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Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Theoretical Molecular Science I
Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Quantum Systems (Concurrent Position)


2005 B.S. Osaka University
2010 Ph.D. Osaka University
2010 Postdoctoral Fellow, Osaka University
2011 Special Postdoctral Researcher, RIKEN
2013 Assistant Professor, The University of Tokyo
2015 Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
2019 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
        Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
        Associate Professor, Center for Mesoscopic Sciences, Quantum Systems (adjunct)


2008 L'Oréal–UNESCO Japan National Fellowships for Women in Science
2011 Best Poster Award in ISSS-6 Internal Symposium on Surface Science
2017 Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan
2019 The Young Scientists’ Prize, The Commendation for Science and Technology by the Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
2020 The 1st Award for Early Career Women Scientists of the Japan Society of Vacuum and Surface Science
2021 The 2nd Fumiko Yonezawa Memorial Prize of the Physical Society of Japan

Main research themes

Theoretical studies on novel physical properties arising from many-body interaction
kewords Quantum many-body interaction, Density functional theory, Quantum field theory, electron-phonon interaction, magnetism
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Selected Publications

  1. Emi Minamitani, Noriyuki Tsukahara, Daisuke Matsunaka, Yousoo Kim, Noriaki Takagi, Maki Kawai, “Symmetry-driven novel Kondo effect in a molecule”, Phys. Rev. Lett., 109 (2012) 086602.
  2. Emi Minamitani, Ryuichi Arafune, Noriyuki Tsukahara, Yoshitaka Ohda, Satoshi Watanabe, Maki Kawai, Hiromu Ueba, Noriaki Takagi “Surface phonon excitation on clean metal surfaces in scanning tunneling microscopy”, Phys. Rev. B, 93, 085411 (2016)
  3. E. Minamitani, N. Takagi, S. Watanabe, “Model Hamiltonian approach to the magnetic anisotropy of iron phthalocyanine at solid surfaces”, Phys. Rev. B, 94, 205402 (2016).
  4. R. Hiraoka, E. Minamitani, R. Arafune, N. Tsukahara, S. Watanabe, M. Kawai, and N. Takagi, “Single-Molecule Quantum Dot as a Kondo Simulator”, Nat. Commun., 8 16012 (2017).
  5. Emi Minamitani, Ryuichi Arafune, Thomas Frederiksen, Tetsuya Suzuki, Syed Mohammad Fakruddin Shahed, Tomohiro Kobayashi, Norifumi Endo, Hirokazu Fukidome, Satoshi Watanabe, Tadahiro Komeda “Atomic-scale characterization of the interfacial phonon in graphene/SiC” Phys. Rev. B, 96, 155431 (2017)