company’s process for converting methanol to gasoline was developed.
After retiring from Mobil at the then-mandatory age of 65 in 1978, Heinz began a long association with LBNL, University of California, Berkeley, which continued for the remainder of his life. From 1978 to 1994, he conducted research on coal gasification, coal liquefaction, hydrodenitrogenation, oxydehydrogenation, methane-oxidative coupling, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis, and nitrogen oxide-emission control; he was also a lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Berkeley. Heinz collaborated on research projects with a number of faculty members in the departments of chemistry and chemical engineering and was a consultant to chemical and petroleum companies. In 1995, he left Berkeley to work in the Washington, D.C., office of LBNL, where he brought scientists from LBNL each month to give presentations on their work.
Heinz Heinemann gave freely of his time to many activities on behalf of the catalysis community and the chemistry and chemical engineering communities in general. At technical and scientific symposia, he actively participated in the discussion periods following the formal presentations, and his questions and comments always reflected a keen awareness of the issues.
He founded Catalysis Reviews and served as editor of the journal for the first 20 years of its existence. He was also a consulting editor for numerous books in the Chemical Industries Series published by Marcel Dekker Inc. While working at Mobil R&D, he was a member of the Flood Control Commission of Princeton Township and a director of the Princeton Art Association. From 1976 to 1978, he was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Advisory Council on Research.
Heinz received many honors and awards for his contributions to catalysis, petroleum chemistry, and chemical engineering technology. These included his election to the National Academy of Engineering in 1976 and his selection as honoree of the second Advances in Catalysis Chemistry Symposium held in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1982. He also received the Industrial and Engineering Chemistry Award of the American Chemical