Tomoyasu Mani

Tomoyasu Mani

Assistant Professor


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Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics
Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Pennsylvania, 2013 (Sergei A. Vinogradov)

B.S. in Biochemistry (cum laude)
Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Dallas, 2009 (A. Dean Sherry)


Goldhaber Fellow
Chemistry Division, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 2014-2016

Major Honors

PRESTO Researcher, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), 2017-2021

Blavatnik Regional Award Winner in Chemistry, 2016

Gertrude and Maurice Goldhaber Distinguished Fellowship, 2014-2016


Tomo grew up in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, and attended Matsuyama Minami High School. He earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from the University of Texas at Dallas in 2009 where he worked in the laboratory of Prof. A. Dean Sherry. He was a Summer Undergraduate Research Fellow at the University of Texas at Dallas Southwestern Medical Center in 2008. He obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Prof. Sergei A. Vinogradov in 2013. His graduate study focused on magnetic field effects on molecular emissivity. From 2014-2016, he was a Goldhaber Fellow in the Chemistry Department at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He worked in the Electron- and Photo-Induced Processes for Molecular Energy Conversion Group directed by Dr. John R. Miller. He started his own lab at UConn Chemistry in 2016 Fall. His current research explores the application of organic and physical chemistry methods to understand the basic mechanisms of charge and energy transfer in molecular systems for applications in renewable energy and biomedical imaging technologies.