Heather Allen, PhD

Fellowship Awarded 1996
Heather Allen

Dr. Heather C. Allen is a Full Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Her research areas include interfacial phenomena, molecular organization at aqueous surfaces and buried interfaces, lung surfactant biophysics, atmospheric aerosol chemistry, nonlinear optics, and surface vibrational spectroscopy.

Awards include: 2003 Beckman Young Investigator, 2005 Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 2006 Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar, 2012 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow, 2013 ACS National Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences.

Her recent awards are: Beckman Young Investigator, Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar.

Graduate Studies

University of California, Irvine
Fundamental Surface Processes in Heterogeneous Atmospheric Chemistry: Applications to Sea-Salt (NaCl) and Oxide Particulate Chemistry


2014, Humbolt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation; 2006, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, The Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation; 2012, Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; 2002, CAREER Award, National Science Foundation