Masaaki Fujii

Profile
1985-1993 Research Associate, Tohoku University
1993-1997 Associate Professo, Waseda University
1997-2003 Professor, Institute for Molecular Science 1999-2003 Director, Professor, Laser Development Center for Molecular Science
2003- Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Molecular Spectroscopy, Laser Spectroscopy and its Application

Clean Enviromental Research Chemistry and Life Science Laboratory(IIR, Tokyo Tech)

 http://www.csd.res.titech.ac.jp/indexj.html
 mfujii@res.titech.ac.jp

Research Hub Group:Materials and Devices international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Electron-Proton Decoupling in Excited State Hydrogen Transfer
  • Ionization Induced Site Switching Dynamics Studied by Picosecond Time-Resolved Spectroscopy
  • Spectroscopy of Adrenaline Receptor Pocket by ESI / Cold Ion Trap Laser Spectroscopy
  • Development of Focused Ion Beam / Laser Ionization Mass-Spectrometer and Application to Transboundary Air Pollution

Press

  • March 2018
    Symposium Organizer of International Symposium on CSJ Long-Term Research Topics “Molecular Science for Complex Systems” in Annual Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan.
  • February 2018
     Discussion Leader in Gordon Research Conference on Moleculaar & Ionic Clusters (Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco, Lucca, Italy)
  • March 2017
    Symposium Organizer of International Symposium on CSJ Long-Term Research Topics “Molecular Science for Complex Systems” in Annual Meeting of Chemical Society of Japan.
  • November 2016
    Yomiuri-Shinbun News Paper reported the seminar “Development of Advanced Multi-Color Laser Spectroscopy and its Application”.
  • September 2016
    Chair of “WRHI International Workshop on Advanced Laser Spectroscopy” (co-organized by MEXT Innovative Research Area “Soft Molecular Systems”).
  • September 2016
    The research paper on the Adrenaline Receptor Pocket by ESI / Cold Ion Trap Laser Spectroscopy is published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., RSC Journal.
  • May 2016
    International Collaboration Paper on Ionization Induced Site Switching Dynamics is published in Chemical Review, ACS review journal (invited).
  • January 2016
    Invited Talk on Excited State Hydrogen Transfer in Gordon Research Conference on Molecular & Ionic Clusters.

Selected Awards

  • 1992
    Chemical Society of Japan, Award for the Young Chemist
  • 1996
    Morino Foundation for Molecular Science
  • 2007
    Teshima Foundation Prize for the Best Research Paper for Science and Technology
  • 2008
    The New Technology Development Foundation, Ichimura Prize
  • 2014
    Chemical Society of Japan, Award for Creative Work
  • 2015
    The Spectroscopical Society of Japan Award
  • 2018
    Distinguished Scientist Awards of the Japan Society for Molecular Science

Selected Publications

  • “Real-time observation of the photoionization induced water rearrangement dynamics in the 5-hydroxyindole–water cluster by time-resolved IR spectroscopy”
    Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Ayumi Naito, Takamasa Ikeda, Johanna Klyne, Kenji Sakota, Hiroshi Sekiya, Otto Dopfer and Masaaki Fujii
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20(5), 3079–3091 (2018).
  • “Sequential microhydration of cationic 5-hydroxyindole (5HI+): infrared photodissociation spectra of 5HI+–Wn clusters (W = H2O, n ≤ 4) “
    Johanna Klyne, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Masaaki Fujii and Otto Dopfer
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20(5), 3092–3108 (2018).
  • “Stepwise Microhydration of Aromatic Amide Cations: Water Solvation Networks Revealed by Infrared Spectra of Acetanilide+–(H2O)n Clusters (n ≤ 3)”
    Johanna Klyne, Matthias Schmies, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Masaaki Fujii and Otto Dopfer
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 20(5), 3148–3164 (2018).
  • “Cation-Size-Dependent Conformational Locking of Glutamic Acid by Alkali Ions: Infrared Photodissociation Spectroscopy of Cryogenic Ions”
    Johanna Klyne, Aude Bouchet, Shun-ichi Ishiuchi, Masaaki Fujii and Otto Dopfer
    J. Phys. Chem. B, 122(8), 2295-2306 (2018).
  • “Stereochemistry-dependent structure of hydrogen-bonded protonated dimers: the case of 1-amino-2-indanol”
    Aude Bouchet, Johanna Klyne, Shun-ichi Ishiuchi, Otto Dopfer, Masaaki Fujii and Anne Zehnacker
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20(18), 12430-12443 (2018).
  • “Molecular recognition by a short partial peptide of adrenergic receptor – Bottom-up approach”
    Tsubasa Sekiguchi, Masato Tamura, Hikari Oba, Pierre Çarçarbal, Rolando Rafael Lozada-Garcia, Anne Zehnacker-Rentien, Gilles Grégoire, Shun-ichi Ishiuchi and Masaaki Fujii
    AngeWandte Chemie, 57(20), 5626-5629(2018).
  • “Electron-proton transfer mechanism of excited-state hydrogen transfer in phenol–(NH3)n (n = 3 and 5) “
    Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Ryuhei Ohara, Claude Dedonder, Christophe Jouvet and Masaaki Fujii.
    Chem. Euro. J., 24(4), 881-890 (2018).
  • “Gas phase ultraviolet and infrared spectroscopy on a partial peptide of β2-adrenoceptor SIVSF-NH2 by a laser desorption supersonic jet technique”
    Shun-ichi Ishiuchi, Kohei Yamada, Hikari Oba, Hiromichi Wako and Masaaki Fujii
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 18, 23277-23284 (2016).
  • “Probing Solvation Dynamics around Aromatic and Biological Molecules at the Single-Molecular Level”
    Otto Dopfer and Masaaki Fujii
    Chemical Reviews116(9), 5432-5463 (2016).
  • “Theoretical Study on the Size Dependence of Ground-State Proton Transfer in 1-Naphthol-Ammonia Clusters”
    Toshihiko Shimizu, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki and Masaaki Fujii
    J. Phys. Chem. A36, 7167-7174 (2016)
  • “Electron-Proton Decoupling in Excited State Hydrogen Atom Transfer in the Gas Phase”
    Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Ryuhei Ohara, Kota Daigoku, Kenro Hashimoto, Jonathan R. Woodward, Claude Dedonder, Christophe Jouvet, and Masaaki Fujii
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 54(50), 15089-15093 (2015).
  • “Single Water Solvation Dynamics in the 4-Aminobenzonitrile-Water Cluster Cation Revealed by Picosecond Time-Resolved Infrared Spectroscopy”
    Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Takashi Nakamura, Matthias Wohlgemuth, Roland Mitrić, Otto Dopfer and Masaaki Fujii
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 17(44), 29969-29977 (2015).
  • “Solvation Dynamics of a Single Water Molecule Probed by Infrared Spectra—Theory Meets Experiment”
    Matthias Wohlgemuth, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Martin Weiler, Makoto Sakai, Otto Dopfer, Masaaki Fujii, and Roland Mitric´
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 53(52), 14601-14604 (2014)
  • “Solvent Migration in Microhydrated Aromatic Aggregates:Ionization-Induced Site Switching in the 4-Aminobenzonitrile–Water Cluster”
    Takashi Nakamura, Matthias Schmies, Alexander Patzer, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Shunichi Ishiuchi, Martin Weiler, Otto Dopfer and Masaaki Fujii
    Chemistry – A Europian Journal20(7), 2031-2039 (2014).
  • “Ground State Proton Transfer in Phenol-(NH3)n (n≤11) Clusters Studied by Mid-IR Spectroscopy in 3-10 μm Range”
    Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Ayako Kawanishi, Iben Nielsen, Ivan Alata, Shun-ichi Ishiuchi, Claude Dedonder, Christophe Jouvet, and Masaaki Fujii*.
    J. Phys. Chem. A117(7), 1522-1530 (2013).
  • “Watching Water Migration around a Peptide Bond”
    Kohei Tanabe, Mitsuhiko Miyazaki, Matthias Schmies, Alexander Patzer, Markus Schütz, Hiroshi Sekiya, Makoto Sakai, Otto Dopfer, and Masaaki Fujii.
    Angew. Chem. Int. Ed51 (27), 6604-6607 (2012). (Very Important Paper, Inner cover)
  • “Ionisation-induced site switching dynamics in solvated aromatic clusters: phenol-(rare gas)n clusters as prototypical example”
    Masaaki Fujii and Otto Dopfer.
    Int. Rev. Phys. Chem., 31(1), 131-173 (2012).