NIMS-ERM Catalytic Materials Group
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Dr. Naoto UMEZAWA


NIMS Senior Researcher
Catalytic Materials Group
Environmental Remediation Materials Unit
National Institute for Materials Science
1-1 Namiki,Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
TEL: +81-29-860-4547
FAX:+81-29-860-4958
e-mail: UMEZAWA.Naoto[at]nims.go.jp

Education
2000-2003 Ph.D, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo
1998-2000 Degree of Master, Department of Condensed Matter Physics, Tokyo Institute of Technology
1993-1998 Degree of Bachelor, Faculty of Physics, Aoyama Gakuin University

Professional Experience
2008-present *NIMS Senior Researcher
2006-2008 *NIMS Researcher
2004-2006 *NIMS Postdoctoral Scientist
2003-2004 *Postdoctoral Scientist, University of Southern California

Research Interests

* Materials design based on first-principles calculations
* Development of the computational method for highly-accurate electronic structure calculations


Publications:
  1. Pakpoom Reunchan, Shuxin Ouyang, Naoto Umezawa, Hua Xu, Yuanjian Zhang, and Jinhua Ye,
    gTheoretical design of highly active SrTiO3-based photocatalysts by a codoping scheme towards solar energy utilization for hydrogen productionh
    J. Mater. Chem. A, DOI: 10.1039/c2ta00450j

  2. Hua Xu, Pakpoom Reunchan, Shuxin Ouyang, Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, Tetsuya Kako, and Jinhua Ye
    gAnatase TiO2 single crystals exposed with high-reactive {111} facets toward efficient H2 evolutionh
    Chem. Mater. , DOI: 10.1021/cm303502b

  3. Tetsuya Kako, Naoto Umezawa, Kui Xie, and Jinhua Ye
    gUndoped visible-light-sensitive titania photocatalysth
    J. Mater. Sci. 48, 108-114, 2013

  4. Naoto Umezawa and Jinhua Ye
    gRole of complex defects in photocatalytic activities of nitrogen-doped anatase TiO2h
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 5924-5934, 2012

  5. Shuxin Ouyang, Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, Junyu Cao, Peng Li, Yingpu Bi, Yuanjian Zhang, and Jinhua Ye
    gSurface-Alkalinization-Induced Enhancement of Photocatalytic H2 Evolution over SrTiO3-Based Photocatalystsh
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 134, 1974-1977, 2012

  6. Naoto Umezawa, and Kenji Shiraishi
    gTheoretical model for artificial structure modulation of HfO2/SiOx/Si interface by deposition of a dopant materialh
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 (9), 092904 (1-4), 2012

  7. Pakpoom Reunchan, Naoto Umezawa, Shuxin Ouyang, and Jinhua Ye
    gMechanism of photocatalytic activities in Cr-doped SrTiO3 under visible-light irradiation: an insight from hybrid density-functional calculationsh
    Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 14, 1876-1880, 2012

  8. Hua Tong, Shuxin Ouyang, Yingpu Bi, Naoto Umezawa, Mitsutake Oshikiri, and Jinhua Ye
    gNano-photocatalytic Materials: Possibilities and Challengesh
    Adv. Mater. 24, 229-251, 2012

  9. Kui Xie, Naoto Umezawa, Ning Zhang, Pakpoom Reunchan, Yuanjian Zhang, and Jinhua Ye,
    gSelf-doped SrTiO3- photocatalyst with enhanced activity for artificial photosynthesis under visible lighth
    Energy & Environmental Science 4, 4211-4219, 2011

  10. Katsumasa Kamiya, Naoto Umezawa, and Susumu Okada,
    "Energetics and electronic structure of graphene adsorbed on HfO2 surface: Density functional theory calculations"
    Phys. Rev. B 83 (15), 153413 (1-4), 2011

  11. Yingpu Bi, Shuxin Ouyang, Naoto Umezawa, Junyu Cao, and Jinhua Ye,
    "Facet effect of single-crystalline Ag3PO4 Sub-microcrystals on Photocatalytic Properties"
    J. Am. Chem. Soc. 133 , 6490-6492, 2011

  12. Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, Jinhua Ye, and Takahisa Ohno,
    "Electronic coupling assembly of semiconductor nanocrystals: self-narrowed band gap to promise solar energy utilization"
    Energy & Environmental Sci. 4, 1684-1689, 2011

  13. Hua Tong, Naoto Umezawa, and Jinhua Ye,
    "Visible light photoactivity from a bonding assembly of titanium oxide nanocrystals"
    Chem. Commun. 47, 4219-4221, 2011

  14. Naoto Umezawa, Ouyang Shuxin, and Jinhua Ye,
    "Theoretical study of high photocatalytic performance of Ag3PO4"
    Phys. Rev. B83(3), 035202 (1-8), 2011

  15. Naoto Umezawa,and Kenji Shiraishi,
    "Origin of high solubility of silicon in La2O3: A first-principles study"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 97(20), 202906 (1-3), 2010

  16. Naoto Umezawa
    "Effects of capping HfO2 with multivalent oxides toward reducing the number of charged defects"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 96(2), 162906 (1-3), 2010

  17. Hiroyoshi Momida, Eric Cockayne, Naoto Umezawa, and Takahisa Ohno,
    "Computational study of the dielectric properties of [La, Sc]2O3 solid solutions"
    J. Appl. Phys. 107(7), 074104 (1-3), 2010

  18. A. Janotti, J. B. Varley, P. Rinke, N. Umezawa, G. Kresse, and C. G. Van de Walle,
    "Hybrid functional studies of the oxygen vacancy in TiO2"
    Phys. Rev. B 81(8), 085212 (1-7), 2010

  19. Naoto Umezawa
    "Effects of barium incorporation into HfO2 gate dielectrics on reduction in charged defects: First-principles study"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 94(2), 022903(1-3), 2009

  20. Naoto Umezawa, Motoyuki Sato, and Kenji Shiraishi
    "Reduction in charged defects associated with oxygen vacancies in hafnia by magnesium incorporation: First-principles study"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(22), 223104(1-3), 2008

  21. Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi, Yasushi Akasaka, Atsushi Oshiyama, Seiji Inumiya, Seiichi Miyazaki, Kenji Ohmori, Toyohiro Chikyow, Takahisa Ohno, Kikuo Yamabe, Yasuo Nara, and Keisaku Yamada
    "Chemical controllability of charge states of nitrogen-related defects in HfOxNy: First-principles calculations"
    Phys. Rev. B 77(16), 165130(1-6), 2008

  22. Naoto Umezawa, Anderson Janotti, Patrick Rinke, Toyohiro Chikyow, and Chris G. Van de Walle "Optimizing optical absorption of TiO2 by alloying with TiS2"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 92(4), 041104(1-3), 2008

  23. Naoto Umezawa "Local-density approximation for orbital densities applied to the self-interaction correction"
    J. Chem. Phys. 128(4), 044105(1-8), 2008

  24. Kentaro Doi, Yutaka Mikazuki, Shinya Sugino, Tatsuki Doi, Pawel Szarek, Masato Senami, Kenji Shiraishi, Hiroshi Iwai, Naoto Umezawa, Toyohiro Chikyo, Keisaku Yamada, and Akitomo Tachibana,
    "Electronic Structure Study of Local Dielectric Properties of Lanthanoid Oxide Clusters"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 47(1), 205 - 211, 2008

  25. Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi, Shinya Sugino, Akitomo Tachibana, Kenji Ohmori, Kuniyuki Kakushima, Hiroshi Iwai, Toyohiro Chikyow, Takahisa Ohno, Yasuo Nara, and Keisaku Yamada,
    "Suppression of oxygen vacancy formation in Hf-based high-k dielectrics by lanthanum incorporation"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(13), 132904(1-3), 2007

  26. Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi, Seiichi Miyazaki, Takahisa Ohno, Toyohiro Chikyow, Keisaku Yamada, and Yasuo Nara,
    "Hafnium 4f Core-level Shifts Caused by the Nitrogen Incorporation in Hf-based High-k Gate Dielectrics"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46(6A), 3507-3509, 2007

  27. Naoto Umezawa, Rajiv K. Kalia, Aiichiro Nakano, Priya Vashishta, and Fuyuki Shimojo,
    "RDX (1,3,5-trinitro-1,3,5-triazine) Decomposition and Chemisorption on Al(111) surface: First-principles molecular dynamics study"
    J. Chem. Phys. 126(23), 234702(1-7), 2007

  28. Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi, Kazuyoshi Torii, Mauro Boero, Toyohiro Chikyow, Heiji Watanabe, Kikuo Yamabe, Takahisa Ohno, Keisaku Yamada, and Yasuo Nara,
    "Role of Nitrogen Atoms in Reduction of Electron Charge Traps in Hf-based High-k Dielectrics"
    IEEE Electron Device Lett. 28(5), 363-365, 2007

  29. Akira Uedono, Tatsuya Naito, Takashi Otsuka, Kenichi Ito, Kenji Shiraishi, Kikuo Yamabe, Seiichi Miyazaki, Heiji Watanabe, Naoto Umezawa, Toyohiro Chikyow, Toshiyuki Ohhdaira, Ryuichi Suzuki, Yasushi Akasaka, Satoshi Kamiyama, Yasuo Nara, and Keisaku Yamada,
    "Characterization of Metal/High-k Structures Using Monoenergetic Positron Beams"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 46(5B), 3214-3218, 2007

  30. Rajendra Prasad, Naoto Umezawa, Dominik Domin, Romelia Salomon-Ferrer, and William A. Lester, Jr.,
    "Quantum Monte Carlo study of first-row atoms using transcorrelated variational Monte Carlo trial functions"
    J. Chem. Phys. 126(16), 164109(1-5), 2007

  31. Yasushi Akasaka, Genji Nakamura, Kenji Shiraishi, Naoto Umezawa, Kikuo Yamabe, Osamu Ogawa, Myoungbum Lee, Toshio Amiaka, Tooru Kasuya, Heiji Watanabe, Toyohiro Chikyow, Fumio Ootsuka, Yasuo Nara, and Kunio Nakamura,
    "Modified Oxygen Vacancy Induced Fermi Level Pinning Model Extendable to P-Metal Pinning"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 45(49), L128-L1292, 2006

  32. Naoto Umezawa,
    "Explicit Density Functional Exchange Potential with Correct Asymptotic Behavior"
    Phys. Rev. A 74(3), 032505(1-7), 2006

  33. A. Uedono, T. Naito, T. Otsuka, K. Shiraishi, K. Yamabe, S. Miyazaki, H. Watanabe, N. Umezawa, T. Chikyow, Y. Akasaka, S. Kamiyama, Y. Nara, and K. Yamada,
    "Introduction of defects into HfO2 gate dielectrics by metal-gate deposition studied using x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and positron annihilation"
    J. Appl. Phys. 100(6), 064501(1-5), 2006

  34. Naoto Umezawa and Toyohiro Chikyow,
    "Orbital-dependent nonlocal correlation energy functional constructed from a Jastrow function: application to atoms and ions"
    Phys. Rev. A 73(6), 062116(1-8), 2006

  35. Naoto Umezawa and Toyohiro Chikyow,
    "Role of the One-body Jastrow Factor in the Transcorrelated Self-consistent-field Equation"
    Int. J. Quantum Chem. 106(7), 1477-1486, 2006

  36. Hiroyoshi Momida, Tomoyuki Hamada, Takenori Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Uda, Naoto Umezawa, Toyohiro Chikyow, Kenji Shiraishi, and Takahisa Ohno,
    "Effect of nitrogen atom doping on dielectric constants of Hf-based gate oxides"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(11), 112903(1-3), 2006

  37. A. Uedono, K. Ikeuchi, T. Otsuka, K. Shiraishi, K. Yamabe, S. Miyazaki, N. Umezawa, A. Hamid, T. Chikyow, T. Ohdaira, M. Muramatsu, R. Suzuki, S. Inumiya, S. Kamiyama, Y. Akasaka, and Y. Nara, and K. Yamada.
    "Characterization of HfSiON gate dielectrics using monoenergetic positron beams"
    J. Appl. Phys. 99(5), 054507(1-6), 2006

  38. Naoro Umezawa, Antonio Sarsa, Claude Le Sesh, and Toyohiro Chikyow,
    "Determination of simple correlated wave function for few-electron systems using a Jastrow factor"
    Phys. Rev. A 73(1), 012512(1-5), 2006

  39. Heiji Watanabe, Satoshi Kamiyama, Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi,
    Shiniti Yoshida, Yasumasa Watanabe, Tsunetoshi Arikado, Toyohiro Chikyow, Keisaku Yamada, and Kiyoshi Yasutake, "Role of nitrogen incorporation into Hf-based high-k gate dielectrics for termination of local current leakage paths"
    Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 44(43), L1333-L1336, 2005

  40. Naoto Umezawa, Shinji Tsuneyuki, Takahisa Ohno, Kenji Shiraishi, and Toyohiro Chikyow,
    "A practical treatment for the three-body interactions in the transcorrelated variational Monte Carlo Method: application to atoms from lithium to neon"
    J. Chem. Phys. 122(22), 224101(1-9), 2005

  41. Naoto Umezawa, Kenji Shiraishi, Takahisa Ohno, Heiji Watanabe, Toyohiro Chikyow, Kazuyoshi Torii, Kikuo Yamabe, Keisaku Yamada, Hiroshi Kitajima, and Tsunetoshi Arikado,
    "First-Principles Studies of the Intrinsic Effect of Nitrogen Atoms on Reduction in Gate Leakage Current through Hf-based High-k Dielectrics"
    Appl. Phys. Lett. 86(14), 143507(1-3), 2005

  42. Naoto Umezawa and Shinji Tsuneyuki,
    "Excited electronic state calculations by the transcorrelated variational Monte Carlo method: Application to a helium atom"
    J. Chem. Phys. 121(15), 7070-7075, 2004

  43. Naoto Umezawa and Shinji Tsuneyuki,
    "Ground-state correlation energy for the homogeneous electron gas calculated by the transcorrelated method"
    Phys. Rev. B 69(16), 165102(1-6), 2004

  44. Naoto Umezawa and Shinji Tsuneyuki,
    "Transcorrelated method for electronic systems coupled with variational Monte Carlo calculation"
    J. Chem. Phys. 119(19), 10015-10031, 2003