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Associate Professor

TEL: 0564-59-5520
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Location: Yamate, No.3 Bldg. 5F West

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Life and Coordination-Complex Molecular Science, Functional Coordination Chemistry


2003 B.S. The University of Tokyo
2010 Ph.D. The University of Tokyo
2005 Sony Corporation
2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, RIKEN
2012 Project Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2013 Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2019 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
        Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies


2019 JSCC Research Encouragement Award
2011 Best Presentation Awards at the Annual Meeting, Japan Society for Molecular Science
2010 Research Award, Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo
2008 BCSJ Award, The Chemical Society of Japan

Main research themes

Creation of novel photonic-electronic-magnetic functions based on molecules with open-shell electronic structures
kewords Radical, Open-shell electronic states, Photonic-electronic-magnetic properties
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Selected Publications

  1. T. Kusamoto, C. Ohde, S. Sugiura, S. Yamashita, R. Matsuoka, T. Terashima, Y. Nakazawa, H. Nishihara, S. Uji, "An Organic Quantum Spin Liquid with Triangular Lattice: Spinon Fermi Surface and Scaling Behavior" Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 95, 306–313 (2022).
  2. S. Kimura, M. Uejima, W. Ota, T. Sato, S. Kusaka, R. Matsuda, H. Nishihara, and T. Kusamoto "An Open-shell, Luminescent, Two-Dimensional Coordination Polymer with a Honeycomb Lattice and Triangular Organic Radical" J. Am. Chem. Soc. 143, 4329-4338 (2021).
  3. S. Kimura, T. Kusamoto, S. Kimura, K. Kato, Y. Teki, and H. Nishihara ‘‘Magnetoluminescence in a Photostable, Brightly Luminescent Organic Radical in a Rigid Environment’’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 57, 12711–12715 (2018).
  4. Y. Hattori, T. Kusamoto, and H. Nishihara ‘‘Luminescence, Stability, and Proton Response of an Open-Shell (3,5-Dichloro-4-pyridyl) bis (2,4,6-trichlorophenyl) methyl Radical’’ Angew. Chem. Int. Ed53, 11845–11848 (2014).