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MCPHS Faculty Heising

Joy Heising, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Department: School of Arts and Sciences
Office: Fennell 220

(P) 617.732.2913


School of Arts and Sciences


Chemistry (BS)


PhD, Inorganic Chemistry, Michigan State University
BA, Chemistry, Bryn Mawr College

Research Interests

Chemical Education
Solid State Chemistry


Structure of Restacked MoS2 and WS2 Elucidated by Electron Crystallography. Heising, J.; Kanatzidis, M.G. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 638.

Exfoliated and Restacked MoS2 and WS2: Ionic or Neutral Species? Encapsulation and Ordering of Hard Electropositive Cations. Heising, J.; Kanatzidis, M.G. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1999, 121, 11720.

Application of atomic pair distribution function analysis to materials with intrinsic disorder. Three-dimensional structure of exfoliated-restacked WS2: Not just a random turbostratic assembly of layers. Petkov, V.; Billinge, S.J.L.; Heising, J.; Kanatzidi
Synthesis and Crystal Structure of a New Vanadyl Phosphate [H(VO)3(PO4)3(H2O) 3]]4H2O and its Conversion to Porous Products. Shpeizer, B.G.; Ouyang, X.; Heising, J.; Clearfield, A. . Chem. Mater., 2001, 13, 2288.

New Micro- and mesoporous materials based on VOPO4 chemistry. Clearfield, A.; Heising, J.; Shpeizer, B.G.; Ouyang, X. Int. J. Inorg. Mater., 2001, 3, 215.

Structure of Restacked and Pillared WS2: An X-ray Absorption Study. Prouzet, E.; Heising, J.; Kanatzidis, M. G. Chem. Mater., 2003, 15, 412.

Sulfonated Microporous Organic-Inorganic Hybrids as Strong Bronsted Acids. Wang, Z.; Heising, J.; Clearfield, A. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 10375.

New families of supermicroporous metal oxides: the link between zeolites and mesoporous materials. Shpeizer, B.G.; Clearfield, A.; Heising, J. Chem. Commun., 2005, 18, 2396-2398.

Current Professional Memberships, Service & Leadership

Member of American Chemical Society