Shimizu Group

Dept. Applied-Physics and Physico-Informatics, Keio University

We are doing Surface Science using Scanning Probe Microscopy

For Prospective Students and Postdocs

We accept graduate students through our International Graduate Program. If you are interested, please send me (tshimizu at appi.keio.ac.jp (replace at with @)) your CV, along with a brief description of your proposed project or your academic interests.

We also welcome students under a short-term exchange program. The Graduate School of Science and Technology at Keio University provides a short-term exchange program, which can last from one semester to a full academic year, for students at partner institutions. For more details, please visit university webpage.

Additionally, we host postdoctoral researchers through the JSPS fellowship programs.

About Shimizu Group

April 2023 marks the sixth year of Shimizu Group in the Department of Applied Physics and Physico-Informatics, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University.

Our group focuses on the characterization of surfaces and interfaces of various materials including metals, semiconductors, oxides, organic thin films,
and adsorbed molecules. Scanning probe microscopy at the single atomic and molecular scales provides key information for the understanding of catalytic reaction mechanisms and the development of next-generation devices.

Recent Publication

Kazuma Matsui, Hiroshi Watanabe, and Tomoko K. Shimizu, “Stability and formation process of hydrogen-bonded organic porous thin films: A molecular dynamics study” AIP Advances 12, 105109 (2022).

Simulation of growth of hydrogen-bonded porous organic thin films.

Kanae Yamanami, Yuto Fujita, Kazuma Matsui, Ryu Asari, Tomoko Kusawake, and Tomoko K. Shimizu, “Evidence of one-dimensional channels in hydrogen-bonded organic porous thin films fabricated at the air/liquid interface” Langmuir38, 1910-1914 (2022).

Porous organic thin films fabricated by self-assembly of molecules at the air/liquid interface were characterized using AFM and IR spectroscopy.


This section introduces Associate Professor Tomoko Shimizu and other members of the group, as well as alumni and research collaborators.


This section provides information on publication and conference presentations.