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Satoru Suzuki, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: (951)552-8726
Office Location: James Building, 466
Office Hours: MWThF 1-2pm; (By appointment) W 2-4pm, Th noon-1pm, F 2-3pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Chemistry Arizona State University 1996
B.S. Chemistry/Biology Grand Canyon University 1991

Courses Taught

Fundamentals of Chemistry (CHE102)
General Chemistry I & II (CHE115 & CHE125)
Physical Chemistry I & II (CHE415 & CHE416)


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Theoretical Physical Chemistry; Chemical Dynamics; Quantum Chemistry; Computational Chemistry


Teaching Experience

Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA (1998 - 2012);
San Antonio College, San Antonio, TX (1996 - 1998)


Research, Presentations, & Publications

Satoru Suzuki, H. C. Sung, M. Hayashi and S. H. Lin, “Femtosecond process and ultrafast biological electron transfer,” Physica A, 221, 15-29 (1995).

S. H. Lin, M. Hayashi, S. Suzuki, X. A. Gu and M. Sugawara, “Theoretical analysis on femtosecond time-resolved spectra of initial electron transfer of photosynthetic reaction centers at low temperatures,” Chem. Phys., 197, 435 (1995).

X. G. Gu, M. Hayashi, S. Suzuki and S. H. Lin, “Vibrational coherence and relaxation dynamics in the primary donor state of the mutant reaction center of Rhodobacter capsulatus: Theoretical analysis of pump-probe stimulated emission,” Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1229, 215-225 (1995).

D. W. Liao, D.Y. Yang, S. Y. Sheu, M. Hayashi, C. K. Tang, S. Suzuki, R. G. Alden and S. H. Lin, “Effect of temperature and inhomogeneities on binding of a ligand to heme proteins,” J. Chin. Chem. Soc., 41, 401-407 (1994).

S. H. Lin, R. G. Alden, M. Hayashi, Satoru Suzuki and H. A. Murchison, “On the theoretical calculation of femtosecond time-resolved spectra of initial electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers,” J. Phys. Chem. 97, 12566-12573 (1993).

S. H. Lin, M. Hayashi, R. G. Alden, S. Suzuki, X. Z. Gu and Y. Y. Lin, “Ultrafast electron transfer and spectroscopy of photosynthetic reaction centers,” In: Femtosecond Chemistry, Edited by J. Manz and L. Woste (Verlag Chemie) pp. 633-667 (1995).

M. Hayashi, M. Sugawara, S. Suzuki and S. H. Lin, “Dynamics of electron transfer and vibrational coherence in photosynthetic reaction center,” In: X-th Photosynthetic Congress
Proceedings (Kluwer) (1995).

Satoru Suzuki, M. Hayashi, X. Gu and S. H. Lin, “The effect of temperature and vibrational relaxation on ultrafast electron transfer,” 22nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Photobiology, Scottsdale, AZ, Photochem. Photobiol., 59S, 34S (1994).

S. Suzuki, M. Hayashi, X. Gu and S. H. Lin, “Theoretical calculation of pump-probe stimulated emission profiles of ultrafast electron transfer,” 49th Ohio State University International Symposium on Molecular Spectroscopy, Columbus, OH (1994).

Satoru Suzuki, Michitoshi Hayashi, Xianzhang Gu and S. H. Lin, “The effect of ground state thermal distribution on the ultra fast electron transfer rate,” 3rd Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Pacific Grove, CA (1994).

Satoru Suzuki, R. Islampour, R. G. Alden and S. H. Lin, “Effect of temperature, displacement and distortions of potential surfaces on photoinduced electron transfer,” Western Regional Photosynthesis Conference, Pacific Grove, CA (1993).


Church Membership & Activities

Rancho Baptist Church (Temecula, CA)


Interests & Hobbies

Disc Golf; Tennis; Wife Shari and "many" children


Personal Philosophy

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despite wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)