Prof. Dr. Satoru Tsushima
Phone: +49 351 260 2978

Personal web page of Satoru Tsushima

Scientific career

  • Since 2017:
    Specially Appointed Associate Professor at Tokyo Institute of Techology
  • Since 2006:
    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow and later Senior Scientist at HZDR
  • 2005-2006:
    Visiting Professor at AlbaNova University Center, Sweden
  • 2003-2005:
    Associate Professor at Nagoya University, Japan
  • 1999-2003:
    Postdoctoral 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 sorption of uranium on nanoparticles using surface enhanced Raman spectroscopy. After Ph.D. work, I switched 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 synchrotron facility in France. I then moved to Dresden and focused on 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 in the actinide coordination chemistry group of Prof. Koichiro Takao.

Recent collaborators

Prof. H. Burrows (University of Coimbra, Portugal),  Prof. K. Takao (Tokyo Tech, Japan), Prof. M. U. Kumke (Universität Potsdam, Germany),  Prof. C. Den Auwer ( Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France), Dr. Z. Szabo (KTH, Sweden), Prof. S. Nagasaki (McMaster University , Canada), Prof. E. V. Alekseev (FZ Jülich, Germany), Prof. Y. Mochizuki (Rikkyo University, Japan), Dr. D. Khakhulin (XFEL, Germany), Dr. R. J.Baker (Trinity College, Ireland), Prof. R. Jain (IIT Delhi, India), Prof. E. D. van Hullebusch (Université de Paris, France)


  • 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


Total of 90 peer-reviewed articles with 1847 citations and h-index of 28 (Scopus). Complete publication list can be obtained via ORCID. Selected recent publications are below. 


Prof. Dr. Satoru Tsushima
Phone: +49 351 260 2978