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Associate Professor


Mail: kuma_at_ims.ac.jp (Please replace the "_at_" with @ )
Affiliation laboratory:
Location: Myoudaiji


Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Division of Broadband Multiscale Analysis


2006 B.S. Ritsumeikan University
2011 Ph.D. Kyoto University
2008 JSPS Research Fellow, Kyoto University
2011 JSPS Research Fellow, Fritz-Haber Institute
2013 Group leader, Fritz-Haber Institute
2020 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science (additional post)
2020 Guest Professor, Hokkaido University


2013 Inoue Research Award for Young Scientists
2014 Morino Award for Molecular Science
2016 Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award
2020 Gaede Prize
2020 Young Scientists’ Prize for the Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2020 Heinrich Rohrer Medal

Main research themes

Open a new frontier of nano-science using state-of-the-art scanning probe microscopy
kewords Scanning probe microscopy, Nanoscale optical spectroscopy, Plasmonics, Single-molecule chemistry, Hydrogen dynamics, Molecular electronics

Selected Publications

  1. S. Liu, M. Müller, Y. Sun, I. Hamada, A. Hammud, M. Wolf, T. Kumagai, Resolving the Correlation between Tip-Enhanced Resonance Raman Scattering and Local Electronic States with 1 nm Resolution. Nano Lett. 19, 5725–5731 (2019).
  2. H. Böckmann, S. Liu, M. Müller, A. Hammud, M. Wolf, T. Kumagai, Near-Field Manipulation in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Junction with Plasmonic Fabry-Pérot Tips. Nano Lett. 19, 3597–3602 (2019).
  3. H. Böckmann, S. Gawinkowski, J. Waluk, M.B. Raschke, M. Wolf, T. Kumagai, Near-Field Enhanced Photochemistry of Single Molecules in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Junction. Nano Lett. 18, 152–157 (2018).
  4. S. Liu, M. Wolf, T. Kumagai, Plasmon-Assisted Resonant Electron Tunneling in a Scanning Tunneling Microscope Junction. Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 226802 (2018).
  5. M. Koch, M. Pagan, M. Persson, S. Gawinkowski, J. Waluk, T. Kumagai, Direct Observation of Double Hydrogen Transfer via Quantum Tunneling in a Single Porphycene Molecule on a Ag(110) Surface. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 139, 12681–12687 (2017).
  6. J. N. Ladenthin, T. Frederiksen, M. Persson, J. C. Sharp, S. Gawinkowski, J. Waluk, T. Kumagai, Force-induced tautomerization in a single molecule. Nature Chemistry 8, 935–940 (2016).
  7. T. Kumagai, F. Hanke, S. Gawinkowski, J. Sharp, K. Kotsis, J. Waluk, M. Persson, L.Grill, Controlling intramolecular hydrogen transfer in a porphycene molecule with single atoms or molecules located nearby. Nature Chemistry 6, 41–46 (2014).
  8. T. Kumagai, A. Shiotari, H. Okuyama, S. Hatta, T. Aruga, I. Hamada, T. Frederiksen, H. Ueba, Hydrogen relay reactions in real space. Nature Materials 11, 167–172 (2012).