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Department of Materials Molecular Science, Electronic Structure
Center for Mesoscopic Sciences (Concurrent Position)


2007 B.S. Kyoto University       
2011 Ph.D. The University of Tokyo (Doctor of Engineering)   
2011 Research Fellowship for Young Scientists  (DC2・PD), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
2012 Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
2016 PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (innovative catalysis) (-2020.3)
2018 Associate Professor, Institute for Molecular Science
        Associate Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies
2019 PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (innovative photonic technology) (-2023.3)  


2014  Young Scientist Award, 33rd Annual Meeting of the Surface Science Society of Japan.
2014  39th Vacuum Science Paper Award of the Kumatani Memorial Foundation.
2018  PCCP Prize 2018.
2018  CSJ Presentation Award 2017, The 98th CSJ Annual Meeting
2018  Encouragement award, The Spectroscopic Society of Japan
2018  The Morino Foundation for Molecular Science
2019  The 12th Young Scientist Award of the Japan Society for Molecular Science
2019  The 14th Young Scientist Award of the Physical Society of Japan

Main research themes

Unique Structures, Physicochemical Properties and Quantum Dynamics of Molecular Aggregates at Solid Surfaces
kewords Water Molecule, Molecular Spectroscopy, Surface Science
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Selected Publications

  1. K. Shirai, G. Fazio, T. Sugimoto et al., Water-assisted hole trapping at highly curved surface of nano-TiO2 photocatalyst, J. Am. Chem. Soc. 140, 1415 (2018)
  2. T. Sugimoto et al., Inelastic Electron Tunneling Mediated by Molecular Quantum Rotator, Phys. Rev. B 96, 241409(R) (2017).
  3. T. Sugimoto et al., Emergent high-Tc ferroelectric ordering of strongly correlated and frustrated protons in heteroepitaxial ice film, Nature Physics 12, 1063 (2016).
  4. K. Shirai, T. Sugimoto et al., Effect of Water Adsorption on Carrier Trapping Dynamics at the Surface of Anatase TiO2 Nanoparticles. Nano Lett. 16, 1323 (2016).
  5. T. Sugimoto et al., Nuclear Spin Dynamics of Molecular Hydrogen Adsorbed on Solid Surfaces –Interdisciplinary Surface Electromagnetic Process-. J. Phys. Soc. Jpn. 71, 668 (2016).