Personal and contact information

Date Prepared
Oct 30, 2012
Masakazu Matsumoto
Office [Add](/Add)ress
Okayama University Science Bldg. B-133, Tsushima-naka, Okayama, Okayama 700-8530, JAPAN
Work Phone
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Place of Birth
Nishinomiya, Japan

Educational Background

Doctor of Science, Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Japan), Chemistry, Okayama University, 1996

Major: Theoretical Chemistry

Thesis: Topology and Dynamics of hydrogen bond network in liquid water

Master of Engineering, Kyoto University (Japan), 1992

Major: Theoretical Chemistry

Thesis: Solute pair formation in acetonitrile aqueous solution at infinite dilution

Bachelor of Engineering, Kyoto University (Japan), 1990

Major: Theoretical Chemistry

Employment Record

  1. 2010 &8211; present, Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, Okayama University, Japan
  2. 1998 - 2010, Assistant Professor, Research Center for Materials Science, Nagoya University, Japan,
  3. 1996 - 1998, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Nagoya University, Japan,

Report of teaching and training

  1. 2010 - present, Chemistry of Complex Materials, Okayama University, MC and DC, 1 semester
  2. 2010 - present, Fundamental Chemical Experiments, Okayama University, BC1, 1 semester
  3. 2010 - present, Mathematics for Chemistry II, Okayama University, BC1, 1 semester
  4. 2010 - present, Chemical Experiments I, Okayama University, BC3, 1 semester (partly)
  5. 2010 - present, Chemical English, Okayama University, BC1, 1 semester (partly)
  6. 1996 - 2010, Introduction to Computational Chemistry, Nagoya University, BC3, 1 semester
  7. 1996 - 2010, Chemical Seminar, Nagoya University, BC1, 1 semester

Invited presentations (2011 -)

Jul. 30, 2012
Masakazu Matsumoto, "Microscopic View of the Supercooled Water", Institute for Protein Research July Forum, Osaka, Japan.
Mar. 27, 2012
Masakazu Matsumoto, "Challenge to the structure design of quasicrystal clathrate hydrates", Annual meeting of the Physical Society of Japan, Nishinomiya, Japan.
Oct. 15, 2011
Masakazu Matsumoto, "Science on water and ice by molecular simulations", Okayama University Open Lecture, Okayama, Japan.
Aug. 18, 2011
Masakazu Matsumoto, "Network topology and dynamics of water", The 3rd conference for young researchers, The Japanese Society for Synchrotron Radiation Research, Himeji, Japan.
Jul. 27, 2011
Masakazu Matsumoto, "Molecular Dynamics of Water Below Freezing" (Invited), CRYO2011, Oregon (USA). CRYO2011MatsumotoA.pdf(132)
Jun. 26, 2011
Masakazu Matsumoto and Hideki Tanaka, "On the structure selectivity of clathrate hydrates" (Invited), 4th Mini Symposium on Liquids 2011, Okayama (Okayama Univ.).
May 30, 2011
Masakazu Matsumoto and Hideki Tanaka, "On the structure selectivity of clathrate hydrates" (Invited), Asian International Workshop on Quasicrystals, Seoul (Korea).

Funding Information


  1. Control and exploration for new crystal and quasicrystal clathrate materials, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.
  2. Cloud education and practice environment using virtual computing laboratory, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Scientific Papers

include Papers

Book Chapter

  • Masakazu Matsumoto, Chapter “Amorphous Structure Analysis for Network-forming Materials”, “Topology Designing”, NTS corp. (Japan), 2009; ISBN 978-4-86043-162-4.

Professional Societies

  1. Physical Society of Japan, Member
  2. Molecular Simulation Society of Japan, Member
  3. The Japan Society of High Pressure Science and Technology, Member

Language skill and qualification

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