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Satoru Suzuki, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry

Office Phone: (951)552-8726
Office Location: James Building, 466
Office Hours: Mon 1:30 - 2:30pm (James 466), Tue 10:30 - 11:30am (James 466 or WebEx), Wed 7 - 8am (YCTR 218), Fri 7 - 8am (YCTR 218), By appointment only: Tue 11:30am - 1pm, Thur 10:30am - 1pm

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)
    Survey of Physical Science (PSC133)

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    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

    Orchard Church (Temecula, CA)
    Worship Arts

  • Community Service & Involvement

    SCEGA gymnastics (TVGA board member), Temecula, CA

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Disc Golf; Tennis; Guitar; 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)