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Masahiko Suenaga Last modified date:2018.06.12

Lecturer / Multidisciplinary Chemistry
Department of Chemistry
Faculty of Sciences

Graduate School
Undergraduate School

OpenGL-based 3D Molecular Modeling Software .
OpenGL-based 3D Molecular Modeling Software .
Academic Degree
Country of degree conferring institution (Overseas)
Field of Specialization
Computational Chemistry & Chemical Education
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
Outline Activities
My current research project is a development of 3D-Graphics program for molecular modeling and visualization of quantum chemical calculations.
This software (Facio) is an OpenGLbased 3D-graphics program for molecular modeling and visualization
of quantum chemical calculations, such as molecular orbitals and normal mode of vibrations. Since Facio internally uses PDB (Protein Data Bank) format, it can also display a 3D-structure of biological macromolecules, such as proteins and nucleic acid with emphasizing their secondary or
quaternary structures.
Research Interests
  • Developement of integrated GUI for 3D-molecular modelling, visualization of quantum chemical calculation, and generation of GAMESS FMO (Fragment MO) input file.

    Theoretical study of molecular interaction of large systems, like protein, using GAMESS FMO method.
    keyword : molecular model, software, OpenGL, GAMESS, FMO, Fragment MO
  • Study of inclusion phenomina of cucurbit[5]uril with gas molecule
    keyword : inclusion supermolecule
Academic Activities
1. , [URL].
2. Facio: New Computational Chemistry Environment for PC GAMESS
M. Suenaga, Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan, Vol. 4, No. 1 pp. 25-32 (2005).
3. The Model Of A Supermolecule With Dodecahedral Symmetry
M. Suenaga, Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan, Vol. 3, No. 1 pp.27-34 (2004).
4. Development Of A Server/Client Type Reagent Management System (Servo) Using PostgreSQL As A Database
M. Suenaga, Journal of Computer Chemistry, Japan, Vol. 2, No. 1 pp.41-48 (2003).
5. M. Suenaga, Y. Miyahara, N. Shimizu, and T. Inazu, Synthesis of the Trinaphthophenalenium Cation, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 10.1002/(SICI)1521-3773(19980202)37:1/2<90::AID-ANIE90>3.3.CO;2-7, 37, 1-2, 90-91, 37, 90-91 (1998), 1998.01.
6. M. Suenaga, Y. Miyahara, and T. Inazu, A Novel Approach to Extended Phenalenones, J. Org. Chem., 10.1021/jo00073a054, 58, 21, 5846-5848, 58, 5846-5848 (1993), 1993.07.
7. K. Kurosawa, M. Suenaga, T. Inazu, and T. Yoshino, A Facile Synthesis of [3n]Cyclophanes, in which Aromatic
Rings Are Connected With -CH2-CO-CH2- Bridges, Tetrahedron Letters, 10.1016/S0040-4039(00)85832-3, 23, 50, 5335-5338, Tetrahedron Lett., 23, 5335-5338 (1982), 1982.06.
Works, Software and Database
Membership in Academic Society
  • The Chemical Society of Japan
  • Society of Computer Chemistry, Japan
Educational Activities
Lecuturer of the department of Engeneering at Kyushu, Kinki University
Professional and Outreach Activities
ESSP(Excellent Student in Science), 2010-2013

Invitation to Chemistry ( Open campus for high school students)

July, 1991 Charge-Transfer complex
July, 1995 Chemoluminescense
August, 1999 Dying with plants.