About the Author
Dr. Motohiko Tanaka (Ph.D.), is a professor of
Chubu University, was born in Tokyo (Japan).
He is interested in nature and arts, mainly paintings
and classical music of Bach and Mozart.
Academically, he started his study with the physics
of high-temperature space plasmas at the
University of Tokyo, and was awarded with Ph.D.
in 1981. Immediately following it, he moved to USA
and engaged in a post doctral research at the
University of Maryland.

After returning to Japan, he developed the "macro-particle"
simulation code to study the mesoscale kinetic phenomena
of plasmas. By using it, he first proved the origins of magnetic
reconnection as due to the non-MHD effect (electron inertiain
hich electrons move with separate freedom from ions).

Beginning in 1996 his research field shifted to strongly Coulomb-
coupled systems when he had the occasion of an extended
stay at MIT (the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA).
Recently, he added the research of solid-state physics of
microwave-material interactions, and energetic beam
generation by laser irradiation through Coulomb explosion.

He found that "ice" in frozen state is not heated by microwaves
due to crystal state (microwave oven, in Giga Hertz), and was
publised in 2007 of Chemical Physics.

His research includes microwave-materials interactions, Coulomb
explosion of hydrogen pellets irradiated by a short-pulse laser,
ionic condensed matters (charged polymers, molecular and
biological systems) and nanosize matters (solid, liquid), using both
classical and quantum mechanical (ab initio) molecular dynamics
simulations. His recent works also include the peculiar "charge inversion"
(strong double layers on particles), DNA translocation through a
nanopore, and the ab initio molecular dynamics study of nano-sized
matters. To achieve efficient computational research, he is making
R&D and maintaining high-speed cluster machines.

He was one of five research leaders and the secretary of the MEXT
project under Prime Area Research of microwave fundamentals and
applications in 2006-2011.
He was awarded by the first Rustom Ray Innovator Award of
Global Congress on Microwave Energy and Application
in 2008
(http://dphysique.isc.chubu.ac.jp/).

He has finished a long work on nanotube accelerators of intense
laser irradiation at http://dphysique.isc.chubu.ac.jp/Arxiv1711.04106.pdf.
He is now focusing on microwave physics of methane hydrate by using
molecular dynamics simulations.


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