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Kenta Hongo Associate Professor
School of Information ScienceӢEnergy and Environment Area


Bachelor of Engineering from Tohoku University(2000), Master of Engineering from Tohoku Univeristy(2002), Ph.D. from Tohoku University(2005)

¢£Professional Career

Ph.D. Researcher at Institute of Materials Research, Tohoku University(2005), Ph.D. Researcher at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology(2007), Postdoctral Fellowship for Research Abroad of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science at Harvard University(2009), Researcher at Research and Development Center for Data Assimilation(2011), Research Assistant Professor at Research and Development Center for Data Assimilation(2011)


Quantum simulation, Massively parallel statistical processing, Materials Informatics

¢£Research Keywords

Ab initio electronic structure calculations, Quantum Monte Carlo methods



  • "Practical diffusion Monte Carlo simulations for large noncovalent systems"”¤Kenta Hongo and Ryo Maezono”¤ACS Division of Physical Chemistry, Chapter 9”¤2016”¤127
  • ”ČA Quantum Monte Carlo Study of The Ground State Chromium Dimer”É in Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods, (ed. W.A. Lester Jr., S.M. Rothstein, and S. Tanaka)”¤Kenta Hongo, Ryo Maezono”¤ACS Division of Physical Chemistry”¤2012”¤Chapter 8, pp.91-99
  • ”ČA Benchmark Quantum Monte Carlo Study of Molecular Crystal Polymorphism: A Challenge Case for Density-Functional Theory”É in Advances in Quantum Monte Carlo Methods (ed. W.A. Lester Jr., S.M. Rothstein, and S. Tanaka)”¤Mark A. Watson, Kenta Hongo, Toshiaki Iitaka, Alan Aspuru-Guzik”¤ACS Division of Physical Chemistry”¤2012”¤Chapter 9, pp.101-117

”žPublished Papers

  • "New Insight into the Ground State of FePc: A Diffusion Monte Carlo Study"”¤¢žTom Ichibha, Zhufeng Hou, Kenta Hongo, and Ryo Maezono”¤Scientific Reports”¤7”¤2011”¤2017
  • "Bayesian molecular design with a chemical language model"”¤Hisaki Ikebata, Kenta Hongo, Tetsu Isomura, Ryo Maezono, ¢žRyo Yoshida”¤Journal of Computer-Aided Molecular Design”¤31”¤379,391”¤2017
  • "Phonon dispersions and Fermi surfaces nesting explaining the variety of charge ordering in titanium-oxypnictidessuperconductors"”¤¢žKousuke Nakano, Kenta Hongo, Ryo Maezono”¤Scientific Reports”¤6”¤29661”¤2016

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”žLectures and Presentations

  • ”ČLarge-scale first-principles simulations using massively parallel computers”É”¤¢žĖܶæø¦ĀĄ”¢Į°±ąĪĆ”¤JSPS Core-to-Core ¹ńŗŻ¶¦Ę±ø¦µę„ļ”¼„Æ„·„ē„Ƅה¤µžÅŌĀē³Ų±§¼£„­„ć„ó„Ń„¹”¢µžÅŌÉÜ”¤2016/12/6
  • ”ČRecent Developments in Materials Simulations and Informatics”É”¤¢žKenta Hongo”¤The Third Asian Conference on Defense Technology (3RD ACDT)”¤Phuket, THAILAND”¤2017/1/18
  • ”ČAb initio Evaluations of Hamaker Constants”É”¤¢žKenta Hongo and Ryo Maezono”¤The 9th Conference of the Asian Consortium on Computational Materials Science(ACCMS-9)”¤Berjaya Times Square Hotel, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia”¤2017/8/10

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¢£Extramural Activities

”žAcademic Society Affiliations

  • Japan Society for Molecular Science”¤2012-
  • American Chemical Society”¤2010-
  • American Physical Society”¤2004-

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