Alan J Heeger
- Category : 1936-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 6/2 - Role Model / Hermit
- Definition : Split - Large
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 2
American physicist and academic, awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2000 along with Alan G. MacDiarmid and Hideki Shirakawa "for their discovery and development of conductive polymers." They published their results on polyacetylene a conductive polymer in 1977.
His sons are the neuroscientist David Heeger and the immunologist Peter Heeger. His autobiography, Never Lose Your Nerve! was published in 2015.