Takayuki Ebata

1981-1993 Research Assistant, Tohoku University
1984-1986 PhD researcher, Stanford University
1993-2004 Associate Professor, Tohoku University
2004- Professor, Hiroshima University

Field of Specialization
Laser Spectroscopy of Functional Molecules and Molecular Clusters /

Hiroshima University


Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group


  • Sept. 2016
    Received an award from “Japan Society for Molecular Science”
  • Sept. 2016
    Joint study of experiment and theory on the nonradiative decay and trans →cis photoisomerization of cinnamate derivatives has been published on Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
  • May 2016
    Received an award from “The Spectroscopical Society of Japan”


  • 1990
    Morino Research Fund to Promising Young Molecular Scientists
  • 1997
    Takaoka Citizen’s Award of Culture
  • 1998
    Award of Promotion of Scientific Measurement
  • 2007
    Hiroshima University President Award
  • 2008
    The CSJ Award for Creative Work
  • 2016
    Award of the Spectroscopical Society of Japan
  • 2016
    Award of Japan Society for Molecular Science

Major Published Papers

  • “Infrared spectroscopic evidence for protonated water clusters forming nanoscale cages”
    M. Miyazaki, A. Fujii, T. Ebata, and N. Mikami, Science, 304, 1134-1137 (2004)
  • “The structure of the Calix[4]arene-(H2O) cluster, world’s smallest cup of water
    N. Hontama, Y. Inokuchi, T. Ebata, C. Dedonder-Lardeux, C. Jouvet, and S. S. Xantheas,
    J. Phys. Chem. A. 114(9), 2967–2972(2010)
  • “UV and IR Spectroscopic Studies of Cold Alkali Metal Ion–Crown Ether Complexes in the Gas Phase”
    Y. Inokuchi, O. V. Boyarkin, R. Kusaka, T. Haino, T. Ebata, and T.R. Rizzo,
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133, 12256–12263 (2011)
  • “Multistep Intersystem Crossing Pathways in Cinnamate-Based UV‑B Sunscreens”
    K. Yamazaki, Y. Miyazaki, Y. Harabuchi, T. Taketsugu, S. Maeda, Y. Inokuchi, S. Kinoshita, M. Sumida,Y. Onitsuka, H. Kohguchi, M. Ehara, and T. Ebata,
    J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 7, 4001−4007 (2016)