Satoru Tsushima

1999-2003 Assistant Prof., Univ. Tokyo
2003-2005 Associate Prof., Nagoya Univ.
2005-2006 Visiting Prof., Stockholm Univ.
2006- Senior Scientist, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf
2017- Specially Appointed Associate Professor , Institute of Innovative Research, Tokyo Institute of Technology

Field of Specialization
Computational Chemistry, Coordination Chemistry, Molecular Dynamics, Spectroscopy


Laboratory for Advanced Nuclear Energy(IIR, Tokyo Tech)
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf(Germany)

Research Hub Group: Social Implementation international hub group

Research Highlights

  • Quantum Chemical Calculations for Actinide Coordination Chemistry and Spectroscopy
  • Aquatic Actinide Chemistry and Thermodynamics under Elevated Temperature Conditions
  • Fragment Molecular Orbital Calculation on Metal-Bound Biological Polymers


  • May. 2011
    Die Welt (German Newspaper), “The role of water H-bond imbalances in B-DNA substate transitions and peptide recognition revealed by time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy” (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133(15), 5834-5842)


  • Promising Endeavor Award: Atomic Energy Society of Japan, (2003.3)
  • Waste Management Symposia 2004 Best Poster Award: Nuclear Engineering Divition of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) (2005.2)

Selected Awards

  • Takao, K.; Kazama, H.; Ikeda, Y.; Tsushima, S. “Crystal Structure of Regularly Th-Symmetric [U(NO3)6]2- Salts with Hydrogen Bond Polymers of Diamide Building Blocks” Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2019, 58, 240-243.
  • Takanori Mashita,  Satoru Tsushima  and   Koichiro Takao ”Controlling the lability of uranyl(VI) through intramolecular π–π stacking” Dalton Transactions., 2018, 47, 13072-13080.
  • Toni Haubitz, Satoru Tsushima, Robin Steudtner,Björn Drobot, Gerhard Geipel, Thorsten Stumpf, and Michael U. Kumke “Ultrafast Transient Absorption Spectroscopy of UO22+ and [UO2Cl]+J. Phys. Chem. A 2018, 122, 6970−6977.
  • K.Takao, S.Tsushima “The oxidation of borohydrides by photoexcioted [UO2(CO3)3]4- ”, Dalton Trans. 2018, 47 (15), 5149-5152.
  • H.Kazama, S.Tsushima, Y.Ikeda, K.Takao, “Molecular and Crystal Structures of Uranyl Nitrate Coordination Polymers with Double-Headed 2‑Pyrrolidone Derivatives” Inorg. Chem. 2017, 56(21), 13530–13534.
  • B.Drobot, R.Steudtner, J.Raff, G.Geipel, V.Brendler, S.Tsushima “Combining Luminescence Spectroscopy, Parallel Factor Analysis and Quantum Chemistry to Reveal Metal Speciation – a Case Study of Uranyl(VI) Hydrolysis” Chem. Sci20156, 964–972.
  • Takao, K.; Tsushima, S.; Ogura, T.; Tsubomura, T.; Ikeda, Y. “Experimental and Theoretical Approaches to Redox Innocence of Ligands in Uranyl Complexes: What is Formal Oxidation State of Uranium in Reductant of Uranyl(VI)?” Inorg. Chem201453, 5772-5780.
  • H.Khesbak, O.Savchuk, S.Tsushima, K.Fahmy “The role of water H-bond imbalances in B-DNA substate transitions and peptide recognition revealed by time-resolved FTIR spectroscopy” J. Am. Chem. Soc2011133, 5834-5842.
  • S.Tsushima, U.Wahlgren, I.Grenthe “Quantum Chemical Calculations of Reduction Potentials of AnO22+/AnO2+ (An = U, Np, Pu, Am) and Fe3+/Fe2+ Couples”, J. Phys. Chem. A 2006,110, 9175-9182.