Statistical Thermodynamics: Theory and Applications
I am a theoretician who aims:
- to gain a molecular scale understanding directly from the routinely performed experiments (such as solubility, sorption isotherm and physical properties' data);
- to attain interpretive clarity via a direct connection to the first principles with a bare minimum number of assumptions;
- to make my theory usable for industry and experiments via user-friendly, web-based apps (written by my industrial collaborator).
We work in the following research areas.
I strive for clarity using pen, paper, coffee and walks. I collaborate with theoreticians, experimentalists and industry.
To find out more:
- Cooperativity in Sorption Isotherms: Shimizu and Matubayasi, Langmuir 39, 2023, 13820-13829.
- Understanding Sorption Mechanisms Directly from Isotherms: Shimizu and Matubayasi, Langmuir 39, 2023, 6113-6125.
- Surface Area Estimation: Replacing the Brunauer–Emmett–Teller Model with the Statistical Thermodynamic Fluctuation Theory: Shimizu and Matubayasi, Langmuir 38, 2022, 7989-8002.
- Formulating rationally via statistical thermodynamics: Shimizu, Curr. Opin. Coll. Interf. Sci. 2020, 48, 53-64.
- Unifying hydrotropy under Gibbs phase rule: Shimizu & Matubayasi, Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 2017, 19, 23597.
- Practical molecular thermodynamics for greener solution chemistry: Abbott, Booth and Shimizu, Green Chem. 2017, 19, 68-75.
- “Gastrophysics” Shimizu, Stenner and Matubayasi, Food Hydrocoll. 2017, 62, 128-139.
- Food flavour: Shimizu, Abbott and Matubayasi, Food & Function, 2017, 8, 2999-3009.