The mission of Yamashita-Ushiyama laboratory is theoretical elucidation and control of chemical reaction dynamics. Our research interest varies from foundamental theories such as quantum chemistry and semiclassical dynamics to more application side, as computational chemistry and modeling of catalysis. Based on the methodology of the theoretical chemistiry, we are pursuing the development of the ab initio chemistry.
Koichi Yamashita's research lab is in the Department of Chemical System Engineering at the University of Tokyo.
His undergraduate and graduate degrees are from Kyoto University, where his research field was the theory of chemical reactions. He was a postdoctoral fellow with William Miller at the University of California, Berkeley, from 1982-1984. He has been a professor at the University of Tokyo since 1994. His research group varies in size typically between 7 and 15, with undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows/junior faculty, and visiting international scholars.