Born April 15, 1971 in Funabashi, Japan
Marvin T. Schmidt Professor and Blue Waters Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship for Young Scientist (1996);
Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Junior Faculty Award (2008);
Medal of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science (2008);
National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2009);
Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award (2009);
Moskowitz Memorial Lecturer, University of Minnesota (2011);
Scialog Fellow, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2011);
Scialog Collaborative Innovation Award, Research Corporation for Science Advancement (2012);
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2012);
Visiting Professor, Nicolaus Copernicus University (2013);
Per-Olov Löwdin Lecturer, Uppsala University (2014);
Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry (2015);
School of Chemical Sciences Teaching Award, University of Illinois (2017);
Robert S. Mulliken Lecturer, University of Georgia (2018).
More than 165 scientific articles and 7 book chapters.
Advanced ab initio crystal orbital theory and embedded-fragmentation methods for crystalline and amorphous solids and liquids.
Developed orbital-dependent density-functional theory based on optimized effective potential for ground and excited states.
Championed the use of symbolic algebra for automated formula derivation and parallel-execution code synthesis of high-rank electron-correlation methods.
Developed diagrammatic vibrational many-body methods for molecules and solids, introducing the concept of Dyson geometry and coordinates.
Reported theorems, proof, and conjecture concerning size consistency and the existence of thermodynamic limit.
Proposed a new finite-temperature many-body perturbation theory, elucidating the cause of its low-temperature breakdown.
Derived algebraic recursions for one-particle Green's unction and proved its linked-diagram and irreducible-diagram theorems within a time-independent framework.
Introduced stochastic algorithms for explicitly correlated many-body perturbation and Green's function theories and grid-based diffusion Monte Carlo.