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Department of Chemistry
840 Downey Way
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0744

Last modified: 09/12/2015

PrincipleInvestigator
Susumu Takahashi - Principle Investigator
Associate Professor of Chemistry and of Physics & Astronomy
University of Southern California

Denali, Alaska

Dr. Takahashi earned his Ph.D. in Physics from University of Florida in 2005. Then he moved to University of California Santa Barbara where he investigated electron spin decoherence in solid-state systems including nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond and single-molecule magnets (SMMs) using high frequency pulsed electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy. He also developed 240 GHz pulsed EPR spectrometer powered by the UCSB free-electron lasers (FELs) with Prof. Mark Sherwin, Physics-UCSB. Prior to the graduate school, Dr. Takahashi worked for Hitachi in Tokyo to research high-speed and high-bandwidth interface circuits for a dynamic random access memory (DRAM) bus with Dr. Hideki Osaka.

Awards
2012       Searle scholar
2011       James H. Zumberge research and innovation individual award (USC)
2004       Tom Scott memorial award for the best experimental Ph.D. research (UF)

Education
2005       Ph.D. in Physics, University of Florida (Advisor: Stephen Hill)
1997       M.S. in Physics, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan (Advisor: Duk Joo Kim)
1995       B.S. in Physics, Aoyama-Gakuin University, Tokyo, Japan (Advisor: Duk Joo Kim)

Appointments
2017-present    Associate Professor (tenured), University of Southern California
                     Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics & Astronomy
2010-2017       Assistant Professor, University of Southern California
                     Department of Chemistry and Department of Physics & Astronomy
2008-2010       Project Scientist, UC Santa Barbara (Sherwin group)
                     Department of Physics/Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology (ITST)
2006-2008       Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Santa Barbara (Sherwin group)
                     Department of Physics/Institute for Terahertz Science and Technology (ITST)
1997-2001       Engineer, Hitachi Ltd.
                     Semiconductor and Integrated Circuits, Tokyo, Japan

Teaching
2017 Fall        CHEM-544       Introduction to quantum chemistry
2017 Spring   CHEM-332L     Physical Chemical Measurements
2016 Fall        CHEM-544       Introduction to quantum chemistry
2016 Spring   CHEM-332L     Physical Chemical Measurements
2015 Fall        CHEM-544       Introduction to quantum chemistry
2015 Spring   CHEM-332L     Physical Chemical Measurements
2014 Fall        CHEM-550       Special topics in chemical physics: magnetic resonance spectroscopy
2013 Fall        CHEM-550       Special topics in chemical physics: magnetic resonance spectroscopy
2013 Spring   CHEM-332L     Physical Chemical Measurements
2012 Fall        CHEM-544       Introduction to quantum chemistry
2012 Spring   CHEM-550       Special topics in chemical physics: magnetic resonance spectroscopy
2011 Spring   CHEM-332L     Physical Chemical Measurements
                      CHEM-575       Graduate Seminar: Modern Trends in Physical Chemistry
2010 Fall        CHEM-115A     Advanced General Chemistry
                      CHEM-575       Graduate Seminar: Modern Trends in Physical Chemistry

Outreach

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