About the Author
Professor Mitsuo Tasumi has been an active researcher in the field of infrared and Raman spectroscopy for over 40 years. He obtained his degrees from the University of Tokyo, and did post-doctoral work at The University of Michigan and Politecnico di Milano. He is currently president of Saitama University. He has won many awards including: The Ellis R. Lippincott Award from the Optical Society of America, Society for Applied Spectroscopy, and Coblentz Society; (Outstanding Contributions to Vibrational Spectroscopy) (1999); The Purple Ribbon Medal from the Japanese Government (Studies on Physical Chemistry) (1999); Fellow of the Optical Society of America (2000); Honorary Membership Award from the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (2004); Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy (2004).
He has, or is currently servingon the editorial boards of Journal of Molecular Structure; Vibrational Spectra and Structure; Spectrochimica Acta; Journal of Raman Spectroscopy; Comprehensive Polymer Science; Vibrational Spectroscopy, a Section of Analytica Chimica Acta; Biopolymers/Biospectroscopy. He has published numerous papers and book chapters and presented the prestigious "Raman-Mizushima Lecture" in 2006.