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SAITO, Shinji


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Theoretical and Computational Molecular Science, Theoretical Molecular Science I
Research Center of Integrative Molecular Systems
, Division of Trans-Hierarchical Molecular Systems (Concurrent Position)
Research Center for Computational Science (Concurrent Position)


1988  B.S. Keio University   
1990  M. Eng. KyotoUniversity   
1995  Ph. D. The Graduate University for Advanced Studies  
1990  Technical Associate, Institute for Molecular Science   
1994  Research Associate, Nagoya University   
1998  Associate Professor, Nagoya University   
2005  Professor, Institute for Molecular Science   
2006  Professor, The Graduate University for Advanced Studies

Main research themes

Theoretical Studies on Dynamics behind Reactions, Functions, and Glass Transitions in Many-Body Molecular Systems
kewords Fluctuation, Reaction, Function, Glass transition
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Selected Publications

  1. T. Yagasaki and S. Saito, "Fluctuations and Relaxation Dynamics of Liquid Water Revealed by Linear and Nonlinear Spectroscopy," Annu. Rev. Phys. Chem. 64, 55-75 (2013) (invited).
  2. K. Kim and S. Saito, “Multiple Length and Time Scales of Dynamic Heterogeneities in Model Glass-Forming Liquids: A Systematic Analysis of Multi-Point and Multi-Time Correlations,” J. Chem. Phys. (Special Topic: Glass Transition) 138, 12A506 (13 pages) (2013) (Invited).
  3. T. Mori and S. Saito, "Conformational excitation and non-equilibrium transition facilitate enzymatic reactions:Application to Pin1 peptidyl-prolyl isomerase," J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 10, 474-480 (2019).
  4. S. Saito, M. Higashi, and G. R. Fleming, "Site-dependent fluctuations optimize electronic energy transfer in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson protein," J. Phys. Chem. B 123, 9762-9772 (2019).
  5. S. Saito and B. Bagchi, "Thermodynamic picture of vitrification of water through complex specific heat and entropy: A journey through "No Man's Land"," J. Chem. Phys. 150, 054502 (14 pages) (2019).