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E-mail: ohmine(@)

Ph.D. in Chemical Physics, Harvard University 1976; Assistant Professor, Keio University 1981-1982; Associate Professor, Institute of Molecular Science 1982-1994; Professor, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University 1994-2009; Dean, Graduate School of Science, Nagoya University 2003-2005; Vice President/Trustee, Nagoya University 2006-2009;  Research Leader, Fukui Institute for Fundamental Chemistry, Kyoto University 2009-2010; Director General, Institute for Molecular Science 2010-; Vice President, National Institutes of Natural Sciences  2010-


His research interest includes electronic and dynamical aspects of photochemical reactions in gas and liquid, and dynamics of liquid and clusters. Fore more details, please click here;



Chunichi Cultural Prize 2003
The Chemical Society of Japan (CSJ) Award 2008


Selected Publications

  1. “Correlation effects in the spectra of polyenes”,  J. Chem. Phys. 64, 4422-4441 (1976),  K. Schulten, I. Ohmine and M. Karplus
  2. “Salt effects on the phase transition of ionic gels”,  J. Chem. Phys. 77, 5725-5729 (1982),  I. Ohmine and T. Tanaka
  3. “Fluctuation, Relaxations and Hydration in Liquid Water; Hydrogen Bond Rearrangement Dynamics”,  Chemical Reviews93,2545-2566 (1993),  I. Ohmine and H. Tanaka
  4. “Liquid Water Dynamics; Collective motions, Fluctuation and Relaxation”,  Feature Article in J. Phys. Chem., 99, 6767-6776 (1995), I. Ohmine
  5. “Water Dynamics; Fluctuation, Relaxation and Chemical Reaction in Hydrogen Bond Network Rearrangement”,  Accounts of Chemical Research, 32, 741-749 (1999),  I. Ohmine and S. Saito
  6.  “Molecular dynamics simulation of the ice nucleation and growth process leading to water freezing”, Nature, 416, 409-413 (2002), (Cover Article),  M. Matsumoto, S. Saito and I. Ohmine.
  7. "Off-resonant fifth-order response function for two-dimensional Raman spectroscopy of liquids CS2 and water",  Phys. Rev. Lett. 88, 207401-1 --207401-4 (2002)  S. Saito and I. Ohmine.
  8. “Defect pair separation as the controlling step in homogeneous ice melting”, Nature, 498, 350-354 (2013), (Cover Article),  K. Mochizuki, M. Matsumoto, and I. Ohmine.

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