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Alan J. Heeger

1936 - Today

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Alan Jay Heeger (born January 22, 1936) is an American physicist, academic and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry. Heegar was elected as a member into the National Academy of Engineering in 2002 for co-founding the field of conducting polymers and for pioneering work in making these novel materials available for technological applications. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alan J. Heeger has received more than 117,745 page views. His biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Alan J. Heeger is the 186th most popular chemist (down from 183rd in 2019), the 1,263rd most popular biography from United States (up from 1,327th in 2019) and the 37th most popular American Chemist.

Alan J. Heeger is most famous for his discovery of the world's first semiconductor, the polycrystalline silicon.

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Among chemists, Alan J. Heeger ranks 186 out of 509Before him are Antoine Jérôme Balard, Louis Jacques Thénard, Max Perutz, Joachim Frank, Ei-ichi Negishi, and Walter Gilbert. After him are Raymond Davis Jr., Stanislao Cannizzaro, Germain Henri Hess, Julius Axelrod, Gerhard Herzberg, and Erwin Chargaff.

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Among people born in 1936, Alan J. Heeger ranks 56Before him are Yasuo Fukuda, Anna German, Choummaly Sayasone, Günter Blobel, Denny Hulme, and Bruce Dern. After him are Abdul Qadeer Khan, Eric Walter Elst, Assia Djebar, Dražan Jerković, Jean M. Auel, and Héctor Elizondo.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Alan J. Heeger ranks 1,263 out of 18,182Before him are David McClelland (1917), Alyson Hannigan (1974), Timothy McVeigh (1968), Erskine Caldwell (1903), Robert Rauschenberg (1925), and Chris Columbus (1958). After him are Lisa Kudrow (1963), John Forsythe (1918), Joan Didion (1934), Dennis Rader (1945), Joseph Erlanger (1874), and Irwin Shaw (1913).

Among CHEMISTS In United States

Among chemists born in United States, Alan J. Heeger ranks 37Before him are Paul D. Boyer (1918), Robert S. Mulliken (1896), Wallace Carothers (1896), Stephanie Kwolek (1923), Arthur Kornberg (1918), and Walter Gilbert (1932). After him are Raymond Davis Jr. (1914), Julius Axelrod (1912), F. Sherwood Rowland (1927), John Fenn (1917), Robert H. Grubbs (1942), and William Standish Knowles (1917).