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

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Research experiences and interests

I studied nuclear chemical engineering at the University of Tokyo where my initial research interest was experimental actinide science. After finishing Ph.D. study, I gradually switched to theory and modeling. In 2005, I moved to Stockholm and joined theory group of Prof. Ulf Wahlgren and Prof. Ingmar Grenthe and later worked at the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble, France. Currently I work at Biophysics Division of HZDR and my main focus is interaction of radionuclides with protein. Since 2017 I have second affiliation at Tokyo Institute of Technology where I work closely with 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), Prof. Sergey Samsonov (Gdańsk, Poland)


  • "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 111 peer-reviewed articles with 2493 citations and h-index of 31 (Scopus). Complete publication list can be obtained via ORCID. Recent publications are below. 

  • S.Tsushima, J.Kretzschmar, H.Doi, K.Okuwaki, M.Kaneko, Y.Mochizuki, K.Takao, "Towards Tailoring Hydrophobic Interaction with Uranyl(VI) Oxygen for C-H Activation" Chem.Comm. 2024, in press.
  • T.Takeyama, S.Tsushima, R. Gericke, P.Kaden, J.März, K.Takao "Fate of Oxidation State at Actinide Centers in Redox-Activie Ligand Systems Governed by Energy Levels of 5f Orbitals" Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202302702.
  • C.Zurita, S.Tsushima, P.L.Solari, D.Menut, S.Dourdain, A.Jeanson, G.Creff, C. Den Auwer "Interaction Between the Transferrin Protein and Plutonium and Thorium, What's New?" Chem. Eur. J. 2023, 29, e202300636.
  • S.M.Gutenthaler, S.Tsushima, R.Steudtner, M.Gailer, A.Hoffmann-Röder, B.Drobot, L.J.Daumann "Lanmodulin peptides - unravelling the binding of the EF-Hand loop sequences stripped from the structural corset" Inorg. Chem.Front., 2022, 9, 4009.