Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - SALSA School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof

Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner

Group leader


Dr. Zsuzsanna Heiner

Julia Lermontova Fellow

Ph.D. in Physics


Tel. +49 30 2093 66375

E-mail: heinerzs[at]

Academic carrier

from 2015 Junior research group leader, head of SALSA Photonics Lab

       School of Analytical Sciences Adlershof, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

       Construction and development of the SALSA Photonics lab

2013-2014 Postdoctoral researcher

       Department of Chemistry, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2008-2013 Predoctoral Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of  Sciences

Institute of Biophysics and Institute of Plant Biology, Szeged, Hungary

2005-2008 Ph.D. Student Scholarship

       Department of Physics, University of Szeged, Hungary

2002-2005 Research Student Assistant

       Department of Physics, University of Szeged, Hungary


Academic qualifications

12/2013       Ph.D. in Physics, summa cum laude, University of Szeged, Hungary

Title of thesis: Investigation of bacteriorhodopsin and coenzymes using femtosecond time-resolved spectroscopy

06/2005       M.Sc. in Teacher of Physics, University of Szeged, Hungary

06/2005       M.Sc. in Astronomy, University of Szeged, Hungary


Honors, Awards and Fellowships

2018     Bunsen-Kirchhoff Award, the Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh)

2017     Participant in the 13th ProFiL Programm

2015     Julia Lermontova Fellowship, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

2014     Cost Action Award

Grant for COST PHOTOTECH Training School - Laser spectroscopy in green photo-technology

2012     Gold Medal – "List of excellence of the University of Szeged for publication

and research activity "

2012     SZTE TALENT Scholarship, University of Szeged, Hungary

2009     EPS-QEOD Travel Grant Student Award

from the European Physical Society, France

2009     2nd Prize from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Szeged, Hungary

Title of book: "Study of dispersion and refractive index of bacteriorhodopsin"

2008     Young Researcher Scholarship of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

Institute of Biophysics, Biological Research Centre, Hungary

Predoctoral scholarship, 3 years

2008     Marie Curie Program Award, Crete, Greece

2005     Hungarian Government Ph.D. Student Scholarship

Dept. of Optics and Quantum Electronics, University of Szeged, Hungary

Doctoral scholarship, 3 years


Publication activity

45 peer-reviewed publications

Citations: 1257, H-index: 19 (based on Google Scholar)

11 proceedings

15 minor planet discoveries

12 publications in the Minor Planet Circulars (MPC) as a M.Sc. student

1 book editing1 book chapters4 theses/monographs

31 invited talks at international conferences and institute seminars

113 presentations and abstracts at international conferences