katterbauer (master's thesis)

  6. Marina Rehrl (master's thesis)

Undergraduate Students

  1. Gudmund Pammer

  2. Stefan Rigger

  3. Benjamin Stadlbauer


With joint publications:

Academic Service

Referee for Funding Agencies

  • FP7 (Seventh Framework Program of the European Commission)

  • NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)

  • NSF (National Science Foundation)

Referee for Journals

  • AIP Advances
  • Biosensors
  • Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME)
  • Computing in Science and Engineering
  • Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems Series B (DCDS-B)
  • IEEE Transactions on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology
  • IET Nanobiotechnology
  • Inverse Problems in Science and Engineering
  • Journal of Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Applied Physics
  • Journal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
  • Journal of Computational Electronics (JCE)
  • Journal of Computational Physics (JCOMP)
  • Journal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • Journal of Experimental Nanoscience
  • Journal of Mathematical Physics
  • (Mathematical Reviews)
  • Microsystem Technologies (MITE)
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MMS)
  • Nanoscale
  • Physical Review B (PRB)
  • Physical Review E (PRE)
  • Sensors
  • Sensors & Actuators: B Chemical

Program Committees

Served on the program committees of numerous international conferences.

List of Publications

My list of publications is available at

I would be happy to send you preprints or reprints if you cannot download the papers from these two pages directly.