Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf


Prof. Dr. Satoru Tsushima
Phone:+49 351 260 - 2978
Email: s.tsushimaAthzdr.de
AddressBautzner Landstraße 400
01328 Dresden

Scientific career

  • Since 2007:
    Staff Scientist at the HZDR
  • 2006-2008:
    Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Fellowship
  • 2006-2007:
    Guest Scientist at the Rossendorf Beamline of the ESRF, France
  • 2005-2006:
    Visiting Professor at AlbaNova University Center, Sweden
  • 2003-2005:
    Associate Professor at Nagoya University, Japan
  • 2000:
    Guest Scientist at the Rossendorf Beamline of the ESRF, France
  • 1999-2003:
    Research Associate at the University of Tokyo, Japan
  • 1999:
    Doctor of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Research experiences and interests

I studied nuclear chemical engineering at the University of Tokyo where my initial interest was studying sorption of uranium on nanoparticles using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy (SERS). After Ph.D. study I switched my interests to molecular modeling of actinide complexes in combination with X-ray absorption spectroscopy. I moved to Europe and first joined a theory group in Stockholm and later worked at Europe’s largest synchrotron facility in France. Afterwards I moved to Dresden and devoted myself in studying luminous character of uranium by combining quantum chemical calculations and time-resolved spectroscopic techniques. Currently I work in biophysics division and my main focus is to apply fragment molecular orbital (FMO) method on metal-bound protein and DNA. I work closely with the developers of FMO program ABINIT-MP. Since 2017 I work partly at Tokyo Institute of Technology.

Recent projects

  • "Computational chemistry study on actinide interaction with biological molecules" (funded by MEXT, Japan, since 2016)
  • "ThermAc: a joint project on aquatic actinide chemistry and thermodynamics at elevated temperature conditions" (funded by BMBF, since 2015)


  • Promising Endeavor Award: Atomic Energy Society of Japan, March 2003
  • Waste Management Symposia 2004 Best Poster Award: Nuclear Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), February 2005


  • "Photochemische Entfernung von Uran(VI)-Verbindungen aus mit Uran(VI)-verschmutzten Flüssigkeiten", K.Fahmy, E.Attia, S.Tsushima, DE 10 2014 225 951.7
  • "Extraction/Separation Method of Uranium Compound", S.Kinoshita, S.Yamamoto, K.Masuda, Y.Nagase, R.Wada, K.Ohnishi, Y,Meguro, O.Tomioka, S.Tsushima, I.Yamamoto, JP 4534002, B


The full publication list can be seen via ORCID.